Travel and food are pretty much synonymous to me. A significant way that I experience a culture is through its food. I especially love street food! Not only is it a cost-effective way to try a lot of the local fare, but it is often some of the tastiest food I eat during a trip abroad!
I have to say that Thailand has the best street food that I have had so far. It also happens to be some of the cheapest I have had, which means that I had a lot of amazing meals in Thailand without spending a lot of money. Today I will share some of this #foodporn with you, along with some recommendations on what to try when you visit Thailand. For more recommendations for a trip to Thailand, check out this post here of our honeymoon in Thailand.
You can honestly feast on street food in Thailand. Selections range from entrée dishes (such as pad Thai, curry, and Thai fried rice), to glorious soups and salads, to finger foods (such as satay, short ribs, spring rolls, and fried prawns). Some of our favorites (in addition to those mentioned above) are som tan (papaya salad), sai krok isan (sausage), and kuay jap (a pork noodle soup).
Where to get some of the best street food:
- Bangkok: While there is a lot of great street food in Bangkok at the markets and on Sukhumvit, I found the street food jackpot to be in Thong Lo. Bonus- it’s easily accessible from the Sky Train.
- Chiang Mai: Any of Chiang Mai’s night markets are a street food mecca. You can also find great street food near the palace and other tourist attractions.
- Khao Lak: We have stayed in Khao Lak (about an hour north of Phuket on the Andaman Sea) a few times, and have found the local street food haven to be the Bang Niang market.
Where have you found some of the world’s best street food? Comment below (because I will want to go there!).