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What to eat in Thailand? Delicious Thai specialties will make your trip more delicious. Let’s enjoy delicious Thai dishes with the suggested list of 29+ must try foods in Thailand below!

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When you come to Thailand, you must definitely try to experience the unique Thai cuisine. Not only are they delicious, nutritious, and strange, Thai specialties are also very affordable. Join Klook to take a look at Thai specialties that you can easily find in the capital Bangkok. The article also has some suggested dishes from #teamKlook Duong Thanh Dat sent to Klook’s “Travel Blogger Apprentice” program.

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Because it was our first time traveling to Thailand, we were stunned when there were so many articles introducing places to eat as well as countless foods to eat in Bangkok. After synthesizing and selecting dishes/places to eat from more than 50 reviews, then concluding with practice during a 5-day, 4-night trip, I would like to share with you my #teamKlook list of foods to eat with the hope of reducing your confusion, making your first trip to Bangkok more complete.

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Hearing this name, surely you can imagine this delicious dish, right? Exactly, you will enjoy this dish with fresh shrimp and even jump “jubilantly” when it reaches your mouth.

But don’t panic, this is a very popular dish on the Thai street food map, fresh shrimp mixed with spices, lemon, onions, chopped lemongrass and chili sauce. The fishy smell of the shrimp will be overwhelmed by the spices, replaced by a sweet, succulent freshness. Trust Klook, this taste bud-stimulating dish is guaranteed to be addictive and money’s worth!

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Tom Kha Kai – Thai Style Chicken coconut soup Cooked with Galangal

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When traveling to Thailand, visitors cannot miss the delicious signature dish Tom Kha Kai (Tom Kha Gai), a very “Thai” dish because this is the harmony of sweet, sour, spicy and typical of Thai cuisine. This delicious dish is The combination of delicate sweetness and heat, thanks to the coconut milk, chili, galangal, onion, lemongrass and chicken breast in the ingredients. Coconut milk provides a sweet aroma and taste, while fresh lime leaves give the dish an elegant, delicate and attractive flavor.

Khao Pad – Fried Rice

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You have traveled to Thailand many times, but have you ever enjoyed the popular and traditional dish of fried rice in pineapple of the land of golden temples? If not, then it is truly a big regret.

Although the name of the dish sounds quite ordinary, it is not ordinary at all. When enjoying Khao Pad, you will feel the wonderful flavor of fragrant white rice, perfectly combined with the diverse flavors of meat (chicken, shrimp, crab depending on your taste), eggs, onions and fragrant garlic. Delicate spices such as soy sauce, sugar, salt and chili combined with a bit of fish sauce, create the unique flavor harmony of the dish.

Pad Krapow Moo Saap – Thai Basil Fried Pork

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Stepping into the land of golden temples, don’t forget “Pad Krapow Moo Saap” – fried pork rice with basil leaves, a mouth-watering delicious rice dish. This is a popular and rich dish that appears in lunch and dinner of Thai people.

Pad Krapow Moo Saap impresses with the sweet, spicy flavor of soft minced pork, uniquely blended with the pleasant aroma of basil leaves. When enjoying this dish on an empty stomach, this wonderful combination not only brings joy to the taste buds but also makes the meal memorable.

Pork Floss Rolls – Famous Thai Snack

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If you’re wondering which Thai specialty to choose as a gift, just let Klook suggest Pork Floss Rolls. Make sure everyone is fascinated at first sight. This snack is not only crunchy and fragrant with cinnamon, but also has rich Pork Floss mixed together, guaranteed to captivate diners.

Sipping a cup of tea and enjoying cinnamon rolls with cotton is guaranteed to be “tasty”! The round cake roll is contained in a plastic box, making it very convenient to give as a gift. Make sure whoever receives it is happy and excited.

Quickly choose to buy pork floss rolls as a gift, guaranteed to make everyone’s heart “captured” because they are delicious and unique!

Thai Durian Chips

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I heard durian chips are a “hot” snack sold in all stores, supermarkets and airport stalls! If you want to give something unique and delicious as a gift, don’t miss this one. The cake bag neatly holds 200g, just enough to make a meaningful gift for friends and relatives.

The aroma of durian is not too strong but still enough to make you feel the rich characteristic flavor, blended with the rich flavor of milk. This unique delicious taste will definitely make you addicted! And the great thing is, durian chips are light in weight, so when you put them in your suitcase, they don’t take up too much space.

Gaeng Keow Wan Kai – Thai Style Green Curry Chicken

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Coming to a wonderful country like Thailand, #teamKlook don’t forget to enjoy green curry chicken – a unique traditional dish! This dish is made from fresh chicken, eggplant, basil, coriander and bamboo shoots, all mixed together to create a very attractive flavor.

