Wondering what is the best food in Bangkok? This is our ultimate list of what to eat in Bangkok, including all the Bangkok food options you absolutely have to try. I’ve been living in Thailand since 2016 and exploring Bangkok’s culinary scene intensively, so I can assure you that this list only features dishes loved by locals and served at famous Thai restaurants. Trust me, after reading this guide, you’ll know all the top foodie secrets the Thai capital has to offer.
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The best food to eat in Bangkok is:

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1. Crispy Fried Duck Pad Krapow (150 THB) - 55 Pochana
 

My favourite food to eat in Bangkok is this crispy duck Pad Krapow, fried with chillies and basil. Pad Krapow is a hugely popular dish among Thai people and to me, the legendary 55 Pochana makes the best version in Bangkok. Pad Krapow is a stir-fried dish with loads of garlic, chilli, soy sauce and holy basil. It is one of the most popular dishes in the Thai gastronomy. The duck Pad Krapow at this restaurant is unique because it uses special duck meat stir-fried with lots and lots of basil, garlic, chillies and chilli sauce. Highly recommended and a noteworthy number one. Other recommended dishes at 55 Pochana are Fried Oyster with Egg (200 THB), Fried Clam with Brown Chilli (150 THB) and Fried Beef with Black Pepper (200 THB). Unsurprisingly, 55 Pochana is listed in our article about the best local Thai restaurant in Bangkok.

For more information about this legendary restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of 55 Pochana.
 

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Crispy Fried Duck Pad Krapow at 55 Pochana (150 THB)

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2. Roasted Prawns with Glass Noodles (290 THB) - Somsak Pu Ob


The prawns and glass noodles here are served with a heavenly marinade of soy sauce, black pepper and other seasonings. Somsak Pu Ob is the most popular restaurant in Bangkok for a plate of Goong Ob Woon Sen, which is Thai glass noodles with prawns. The restaurant is located a bit outside of Bangkok’s city centre but definitely worth the trip. You can choose between either glass noodles with roasted prawns, glass noodles with roasted crab (310 THB) or glass noodles with roasted roe crab (450 THB). For us, the version with the prawns is the most satisfying. For more detailed information, check out our in-depth article about Somsak Pu Ob.

For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Somsak Pu Ob.
 

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Roasted Prawns with Glass Noodles at Somsak Pu Ob (290 THB)
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3. Shrimp in Wasabi-Fish Sauce (200 THB) - Soei Restaurant

 

Thai fusion at its best! Soei Restaurant gives the Thai dish called "Goong Chae Nam Pla" an extra kick by adding some wasabi. It’s the only Goong Chae Nam Pla we’ve ever tried that's prepared with wasabi. All you do is simply take a shrimp, top it with the salsa made of fish sauce, lime, chilli and garlic and enjoy this unique flavour explosion. This is a dish you must eat when you’re in Bangkok as you won't find it elsewhere. Other delicious and unique food options at Soei Restaurant are the Stir-Fried Soft-Shell Crab in Curry Powder (400 THB) and Grill Prawn Salad with Lemon Grass and Mint (450 THB). Some dishes might be a bit expensive for a local restaurant but the quality is top-notch. For more detailed information about the restaurant itself and the food that is being served here, check out our in-depth article about Soei Restaurant. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Soei Restaurant.

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Shrimp in Wasabi-Fish Sauce at Soei Restaurant (200 THB)
 

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4. Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad (200 THB) - Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu

 

Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu is one of our favourite street food restaurants in Bangkok. Rather than the “Tom Yum Goong” the restaurant is named for, our actual favourite dish is the Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad, which is the best Pla Goong I’ve had in Thailand. The use of lime juice, fish sauce, chillies and other herbs and veggies make it extremely flavourful. It’s also a real steal at just 200 THB for a plate of this tasty salad served with huge freshwater prawns. This "restaurant" is actually a street food vendor with tables and chairs on the street and that experience is always great to try as a tourist. 

There are a few other options available and these are absolutely worth trying, namely the Fried Shrimp with Garlic (200 THB), Spicy Clams with Thai Basil (100 THB) and Tom Yum Goong (150 THB). More in-depth information can be found in our extensive Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu Review. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu.

