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Real Thai Street food (This article written by Thai)

  1. Kow Kra Plao Kai Dao (ข้าวกระเพราไข่ดาว)

Kow = Rice

Kra Plao = Basil

Kai Dao = Fried egg can also be called "Pad Kra Plao" Pad = Fried Kra Plao = Basil

This menu is the most popular menu among Thais. Most of the Thais when we don't know what to eat, we go for Pad Kra Plao. You can choose whatever meat you like; chicken/pork/beef/seafood or sometimes even duck or frog. But the most common one are chicken and pork. You can also choose the level of spiciness; spicy/ little spicy/not spicy. When you also not spicy, make sure they understand you or else you can find not spicy for Thais is super spicy for you. My trick is that just say no chili or 1 chili (chili is countable is Thai)

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2. Kow Neaw Moo Ping ข้าวเหนียวหมูปิ้ง Kow Neaw = Sticky Rice

Moo = pork

Ping = grill

Kow Neaw Moo Ping stalls used to appear in every corner of the street but since food stalls are illegal on the pavement. It's harder to find. But still, if you go to food market or walking street you may find one.

Kow Neaw Moo Ping stalls can be paired with Kow Neaw Kai Tod (Kai =Chicken, Tod= fried ), Kow Neaw Moo Tod ( Moo= Pork, Tod=fried) , or Kow Neaw Moo Yang ( Moo= Pork, Yang=grill)

The basic idea of this street food is just quick and easy to hold and eat. You do not need any cutlery.

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3. Noodle !! ก๋วยเตี๋ยว

Chinese style noodle soups in Thailand are commonly eaten at street stalls, canteens and food courts.

Noodle mostly come in a bow. The variety of noodle dish is amazing!!

In Thailand when you order noodle you may specify as follow:

type noodle (rice noodle/egg noodle/glass noodle/no noodle/ etc.)

+ type of soup ( nam/nam tok/ Yen ta fo/ Tom Yum/ etc.)

+ soup or separate the soup ( nam/ haang)

the order can be switch.

For example; Lek Haang Tom yum Moo luan means thin rice noodle with only pork and separate the tom yum soup.

It's quite to explain precisely, please accept my apologies that you may find difference experience.

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4. Som tum (Papaya pok pok) ส้มตำ

Green papaya salad is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. Originating from ethnic Lao people, it is also eaten throughout Southeast Asia. Thai style would be a little sweeter than Laos and would not add salted field crab or fermented fish sauce.

When you order som tum sticky rice (ข้าวเหนียว) and spicy minced meat salad (ลาบ)

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5. หมูกระทะ

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10. ข้าวต้มรอบดึก boiled rice

I believe this influenced by Chinese

A la carte

might be wondering where is Tum yum kung. Why doesn't it on the list?

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