I developed this post to help Travelers coming to Thailand enjoy the fantastic food here. To help foreigners order a tasty and pleasurable Thai food on the streets of Thailand, I developed the list below of the most common and tasty foods found on the streets and in the small restaurants found all over Thailand. In each description, I have given the English equivalent of the Thai word for each food and a brief description.
As I advised in an earlier post, I would suggest any visiting Westerner not used to eating spicy foods to use one of the following two phrases (based upon your preference) when ordering food on the streets:
Common street food - The savory foods below can be found nearly everywhere on the street.
Rice - there are three main ways to order rice in Thailand:
Putting the soup names together with the noodle types is critical in getting what type of soups you want on the street. For example, one of my favorite is "tum yum moo ban mee nam" which is tum yum broth with pork and egg noodle.
• Khao niew mamuang (mango sticky rice)
• Khanom krok (custardy coconut confections)
• Kluay kaek (deep-fried bananas in a coconut batter)
• Nam Kang Sai (coconut milk with a variety of toppings and served with chipped ice)
Sharing delicious foods right here in Thailand!
Bangkok's 9 Royal Temples
Bangkok Must Sees
Exploring Thailand's Nature
Islands of the Thai Gulf
Thailand's Royal Palaces
Thailand and World War 2
Explore Chiang Rai
Explore Chiang Mai