Food is considered an indispensable cultural totem of every indigenous community and is a window to comprehending a society’s cultural identity. Street food often represents the variety and diversity that a culture encapsulates within it.
Here is a list of delicious and exotic Thai street food for all Thai food enthusiasts who are game to try something new.
Khao Tom, aka Rice Soup
A thin salty soup containing thinly sliced ginger and Chinese celery with either pork, chicken, or shrimp. This stomach-friendly dish works as a cleansing dish and enjoys the infamous position of a go-to morning dish for a hangover remedy.
Pa Thong Ko, aka the Chinese Doughnuts
This is a must-have dish for all doughnut fans. It is not your regular doughnut but the closest thing to it on Thai streets. You can add these inexpensive deep-fried snacks with anything as they act as taste enhancers.
Khanom Phing, aka Coconut Tapioca Cookies
These crispy and delicious tiny cookies are one of the most popular Thai snacks. You can bring some home as a souvenir of your adventurous trip.
Tod Mun Pla, aka Thai Fish Cake
Full of fragrance and flavour, it is one of the signature Thai dishes. You can spot these little deep-fried golden brown fish cakes while walking down any street in Thailand. They pair well with chilli dipping sauce.
Khao Neeo Mamuang, aka Mango Sticky Rice
Remember Danupha “Milli” Khanatheerakul’s roar at Coachella, an annual music and arts festival, – “Who wants mango and rice that is sticky?”. She was talking about this dish. It is a tasy and authentict Thai dessert that has become a staple after Milli’s magnanimous roars.
In Thailand you cannot afford to miss out on the street food delicacies; it offers a palatable experience for the hard-core gourmet. So the next time you stroll down the streets of Thailand, keep an eye out for these delicious dishes. Savour their taste, enjoy their flavour, and let your tastebuds be tantalized by delightful street food of Thailand.
Thai Food in street Pick Courtesy: MOs810, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons