Thai Food – Typical Dishes (Part 2)

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Pad Thai
Pad Thai

Noodles

If you’re tired of rice, Bangkok offers an abundance of noodle dishes as well.

Pad Thai

The all-time world famous dish of Pad Thai is available throughout Bangkok. Rice noodles are stir fried with slices of tofu, bean sprouts, eggs, and possibly shrimp. The noodles are sprinkled with chili flakes and a squirt of lime before being served.

Pad Thai
Pad Thai

Where To Eat It: Anywhere you see a pad Thai stall, or at some neighborhood hole in the wall restaurants.

Pad Kee Mao Sen Yai

Literally translated as “stir fried dunken noodles,” pad kee mao is a greasy dish of wide rice noodles. The noodles are fried with a handful of vegetables and choice of meat and salted with fish sauce and soy sauce. As the name suggests, these noodles are great after a night out!

Where To Eat It: Most stalls in Bangkok that serves stir fried dishes.

Kuay Teow Tom Yum

Noodles flash boiled and combined in a spicy sour soup broth is about as easy, fast, and popular is it gets for Bangkok street food. Many Thais choose to personally add a spoon of sugar, some extra chili flakes, and a spoon of vinegar to give the noodles an extra burst of flavor.

Kuay Teow Tom Yum
Kuay Teow Tom Yum

Where to eat it: Everywhere you see a noodle soup cart, you’ll be able to order their version of kuay teow tom yum.

If you are further interested in Thai food, I’d recommend taking a look at the Eating Thai Food Guide, the ultimate guide to discovering, ordering, and eating Thai food.

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