7 Street Foods You Must Try in Bangkok

Bangkok, one of the world’s top destinations on just about any criteria you can think of, and in particular, when it comes to street food. Another top perk of the Thai capital is it’s affordability, great food + low prices = happy us! There is a lot to choose from when wandering the streets and it’s a total attack of all the senses, so if you’re in need of a little help choosing what to try next take a look at our guide for the 7 Street Foods You Must Try in Bangkok!

1. Khanom Bueang (Thai Crepes)

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This is a street snack easily found along the streets of Bangkok — Khanom bueang, also known as Thai crepes, is a popular street food made from rice flour and filled with coconut cream. Select between sweet and savory flavors like shredded coconut or foi thong (golden egg yolk threads).

2. Khao Neow Dam Sang Kaya

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Start your day right with this little sweet humble treat wrapped in banana leaf. Khao Neow Dam Sang Kaya is a black sticky rice with sang kaya (custard) and a splash of coconut cream. Located across Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple, this street food is a must try for those with sweet tooth!

Silom Soi 20, Bangkok, Thailand Morning Market

Opening hours:
7am – 9am or when sold out

3. Khanom Krok (Coconut Pancake)

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Khanom Krok, a coconut pancake, is a dessert that can be found everywhere in Bangkok. Made in an iron cast pan, Khanom Krok is crispy on the outside but soft and custardy on the inside. This popular street food is a favorite of many especially for coconut-lovers.

4. Khai Nok Krata (Fried Quail Eggs)

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Khai Nok Krata, also known as fried quail eggs, are as simple as it looks yet it’s well-loved by many locals and tourists. Slightly undercooked, and seasoned with salt and pepper, the yolk from these fried quail eggs explodes in your mouth the moment you bite into it.

5. Mango Sticky Rice

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A traditional, classic Thai dessert made with glutinous rice, fresh mango and coconut milk. Mango sticky rice is a classic favorite street food with locals and tourists alike.
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We recommend Sukhumvit Soi 38, one of the cheaper options in Bangkok that doesn’t compromise on quality.

Sukhumvit 38 Alley, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110

Opening hours:
6pm – 11pm

6. Moo Ping (Thai Grilled Pork)

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Moo Ping, yet another common street food in Bangkok, is an addictive Thai grilled marinated pork. Get a dozen (or two) of Moo Ping when you see them along the streets — it’s hard to stop at one stick after sinking your teeth into these glorious charcoal grilled meat.

7. Coconut Ice-cream

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If you still haven’t tasted coconut ice cream, what are you doing with your life? A great pick-up me to cool you down in Bangkok‘s sweltering heat, it’s known by now that coconut ice cream is a default item you have to get in Bangkok. Tip: we recommend the coconut ice-cream from Chatuchak Weekend Market!

Don’t miss out these delightful street food of Bangkok or you might get teased by your peers for being a sua ku. Or even better, try making your own mango sticky rice to bring a piece of Thailand home!

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