Local Flavors: Bangkok's Must-Try Eats


Delicious meals at a real value can be found everywhere in Bangkok, from street corners to department stores to five star eateries. Here, we’ve compiled some of our favorites. Get out there and explore our wonderful city, but don’t forget to enjoy eating!


Dessert on Wheels

If you are looking for a sugar rush on wheels, Bangkok is the place. Wandering around the city’s many markets, you are bound to see a varied assortment of desserts. Vendors tend to showcase their tantalizing treats delicately balanced on the side of a motorbike. Vendors serve a wide array of sweet treats including traditional Thai desserts such as jellies and custards, coconut milk dessert dishes and lush sticky rice treats. Thai desserts are everywhere and can be eaten at any time of the day. If you have a sweet tooth, you are in the right place.
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Local Flavors

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Late Night Eats

Hungry and looking for late night grub? Silom Road is undoubtedly Bangkok’s best spot for late night snacks and midnight meals. Niyom is a popular Bangkok favorite serving classic Thai dishes such as ‘Kao Tum,’ a delicious boiled rice porridge often served with pork, fish or shrimp. Other offers on the menu here include the simple yet tasty ‘Moo Grob,’ essentially a fried, crispy pork that pairs well with rice. Niyom offers air-conditioned seating indoors as well as open-air dining. If you are looking for a quick and tasty bite late at night, Niyom restaurant is a good bet!

Refreshing Herbal Drinks

Cool down from Thailand’s intense heat by enjoying cool, refreshing Thai herbal drinks along the street. Thailand’s famous herbal drinks are made from local herbs, flowers and fruits and are unbelievably satisfying. Famous herbal drinks often sold by street vendors include an abundance of lemongrass drinks as well as mixes including pandan leaves, bael fruit and chrysanthemum. These refreshing herbal drinks make an excellent choice to quench thirst and chill out while exploring the streets.