2022 street food guide
Bangkok is known as an ultimate haven for foodies, especially street food lovers.
Whether your favourite food tastes spicy, sweet, salty, or even a mix, Bangkok has a variety of street dishes that can deliver those flavours and more – so much so that you won’t be able to have just one serving at each place.
Here’s the guide to Bangkok’s street food restaurants that you really shouldn’t miss out on when visiting the Land of Smiles.
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1. Pork “mountain” soup – Maeklong Noodle & Leng Sap
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For those itching for spicy food, Maeklong Noodle & Leng Sap at Jodd Fairs should be the first eatery you visit.
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This restaurant’s signature dish is a giant bowl of spicy soup with a mountain of pork spine, served with a side of hot rice.
In our opinion, that won’t be able to fill you up unless you order more than one bowl of rice.
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There are four sizes of spicy pork spine soup, each of them feeding different numbers of people.
Size M is recommended for two persons and is available at ฿150 (~USD4.47), Size L is for three persons and costs ฿220 (~USD6.56), and Size XL – which includes two bowls of rice dishes – is suited for four-to-five persons and is priced at ฿290 (~USD8.65).
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For extra extra large parties, the restaurant has size XXL, which includes six bowls of rice, available at ฿599 (~USD17.87).
The owner of the eatery began this business in 2016. Since then, she’s sold more than 500KG of pork spine soup each day, and successfully paid off her ฿600,000 (~USD17,857) debt in 10 months.
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Besides, Maeklong Noodle & Leng Sab also serves other spicy dishes such as Larb Moo, Stir Fried Morning Glory, and Som Tum.
2. Coconut ice-cream with frozen egg yolk – Ni An
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The weather is hot all year round in Thailand. As heat-veterans, we would say that the only better way to beat the high temperatures than a glass of ice-cold water is a bowl of sweet ice cream.
If you agree, we’d suggest heading over to Ni-Ang Nam Kaeng Sai, a stall at Talat Phu that features a variety of frozen desserts.
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The highlight menu here is Coconut Ice-cream with Frozen Yolk. Ni-Ang’s yolk is said to offer an extremely rich and oily texture that surprisingly complements the sweet ice cream.
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With 40 years in operation, Ni-Ang Nam Kaeng Sai has won the heart of many dessert lovers, ranging from locals to foreign tourists.
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This dessert stall also offers a variety of frozen desserts such as Bokkia and shaved ice with various toppings you can choose from. The prices start from ฿40 (~USD1.19) and go up to ฿70 (~USD2.09).
Ni-Ang Nam Kaeng Sai
Opening Hours: 4PM – 2AM, Daily
Address: PFCH+52W, Talat Phlu, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600
Telephone: +66 8 0595 2033
3. Tom yum noodle soup – Roong Rueng
If you have ever visited Bangkok, you’d be familiar with the sight of noodleteries lining each and every street. However, among all those eateries in the city, Roong Rueng is hands-down our favourite.
This Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant serves Tom Yum noodle soups that are unlike anywhere else.
The sweet, sour and spicy soup is served with one of six noodle types you can choose from, featuring wide white noodles, medium white noodles, fine white noodles, egg noodles, glass noodles and short noodles.
The restaurant’s main highlight is Tom Yum Soup with Egg Noodles (Small ฿50, (~USD1.64), Medium ฿50,(~USD1.64), Large ฿50, (~USD1.64) whose flavours boast a combination of fresh lime juice and spicy pan-fried chilli paste, that adds some extra smokiness to the broth.
You can also add crunchier textures to the dish with their must-try Fish Crackers (฿20 ~USD0.65), which is finger licking-good enough that you can also enjoy it as a snack.
Roong Rueng Bangkok uses a 55-year-old noodle recipe. Its decor, which features old-fashioned tiled walls and Chinese-style round chairs, help deliver a nostalgic ambience that you rarely find in other noodle restaurants.
