When it comes to street food in Bangkok, it’s a tough job to choose just a few dishes to highlight since there are so many delectable options! Here are four that you should include on your culinary journey of discovery.

Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Noodles)

While you may have tried Pad Thai in your home country, there’s nothing like savouring the authentic version; both street vendors and the top restaurants in Bangkok have elevated this dish to a whole new level! Picture this: a steaming hot plate of stir-fried noodles with shrimp, tofu, bean sprouts, and peanuts, all coated in a sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce, which combine to provide the perfect taste sensation.

Khao Soi (Coconut Curry Noodle Soup)

This dish is a northern Thai speciality that’s become part of Bangkok’s street food scene and is also available at restaurants like CiTi BiSTRo at Pathumwan Princess Hotel. This coconut curry noodle soup is usually made with tender chunks of meat (chicken or beef) and a rich and fragrant broth consisting of coconut milk with a variety of spices; it’s topped with crispy noodles, coriander, and fresh spring onion.

Moo Ping (Grilled Pork)

If you’re a meat lover, you must try moo ping. These juicy pork skewers are marinated in a sweet and savoury sauce and then grilled to perfection. The result? Tender, smoky, and packed with flavour. Plus, they’re the perfect snack to grab on the go – just make sure you have some napkins handy! For a more filling meal, you can find vendors who serve moo ping with a portion of sticky rice too.

Mango Sticky Rice

Mango sticky Rice served with coconut milk | Image via freepik

A quintessential street food favourite in Bangkok, mango sticky rice offers the perfect ending to any meal, with its sweet, creamy, and slightly tangy flavours. Made with glutinous sticky rice, fresh juicy mango, and coconut milk, it’s a delicious and refreshing treat, especially on hot days. Even if you haven’t had your main meal, don’t let that stop you from savouring this popular dessert as you explore the Thai capital.