When you’re in Thailand, you know that there will be much to expect, especially in the food world. Famous around the world, Thai delicacies have found a special place in the hearts of many people. From the world-famous Pad Thai to the extremely fantastic tasting Tom Yum soup, there is just so much to spoil your tongues and stomach with here. Although Thai snacks might not be as popular as fully-fledged dishes, they still taste just as amazing.
If you’re traveling around Thailand, here are four snacks you should try if you haven’t already:
1. Nang Kai Tod
Directly translated as “chicken skin fried,” this popular Thai snack is tasty, and is a big treat for those who love to indulge in crispy chicken skin.
The process of making these wonderful snacks begin by boiling chicken skin. After it is cooked through and dried thoroughly, it is seasoned and covered with flour before frying until crispy.
While the seasoning mainly consists of salt and pepper, it is entirely up to the vendor, meaning that for each new stall you buy this from, it is going to be a different experience altogether. However, you can always rely on the fact that the skin is super crispy and incredibly satisfying.
2. Tod Man Pla
Tod Man Pla, known as Thai fish cakes, are made of fish, curry paste, lime leaves, eggs, and thinly sliced green beans. Depending on the vendor you buy from, you might find other added ingredients such as lemongrass as well.
When you purchase these amazing snacks, you’ll find them paired with fresh cucumbers and drenched with a sauce of your choice. You might also find them in restaurants as an appetizer or even a main course. They’re versatile and are perfect for any occasion. After all, who can hate on fried fish patties that taste amazing?
3. Tod Man Khao Pod
This Thai snack is comprised of pork or shrimp, rice flour, eggs, and the all-important corn, which gives it the name Tod Man Khao Pod. If you don’t know, Khao Pod actually means corn.
These fried snacks are usually combined with other ingredients, such as soy sauce, curry paste, lime leaves, and long beans, all depending on the stalls that sell them from. If you’re a vegetarian, know that there are versions of this wonderful snack that removes the meat and replaces it with tofu instead.
That said, whether you purchase the meat or the non-meat version of this snack, it’ll taste just as amazing! Served along with fresh cucumber and a dipping sauce, it makes the perfect on-the-go snack.
4. Roti Sai Mai
If you’re hungry for a pancake-like snack, keep an eye out for Roti Sai Mai. This pandan-flavored snack might be just what you’ve been looking for!
Like a crepe, this snack is green thanks to the pandan it is infused with. To eat this snack, take a slice of it and fill it up with cotton candy, which is generally sold along with it. Roti Sai Mai is the perfect dessert to your meal, and on-the-go sugar fixes if you so need it.
From main courses to snacks, you’ll find plenty to love about the Thai delicacy, so much so that you’ll stay awake at night craving for more of them! Other than the snacks we’ve listed here, there is just so much more you can find when you explore the stalls of Thailand, all of which promise to offer your delectable food variations.
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