Top 10 Food to Try in Bangkok, Thailand

Heading to Bangkok soon? Then this is the right post for you!

Here is a list of 10 food that are worth trying when you are in Bangkok so don’t close this tab just yet 🙂


1. Kaya Toast, On Lok Yun

Missing the warm and fluffy white bread from On Lok Yun!

If you plan to visit On Lok Yun, do try their Kaya as it’s slightly different from the one in SG & Bread with sugar and butter (that’s actually my favourite!!)

For full review, please click here

Note: although Google says that On Lok Yun is permanently closed, it actually still opens so you can still visit it when you are in BKK 🙂


2. Mango Salad, Platinum Mall

A friend of mine insisted that we MUST try the mango salad at Platinum Mall.

And I totally understand why she insisted. That was the best mango salad that I’ve ever tried (although I hardly order mango salad xD but it’s really good!!)



3. Grilled Squid, Sukhumvit Soi 38

When you first enter Soi 38 from Sukhumvit Road, on your right you will see this vendor selling grilled seafood (and all kinds of other skewered meats!). Do yourself a favour and get a grilled squid. The small one costs THB 60 (~SGD 2.5) per skewer. The squid I had was so succulent, and the sauce complemented it so well! It was a blend of sweet and sour and spicy, with a tinge of freshness that really brought the flavours out. SO GOOD.



4. Tom Yam, Sukhumvit Soi 38

The tom yam soup I had from this small vendor at Sukhumvit Soi 38 was REALLY good. It had a fresh sour tinge coupled with just the right level of spicy, and a generous serving of seafood. It’s located right at the end of a small alley leading off to the right at the entrance of Soi 38. In fact, the grilled squid vendor I mentioned earlier stands right at the mouth of the alley. Some local friends have told me it’s famous for the pad thai, but I tried it and it was nothing remarkable. Make sure you get the tom yam soup!! 😀



5. Mango Sticky Rice, Sukhumvit Soi 38

This one is a no brainer. Personally, I think mango sticky rice sort of tastes the same everywhere, but for some reason, this vendor at Sukhumvit Soi 38 has become quite popular recently. It’s just beside the tom yam vendor, inside the small alley. A medium serving, which gets you two mangoes, costs THB 80 (~SGD 3.3).


Grilled Prawns! It's super GOOD <3
Grilled Prawns! It’s super GOOD <3

6. Grilled Prawns, T&K Seafood

Big, fat prawns (really fresh) with slightly burnt tips ~ Yum!!

Definitely a place that should not be missed by any seafood lover!!

For full review, click here



7. Pad Thai Thip Samai

Pad Thai Thip Samai allegedly serves the best rendition of the noodle dish in Bangkok. I went on a weekday at around 8pm and the queue was INSANE. It moved quite quickly though, and indeed the pad thai was very good. Honestly, at first I thought it was nothing too fantastic to warrant such queues. But then I had pad thais elsewhere and realised that Pad Thai Thip Samai truly serves one of the better pad thais around. When you are there, make sure to try their pulpy orange juice too, undoubtedly the best I’ve ever had. So fresh and you can really taste the oranges!



8. Banoffee, Greyhound

One of the best desserts I’ve had, hands down. For a more detailed review, click here.



9. Brunch Items, Roast

Roast is arguably one of the most popular cafes in Bangkok. Brunch items here, especially the eggs benedict and the croque monsieur, come in very generous portions and are very delicious. If you can only try one item, I’d recommend you to go for the croque monsieur. It was by far the best rendition of the dish I’ve ever had.

10. Waffles at Yingdeaw Homemade

I’m not a big fan of waffles but the one I had at Yingdeaw Homemade was so good! Just enough crunch on the outside and so much fluffiness on the inside… definitely try it when you are in the Siam area.

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    1. Really? Time to explore more Thai food and do let us know which stalls we need to TRY when we visit BKK 😀

  1. I searched from Google found that On Lok Yun is permanently closed now! Is this true? I thought of going to pay my first visit in this December 🙁

      1. Hey Catherine,

        Are you referring to On Lok Yun? It is still open! I know Google mentioned it’s permanently closed (not sure why) but they are still open!! So you can try their toast. Have fun in BKK! 🙂