With the location near BTS Phrom Phong station, this noodletery is no doubt frequently visited by not only Bangkokians, but also international clients from several countries.
Roong Rueng Pork Tom Yum Noodles
Opening Hours: 8AM – 5PM, Daily
Address: 10/3 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 2 258 6746
Nearest Train Station: BTS Phrom Phong (Exit 4)
Roong Rueng Facebook | Google Maps
4. Stir-fried oysters – Heng Hoi Tod Chaw Lae Thailand
They say Pad Thai is Thailand’s signature dish, but only a few people know that Pad Thai is actually part of a duo. If you’re curious about what Pad Thai’s partner-in-crime looks like and how it tastes, pay a visit to Heng Hoi Tod Chaw Lae at Soi Chokechai 4.
This Thai southern-style street restaurant is well-known for its crispy oyster pancakes that are served with vegetables.
The oysters are fried with a spicy sauce that will tantalise your taste buds, alongside the different textures from the crispy pancake they sit on.
Heng Hoi Tod Chaw Lae also serves a meatier pancake, the Seafood Cheese Tod ฿100 -฿200 (~USD3.33 – USD6.66). The dish consists of fresh shrimp, oysters, mussels, squids and crab sticks piled up on a crispy pancake with cheese at the centre, and is served hot with spicy red sauce.
Originating in Phuket, Heng Hoi Tod Chaw Lae first opened in 1973. The restaurant’s signature spicy aroma and the sounds of the spatula hitting the massive frying pan will be stuck in your head and keep your visit on repeat.
The nearest train station is MRT Lat Phrao, but we’d suggest visitors take a taxi from the station to the eatery.
Heng Hoi Tod Chaw Lae
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM, Daily
Address: 314, Soi Chokechai 4 Rd., Lat Phrao, Wang Thonglang, Bangkok 10310
Telephone: +66 9 1505 0317
Nearest Train Station: MRT Lat Phrao
Heng Hoi Tod Chaw Lae website | Google Maps
5. Forever-crispy roti – Roti Lat Phrao Wang Hin
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The texture and flavours of roti are said to be at their best when the dessert is served hot and wrapped in parchment paper. However, it isn’t always applicable – especially to the dishes at Roti Lat Phrao at Soi Wang Hin 31.
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This restaurant’s roti is like no other, in that the crispy texture lasts over many hours. The roti dish is served with the condensed milk and sugar on top, which sweetens up the pancake-esque dessert.
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The owner of Roti Lat Phrao Wang Hin learned the recipe from her Indian ex-partner and adapted the ingredients to fit the style of Thai people.
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They offer unique takes on the dessert; for example, they can cook the roti to different textures ranging from soft and chewy to crispy. They also have a variety of toppings you can top off your roti with.
With these in mind, it’s obvious how Roti Lat Phrao Wang Hin became a hit among Bangkokians and tourists.
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In addition to the roti, there are hot and cold drinks to enjoy alongside the dessert such as iced tea, coffee, and cocoa. The prices for each dish range from ฿15 (~USD0.45) – ฿77 (~USD2.30).
Roti Lat Phrao Wang Hin
Opening Hours: 12PM – 11PM, Daily
Address: 187 Lat Phrao Wang Hin 31 Alley, Khwaeng Lat Phrao, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230
Telephone: +66 8 1985 0294
Roti Lat Phrao Wang Hin website | Google Maps
6. Gyoza served pizza-style – Backyard Gyoza BKK
Starting off as a business chain in 2017, Backyard Gyoza is collection of small restaurants that serves giant boxes of stuffed dumplings with prices from ฿99 (~USD3.30) – ฿259 (~USD8.63).
There are a variety of dumpling fillings. They have Original, Cheese, Spicy Mala, Larb and Teriyaki as well as three different meat options (Pork, Meat and Shrimp).
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Served in a pizza-like arrangement, there’s no doubt that each piece of Gyoza will have your mouth watering right after the box is opened.
