A paradise for travelers on tight budgets, exotic Thailand offers some of the best-loved cuisine in Southeast Asia. In addition to its stunning beaches and eclectic nightlife, Thailand’s bustling roads, plazas and marketplaces present some true delights for the street-food connoisseur. Many options cost less than a single US dollar, so you’ll certainly get your money’s worth as well. Wafting aromas of fried garlic, steamed dumplings, fragrant noodles and sweet lemongrass will tempt you from every corner. Find a cart that cooks to order, uses fresh ingredients, looks hygienic and has a line-up of locals around it and you should have no tummy trouble. Here are some of the favorite street foods to savor in Thailand.
1. Phat Kaphrao
This is among the most popular dishes ordered by foreigners visiting Thailand. You’ll find this dish in any typical local restaurant as well as from street vendors. The key flavor-enhancing ingredients are sweet basil and chilis, but the bulk of the meal is a simple stir-fry of pork, chicken or shrimp. It is usually seasoned with fish sauce and lime, and sometimes topped with a fried egg.