You know what they say: the best way to experience other cultures is by eating their food. But forget restaurants—in order to get a real taste of local culture (see what we did there?), the streets are where it’s at. One country praised for its street food? Thailand. Whether your thing is sweet, spicy or peanut-y… this country promises travellers an out-of-this-world culinary experience.
As our man Guillaume Sans Destination recommends: hit any part of Asian if you’re seeking a unique adventure. We think Thailand is an excellent place to start.
Delicious and authentic, be sure to try the iconic Pork Satay skewers, a favourite by locals and non-locals alike! Who doesn’t love meat on a stick? Exactly. We wouldn’t have expected anything less from the Land of Smiles.
Bangkok – the street food Mecca
Other popular Thai street food must-tries are dishes such as Noodle Soup, real-deal Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice or Kanom Krok. Yum. Since you’ll already be in the area, you might as well visit Bangkok—capital of Thailand and what is considered the street food Mecca.
You’ll find an amalgamation of food vendors crawling the busy streets.
Not solely for your palate, watching street vendors skillfully prepare your meal is an experience in itself. And the presentation—such as the case of freshly made Ice Cream Rolls—is truly a treat for the eyes! We’d order some just for the show.
And hey—if you’re still thinking this isn’t ‘next-level’ enough for the foodie inside you, you can always scout around for some Bugs on a Stick, if deep fried insects is your jam (mind you, we’ll probably sit this one out).