Bangkok’s best street eats
The idea of binging on streetfood in Bangkok might seem a little suspect to those of us who like to know exactly what we’re putting in our mouths—but for the more adventurous eaters, a stroll through the streets of the Thai capital can compare to food heaven. These must-try dishes are packed full of flavour, and will keep you going back for more.
Located just off Chinatown’s central street, Nai Mong Hoy Tod is a little café that dishes out big flavours, and the one dish you have to order here, is the Hoy Tod—an omelette topped off with either mussels or oysters.
Nam Kaeng Sai
When you’re in the mood for something sweet, gun straight for the nam kaeng sai at Seng Sim Ee, in Suan Luang market—it looks and tastes like nothing you’ve eaten before.
Though they’re available on almost every street corner, the grilled meatballs at Anamai take the dish to a whole other level. Grilled over an open flame and served with a sweet-spicy chili sauce, the meatballs are moist, soft, full of flavour and consistent in both quality and taste.
Kuay Jap Nam Sai
The loaded broth is served with a side of rice noodle rolls or white rice and additional garnishing—garlic, lettuce, tofu and Thai herbs—depending on where you order it. Though you’ll find several stalls around the city, we suggest you hold off for the one at Uan Phochana in Chinatown.
Served out of a tiny shophouse in Phra Khanong—a thriving hub for the Burmese community on Bangkok—this dish of cold Burmese rice noodles called mohinga, is worth the detour through the narrow lanes that lead up to it.