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Revealing best kept secrets that a Google and Baidu search won't provide. The adventure series of 'My Hometown' continues!
我是Zara，We Are Social上海公司的实习生。我将带你浏览一下我家乡的街头小吃。
What first comes to mind when you hear somebody say 'Bangkok'? The mention of the City of Angels might stir a lot of different thoughts in different people. But if you ask a local like me, the thing I would think of the most, after my family and friends, is street food! Yes that's right. Bangkok's world-famous, scrumptious, and affordable street food!
I am Zara, an intern at We Are Social Shanghai and I'm going to take you on a tour of my hometown's street food.
Locals enjoying 'Kao-Kaeng' from one of the most famous street food vendor in Yaowarat credit: bangkoknightlife.com
You can probably find street food stalls anywhere in the city, but not all areas are created equal. The best areas are Yaowarat (China town), Chareon Krung, KhaoSan road, and Victory Monument. If you chance upon one, don't hesitate to give it a try!
Most of you who have visited Bangkok must have remembered the muggy hot and humid weather that comprises the tropical climate of the country almost all year long. So starting your street food tour in the evening is recommended, as the majority of these street vendors sell their signature dish late into the night. So grab some cash (you won't be needing a lot!), put on your best ventilated outfit, and go find these heavenly street food snacks that I have hand picked for you.
1. 木炭烤肉（Moo Ping），可能是曼谷最容易找到的街头小吃。不仅因为本地人和游客都喜欢，还因为即使你在街头的一端，也能轻易发现另一端烧烤浓厚的烟雾。猪肉、香菜根、大蒜、白胡椒、牛奶一起腌上一晚，再放在竹笋上，用碳加热至表层焦黄，里面充满芳香汁，与名为“Jaew”的干辣椒酱一起食用，再配上一小袋蒸的糯米饭，超级赞！基本上，你可以在曼谷的任何一个角落找到它。
- Charcoal grilled pork on skewers (Moo Ping). This is probably the easiest street food to find in Bangkok. Not only because the popularity among locals and visitors alike, but also because of the heavy smoke from the grilling that can be easily spotted from across the street. The pork is well marinated with Cilantro root, garlic, white pepper, and milk over night, before putting on a bamboo skewer and grilled over hot charcoal until the outside is slightly charred, trapping all the aromatic juice inside. Moo Ping is always served with dried chili dipping sauce called 'Jaew' and a small bag of steamed sticky rice. This street food is always my favorite as it is literally finger licking good, and it basically can be found anywhere in the city.
2. Papaya Salad (Somtum). This savory dish can be found on the side of the street as well as in a proper sit-down Thai restaurant. But as a lot of locals put it, it is not authentic without all the street side ambience. Somtum comprises of fresh, uncooked ingredients namely shredded unripe papaya, Thai lime, chili, salty, savory fish sauce, dried shrimp and palm sugar. All of the ingredients are added to a 'Krok' which is a traditional pounder. The pounding needs to be just right so that the juices of each ingredient mix together without completely changing the texture of the creation. Somtum represents Thai northeastern food and is sour, spicy, sweet, and salty all pounded into one. A variety of ingredients such as salted eggs, freshwater crabs, and rice noodle, can be added to the dish to create variations that better meet the taste of the local people in different regions.
3. Stir fried noodle with chicken (Kua Gai). Kua Gai is a rice noodle meal that is simple, but at the same time, unique. The noodle is stir-fried in a wok on high heat with pepper, squid, chicken breast, eggs and other condiments. These are constantly tossed and stirred until the noodles glisten. The dish is always served with Sriracha sauce. This stir-fried rice noodle is soft yet chewy, with an almost burning aroma that might turn the stomach of a passerby. Kua Gai can be found almost anywhere, but you can queue up to an hour for the popular ones near China town.
4.椰子冰激凌（I-tim Kati）。在炎热的午后，没有什么比来一杯冰爽的椰子冰激凌更惬意的事情了。I-tim Kati的口感处于冰激凌和冰糕之间，香甜清淡，一杯之后你绝对停不下来。传统的吃法是在椰子冰激凌上放一小片圆面包，再加上一小勺花生，然后将它盛在一个塑料杯里再加上一点固体牛奶，又或者将它和椰子果肉一同放在半个椰子壳中，都随你。
4. Coconut Ice Cream (I-tim Kati). Nothing can compare to having a cup of cool aromatic coconut ice cream after lunch on a hot afternoon. I-tim Kati is more like a hybrid between ice cream and sorbet. It tastes even lighter with its own unique sweetness that is hard to stop with just one cup. The coconut ice cream is normally put on a small piece of bread with a sprinkle of peanuts. The traditional serving is in a plastic cup topped with condensed milk, or more stylishly in half a coconut shell to be enjoyed with the coconut meat.
如果你想找到更多泰国食物的相关信息，欢迎来We Are Social虹口办公室！无论是商务洽谈，还是与我们的“当地人”Zara进行一场泰国食物和旅游的交流咨询，我们都欢迎你！
Note that these examples are just a small part of the copious varieties of Thai street food. What you can do to really explore Bangkok food is simply to dive into one of the night markets and try as much food as you can! More information about Bangkok food can always be found in the We Are Social Shanghai office. Visit us to discuss a possible business project now and enjoy a 15-minute free consultation with Zara on Thai food and travel in general.