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Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad at Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu (200 THB)

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5. Stir-Fried Soft-Shell Crab in Curry Powder (400 THB) - Soei Restaurant

Soei is the only restaurant we’re listing twice on this list. As well as their Goong Chae Nam Pla with wasabi, which we listed as number three, they also make a killer Stir-Fried Soft-Shell Crab in Curry Powder. The meaty, crispy soft-shell crabs combined with the tasty curry powder and veggies are a real treat. Trust us, you have to try this dish on your trip to Bangkok. In our opinion, Soei restaurant makes amomg the best crab in curry powder in the city. Soei Restaurant is located a bit outside the common touristy areas, however, if you really want to experience unique Thai food, this place is a must-visit.

For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Soei Restaurant.
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Stir-Fried Soft-Shell Crab in Curry Powder at Soei Restaurant (400 THB)

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6. Boat Noodles with Sliced Fatty Beef Belly (15 THB) - Toy Kuay Teow Reua 


These famous small noodle bowls originated from the canals in Bangkok and Ayutthaya where they were served from boats, hence the name. Boat noodle alley is a famous place to sample this dish and boasts a few restaurants that serve this top Bangkok food. For decades, these vendors have been competing to make the best noodles but for me, Tou Kuay Teow Reua, about a ten minutes walk from boat noodle alley, makes the best in Bangkok. The broth here is the tastiest and comes with a generous amount of meat. I particularly like the version with the sliced fatty beef belly. 

Other delicious food at Toy Kuay Teow Reua is the Tom Yum Braised Beef and Sliced Beef Noodles (15 THB). Curious about more tasty boat noodles? Check out our article about Bangkok's Famous Boat Noodle Alley at Victory Monument. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Toy Kuay Teow Reua.
 

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Boat Noodles with Sliced Fatty Beef Belly at Toy Kuay Teow Reua (15 THB)

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7. Spicy Salmon Salad (250 THB - Jeh O Chula


Did someone say spicy salmon salad? *Dribble. Although not entirely Thai, this fusion dish deserves to be among the top recommendations on this list, as it’s incredibly delicious. Picture large chunks of salmon dressed with your typical Thai spicy sauce. You might have seen this Bangkok food being sold at different markets in the city but to get the freshest, most delicious version, head straight to Jeh O Chula. Jeh O Chula is another crazy popular restaurant where people have to wait in long lines in order to get a seat. The reason? Dishes like the Spicy Salmon Salad, Shrimp with Tofu (200 THB) and the famous Tom Yum Mama Noodles (250 THB). More detailed information about this legendary restaurant can be found in our in-depth review of Jeh O Chula. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Jeh O Chula.
 

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Spicy Salmon Salad at Jeh O Chula (250 THB)
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8. Superb Pad Thai with Big Prawns (200 THB) - Pad Thai Thip Samai 


You haven’t been to Thailand if you haven’t sampled Thailand’s most famous dish Pad Thai. Unlike what travellers think, pad Thai isn’t actually Thailand’s most popular food and most of my Thai friends rarely eat it. However, among travellers, these stir-fried rice noodles have gained a legendary status. I guess mostly due to its name pad “Thai”. This is a Bangkok food you have to try, as the dish is one of the main subjects when conversing with other travellers on your trip “Have you tried pad Thai already?” If you head over to this restaurant, next time you’re able to brag that you’ve had Thailand’s best Pad Thai.

Pad Thai Thip Samai is Thailand’s longest-standing and most famous pad Thai restaurant, and many people swear by it. The quality of this famous dish is always consistent here, and I really recommend you to pay a bit extra and go for the version with big jumbo shrimp which makes the pad Thai even better than it already is. For more detailed information, check out our in-depth article about Pad Thai Thip Samai or our article about the six best Pad Thai in Bangkok. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Pad Thai Thip Samai.
 

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Superb Pad Thai with Big Prawns at Pad Thai Thip Samai (200 THB)
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9. Penang Pork Curry (30 THB) - Ran Nai Oo


Ran Nai Oo is a popular rice and curry restaurant located in the Samyan area. It’s one of the top places to eat in Bangkok and serves my favourite Penang curry, which is sweet from the coconut milk yet has a good amount of spice. Portions are small but cheap at Ran Nai Oo, so try some different dishes with rice on the side and see for yourself what you enjoy the most. Obviously, Ran Nai Oo is also listed in our article about the best curries in Bangkok, where at least nine other curries are recommended. Other delicious food options at Ran Nai Oo are Khanom Jeen Nam Prik (30 THB) and Green Curry with Beef (30 THB). For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Ran Nai Oo.
 

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Penang Pork Curry at Ran Nai Oo (30 THB)
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10. Stewed Beef Noodle & Hot Pot (180 THB) - Heng Chun Seng


If looking at this doesn’t make your mouth water, then I don’t know what will. Heng Chun Seng specialises in soup with stewed beef and they do it particularly well (yes, better than the other famous beef noodle restaurant Wattana Panich). The soup is extremely delicious and prepared with lots of morning glory, fried garlic and soft, tender chunks of beef, yummy! You can either order the fire pot with “normal” stewed beef or go for the daredevil version with organs included. Another great meal to eat in Bangkok! You can also order pork satay at Heng Chun Song, which only costs 50 THB per plate. More details about this insanely popular local restaurant can be found in our article about Heng Chun Seng Review. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Heng Chun Seng.
 

Stewed Beef Noodle and Hot Pot

Stewed Beef Noodle and Hot Pot at Heng Chun Seng (180 THB)
 

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11. Green Curry (60 THB) - Sanguansri Restaurant


Sanguansri Restaurant is the place to go in Bangkok for green curry. The incredibly rich dish is sweetened with coconut milk and flavoured with additional herbs, including green chillies to give the meal a good level of spice. On Thursday, they serve a special green curry, which is prepared with beef (100 THB). Other recommended food at Sanguansri Restaurant are Blanched Pork with Peanut Sauce and Morning Glory (60 THB) and Fried Fish with Chilli Paste (60 THB). Another must-try on any "what to eat in Bangkok list". For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Sanguansri Restaurant.
 

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Green Curry at Sanguansri Restaurant (60 THB)

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12. Fried Soft Crab with Garlic and Pepper (450 THB) - Lek Seafood


This famous local seafood restaurant, located right next to Chong Nonsi BTS, prepares lots of tasty Thai food but my favourite is this fried soft-shell crab with garlic and pepper. The chunks of meat are perfectly fried, crispy and flavourful. This place is really a local seafood gem and for that reason, we also listed this restaurant in our article about the best seafood in BangkokOther delicious Bangkok food at Lek Seafood is the Thai Shrimp Cake (180 THB) and the Stir-Fried Baby Clam in Chili Sauce (150 THB). For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Lek Seafood.
 

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Fried Soft Crab with Garlic and Pepper at Lek Seafood (450 THB)

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13. Pad Prik King (220 THB) - Kram


Pad Prik King isn’t very well known among tourists, but it’s one of my favourite Thai foods. Kram does this stir-fried Thai dish the best, offering crispy pork covered in a thick layer of chilli and red curry paste. Every bite you take will tingle your taste buds with herbal flavours and a slight spiciness. Other delicious Bangkok food at Kram are Deep-Fried Shrimp Cake (250 THB) and Pad Prik Kee Noo (220 THB). More general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Kram.
 

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Pad Prik King at Kram (220 THB)

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14. Crispy Pork (55 THB) - Kuayjup Mr. Jo 


This is Bangkok’s most famous moo grob, or “crispy pork belly”, said to be the crunchiest in town. Although we had a crispier version at Jae Oh, I still prefer the dish at Mr. Jo because the skin at Jae Oh is too thick for me. The small chunks of crispy pork belly are beautifully presented and come with sweet soy sauce. Dip every bite you take in the sweet sauce to enjoy this Bangkok food speciality to the fullest. Other delicious Bangkok food at Kuayjup Mr. Jo is Clear Chinese Soup with Chinese Pasta Squares, Crispy Pork and Pork Meat (60 THB). Kuay Mr. Jo is listed in our article about the best crispy pork in Bangkok, where you can find several other highly recommended restaurants that serve amazing crispy pork. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Kuay Mr. Jo.

 

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Crispy Pork at Kuayjup Mr. Jo (55 THB)
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15. Mango Sticky Rice (100 THB) - Kor Panich


Mango Sticky Rice is Thailand’s most popular dessert. The combination of sweet, juicy mango, sticky rice, sweetened coconut milk and crispy mung beans is just mouth-wateringly good. Many travellers are familiar with this treat already but they don’t know where to get the best mango sticky rice in Bangkok. Kor Panich, which is located on Thanon Tanao near Khao San Road, is one of Bangkok’s oldest mango sticky rice vendors and its recipe originates from the royal kitchen. Don’t know what Thai dessert to eat in Bangkok? Then head to Kor Panich for the best mango sticky rice. 

Other delicious Bangkok food at Kor Panich: Sticky Rice with Thai Custard (50 THB). For more detailed information, check out our in-depth article about Kor Panich or our article about the best mango sticky rice in Bangkok. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Kor Panich.
 

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Mango Sticky Rice at Kor Panich (100 THB)
 

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16. Crispy Oyster Omelette (100 THB) - Nai Mong Hoi Thod


Nai Mong Hoi Thod is Bangkok’s most famous oyster omelette restaurant and for good reason. The greasy, battered omelette is topped with fried oysters and thick oyster sauce. Don’t forget to dip it in the complimentary sweet chilli sauce to enjoy this local dish to the max. Note that Nai Mong Hoi Thod has dual pricing, which means Thai people only pay 70 THB for their crispy oyster omelette, while tourists pay 150 THB. Other delicious Bangkok food at Nai Mong Hoi Thod: Crispy Mussel Topped with Oysters (150 THB). For more detailed information, check out our in-depth article about Nai Mong Hoi Thod or our article about the four best hoi tod in Bangkok

For more
 general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Nai Mong Hoi Thod. If you are planning to visit Chinatown in Bangkok, have a look at our article about the best food in Chinatown Bangkok. Here, we recommend at least twenty different dishes that are cheap and are perfect for your own food tour in this popular street food area in Bangkok.
 

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Crispy Oyster Omelette at Nai Mong Hoi Thod (100 THB)

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17. Lobster In Love Tom Yum (450 THB) - Pe Aor


Tom yum is a hot-and-sour Thai soup usually cooked with prawns. Pe Aor, which is a highly regarded tom yum restaurant, takes this Thai soup to the next level by combining it with all sorts of fresh seafood, including fresh lobster, jumbo prawns, squid and mussels. For around 1,200 THB (depending on the weight and market price), you get a huge bowl of lobster Tom Yum that is big enough to share with three people. A bit too expensive? For 60 THB, you’ll get Tom Yum prepared with fresh water prawns and for 80 THB, you’ll enjoy prawns, mussels and boiled egg. In our own experience, the Lobster In Love, which costs 450 THB, is the perfect value for money option. You can easily share it with two and is served with lobster and large mussels. For more detailed information, check out our in-depth article about Pe Aor.

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ther delicious Bangkok food at Pe Aor is the Fried Noodles with Tom Yum Seafood (150 THB). If you can't get enough of Tom Yum soups, check out our
ultimate list of the Best Tom Yum Soups in Bangkok. In that article, we explain to you the differences between tom yum soups as well. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Pe Aor
 

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Lobster Tom Yum at Pe Aor (450 THB)

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18. Braised Pork Leg (60 - 280 THB) - Charoen Saeng Silom


Even though this Bangkok food doesn’t look that appealing, it should be high on any what to eat in Bangkok list. The soft, silky skin covers tender meat bathed in a sweet, aromatic Chinese gravy. The best khao kha moo in Bangkok comes in three different sizes: small (60 THB), medium (140 THB) and large (280 THB). On top of that, it’s also served with pork trotter (60 THB). Take a scoop of pork and rice and add some additional vinegar-garlic-chilli salsa to complete this local feast. Charoen Saeng Silom is located in a street where you can find several amazing local restaurants that are not popular among tourists (yet). You can find these restaurants in our article about the best restaurants near Lebua Sky Bar. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Charoen Saeng Silom
 

