Bangkok’s street food stalls belong as much to the image of the capital as temples and traffic jam. In fact, they are one of the causes why the pavements are so overcrowded.
Far and wide, next to shopping malls, in markets, or anywhere possible where a small cart has place, street vendors will setup their stands transforming major street corners, empty lots and alleys into lively food plazas.
An endless list of street food options
It is an absolute must for every visitor to the land of smiles to taste the colorful and mouth-watering dishes such as Pat Thai (stir fried noodles), Som Tam (papaya salad) and Khao Pat (fried rice) only to name a few of a nearly endless list.
You shouldn’t worry too much about the hygiene as you will be amazed of the freshness, food quality, and its excellent and authentic taste.
In general, every street vendor uses fresh and clean ingredients and changes the frying oil regularly.
There is this one small thing you should start considering now already: what will you eat?
Many first time visitors are standing astound in front of the endless chain of food stalls, wondering what to try first – something sweet and sour or rather something spicy?
This question only you and your growling stomach can answer.
Most dishes are unseasoned on purpose so you can flavor it to your individual taste with several condiments such as fish sauce, chili peppers, crushed peanuts, sour chili sauce, sugar, and other spices.