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Best street food in Bnagkok and Chiang Mai

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1. Posted by bulldogtwo (Budding Member 31 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Been here and lived here but always interested in others opinion. Whats your favorite dish and where is it for Chiang Mai and Bangkok????


[ Edit: Edited on 11-Sep-2009, at 07:14 by bulldogtwo ]

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2009 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Not quite street food, but the Aroon Rai Restaurant (inexpensive) in CM is not to be missed. Anthony Bourdain liked it too:

I fell in love with the Thai Iced Tea at many places - much lighter and tastier than the version we get in the States

Just head on down to Khao San Road (BKK) for the Pad Thai vendors on the street

[ Edit: Edited on 11-Sep-2009, at 09:28 by Daawgon ]

3. Posted by joffre (Respected Member 157 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Best street food!... lol, with food available on every thanon, soi, trok, nook & cranny, not sure you could really get a definitive answer! Apart from loving all Thai food, in BKK I always liked the chicken vermicelli soups in the mornings, a guy on the SE corner of KSR used to make an excellent beef/buff version... in CM I could never go past a good larb...

4. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

There are many stalls located in between Ratchadamri and Saladaeng BTS Station on Ratchadamri Road near to Lumpini Park. I cant really remember what is it called. They have largely Isaan food and its relatively cheap. We went there for about 5 person and it was like just around 600 Baht. Didnt see any Farangs over there. Its open at night. Should give it a try...;)

5. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1115 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Glad I wasnt vegetarian then... The Satays of Chiangmai are divine... I eat in that place near the statue of the 3 kings.

As for Bangkok, the PAPAYA SALAD with the lime, dried shrimp and shrimp paste and peanuts, is Heavenly.

6. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Khao mun kai is one of my favorite dishes.

Kaiton, C/O soi 30 Petchaburi Road, is one of Bangkok's best. There is also a small cart, at soi 25 Sathupradit Road, that does a great job.

7. Posted by nkjain (Budding Member 20 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

What about vegetarian street food ( sans eggs,meat,pork,seafood) in BKK ?

Only on request a kind lady near Sathorn

road specially prepared a veg fried rice and spinach soup for us.

Even the Tomato soup had some extact of fish oil in it.


8. Posted by inasia (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Sompet market is conveniently close to many budget guesthouses in Chiang Mai. Soi 6 Moon Mung road (from memory.. I think it's 6). Wonderful take-away curries for 10Baht or so, and many other culinary delights.

In Bangkok, I can't remember the name of the road. It's near Pha Sumen Fort. Near Bamboo Guesthouse, Pauls's place (Korean GH), Riverline GH, Thai temple etc. There are some tables set up most days under a tree - the woman is an excellent cook!

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Sep-2009, at 20:16 by inasia ]

9. Posted by faysie (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


banana pancakes with nutella, cut up into squares and eaten with a large cocktail stick mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Sorry i know its not tradtional and only there for the tourists but they taste so good.

10. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3859 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

The pad thai on Soi Rambuttri was great - I think it was 25 Baht and 30 with an egg in.

I also think the fresh fruit from street sellers across Bangkok is fantastic.