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Braised Pork Leg at Charoen Saeng Silom (60 – 280 THB)
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19. Khao Moo Grob Goon Chiang (60 THB) - Nakhon Sanook


Yes, we know Si Morakot is highly regarded for preparing the best Khao Moo Grob in Bangkok. However, I like it even better at Nakhon Sanook. Why? The barbecue sauce is what makes or breaks your plate of Khao Moo Grob, and Nakhon Sanook has the best one I’ve ever tasted. The homemade Chinese Siu Haau is just too good to be true and beats Si Morakot. The Moo Grob also comes with larger, crispier nuggets than Si Morakot. So, if you want to eat Khao Moo Grob in Bangkok, go for Nakhon Sanook. For more information, check out our in-depth article about Nakhon Sanook. For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Nakhon Sanook
 

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Khao Moo Grob Goon Chiang at Nakhon Sanook (60 THB)

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20. All-You-Can-Eat BBQ (269 THB) - Best Beef Sukhumvit


Thai people absolutely LOVE to barbecue and my favourite local place for this in Bangkok is Best Beef. Although Thai barbecue is usually cooked “Mookata” style, Best Beef is different because you can fry your meat, seafood and veggies in a pan, or lay them on the grill. For 50 THB extra, you can also get a hot pot with a tasty soup. The meat is good enough, about what you’d expect from a 269 THB all-you-can-eat barbecue. However, you don’t go to a Thai barbecue for the premium ingredients, you go for the fun experience and to socialize with friends. Best Beef also has a 439 THB option which includes unlimited barbecue and beer, a fun Bangkok food experience you shouldn’t miss. For more detailed information, check out our in-depth article about the complete review of Best Beef at On Nut or check out the best all-you-can-eat restaurants in Bangkok for under 300 THB.

For more
 general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Best Beef On Nut.

Note: there is a second branch located near
the hugely popular Srinakarin Train Market.
 

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All-You-Can-Eat BBQ at Best Beef (269 THB)
 

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21. Special Spicy Pork (120 THB) - Nai Sow


This spicy pork is the signature dish at Nai Sow and is very popular among spicy food lovers. I’ve never seen this dish anywhere else. The grilled fatty pork is topped with a homemade spicy sauce and you can also order it with grilled beef, although we enjoy the pork the most. Other delicious Bangkok food options at Nai Sow are Five Fried (150 THB), Fried Oysters (120 THB) and Fried Sea Bass with Spicy Curry Paste (120 THB). For more general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Nai Sow.
 

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Special Spicy Pork at Nai Sow (120 THB)
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22. Baked Goose Feed (350 THB) - Chua Kim Heng 


When travellers think of what to eat in Bangkok, goose feat isn’t something that automatically springs to mind. I have to be honest, the first time I ate this I was quite hesitant as well. However, since trying it, baked goose feet really get my mouth watering. Chua Kim Heng is a famous goose restaurant in Bangkok and the place to go if you want to try this exotic Bangkok food. The skin is incredibly soft and prepared with a tasty marinade of garlic, ginger and pepper. The baked feet are topped with thick egg noodles. Other delicious Bangkok food at options at Chua Kim Heng are Goose Stewed (190 THB) and Mixed Rice Congee (Fish, Shrimp, Squid + Oyster) (400 THB). More general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Chua Kim Heng.
 

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 Baked Goose Feet at Chua Kim Heng (350 THB)

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23. Grilled Duck (100 THB) - Prachak Pet Yang


Prachak Pet Yang is famous for making Bangkok’s best grilled duck and it’s been doing so since 1909. The duck is covered in light crispy skin and is served with a delicious sweet sauce. Dip every chunk of succulent duck meat and completely soak it in the tangy sauce. Another delicious Bangkok food option at Prachak Pet Yang is the Egg Noodle And Shrimp Wonton with Mix Meat (120 THB). More general information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Prachak Pet Yang.
 