The delicious flavor of chicken combined with soft fresh eggplant, fragrant basil, fresh cilantro and sweet and crispy bamboo shoots is guaranteed to make you irresistible. In particular, to eat this delicious dish in the most “authentic” way, you can stir in a little coconut milk cream while the chicken is still hot. There’s nothing better than enjoying it with white rice!

Thai Banana Cake

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Banana cake – an extremely hot specialty of Thailand – has “captivated” many Vietnamese people! Made from a soft sponge crust, rich milky filling and delicious banana flavor, this banana cake makes both children and adults fall in love. But the most special feature is the fragrant banana flavor, as if emanating from succulent ripe bananas from a lush tropical garden. This unique banana flavor conquers both children and adults, making everyone unable to hold back and have to eat a few more bites.

Gaeng Daeng – Thai Red Curry

Gaeng Daeng, a dish that is “making waves” in the hearts of tourists when coming to Thailand. With two famous types of curry, green curry and red curry, this dish makes everyone fall in love.

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Different from Indian curry, Thai curry has a rich taste and the typical aroma of coconut milk, without the strong taste of cinnamon and anise. Often cooked with vegetables such as lime leaves, bamboo shoots, onions, garlic and green chili, curry is combined with fragrant chicken, seafood or beef.

Red curry is rich and spicy, usually made from chicken breast fillet and the sauce contains a lot of chili. Should be enjoyed with white rice or bread if you love the “burning mouth” feeling. If you don’t like spicy, try green curry – a more perfect choice. Thai green curry often comes with fish balls, pork, beef or chicken, and when eaten with noodles, the dipping sauce will run out quickly.

Thai Dried Fruit

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Thailand is truly a tropical fruit paradise in Southeast Asia. But as a gift, buying fresh fruit is a bit inconvenient, right? Don’t worry, choose dried fruit – a perfect choice! Enjoy the wonderful flavor of dried jackfruit, dried banana or dried durian, you will immediately feel the fragrant aroma and natural sweetness in each bite. The plus point is that you don’t need to worry about fresh fruit being damaged during transportation, but still retain their excellent flavor.

Kai Med Ma Muang – Thai Cashew Chicken

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Kai Med Ma Muang – savory stir-fried chicken dish with cashew nuts, just hearing it sounds delicious!. The chicken is processed so that it retains its crispy texture, blended with the fatty flavor of cashews and the texture of onions and mushrooms. It is definitely delicious.

Combining the delicious taste of spices, stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts will truly wow the whole family. This dish is both close and attached to the Thai people for a long time, and is a pride in the traditional cuisine of the land of smiles.

Grilled Pork Skewers

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This is grilled pork meatballs, sold on skewers of 4 meatballs (about 8 Baht). The taste is a bit spicy but very flavorful! In particular, the more you buy, the cheaper the price. To enjoy this delicious Thai dish, go to Lookchin Fairy eatery at: 544 Thanon Tanao, Khwaeng San Chao Pho Sua, Khet Phra Nakhon, the shop is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thai Style Mixed Noodles

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I really like this dish because the broth here is very light and the intestines are not fishy. The rice noodles are soft but chewy, not crumbly. You can eat this delicious Thai dish with grilled pork skewers at Lookchin Fairy (mentioned above). There is a small minus point: the restaurant’s space is often cramped, so it’s best to just buy it to go.

Strawberry Soda

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Bangkok’s weather is hot and humid all year round, so cooling off with a glass of strawberry soda from Ha Tien Café Bangkok is truly a treat. I like this restaurant because it has a lively and modern space. Highly recommend chocolate mouse cake and red strawberry soda.

The restaurant is located at 4 Maha Rat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon | Operating from 10:00 to 20:00.

Pad Thai – Thai Style Stir-fried Rice Noodles

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Pad Thai Mae Am is an extremely famous restaurant with the famous Thai delicacy – Pad Thai. The Pad Thai flavor here is highly appreciated by both tourists and locals. Thai-style stir-fried rice noodles, served with a thin layer of fatty fried eggs and the sweetness of fresh shrimp, is truly a “worldly delicacy”.

Address: 2253/5 Rama IV Rd, Khlong Toei | The shop is open from 11:00 – 22:00 (closed on Saturday).

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Pad Thai | must eat foods in Thailand

Thai Boba Milk Tea with Bubble Tapioca Pearls

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If you only think Thailand is famous for Pad Thai, then you have probably forgotten this wonderful tapioca pearl sweet soup. That’s a huge omission. Inside the sweet soup there are red and green rice vermicelli and pearls. It sounds strange but it’s delicious. Quickly come to the address: 2253/5 Rama IV Rd, Khlong Toei (next to Pad Thai restaurant) to enjoy. The shop operates from 11:00 – 22:00 every day and is closed on Saturday.

