In Thailand, locals eat cheap, taste bud tickling street food every day, sweet, spicy, salty and sour; stir-fried, deep-fried and grilled. Flavors for every mood and palate, aroma drenched smoke drifting off sizzling woks and glowing grills.
Hawkers sell from makeshift stalls, carts and baskets, in streets, markets and temple fairs. Some already prepared dishes, others cooked to order, all seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices.
Here’s some of my favorite Thai street food photos to make your mouth water!
Selling meat and fish balls on sticks.
Chicken, pork and fish balls, sausages and prawns on sticks.
Assortment of grilled meats and fish on sticks.
Night market stall. Rice and noodle dishes made to order.
Fried rice, fried noodles, spring rolls and corn.
Cart with medley of sausages and fries.
Deep fried chicken, giant grilled ribs and iced drinks.
Fried array of bugs.
Fried bugs sold in tubs drizzled in soy sauce.
More crispy fried bugs.
Vendors selling eggs cooked on portable charcoal grill, dried squid on sticks, peanuts and fruit.
Selling plastic cups filled with strawberries drenched in sugar.
Yellow khao mok gai (a muslim dish with chicken) and meat balls.
Tort man pla (fish cakes) and kai nok ka ta (quail eggs).
Deep fried chicken and sticky rice (khao neeow).
Deep fried potato twists on sticks.
Deep-fried and grilled chicken.
Squid on sticks served with chili sauce.
Grilled prawns and squid on sticks.
More squid and meat on sticks.
Fried meats, sticky rice and pork cake.
Meats and fish on sticks.