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Grilled Duck at Prachak Pet Yang (100 THB)
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24. Tub Tim Grob (40 THB) - Tub-Tim-Grob-Desserts


Mango sticky rice and tub tim grob are Thailand’s most popular desserts. Although mango sticky rice is most famous among travellers, tub tim grob is lesser-known. The sweet dessert is made with crispy water chestnuts, coconut meat, coconut milk and shaved ice. Tup-Tim-Grob Desserts specialises in this local sweet and does it particularly well. For more Thai desserts and deliciousness, check out our article about the best, yet affordable Thai desserts in Bangkok. If you are planning to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market, make sure to read our article about the best food at Chatuchak Weekend Market, as this famous tub tim grob shop is located there and you can easily combine other amazing food shops during your visit. For more information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Tub-Tim-Grob Desserts.
 

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Tub Tim Grob at Tup-Tim-Grob Desserts (40 THB)

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25. Spicy Minced Duck Larb (70 THB) - Larb Bpet Yasothon


Larb is an Isaan (a region in Thailand) and Lao meat salad. It can be a hit or miss to eat and often you’ll find the flavours to be a bit bland but not at Larb Bpet Yasothon! As the name suggests, “Larb Bpet” Yasothon specialises in duck larb and is my favourite place to go when I’m looking for a tasty larb. Larb Bpet Yasothon is located in Silom on the corner of Soi 9. Having such an amazing, local meal in the middle of the street is a great experience, especially as you won't find many tourists here. Make sure to check out their other recommended dishes too, namely their Roast Chicken (70 THB) and Sliced Grilled Pork Salad (70 THB). For more information about this street food "restaurant", such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Larb Bpet Yasothon.
 

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Spicy Minced Duck Larb at Larb Bpet Yasothon (70 THB)
 

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26. Khao Soi Chicken (50 THB) - Daradalay


Although khao soi is actually a famous curry with its origins in the North of Thailand, Bangkok does have a few good khao soi restaurants as well that serves amazing Khao Soi. Daradalay is our favourite khao soi restaurant in Bangkok. One of the main reasons is that all ingredients here are homegrown at their farm in Chiang Mai. The highly flavoured, rich khao soi comes in a large portions. Daradalay is not located in a touristy area, meaning that if you'd like to try this amazing curry, you have to traveller for it a bit. Daradalay is obviously listed in our article about the best khao soi in Bangkok, which also shows are a handful of restaurants located in the city centre. If you are planning to visit Chiang Mai, check out our article about the best Khao Soi in Chiang Mai. 

Another tasty
 Bangkok food at Daradalay is the Ka-Nhom Chine Nam Ngeow (50 THB). For more information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out 
the TopTravelFoods review page of Daradalay.
 

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Khao Soi Chicken at Daradalay (50 THB)

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27. Cheng Teung Mhee (40 THB) - Aaii Waan Yen


This traditional Thai-Chinese dessert is my favourite treat at Aaii Waan Yen, a popular place in Chinatown Bangkok. The dessert shop is full most of the day with customers enjoying one of their sweet treats. Cheng Teung Mhee is one of the top choices, a combination of egg noodles, kidney beans, lotus seeds, ginkgo and dried jujube. You can choose to mix it with either sweet coconut milk or longan juice. If you are looking for a traditional Thai dessert to eat in Bangkok, then Cheng Teung Mhee at Aaii Waan Yen is a great option. Other delicious Bangkok food at Aaii Waan Yen: Cheng Teung Nomsod (40 THB). For more information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Aaii Waan Yen.
 

