Bangkok is known worldwide as a street food paradise, and with so many cheap flights from Singapore to the Thai capital, it is no wonder Bangkok is one of the most popular travel destinations. Whether you are here for a weekend getaway or have more time for your foodie trip, you will find great food everywhere in Bangkok, which is why CheapTickets.sg has put together a guide of the ten best Bangkok venues. Bangkok street food you cannot miss!
Jay Fai is a street diner specializing in shrimp dishes, offering gourmet shrimp omelettes and shrimp curry. You can also order a bowl of drunken noodles or dry congee to accompany the delicious crab dishes. Chef Jay Fai roasts his signature dishes in a deep wok over a blazing charcoal fire and is known for the legendary goggles he always wears while frying. Located at the intersection of Samran Rat 327 in the Phra Nakhon area, Jay Fai serves delicious food daily from 1:30 pm to 1:30 am.
Thip Samai Pad Thai
In a city with so many stalls selling Pad Thai, Thailand’s iconic noodle dish, Thip Samai stands out as one of the must-try restaurants in Bangkok. Located near Chinatown and Jay Fai, you will know you are in the right place when you see the long lines of hungry foodies waiting to try this unique dish. The noodles and ingredients are first fried over a charcoal fire before being wrapped in an omelette. Samai is located at 313 Maha Chai Road, Samrat Rat, in Phra Nakhon District and is open daily from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Fried Chicken Polo.
A Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand award winner, Polo Fried Chicken, serves excellent food at affordable prices. For their signature dish, crispy fried chicken with fried garlic. The chicken is juicy, flavorful, and tender, making it a meal to remember. If you are going there in a group of 2 or more, order the whole chicken so everyone can enjoy the fried chicken. You can also order a plate of grilled pork, tam, or crispy catfish salad to go with your fried chicken.
Located on Sanam Kohli (or Soi Polo as the locals call it), the nearest stations are Lumpini MRT or Phloen Chit BTS (10-15 minutes walk).
Hai Som Tam Nunnery:
One of the most famous street foods, is som tam or papaya salad. Located in Nunnery Soi on Silom Road (a short walk from Silom Train Station), Hai Som Tam Nunnery is one of the most famous places to eat Som Tam in all of Bangkok.
Som tam is made with grated green papaya, garlic, long beans, tomatoes, chilli, lime and fish sauce and is often topped with salted egg, crab or dried shrimp. Every bite has multiple flavours: sweet, tangy, and hot. You can also order grilled chicken and sour soup with pork ribs to complete your meal.
Go-Ang Kaomunkai (Chicken Rice) Pratunam
Another stand listed in the Michelin guide with a Bib Gourmand award is Go-Ang, the most popular chicken rice shop in the Pratunam area. Open for over 50 years, Go-Ang Kaomunkai serves succulent white chicken with fragrant chicken rice and double-boiled chicken soup on the side. Add boiled eggs and pork blood jam to your chicken rice dish. Located near the famous Pratunam Mall, you should come here to relax after a long day of shopping.
Ba Mee Slow (Egg Noodles)
Looking for a nighttime noodle soup? Look no further than Ba Mee Slow, located on Ekkamai Soi 19, close to popular nightlife hotspots like DND, Nunglen and Escobar. They got their nickname Ba Mee Slow because you have to wait a while for the food to be ready. Prepared as each bowl of noodles is carefully prepared and topped with sliced char and a delicious lava egg.