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Backyard Gyoza’s Lat Phrao branch is located not too far from the MRT Lat Phrao station, so It’s a perfectly convenient spot to visit.
Backyard Gyoza BKK
Opening Hours: 11AM – 8.30PM, Daily
Address: 456 Lat Phrao Wanghin Rd, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230
Telephone: +66 9 2393 5350
Nearest Train Station: MRT Lat Phrao
Backyard Gyoza Ladprao Branch’s website | Google Maps
Backyard Gyoza (Minburi Original)
Opening Hours: 11AM – 8PM, Daily
Address: 84 Thanon Rat Phatthana, Saphan Sung, Bangkok 10240
Telephone: +66 6 2946 9904
Backyard Gyoza Minburi Branch’s website | Google Maps
7. Mala – Mala Chuan Chuan BKK
Extra spicy food lovers who enjoy the nasal-burning sensation should make a beeline for Mala Chuan Chuan BKK.
At this Mala hotpot restaurant, there are three levels of spiciness for the soup, which costs ฿128 (~USD4). Though, it is said that even the mildest one can make your head feel like it’s on fire.
Visitors can pick from multiple skewered meats and vegetables to dip into soup starting as low as ฿5 (~USD0.20). Specialty ingredients like shirataki noodles and beef tripe are also available.
Mala Chuan Chuan is open until midnight, so if you’re not feeling like going to a club anymore and are in need of something else to burn your insides, we highly recommend this famous eatery.
Aroi Sure Mala Chuan Chuan (อร่อยชัวร์หม่าล่าช่วนช่วน สาขา 2)
Opening Hours: 2PM – Midnight, Daily
Address: 170 1 Pracha Rat Bamphen Rd, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310
Telephone: +66 8 8252 8509
Aroi Sure Mala Chuan Chuan website | Google Maps
8. Thai congee – Joke Prince
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Be it breakfast or a late-night meal, congee has always been a perfect choice to enjoy as a standalone treat or with sides like Chinese sausage.
If that sounds like just what you need, head over to Jok Prince, a Thai congee restaurant in Bang Rak with an old-school porridge recipe.
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This eatery serves Cantonese-style congee with pork balls that’s seasoned with shredded gingers and spring onions. They also have add-ons such as century eggs and fresh eggs.
The dish is available with the price starting from ฿40 (~USD1.20) – ฿80 (~USD2.39).
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The signature characteristic of this restaurant is the aromas of steaming-hot rice porridge that’s stolen the hearts of many visitors for more than 60 years.
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There are two opening times -in the morning and in the evening- so there’s no need to worry about getting this Cantonese-style jok if you’re not a morning person.
Opening Hours: First round (6AM – 1PM) – Second round (3PM – 9PM), Daily
Address: 1391 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Telephone: +66 8 1916 4390
Joke Prince Website | Google Mapsw
9. Wontons with premium fillings – Wonton Here Lhor
If you find 7-11’s wontons too small to satisfy your cravings, we recommend going to Wonton Here Lhor, where they level-up and up-size wontons.
This stall offers jumbo-sized wontons with a wide selection of high quality fillings -shrimp roe, crab row, salted egg, salmon and shrimp – that you’d rarely find at other restaurants. Each piece filled with one of the aforementioned fillings is available at only ฿10 (~USD0.30).
Besides those high-quality options, you can also try their extra premium wontons fillings like crab claw ฿25 (~USD0.75), sea urchin ฿40 (~USD1.19), flying fish roe ฿25 (~USD0.75), and jumbo shrimp ฿20 (~USD0.60).
For those who are worried about their wontons being bland, remember that every order is served with shoyu and Thai suki sauce.
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Featuring more than six branches in Bangkok, this street food franchise is proving to be a worthy rival for restaurant-tier wontons.