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Cheng Teung Mhee at Aaii Waan Yen (40 THB)

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28. Rice Soup with Fish or Oyster (300 THB) - Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla


The signature soup at this renowned local restaurant is actually rice soup with fish, however, I like the version with lots of oysters just as much. The broths are deliciously savoury and you can add extra flavour with the complimentary fermented soy sauce. Do you love soup and seafood? Then check out this favourite local place to eat in Bangkok. Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla is located in Chinatown, an area that is full of street food, local gems and impressive restaurants. We understand that dishes like an oyster soup can be a bit too adventurous. Don't worry, in our article about the best food at Chinatown Bangkok, you'll see that there is so much more accessible food for foreigners as well, such as typical noodles, shrimp dumplings, Chinese doughnuts and simply toasted buns with chocolate sauce. But if you do want to visit this local restaurant, you can find more information, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, on the TopTravelFoods review page of Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla.
 

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Rice Soup with Fish or Oysters at Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla (300 THB)
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29. Pork in Shrimp Paste (180 THB) - Baan Ice Restaurant


This is my favourite dish at Baan Ice, a medium-budget-range restaurant with several branches that specialises in Southern Thai food. The pork is covered in salty-sweet shrimp paste and has an unusual flavour. I’m not sure if everyone will like the taste of shrimp paste, but I sure as hell do. Other delicious Southern Thai food at Baan Ice are the Stir-Fried Crispy Pork with Red Curry Paste (220 THB) and the Beef Green Curry with Bird’s Eye Chillies (350 THB). For more information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Baan Ice Restaurant.
 

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Pork in Shrimp Paste at Baan Ice Restaurant (180 THB)
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30. Pan-Fried Crispy Cat Fish in Thai Red Curry (145 THB) - Pong Lee Restaurant


This crispy catfish, stir-fried with red curry and basil leaves, is a satisfying Thai meal. The chunks of catfish are fried until crispy and the additional red curry, basil leaves and other ingredients will make your taste buds tingle. Pong Lee Restaurant is a popular restaurant at Victory Monument that is in business for decades and is specialized in Thai and Cantonese food. Other delicious Bangkok food at Pong Lee Restaurant are the Pan Fried Chicken, Shrimp, and Mixed Fruits and Cashew Nuts (160 THB) and the Pong Lee Crispy Spiced Duck (255 THB). For more information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Pong Lee Restaurant.
 

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Pan-Fried Crispy Cat Fish in Thai Red Curry with Sweet Basil at Pong Lee Restaurant (145 THB)

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31. Red Tofu Spicy Soup with Seafood (200 THB) - Tee's Yen-Ta-Fo


Tee’s Yen-Ta-Fo is a well-known local street food restaurant that specialises in this spicy pink yen ta fo soup and it’s the best version you can get in Bangkok and obviously listed in our best noodle soups in Bangkok. The soup gets its distinctive pink colour due to the use of fermented soybean paste. Be aware, that this street food restaurant makes their soups very spicy, so ask for less spice if you’re new to Thai food. Tee's Yen-Ta-Fo is also listed in our article about the best restaurants near Khao San Road, which is useful for many young tourists as that's the area young tourists often stay in Bangkok. 

Tee’s Yen-Ta-Fo has two locations, a street food stall on Maha Chai Road and a recently-opened restaurant on Siri Phong Road. The pictures I took are from the new branch, so when you order at their Bangkok street food location, the soups might not look as neat, but definitely taste the same. Other delicious Bangkok food at Tee’s Yen-Ta-Fo is the Hot and Sour Noodle Soup (60 THB) and the Red Tofu Chilli Noodle Soup with Fried Pork (60 THB). For more information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Tee's Yen-Ta-Fo.
 

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Red Tofu Spicy Soup with Seafoods at Tee’s Yen-Ta-Fo (200 THB)
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32. Spicy Papaya Salad with Deep-Fried Minced Catfish (95 THB) - Somtum Der


Ask any Thai person what their favourite food is and 9 out of 10 will say “som tam”. I have many Thai friends who eat this Isaan salad every day. Som Tum Der is a famous som tam restaurant that serves 15 variations of the salad and this Bangkok food favourite also has branches in New York, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh and Chiang Mai. The som tam with deep-fried minced catfish is their speciality. Other delicious Bangkok food at Somtum Der are the Grilled Coconut Milk Marinated Pork Skewers (110 THB), the Deep-Fried Spicy Minced Pork (95 THB) and the House Special Grilled Marinated Pork (95 THB). For more information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Somtum Der.
 

