Taste of Bangkok: 9 Most Popular Food

| July 3, 2021

Bangkok is a place every traveler should visit. This city is full of wonderful views, cozy places, and charming people. And coming there, you should try local cuisine to feel the atmosphere. In Bangkok, every activities imaginable are possible except gambling, the only way to do it is online casino slot games. For food there are endless possibilities. Here we gather the just some of them you should try on you up coming visit.

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Som Tam
This is the most common dish in Bangkok. The tent where it can be tasted is easily recognized by a heavy mortar in which a tanned lady confidently pestles green papaya slices with a pestle and a mixture of peppers, palm sugar, and fish sauce. The delicacy is complemented by scarlet tomatoes. Som tum has a tangy, sour and sweet taste at the same time. A real blast for the taste buds. There are many variations of papaya salads: with the addition of peanuts, seafood, tiny dried shrimp, green string beans, etc.

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Ped Yang
The mouthwatering, crispy-crusted duck was originally cooked in Chinatown, then it migrated to restaurants, food courts, and street stalls. The bird’s carcass is kept in a special marinade that gives it its characteristic red color and sweet flavor. The ready meat is then cut into slices, put on the plate, splashed with a special soy sauce, on top rice.

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Hoi Thod
Even though Bangkok is a short distance from the ocean, the city is not lacking in seafood. Fresh and appetizing, they are part of every Thai’s daily diet. An oyster omelet is a hearty street food that takes only a few minutes to prepare. The generous portion is complemented by beansprouts. It is served with a sweet sour chilly sauce.

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Tom Yum
Tom Yum is a culinary classic served in every Thai restaurant. This soup like delicacy is a beloved Thai dish where many flavors dominate simultaneously. Sweet sour hot and umami. Usually the main ingredient are prawns but sometimes other type of Seafood are used.

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It is believed that this dish came from Malaysia. It is mostly made by Thai Muslims. In your presence, on a huge frying pan placed on a mobile cart, the cook will fry a pancake with any sweet filling. The most popular filling is a banana. You can eat roti on the go from a paper plate with a bamboo skewer.

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Kwai Tiao Rua
On weekends, traffic on Bangkok’s canals is especially heavy. The waterways pervading the Siamese capital turn into a floating market. The longboats sell everything a metropolitan citizen needs, from food to clothing. After a strenuous shopping spree, it’s time to grab a bite to eat. A variety of exotic dishes are prepared and served without leaving the swimmers. Noodles are especially good. They can be egg or rice, in a thick meat sauce or fish broth. If a gourmet desires, the delicacy is supplemented with soy sprouts, eggs, pieces of crispy bacon, pork ears or thin slices of beef.

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Todd Moon Pla Krai
This street delicacy can be eaten on the go. The fish patties are molded from any fish mince with the addition of curry and kaffir lime leaves, then flattened with the palm of your hand and deep-fried. Tod Mun Pla Krai is served in a handy plastic container with tomatoes and cucumbers. Eat this delicacy with a thin skewer.

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Khao Niao Mamuang
Thailand is not known for its variety of national desserts, but the few that are available in street cafes and stalls can impress even a snob spoiled by Michelin-starred restaurants. Khao Niao Mamuang is one of them. Fresh, sweet mango is garnished with brackish, sticky rice lavished with coconut milk and sugar syrup.

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The streets of Bangkok offer a rich variety of fruits, with the durian occupying a special place. The durian is shaped like a rugby ball that has seen better days, with its thick green rind covered with sharp spines hiding its creamy yellow flesh. Locals call it the “king of fruits,” and for good reason, because it contains a whole host of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

There is one drawback: the smell. It is so acrid, pungent, and stinky that it can be used to scare away enemies and other evildoers. It is forbidden to bring durian into hotels, shopping malls, airplanes, and other crowded places. This fruit can only be tasted in Southeast Asia because of its precociousness and short shelf life.

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Current: Editor of At-Bangkok.com, Managing Director at dp-Studio Co. Ltd. Past: Lecturer, Instructor at School of Architecture King Mongkut University of Technology, Architect at RNL Architect, Architect at Roth Sheppard Architects Education: School of Architecture Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Thailand (B.Arch) School of Architecture University of Arizona USA - School of Architecture University of Colorado, Denver USA (M. Arch)
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