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  • Writer's pictureAlan Ho

Top 10 food in Bangkok you got to try

Updated: May 30, 2023


BANGKOK, THAILAND: Bangkok is undoubtedly a food paradise with an endless variety of delicious dishes to try. From the spicy and sour Tom Yum Goong to the sweet and sticky Mango Sticky Rice, these dishes are sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Among the many options available, here are our pick of top 10 food in Bangkok that are must-tries for any foodie.



Joke Moo Sub โจ๊กหมูสับ - Pork Rice Porridge


Joke Moo Sub is a popular Thai breakfast dish that is well-loved by locals and visitors alike. It is a rice porridge dish that is flavoured with a savoury broth made from pork bones and garnished with minced pork balls, crispy fried garlic, and fresh coriander. The dish is served piping hot and can be enjoyed with a variety of condiments, such as sliced ginger, fried dough sticks, and soy sauce. In addition, you have the option to add an egg or two. Joke Moo Sub is a comforting and satisfying meal that is perfect for a chilly morning. We highly recommend Jok Prince. They are awarded the michelin bib gourmand for many years because they smokey flavoured porridge are simply unique on it's own.


Rice Porridge at Jok Prince
Rice Porridge at Jok Prince

Kuaitiao Khua Gai ก๋วยเตี๋ยวคั่วไก่ - Stir-fried rice noodles and chicken


Kuaitiao Khua Gai, or stir-fried chicken noodle, is a popular street food in Thailand. It's a simple but delicious dish that's easy to find all over Bangkok. The dish consists of stir-fried chicken, egg, and noodles in a savoury sauce, topped with crispy fried garlic and coriander. The flavour is savoury and slightly sweet, with a hint of garlic and chili. It's a filling and satisfying meal that's perfect for any time of the day, and it's especially great for those who love noodles and chicken dishes. I recommend Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai where they made this dish by frying the noodles in very high heat to get the brown and slightly crispy texture. It is worth the calories.


Stir-fried rice noodles and chicken at Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai
Stir-fried rice noodles and chicken at Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai


Pad Kaprao ผัดกะเพรา - Stir Fried with Thai Holy Basil


Pad Kaprao is a popular Thai dish that is loved by many locals and visitors. It is a stir-fry dish that features minced meat (usually pork, chicken or beef) cooked with fresh basil leaves, garlic, chillies and soy sauce. The dish is typically served over a bed of steamed rice with a fried egg on top. It is a simple yet flavourful dish that can be found in many street food stalls and restaurants all over Bangkok. The aroma of the basil leaves and the spiciness from the chillies create a tantalising blend of flavours that make this dish irresistible to many. You have to check out Phed Mark and challenge yourself with the spiciest level.


Stir Fried with Thai Holy Basil at Phed Mark
Stir Fried with Thai Holy Basil at Phed Mark

Moo Tod Nam Pla หมูทอดน้ำปลา - Deep Fried Pork


Moo Tod Nam Pla is a classic Thai dish that features crispy fried pork belly marinated in a flavourful mixture of fish sauce, garlic, pepper, and other seasonings. The dish is typically served with a side of steamed rice and some fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers or sliced cabbage. The combination of crispy pork belly and the tangy, salty, and slightly sweet sauce is simply irresistible. Jeh Jong Fried Pork is where all the local goes. They have many branches around and in malls. I do recommend going to the original stall where you can enjoy the dish and absorb the atmosphere.



Deep fried pork at Jeh Jong Fried Pork
Deep fried pork at Jeh Jong Fried Pork


Kuaitiao Tom Yum Goong ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำกุ้งน้ำข้น - Tom Yum Noodles with Prawns


Kuaitiao Tom Yum Goong is a spicy and tangy noodle soup that is a popular dish in Thailand. It is made with rice noodles, succulent shrimp, mushrooms, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, fish sauce, lime juice and chili paste. The soup has a creamy consistency and is packed with flavours of sour, spicy, and savoury. This dish is perfect for those who love spicy food and is a great way to warm up on a cool day. At Pe Aor, get it with lobsters and turn this into the most luxurious bowl you have ever seen.


Tom Yum Noodles with Prawns at Pe Aor
Tom Yum Noodles with Prawns at Pe Aor

Kai thot ไก่ทอด - Fried Chicken


Kai Thot, also known as Thai Fried Chicken, is a popular street food in Thailand that is loved by locals and tourists alike. The chicken is marinated with various spices and then deep-fried until it is crispy and golden brown. It is served hot and is often eaten as a snack or as a main dish with rice. The dish is usually accompanied by sweet chili sauce, cucumber, and pickled vegetables. Some vendors also add a special coating of garlic or pepper to enhance the flavour. At Polo Fried Chicken, they don't hold back on the fried garlic which makes this fingers licking good!


Fried Chicken at Polo Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken at Polo Fried Chicken

Kuai-tiao Nuea Pueai ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเนื้อเปื่อย - Braised Beef Noodles


Thai beef soup noodles, also known as "Kuai-tiao Nuea Pueai" is made with tender slices of beef, rice noodles, and an aromatic broth infused with Thai herbs and spices. The broth is rich and savoury, with a comforting flavour. The tender beef slices add a satisfying meatiness to the dish, perfect with rice noodles. Add the vinegar chili and it becomes unforgettable.



Braised beef noodles at Wattana Panich
Braised beef noodles at Wattana Panich

Kway Chap ก๋วยจั๊บ - Roll Noodle


Thai kway chap, or roll noodle, is a popular street food in Thailand. The dish consists of wide rice noodles that are rolled up and served in a savory broth made from pork bones, garlic, and other spices. The noodles are typically served with various pork-based toppings such as sliced pork, pork belly, and pork skin, as well as other ingredients like boiled eggs, tofu, and vegetables. The dish is often served with a side of chili vinegar for added flavor. Thai kway chap can be found in many places throughout Bangkok, but some of the best are often found at street food stalls and markets. To have a good Kway Chap, Nai Ek at Chinatown is the place to sample one of the best.


Roll noodle at Nai Ek Roll Noodle
Roll noodle at Nai Ek Roll Noodle

Phat Thai ผัดไทย - Pad Thai Noodle


Phat Thai, also known as Pad Thai, is a popular Thai stir-fry noodle dish that is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. It is made with thin rice noodles, stir-fried with eggs, tofu, shrimp or chicken, bean sprouts, garlic, and other ingredients such as tamarind paste, fish sauce, and palm sugar. The dish is then topped with crushed peanuts, coriander, and lime wedges. The taste of Phat Thai is a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavours, and it is often considered as the national dish of Thailand. Thipsamai is oldest Pad Thai restaurant in Bangkok which you should not miss.


Pad Thai Noodle at Thipsamai
Pad Thai Noodle at Thipsamai

Mee Krob หมี่กรอบ - Crispy Noodle


Mee Krob หมี่กรอบ is a traditional Thai dish that features crispy vermicelli noodles coated in a sweet and savoury sauce. The dish is made by deep-frying the vermicelli noodles until they become golden brown. The crispy noodles are then tossed in a sauce made from ingredients such as tamarind, fish sauce and sugar creating a addictive flavours of sweet and salty. Mee Krob is often served as an appetiser or snack in Thailand and is a popular street food item. Tek Heng is the place to go to try this famous dish.


Crispy Noodle at Tek Heng
Crispy Noodle at Tek Heng



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