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Spicy Papaya Salad with Deep Fried Minced Catfish at Somtum Der (95 THB)

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33. Stir-Fried Mantis Shrimp with Garlic & Pepper (360 THB) - Here Hai 


This small restaurant in Ekkemai is on a mission to serve Bangkok's best crab fried rice, which I believe they already achieved. But there is another dish that even blows you more away, namely the stir-fried mantis shrimp with garlic & pepper. All the dishes here are served with the finest seafood possible and you taste that immediately. The mantis shrimps are cooked to perfection and the pepper and garlic make the dish even more savoury. As mentioned, the crab fried rice is also highly recommended and even comes in a family-sized version that is enough for at least five people. Here Hai makes next-level versions of typical Thai seafood dishes and for that reason, we highly recommend you to visit this amazing place. For more information about this restaurant, such as the opening times, location, other recommended dishes and reviews by other TopTravelFoods users, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Here Hai.
 

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Stir-Fried Mantis Shrimp with Garlic & Pepper (360 THB)
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Overview of the best food in Bangkok

 
Best Food in Bangkok Price Restaurant

Duck Pad Krapow
 

150 THB
 

55 Pochana
 

Roasted Prawns with Glass Noodles
 

290 THB
 

Somsak Pu Ob
 

Shrimp in Wasabi-Fish Sauce
 

200 THB
 

Soei Restaurant
 

Spicy Shrimp Salad
 

200 THB
 

Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu
 

Fried Soft-Shell Crab in Curry Powder
 

400 THB
 

Soei Restaurant
 

Boat Noodles with Sliced Fatty Beef Belly 
 

15 THB
 

Toy Kuay Teow Reua
 

Spicy Salmon Salad
 

250 THB
 

Jeh O Chula
 

Superb Pad Thai with Big Prawns
 

200 THB
 

Thip Samai
 

Penang Pork Curry
 

30 THB
 

Ran Nai Oo
 

Stewed Beef Noodle Hot Pot
 

180 THB
 

Heng Chun Seng
 

Green Curry
 

60 THB
 

Sanguansri Restaurant
 

Fried Soft Crab with Garlic and Pepper
 

450 THB
 

Lek Seafood
 

Pad Prik King
 

220 THB
 

Kram
 

Crispy Pork
 

55 THB
 

Kuay Mr. Jo
 

Mango Sticky Rice
 

100 THB
 

Kor Panich
 

Crispy Oyster Omelette
 

100 THB
 

Nai Mong Hoi Thod
 

Lobster In Love
 

450 THB
 

Pe Aor
 

Braised Pork Leg
 

60 THB + 
 

Charoen Saeng Silom
 

Khao Moo Grob Goon Chiang
 

60 THB
 

Nakhon Sanook
 

All-You-Can-Eat BBQ
 

269 THB
 

Best Beef On Nut
 

Special Spicy Pork
 

120 THB
 

Nai Sow
 

Baked Goose Feet
 

350 THB
 

Chua Kim Heng
 

Grilled Duck
 

100 THB
 

Prachak Pet Yang
 

Tub Tim Grob (Dessert)
 

40 THB
 

Tub-Tim-Grob Desserts
 

Spicy Minced Duck Larb
 

70 THB
 

Larb Bpet Yasothon
 

Khao Soi Chicken
 

50 THB
 

Daradalay
 

Cheng Teung Mhee
 

40 THB
 

Aaii Waan Yen
 

Rice Soup with Fish or Oysters
 

300 THB
 

Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla
 

Pork in Shrimp Paste
 

180 THB
 

Baan Ice Restaurant
 

Pan-Fried Crispy Cat Fish in Red Curry
 

145 THB
 

Pong Lee Restaurant
 

Red Tofu Spicy Soup with Seafood
 

200 THB
 

Tee's Yen-Ta-Fo
 

Spicy Papaya Salad with Fried Catfish
 

95 THB
 

Somtum Der
 

Stir-Fried Mantis Shrimp with Garlic
 

360 THB
 

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