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 Thailand is renowned for its vibrant street food culture, offering a wide array of delicious and affordable dishes. Here's a detailed review of some popular street foods and their typical prices:

1. Pad Thai (ผัดไทย)

  • Description: Stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, tofu, shrimp or chicken, bean sprouts, and peanuts.
  • Price: 30 - 60 THB ($1 - $2)

2. Som Tam (ส้มตำ)

  • Description: Green papaya salad mixed with lime juice, fish sauce, peanuts, tomatoes, and chilies.
  • Price: 30 - 50 THB ($1 - $1.50)

3. Mango Sticky Rice (ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง)

  • Description: Sweet sticky rice served with ripe mango slices and coconut milk.
  • Price: 40 - 60 THB ($1.25 - $2)

4. Moo Ping (หมูปิ้ง)

  • Description: Grilled pork skewers marinated in a sweet and savory sauce.
  • Price: 10 - 20 THB per skewer ($0.30 - $0.60)

5. Gai Tod (ไก่ทอด)

  • Description: Deep-fried chicken, often served with sticky rice.
  • Price: 20 - 40 THB per piece ($0.60 - $1.25)

6. Roti (โรตี)

  • Description: Thai-style pancakes, often filled with banana and drizzled with condensed milk or chocolate sauce.
  • Price: 20 - 50 THB ($0.60 - $1.50)

7. Khao Man Gai (ข้าวมันไก่)

  • Description: Hainanese chicken rice served with a flavorful broth and spicy dipping sauce.
  • Price: 30 - 50 THB ($1 - $1.50)

8. Kuay Teow (ก๋วยเตี๋ยว)

  • Description: Noodle soup with a choice of meat (chicken, pork, beef) and various herbs and spices.
  • Price: 30 - 50 THB ($1 - $1.50)

9. Sai Krok Isan (ไส้กรอกอีสาน)

  • Description: Fermented Thai sausages made from pork and rice, grilled and served with fresh vegetables.
  • Price: 10 - 20 THB per sausage ($0.30 - $0.60)

10. Khao Pad (ข้าวผัด)

  • Description: Fried rice with a choice of meat or seafood, vegetables, and a fried egg on top.
  • Price: 30 - 60 THB ($1 - $2)

Drinks

  • Thai Iced Tea (ชาเย็น): 20 - 40 THB ($0.60 - $1.25)
  • Fresh Coconut Water (น้ำมะพร้าว): 20 - 40 THB ($0.60 - $1.25)
  • Fruit Shakes: 20 - 50 THB ($0.60 - $1.50)

Tips for Enjoying Street Food in Thailand

  • Look for Busy Stalls: Higher turnover usually means fresher food.
  • Observe Hygiene: Ensure the stall and food handling practices appear clean.
  • Be Adventurous: Try a variety of dishes to experience the full range of flavors Thai street food has to offer.

Thailand's street food is not only affordable but also offers a rich culinary experience that is a must-try for any visitor