Wonton Here Lhor (เกี้ยวเฮียล้อ) – Don Maung branch
Opening Hours: 10AM – 4PM, Monday – Saturday (Closed on Sunday)
Address: Phahonyothin Rd, Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani 12120
Telephone: +66 6 3930 3230
Wonton Here Lhor Facebook | Google Maps
10. Deep-fried crispy pork – Khao Moo Tod Here Wong
Khao Moo Tod Here Wong is a small eatery located near BTS Wongwian Yai.
The restaurant offers only one menu item, which is Deep-Fried Pork with free-flow steamed rice – available together at only ฿34 (~USD1). You can also spice up your dish by pouring the restaurant’s signature sauce over it and mixing everything together.
With a convenient location and low food prices, there’s no denying that Khao Moo Tod Here Wong is definitely worth a visit.
The restaurant is usually crowded in the afternoon as it’s a hot spot, especially for workers who drop by for lunch.
Khao Moo Tod Here Wong
Opening Hours: 11AM – 4PM Monday – Saturday (Closed on Sunday)
Address: Thanon Krung Thon Buri, Samre, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600
Nearest Train Station: BTS Wongwian Yai
Khao Moo Tod Here Wong website | Google Maps
11. Thai-style pancakes – Pa Tim’s Thang Taek Dessert
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Wang Lang is well known for its variety of famous street food markets and stalls. One of which is Pa Tim’s Tang Taek, a roadside stall near Siriraj Hospital that sells Khanom Tang Taek, the Thai-style pancakes.
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The pancakes at this store are overflowing with whipped cream before being overstuffed with fillings such as shredded coconut, pandan and sweet egg floss.
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Khanom Tang Taek means “poorman’s pancake” in English. It can also be translated as “getting broke”.
The prices at this restaurant totally explain why they’re called that, as each piece costs only ฿15 (~USD0.45) to ฿20 (~USD0.60). Even salaried workers at the end of the month can afford them.
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With more than 3,000 pieces sold per day, the poorman’s pancakes made by Pa Tim are undoubtedly a must-try roadside sweet treat.
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Pa Tim’s Thang Taek Dessert
Opening Hours: 6AM – 6PM, Monday – Saturday (Closed on Sunday)
Address: Phran Nok Rd, Siriraj, Bangkok Noy District, Bangkok 10700
Telephone: +66 8 5110 0467
Pa Tim’s Thang Taek Dessert website | Google Maps
12. Deep-fried seafood – Talay Tord Saladaeng
If you love fried foods but are getting tired of fried chicken, we proudly present Talay Tord Saladaeng in Silom, one of the liveliest districts in Bangkok, that has many alternative selections.
The joint is well-known for its deep-fried seafood – including crab, shrimp, and squid – that are served with a sweet and sour dipping sauce.
There are three sizes of platters for you to choose from: Small ฿40(~USD1.32), Medium ฿60(~USD1.98) and Large ฿100 (~USD3.31).
All of these options come in a plate that fits in your hands so that you can enjoy walking around town while munching on some crispy seafood.
The famous trolley has served fried seafood for over 10 years and the offerings are just as crunchy in every bite as when they first started.
If you’re strolling around Silom, don’t forget to stop by and queue up to buy these delicious crispy treats.
Talay Tord Saladaeng
Opening Hours: 3.30PM – 10PM, Tuesday – Friday | 11.40AM – 10PM Saturday – Sunday (Closed on Mondays)
Address: Soi Saladaeng Corner, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Telephone: +66 9 6686 4321 | +66 8 7284 9989
Nearest Train Station: MRT Silom
Talay Tord Saladaeng website | Google Maps
13. Thai-style crepes – Sumo Tokyo
There are many larger street food stalls where we find their offerings extremely delicious, but smaller trolleys like Sumo Tokyo are the main reason why we cannot stray too far from the sidewalk.
This cart offers upsized crepes that are overstuffed with tonnes of fillings and piled with toppings starting at only ฿10 (~USD0.30).
