Thai Street Food: A Photo Essay

Thai Street Food: A Photo Essay

There’s no doubt that Thailand has great food. From northern to southern Thai dishes–everything I tried was delicious. But for those who are a bit less adventurous, like everywhere else in the world you can also find non-Thai food in Thailand.

You can maybe even find that food you’ve been craving…

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That chain that you haven’t seen anywhere else in the Eastern hemisphere…

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And of course, that chain you can find on almost every street corner… (Only here Ronald will be greeting you with a polite “wai”.)

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But the real interesting part of Thai cuisine is their street food culture.

Every day we spent in Thailand we couldn’t walk more than a block without seeing someone selling food from a pushcart or a bicycle. Street food is totally different in Thailand than it is in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, etc. and it seems to play a much more important role in daily life.

Street food is such a big part of Thai culture, that I decided to do a photo essay on it.

Thai Street Food: A Photo Essay

Pushcart vendors would be selling anything from drinks to fried squids. The most commonly seen vendors were selling pancakes or fresh fruits.

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Phuket - Nov 2013

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An elderly lady pushes her vegetable cart quickly, in order to dodge the heavy traffic.

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Selling freshly picked rambutan from the back of her truck.

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As night falls more substantial vendors appear selling seafood and meats on skewers.

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Phuket - Nov 2013

Before leaving Thailand we knew we had to give this street food thing a try. And seeing everyone with these delicious street pancakes made our choice on what to buy much easier. It was just a matter of picking out the right vendor.

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Adding fresh Thai banana to the Nutella.

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The finished product–which didn’t go unfinished for long! It was super delicious. Johnny equally enjoyed his mango with honey pancake as well.

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What’s your favorite street food? 

3 Comments

  • Yana says:

    Oooh I’m so hungry now!
    I think one of the main reasons I can’t wait to get to Asia is eating all the seafood and fresh fruit I can get my hands on. And the plus is the price- 1.5 dollars for a pancake? I’ll have two!

    If only they had street gyms as well…

    • Beth Williams says:

      Oh the fruits, I’m going to miss them so much when I leave! I mean, the US has a pretty good selection, but we don’t get most of the unusual tropical fruits, and those are just the best!

  • restaurant white plains ny says:

    You can find many treats when you go eat street foods.

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