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10 Most Popular THAI SNACKS You Should Try

10.Nang kai thot

Nang kai thot is a savory Thai snack consisting of deep-fried chicken skin. Chicken skin is first cooked in boiling water, then drained and seasoned with salt and pepper or dredged in seasoned flour before it is immersed in hot oil to fry until nicely colored and crispy.

The skin portion of the chicken breasts is regarded as the most suitable for this dish, but any part of the skin can be used. There are no standard seasonings for this snack as each street food vendor uses their own unique seasoning mix, but other than the usual salt and pepper, cilantro powder, garlic powder, chicken flavoring powder, and soy sauce are used most often.

9.Mamuang nam pla wan

Mamuang nam pla wan is a traditional Thai dish. It consists of unripe green mangos and a sticky, sweet, and savory dipping sauce called nam pla wan. The dipping sauce is made with a combination of fish sauce, palm sugar, shallots, chili peppers, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp.

The dip can be bought in most stores and markets in Bangkok. Although this version is served with unripe mango slices, there are also versions with similar fruit such as strawberries and sour green apples. The snack is especially popular in the summer, when it can be bought at numerous street stands.

8.Roti sai mai

Roti sai mai is a sweet Thai snack consisting of a pandan-flavored pancake (roti) that is filled with cotton candy. The pan-fried pancake is similar to a crêpe, and it has a distinctive green color attained from the addition of pandan. The dish is believed to have originated in Ayutthaya, primarily among the Muslim community.

It is usually sold by vendors who prepare it on street stalls.

7.Thot man kung

A classic Thai dish called thot man kung typically consists of shrimp or prawn mixture, shaped into small, round flat cakes or balls, which are then rolled in panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried until golden and crispy. Other variations of this dish call for different types of seafood, fish, or meat instead of shrimp.

With a crunchy texture and a tender bite, these delicious shrimp cakes are usually served as appetizers, paired with a spicy, sweet-and-sour dipping sauce and fresh cucumber and tomato slices on the side.

6.Tod man pla

Thai fish cakes usually consist of flaked fish, red curry paste, kaffir lime leaves, eggs, thinly sliced green beans, and optionally other additions such as galangal or lemongrass. Traditionally, the dish is made with fresh clown featherback (pla grai) fish.

The cakes are best enjoyed freshly fried and served with cucumber relish, sriracha, or chili sauce. In Thailand, they are usually consumed as an appetizer or a quick and convenient street food, but they can also make a filling main course when served with rice on the side.

5.Crispy Thai Pork Rinds(Khaep mu)

Fried pork rinds are a popular Thai snack that is prepared with cured or dried pork skin. Some fat is usually left on the skin, and the curing process helps the rind attain its typical puffed and crispy texture. Khaep mu is enjoyed as a snack when it is usually accompanied by chili-based nam phrik sauces.

It can also be served as a side dish, and when crumbled, it is often added to various dishes as an ingredient or a garnish. This filling snack is traditionally associated with northern Thailand, and it is commonly sold by street vendors.

4.Kluai thot

Kluai thot, or deep-fried bananas, is a sweet street food item commonly found throughout Thailand. This Thai treat is traditionally prepared with peeled and sliced burro bananas, known locally as kluay nam wa, which are entirely immersed in a thin rice flour mixture, and then fried in hot oil until they form a crispy crust.

The batter mixture usually consists of rice flour, all-purpose flour, sesame seeds, baking powder or traditionally slaked lime, baking soda, sugar, salt, ripe coconut shreds, and water. Sweet and crunchy, fried bananas are typically sold in bags and enjoyed while they are still warm, usually as a snack, a dessert, or an appetizer.

3.Luk chin ping

This Thai snack consists of grilled or deep-fried meatballs made with a mixture of ground meat (usually beef or pork) combined with herbs and seasonings. The dish is served on a bamboo skewer, typically accompanied by a sweet-and-spicy dipping sauce.

Luk chin ping is sold by many street vendors in Thailand and it is beloved by children and adults alike.

2.Sai krok Isan

Sai krok Isan is a fermented sausage from the Isan region. It is made with a mixture of ground pork meat and fat, combined with garlic, sticky rice, salt, and pepper in a natural encasing. The sausage is then allowed to dry and ferment for several hours or sometimes even for up to 2-3 days in a blazing hot sun, a method that provides this sausage with its unique sourness.

Salty with a hint of sourness, these flavorful sausages are usually grilled or fried and served alongside raw chilis, fresh ginger slices, garlic, and fresh vegetables. Thais consume them for breakfast or buy them from local street carts as delicious snacks that are grilled on a stick and consumed on the go.

1.khanom khrok

This small-sized Thai dessert, which is often referred to as a pancake, pudding, or a cake, is created with a batter that combines rice flour and coconut milk. The dessert is baked in large iron pans that have small, round indentations, and it is typically prepared in two stages—with a batter that is used as a crispy bottom layer, and a creamy, lightly sweetened coconut milk filling.

Typical additions to the custard-like filling include sliced scallions, taro, corn, or pumpkin. Khanom khrok is a staple street food in Thailand, typically enjoyed as a quick and filling snack that balances sweet and savory flavors extremely well.


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