Visiting night markets is a must-do activity in Thailand. Not only because it is one of the most enjoyable after dark experience, but also night markets offer an incredibly diverse range of goods and products, snack and entertainment.We all know how popular Thai street food is. And night markets happen to be an infinite supply of street food. If you travel in Thailand, make sure you don’t miss these affordable and insanely delicious Bangkok street food.
Grilled skewered meat (Satay)
Basically, this dish is skewered meat grilled over an open flame and served with peanut sauce. The meat is marinated before in a spiced coconut milk mixture. You may choose from various options such as chicken, beef, mutton and many kinds of seafood like squid, fish or shrimp. Simple but satisfying. No wonder these stalls is always packed with people.
Fried Chicken (Gai Tod)
Everybody loves this dish. It may look no different compared to ordinary drumsticks serving in fast-food chains. But once you take a bite, you’ll see the Thai has brought fried chicken to a whole new level. Light, golden crispy skin with tender juicy flesh inside, topped with crispy fried garlic and dipped in chili sauce. The chicken was drained well, dipped in a thin layer of batter so it won’t become soggy with oil. Purely magical. A standard Thai stall snack.
Fried Bugs (Ma Laeng Tod)
Surprisingly, these edible bugs are proved to be very healthy and nutritious. You will see at least one cart serving insects during your good night out, and while some may shiver at it, others may as well lick their lips. The insects are deep fried until golden brown and garnished with some white pepper and soy sauce. It is best to snack with cold beer. A dish not for the fainted hearts, but it is an absolutely great challenge for your Indochina tour in Thailand.
Oyster Omelet (Hoy Tod)
Despite its name, it’s not exactly an omelet, but rather a pancake dish. A perfect combination of juicy oyster and fresh bean sprouts with savory, crunchy rice flour and egg batter. They use a generous amount of oil to make the pancake as crispy as possible. Not a healthy food choice, but definitely a very tasty one.
Mango sticky rice (Khao Niew Ma Muang)
To every traveler in Thailand, this dish is a must-try. Sticky white rice cooked with coconut milk goes with the most delicious mangoes to make this classic Thai dessert. The colorful sticky rice and bright yellow mango will satisfy you even more. This dessert is so good that it’ll make you keep coming back for more.
Coconut ice-cream (I-dim mat Phrao)
This ice-cream is made with coconut milk instead of cow’s milk. The coconut shell will be used as a bowl. Sprinkle on top are kernels of boiled corn and also roasted peanuts. This frozen treat is both sweet and refreshing, and it’ll make the memory of your trip to Thailand stays with you forever.
Roti is a popular snack among both locals and tourists and is such a great on-the-go snack. This Thai-style pancake is made from little dough balls and filled with whatever ingredient you like: banana, nuts, Nutella, peanut butter, or egg. Then they will add a drizzling of sweetened condensed milk or chocolate sauce on top. Finally, watching the “roti masters” prepare for it with their quick hands is even more fascinating of an experience.
Fruit juice and shake
You can’t survive the unbearable heat of Thailand without staying hydrate. Luckily, this land is a sanctuary of all the kind of fruit in the world. These stalls serving freshly squeezed juice are set up everywhere, ready to quench your thirst. Also, the biggest craze must be the mixed fruit shake. Pineapple, mango, guava, melon, papaya, banana, dragon fruit, watermelon, coconut, cherry tomatoes, beetroot, lime, passion fruit, etc. Just combines anything you want. A suck through the straw and whoop, you are straight to a tropical heaven.
What can be greater than tasting all these amazing dishes after an evening of local shopping? In Thailand, you’ll never run out of night markets to discover. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a truly authentic Thai eating experience.
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