Thai Pearl Milk Tea & Mango Ice Cream

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The “ice cream + milk tea” combo sounds strange but is extremely delicious. Bubble milk tea fans must definitely try it, there are real pearls inside that are both chewy and crunchy. Not only that, the ice cream also has an attractive Mango flavor, delicious, sweet and fragrant. The “big” plus point for this Thai specialty combo is that it’s super cheap and extremely easy to find. #teamKlook can be purchased at any grocery store.

Thai Papaya Salad

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Although Spicy Papaya Salad Shop is just a sidewalk stall, the quality is unparalleled. The most famous dishes are papaya salad, seafood rice vermicelli and grilled chicken. In particular, the papaya salad here is strangely delicious. The sour, sweet and sour taste blends with the typical Thai spicy taste, suitable for those who want to lose weight but still want to eat delicious food. The important thing is that the shop owner is very cute! Address: 78 Naradhiwat Rajanagarindra Rd (At the intersection with Soi Phi Chai 2) | Open from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Thai Flavored Fried Chicken Wings

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Som Tam Nua is a restaurant specializing in selling “standard” Thai specialties, often crowded with diners. Normally, you have to wait about 20 minutes – 30 minutes to get a table, so #teamKlook please arrange your arrival time early. The most famous dish of the shop is Gai Tord – Seasoned fried chicken wings. In addition, I think the seasoned fried fish is also very delicious!

Address: 392/14 Soi Siam Square 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok. You can come here from 10:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day.

Thai Seafood

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In China Town, when it comes to seafood, the most famous restaurants are T & K and Lek and Rut. I tried the specialty oyster omlette here. The seafood is large, fresh and, importantly, the seafood dipping sauce is impeccable. Food lovers, don’t forget to stop by 51 Phadung Dao Rd, Samphanthawong, around 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. the next morning.

Thai Mango Sticky Rice

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When you come to Thailand, you must definitely try the legendary mango sticky rice, the big mango sticky rice cart with delicious big mangoes and sweet, fatty sticky rice. This dish is best eaten at the mango sticky rice cart located to the right of T & K SEAFOOD on Yaowarat Street. The shop operates from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Thai Style Roti

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Do you crave fruit? You should immediately think of Yaowarat Street in Chinatown. Not only mango sticky rice, but Thai-style banana roti is also a specialty. The crust is crispy, the banana is sweet and sweet, and the condensed milk on top is absolutely delicious. To buy this Thai specialty, go to Yaorawat Street, opposite T & K SEAFOOD.

ChaTraMue Milk Tea

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It would be a mistake not to try the national milk tea ChaTraMue at IconSiam. The tea here is brewed richly and not too sweet like some other places. Remember to make the Green Thai – Red Thai combo and add a cup of Rose Milk Tea that’s causing a stir. To complete your “milk tea dream”, go to G Floor, IconSiam – Sook Siam floating market area, from 10:00 to 22:00.

Pork uterus, Boneless Chicken Feet in Thai Sweet and Sour Sauce

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If you know that Bangkok is famous for its shopping malls, then you must go to IconSiam at least once. This place is known as the “mother of shopping malls”, covering all dining experiences, from the popular to the luxurious. I really like the pork uterus and sweet and sour boneless chicken feet. The only crime is in It’s a bit crowded on the G floor. But at ground floor was so crowded, after buy it, you can head to GM where there are tables and chairs to sit and eat.

After You Toast

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Surely you have heard of After You Dessert, a dessert chain that is making waves in Thailand. The famous dish here is shaved ice – I really couldn’t expect this dish to be so delicious. One surprising thing is that the restaurant’s Toast is also very new. You definitely have to try it. Note: the restaurant is quite crowded, you will have to wait 20 to 30 minutes. Address: G, Siam Paragon Shopping Center | Opening hours are from 09:30 to 22:30.

Laeng Saeb – Spicy Thai Giant Ribs

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Remember to eat Laeng Saeb, remember to eat Laeng Saeb, remember to eat Laeng Saeb – Important things must be said three times. To satisfy your taste buds with this super giant rib dish, Ratchada night market is a place you need to remember. Laeng Saeb at the market is sold from size S to size XXL. At first, I only dared to order size M because I was afraid it was too big. In the end, I ended up eating 2 servings of M because it was so delicious. The market starts from 5 pm until 1 am the next morning.

Thai Coconut Ice Cream

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At Wat Traimit in ChinaTown, there is a Vietnamese lady who sells coconut ice cream right at the entrance. It’s delicious. The coconut is fragrant, the ice cream is soft, and after eating it, I just want to buy it and take it home. Why are you still shy about going straight to Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan? The shop opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. You take advantage of it so you don’t miss it.

Tom Yum Thailand – “National” Thai specialty

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This is one of the “famous” dishes of the land of golden temples. Some shops selling delicious tom yum are T&K, Tom Yum Kung Banglamphu (in front of Banglamphu parking lot) or Ban Khun Mae. Due to the limited time of the trip, I didn’t have time to eat here but ate at the airport, the restaurant is right next to 7-11 so the taste is okay, but still rich in tomyum flavor and spicy and sour taste.

