2. Pad Thai
The most ubiquitous of all Thai street foods, you’ll never have to look very far to find pad Thai in Thailand. It is essentially a stir-fry consisting of rice noodles, eggs, tofu, fish sauce, various herbs, shrimp or chicken and vegetables. There are vegetarian options, too. Often costing under a dollar in the street, you’ll also find it in many casual diners and restaurants throughout the country. A sprinkling of chopped peanuts on top gives it an extra texture and flavor dimension. Owing to its popularity, pad Thai has become one of the national dishes of Thailand.