Khao Soi is a northern dish that is believed to have originated in Myanmar but it became popular because of the flavorful twist Thailand gave it. Chicken, beef, pork, or tofu is slow-cooked in a creamy, coconut-based curry. Combine this with yellow egg noodles, cilantro leaves, and deep-fried noodles to top it all off, and you have a noodle soup unlike any other.
Thip Samai, the Bangkok restaurant where Pad Thai was born. Thailand’s national dish is a lesson in nationalism. Field Marshal P. Pibulsongkram – Thailand’s Prime Minister during World War II – led a campaign for Thai people to eat Thai food and use Thai products. Cooking pad Thai is no easy task; every ingredient has to be meticulously added to create a delectable dish. Pad Thai must be prepared quickly as well to ensure it is hot and flavorsome.
Mango Sticky Rice
The most popular store serving this good street food in Bangkok is Mae Varee Fruit shop. It has been under operation since 1987 and is famous for a massive portion of mango sticky rice at about 130 baht. Surprisingly, this dish includes three kinds of rice in different colors: white, black (whole grain sticky rice) and green (made with pandan) along with mango, coconut sauce and mung beans. As a result, Mango Sticky Rice is a nice food to eat in Thailand, the flavor bursts out of this dish with every single bite.
Tom Yum Goong
No visit to Bangkok or Thailand is complete without trying the popular local dish, Tom Yum Goong. Known as the mother of all Thai soups, Tom Yum Goong is a spicy and sour soup cooked with prawn. The soup base was rich and savory, while the seafood were all super fresh.
Kuay Teow Reua
Boat noodles dish is a unique one with an interesting story behind. When it comes to casual dining, everyone knows the cost of street food in Bangkok is not so high but this dish is dirt cheap. Each boat noodles bowl only costs you about 12 bath, which is a real bargain for noodles lover.
One of the most unique dishes in Thailand is the infamous green papaya salad. Garlic, sugar, fish sauce, lime, and tamarind juice all go into the making of this mouthwatering salad. Combine this abundance of flavors with freshly shredded green papaya and carrots, chilies, peanuts, tomatoes and sticky rice, and you have yourself the perfect Thai meal.
Gaeng Keow Wan Kai
This is one of the most popular and delicious dishes from Thailand’s cuisine. In other words, Gaeng Keow Wan Kai is made from coconut sauce, green curry, bamboo shoots, coriander, sweet basil and some specific flavor of Thailand. Served alongside a bowl of jasmine rice or roti, this combination will make your mouth water.