Learn All About the Famous Street Food of Thailand!

In the heart of Bangkok, street food offers quick, excellent, affordable meals and is one of the finest ways to experience the local culture. It can still be a little scary for visitors from outside the city. A crucial component of the nation's capital experience is its one-of-a-kind street food. Food booths can be found anywhere in the city, with bustling locations having the highest concentration. You can visit the exact place every night and choose a different meal because some street sellers work in groups, especially in local markets. Some stay open 24 hours a day, so the locals will never go hungry!

Luckily for you, there's no need to travel to the other side of the world to enjoy world-class Thai cuisine. Emporium Thai serves the best Thai food in Los Angeles. Check out some can't miss-dishes:

Pad Thai

Pad Thai is one of the most well-liked foods among foreign tourists and makes for a filling lunch or late breakfast. Although there are chicken and pig variations of this traditional dish, pad Thai kung sod, when appropriately prepared, is undoubtedly the tastiest. The noodles are traditionally crafted with flat rice noodles (sen Chan) from the province of Chanthaburi and are fried with a mixture of bean sprouts, tofu, and peanuts. To enhance the flavor, squeeze some lime over the top. Then, savor this delectable delicacy. It’s one of the most popular options for Los Angeles Thai food for a reason!

Papaya Salad

No Thai street foods would be complete without mentioning som tam. One of Thailand's most well-known street foods and a national staple is this spicy papaya salad, which is mouthwatering and addicting. Despite being linked with Isaan's northeast, som tam may be found in hawker centers and markets all throughout the nation. There's a fair possibility the person selling food at a stall with a mortar and pestle is selling som tam. Among other ingredients, unripe green papaya is combined with tomatoes, dried shrimp, green beans, peanuts, and chilies.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

For obvious reasons, this meal earns a spot on our list of the best dishes to taste in Bangkok. Hainanese chicken rice, also known as Khao Mun Gai, is widely available on Bangkok's streets and almost always a popular dish at opulent wedding banquets (even at five-star hotels). It is also out-of-this-world amazing. Although boiling chicken and rice with chicken fat are to die for, others could argue that the dipping sauce is the real star of the dish. Soy sauce, vinegar, bean paste, ginger, red pepper flakes, and fresh garlic are among the basic components. However the recipes will vary depending on where you travel.

Thai Crepes

Khanom buang is essentially a crisp pancake with a sweet filling. Rice flour, mung bean flour, and cocoa powder are combined to make the crispy crepe, which acts as a delectably crunchy container for the creamy filling. The topping can be egg, shrimp, or pork strands, giving it varying flavors depending on whether it is sweet or savory. The cream is made of sugar and egg yolk.

Mango Sticky Rice

This dish honestly tastes like it is from Thailand. It is made of ripe mango, fresh coconut milk, and glutinous rice. The flavors are pretty delicious and vibrant. You will be okay with trying one of these treats from a street vendor if you visit Thailand during the spring months, which is the peak mango season. It’s also a favorite among Westwood restaurant Thai food lovers!

If you’re ready to experience the best Thai food in Los Angeles, book a reservation with Emporium Thai today!