Daily Archives: March 6, 2005

Top 10 Thai Street Food

For the last week or so I have been trying to think of my Top 10 for Thai street food. One of the good things about living in Thailand is the easy availability of some of the best food in the world. But this leads to my difficulty of being able to list a top 10. So, what I will do over the next few weeks is produce a “nomination” list first.

The criteria for the first list is food served on the street just around the corner from where I live! I have only included meals, so none of my favourite snacks and no desserts yet. You also won’t see any ready cooked food so no curries on the list. All of these will come later.

Here is the list in no particular order:

1. som tam – a spicy salad with shredded papaya
2. khao mun gai tod – fried chicken served on rice cooked in chicken broth
3. rat naa – noodles and pork in a thick gravey
4. ba mee nam – egg noodle soup with wonton
5. pad thai – fried noodles with dried shrimp and tofu
6. jok – a thick rice soup excellent for breakfast
7. pad see iew – pan-fried noodles
8. khao pad – fried rice
9. moo pad krapow – pork fried in basil
10. khao moo daeng – red pork with rice

Well, that is the first attempt. Just reading through it is making me hungry! I will be posting more nominations soon. I will also be going through the list one by one with pictures of the foodstalls and finished product. I will be attempting to cook some of them so I will also be giving you some recipes.

Lots of food pictures to come over the following weeks!

The getting to know you post.

Hello. After a few days of writing nothing, I have decided to write something. My mother is from Pattaya; so that would make myself (and my sisters) part Thai. My interest in said country became renewed when I was informed we would be moving there possibly before the end of this year. I know a few words and phrases of Thai but I cannot read or write. I visited Thailand for the first time in 1998 and was amazed at how gorgeous the country is and the differing temperaments of Thai people and people of my birth country. I have always felt as though Thailand was my birth country.

Win Thai Music CD – Best of 2004

This is the first of our weekly competitions to win a Thai Music CD full of the best songs from the year 2004! We will be giving away a CD each week now. All you have to do is answer the following question:

Question 01: When you give food to the monks by the side of the road who should be barefoot?

You will find the answer in one of the Thai Blogs posted within the last month.

Send your answer to: competition@thai-blogs.com

The deadline is the evening of Saturday 12th March 2005. The winner will be announced that same evening. You can only enter the competition once. However, if you don’t win, you can enter the new competition next Sunday.

The competition is sponsored by our sister site at www.top10thaimusic.com.