Street food in Thailand

IF YOU ARE HUNGRY AND THERE IS NO FOOD AROUND YOU, DO NOT READ IT. YOU WILL HAVE A SALIVA FLOOD ATTACK.

This post couldn’t be about something else. As we were surrounded by food, delicious food, I had to mention it. We arrived in Bangkok at 5 in the morning and there were still people sitting in the bars drinking beer. ‘Okay’ we thought ‘it will be a party place’. Oh, it was a party place, but where is a party, there is also food!

We are huuuuge fans of street food. We loved it in Indonesia, we loved it in Malaysia, and we couldn’t wait to see how is the street food in Thailand.

Smile!

Smile!

Look at those colours!

Look at those colours!

While still in Indonesia we heard many times that the food in Thailand is amazing. The most famous meal, pad thai, is made from fried noodles with egg and vegetables. They sell it e-very-where. For less than 1 euro you can have a nice traditional Thai snack. It’s soo good!

Pad thai a'la Kevin (with 1kg of spicy chillies)

Pad thai a’la Kevin (with 1kg of spicy chillies)

Street pad thai, yum!

Street pad thai, yum!

When Kevin was snacking pad thai, I was falling in love with the fruits. Delicious, juicy mangos; fresh, sweet pineapples; a bit sour pomelos – oh my God! I became addicted to those amazing colourful bags with fruit salad inside.

On one evening when we were walking there and back on our street (it’s so busy that you are never bored there!) we saw a lady with some weird looking things. Those things turned out to be bugs. Fried beetles, spiders, worms, scorpions, grass-hoppers – just anything you want! We decided to give it a try. A little grass-hopper and a scorpion went on a stick and then to our mouths. It tasted like, hmm, peanuts? Chips? It’s hard to say if it was good or not – it was salty and crispy. But hey, I ate a scorpion!

Would you like to have some fired bugs?

Would you like to have some fired bugs?

Hello, Mr Scorpion, I'm gonna eat eat you now!

Hello, Mr Scorpion, I’m gonna eat eat you now!

There are also many different kind of grilled sates. Chicken, pork, beef, vegetables, squid, octopus, frogs – they sell everything on a stick. Once I even saw a whole chicken, you know, just a small snack.

Delicious grilled monsters

Delicious grilled monsters

Another great thing around Bangkok is the floating market (you can see more photos here J ). Old ladies selling fruits and fried noodles from the boats – great! I decided to get my breakfast there. I’ve always wanted to try dragon fruit, so I didn’t think long about what to choose. Half of the fruit together with a few tiny coconut pancakes made my day!

Fruit boats on Floating market

Fruit boats on Floating market

Best breakfast!

Best breakfast!

Is it a boat or is it a restaurant?

Is it a boat or is it a restaurant?

After a week in Bangkok we went to Chiang Mai, another big city in Thailand. It’s very touristy but we knew we would have fun there. And of course – we would eat good! For me the biggest winner was a meal in a small Thai restaurant close to our hotel. I ordered stir fried vegetables with cashew nuts. Oh lala! It was a heaven on earth, honestly. I was looking at Kev like this ‘:OOOO’ because it was so good. On the same day in the evening we went to a Sunday Night Market. We didn’t eat dinner before going there, so we decided to try a lot of small things that people were selling around. That was so great! Fresh fruit juices, fried noodles, pad thai in an omelette, sushi for 5 baht per piece (5 baht = 15 cents = 60 polish groszy…), yoghurt shakes, mini portions of Chinese food and much, much more! We wanted to eat EVERYTHING! After some time wandering around we went home with full bellies and peaceful smiles.

Mini omelets in banana leaves

Mini omelets in banana leaves

Sunday market

Sunday market

Grilled squid, bon apetit!

Grilled squid, bon apetit!

Food, food, food!

Food, food, food!

Pad thai in an omelet, goosh, that was good!

Pad thai in an omelet, goosh, that was good!

I almost forgot – if any of you will be in North-Thailand one day you must try khao soi. A chicken soup with curry flavour, red onions, pickled cabbage, and crispy noodles. I could eat it over and over again. It’s soo good!

Khao soi

Khao soi

Local street restaurant

Local street restaurant

We went for a long journey to see the world and learn something about new cultures. Before I didn’t even think about all the Asian food that was waiting for me there. Now food is a very important part of our trip and we enjoy all the new flavours every single day. Gosh, that’s so great!

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