HUBBA Sathorn Foodcourt – Enjoy Eating and Drinking in Thailand

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Right below HUBBA Sathorn Co-working Space is a paradise of Thai specialties waiting for you every morning. At HUBBA Sathorn Foodcourt, most delicious Thai dishes are sold, such as pork trotters stewed with Chinese medicine, white seafood porridge – Chinese century eggs, stir-fried noodles, etc. Every dish is rich and delicious. In front of the Food Court, there are also a few grilled food stalls, including super fresh grilled fish!

Address: 4 Naradhiwat Rajanagarindra Rd,Yan Nawa, Sathon

Come here from 07:00 to 13:00 (More than half of the shops are closed on Saturday and Sunday)

Notes When Enjoying Delicious Thai Food

Thai cuisine is famous for its unique spicy, sweet and sour flavors, attracting tourists from all over the world. However, to have the most complete enjoyment experience, you should note the following things.

  • Due to the use of a lot of chili in processing, Thai dishes often have a characteristic spicy taste. When ordering, you should carefully ask about the level of spiciness to suit your taste. Most restaurants can adjust the amount of chili according to the customer’s request.
  • Lemongrass, chili, and lime leaves are common ingredients in Thai cuisine, creating a unique flavor for dishes.
  • Some Thai dishes use fresh seafood, you should be careful if you are allergic or cannot eat seafood.
  • Shrimp paste is used in some Thai dishes and has a quite strong flavor. If you don’t like it, you can ask the restaurant to replace it with another spice.
  • Thai people use spoons and forks to eat and drink, not chopsticks like Vietnam. Thai dishes are often eaten with dipping sauce, you can share a bowl of dipping sauce with others.
  • Tipping is not required, but you can reward the staff if you are satisfied with the service.
  • You should also choose reputable restaurants to ensure food hygiene and safety.

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Besides the delicious Thai dishes introduced to you above, these are my experiences on my first self-sufficient trip to Bangkok. Hope it can help you confidently start your trip with family and friends!


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Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • On the plane, remember to get the Immigration Form – Take advantage of the more than 1 hour flight time to fill out all the information (Save time going down to the immigration counter and writing it down).
  • The immigration form has 2 sections: Entry section and Exit section. Please keep the section for exiting the country.
  • Get off the plane and go straight to the Customs area. On the way, don’t pay attention to the Visa on Arrival counter which is quite crowded.
  • Submit entry form – Fingerprint – Take photo – Stamp – Done!

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dtac happy tourist sim
  • Book on Klook: depending on which airport you arrive at, choose the appropriate pick-up point such as the airport or Central World.
  • No need to print the voucher, present the ticket on the App in your account, scan the code and receive the SIM.
  • The staff will assist you in inserting the SIM and can check the connection right at the counter.

Getting around Thailand

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The Airport Rail Link
  • When you first time in Bangkok, transportation can be confusing. Klook shuttle service will help you getting from the airport to the hotel quickly and conveniently, without worrying about getting lost or get rip-off.
  • MRT: Modern subway line, reasonable ticket prices. However, the MRT does not have many stations, which may not be suitable for some attractions.
  • Taxi: Fast and convenient means of transportation, but the price is higher than MRT and Tuktuk.
  • Tuktuk: Interesting experience, cheaper than taxi, but need to bargain carefully. Tuktuk does not have a meter, so you need to pay the price before going. Check prices online in advance or ask local people for a reasonable price.

Notes When Visiting Sacred Places In Thailand

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Wat Arun Temple with unique architecture, beautiful in every view.

Thailand is famous for many temples and pagodas imbued with Buddhist culture. When traveling here, you cannot miss these sacred places. However, to have a complete experience and show respect, you should keep a few things in mind:

  • Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun: Located in the same area, all three attractions attract tourists because of their unique architecture and cultural values. However, the entrance ticket price is quite high (Grand Palace: 500 Bath, Wat Pho: 160 Bath, Wat Arun: 50 Bath).
  • Choose up to 2/3 places: Due to tour time and ticket price, you should consider choosing 2 out of 3 points to have the most complete experience.
  • You should wear long-sleeved, discreet clothes that cover your shoulders and knees to show respect. Tank tops, pants/skirts above the knee, skirts/shirts with two straps are not allowed when visiting sacred sites.
  • Avoid talking loudly, laughing loudly to maintain a solemn atmosphere for the place of worship.
  • Do not point fingers, stand cross-legged or act disrespectfully.
  • Read the instructions carefully and follow the regulations at each attraction.
  • Remove shoes before entering the temple: This is a common regulation at most temples in Thailand.

Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, to and from Bangkok you can refer to

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Royal palace Bangkok

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