However, what makes Sumo Tokyo stand out from others is that there are over 13 impressive fillings that come in a big portion.
Due to their popularity, Tokyo Sumo even has started its own franchise across Thailand. Tokyo snack lovers can visit here to check which branch is the closest to them.
Sumo Tokyo (Sathorn branch)
Opening Hours: 6.30AM -1PM, Monday – Friday
Address: Near Empire Tower building, South Sathorn Rd., Yannawa Sub-district, Sathorn District, Bangkok 10120
Telephone: +66 8 6810 6614
Nearest Train Station: BTS Chong Nonsi
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14. Rice balls in hot coconut milk – Bua Loy Kai Kem Tha Nam Khlong San
What’s unique about Thai desserts is not only their association with the country’s history and culture, but also their eye-catching and colourful appearance.
If you want to know how they taste and see what we mean by “eye-catching”, head over to Bua Loy Kai Kem Tha Nam, a dessert stall located near the Klong San pier.
This traditional Thai-style store offers delicious rice balls in sweet coconut milk, translated in Thai as Bua Loy. Its signatures are Bua Loy With Egg ฿25 (~USD0.75) and Bua Loy With Salted Egg Yolk ฿30 (~USD0.90) that come with rice balls in over seven colours.
If you’re wondering where the vibrant tones come from, you’ll be impressed to hear that their colouring is made from all-natural ingredients. The pink rice balls are coloured with beetroot, the blue ones with butterfly pea and the purple ones with sweet potato.
Made with a unique recipe that’s been passed down and improved over multiple generations, there’s no need to question why Bua Loy Kai Kem Tha Nam has been a popular spot among locals and foreigners for over two decades.
Bua Loy Kai Kem Tha Nam Khlong San
Opening Hours: 1PM – 7.30PM, Daily
Address: Talat Khlong San or Klongsan Plaza, Charoen Nakhon Rd., Khlong Ton Sai Sub-district, Khlong San District, Bangkok 10600
Telephone: +66 1 697 5971
Nearest Train Station: BTS Krung Thon Buri
Bua Loy Kai Kem Tha Nam Klong San Facebook | Google Maps
15. Pad Thai – Pad Thai Jeh Muay Bangkok
Last but not definitely not least, is a dish that’s synonymous with “Thai Food”.
Pad Thai is one of Thailand’s most popular dishes and is something people can’t wait to try when visiting the Land of Smiles.
However, Pad Thai Jeh Muay proves that not all Pad Thai dishes are created the same.
In addition to Pad Thai’s usual ingredients – flat rice noodles, tofu, dried shrimp, beansprouts, and spring onions – this restaurant’s the iconic dish Pad Thai Goong Sod ฿90 (~USD2.69), is served with juicy prawns.
They also add a not-too-watery sweet-and-sour sauce to the dish, which helps elevate the menu item to the next level.
With more than five years of experience serving people the original taste of Pad Thai with fresh prawns and a constant long line of customers in front of the store as testimonies, there’s no need for you to ride around town trying the good Pad Thai restaurant.
Pad Thai Jeh Muay is located behind Wat Hua Lumphong Alley, which is not too far from MRT Samyan station – making it a perfect spot to take your foreign friends to try this iconic dish.
Pad Thai Jeh Muay Bangkok
Opening Hours: 6:30PM-11:30PM, Saturday – Thursday (closed on Fridays)
Address: Lang Wat Hua Lumphong Alley, Si Phraya, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Telephone: +66 8 1689 6572
Nearest Train Station: MRT Samyan
Pad Thai Jeh Muay Facebook | Google Maps
Make sure you visit each restaurant on an empty stomach
We’re sure that you must be uber excited to satiate your street food cravings in Bangkok. With so many street food vendors scattered around the city, we hope that this list of our 15 top eateries will make planning your trip a little easier.
Here’s a pro tip. Visit each restaurant on an empty stomach because those offerings are so delectable that you won’t be able to help but order more and more.