The Foodie's Guide To Bangkok Street Food

Dive into the deliciousness that is Bangkok street food during your stay at W Bangkok. Start at the hotel’s very own Paii – located inside the heritage building The House on Sathorn for its unique take on Thai cuisine specialized in Thai seafood cuisine. Then explore Bangkok street food where you best find it – the streets.

Street Food

Yaowarat Road
Yaowarat road or Bangkok's China Town is a heaven for foodies, with endless food stalls dotting both sides of the street. Treat your taste buds to the burst of spicy, sour and sweet of the Pad Kee Mow, stir-fried noodles with basil leaves before washing it down with a fresh juice from the nearby vendor. If you have a big appetite, continue with the Massaman Curry, with succulent lamb in gravy, or the famous Thai Chicken Rice. While it shares the name of its Singaporean counterpart, the Thai Chicken Rice lends itself to a more adventurous palate, with a mix of fried chicken strips, chili and soy sauce. Don’t forget to end your foodie adventure with the best dessert in Thai cuisine, the coveted Mango Sticky Rice.

Know before you go: Street food vendors on Yaowarat road are usually open during evening and night time. However, you can go there during the day as well for a complete different atmosphere. In daytime, you can enjoy walk around and visit different shops for food, desserts or even small souvenirs alongside the street.
Charoen Krung
Another foodie temptress is Charoen Krung. There are many stalls which street food will give your taste buds a new thrill. Som Tam, the fresh green papaya salad will refresh your palate, while Moo Ping, the pork satays will see you savoring every bite of pork with the accompanying sauce. Vegetarians will also find their Thai food haven here, as the street food vendors happily whip up their vegetable versions of Thai fried rice and red or green curry.
Street Food Superstar
Of all the dishes to try in Bangkok, none comes more highly recommended than the coveted Pad Thai. Complete with shrimp, beansprouts, peanuts and chili powder, these noodles have propelled Thai cuisine to become one of the best cuisines in the world. And there is no better place to try the most authentic Pad Thai than at Thip Samai. Here, Pad Thai is served in an egg cocoon, enhancing the delicious flavors with every bite. Another recent booming Pad Thai shop is Pad Thai Fai Talu established by Andy Yang who moved back to his home country, Thailand, after successfully operated his one Michelin starred restaurant ‘Rhong Tiam’ in New York. Pad Thai Fai Talu is also awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2 consecutive years in 2019 and 2020 so that makes it worth trying!

To go on a street food tour of Bangkok, simply ask our W Insider or Whatever/Whenever® to set one up for you.
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