Spoiler: This delicious blog and the photos will make you hungry. Read at your own risk.
Bangkok just might be the Street Food Capital of the world based on the large variety of Thai and other foods available on any of its bustling streets. Thai foods are the most common that you will come across and vendors will set up a stall or bring in a mobile cart for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You might be wary to order because you might not speak the same language, but we often find body language works just fine. One word of caution, some dishes are spicy and if prefer less spice you should specify Aow Phet Nid Noi Ka/Khrap (little spice) or Mai Phet Ka/Khrap (no spice). The Taste of Thailand team has picked the top 5 street foods for you to try in the Street Food Capital:
SomTam: SomTam is one of the most prevalent Thai street foods. It comes in variety of serving styles. SomTamThai is the most common variety, yet there are many more that just the one. If you enjoy traditional Isaan dishes, you might like SomTamBpooPlaRa, which gives off a unique aroma because of the addition of fermented fish sauce. SomTam is usually eaten with Gai Yang (Grilled Chicken) so most street vendors sell them together. If you want to order less spicy remember your phrases from above. If you try to order the dish without any chilies you will often get at least 1 thrown into the salad to keep the salads flavor profile of sweet, citrusy, salty, and spicy. If you want to mention how many chilies should be added, you can say Prik Soon/Nueng (Zero/One) Med Khrap. (Zero/One chilies please!).
SomTam with Crab
PadThai and fried egg
Famous PadThai restaurant ThipSamai is widely known because of its great taste
Condensed milk on top makes it irresistible!
Local Roti vendor at Village of Love (Bangrak) (Pandan Roti)
Watch the Roti cook up right before your eyes!
Thai fishcakes are iconic street foods in Bangkok
A plate of mango sticky rice perfect for sharing.