Celine Chiam | Singapore Lifestyle, Beauty and Travel Blogger: tomyum soup

bangkokstreetfood62 My first trip to Thailand wasn’t to Bangkok, but to Phuket and some village near it for my overseas community service project. The second time to Thailand was then to Bangkok where I experienced insane shopping and enjoyed the best street food ever. That’s also where I got the information to blog about the 5 street food to eat in Bangkok.

The reason why I was back the third time (this august), is because I really really miss the food there. Not so much about the shopping (although it’s a huge bonus hehehe), but mainly for the food. This time, I was determined to find out more street food and do up a second post on it. 

For the first post, click here

My hotel (Budacco) and the previous hotel (Citin Pratunam) are both located around the Pratunam area, so I am pretty much familiar with this place. Back to what I was saying, there are many local street stalls around Pratunam area, but they are not just constrained to the pratunam street only. They appear everywhere in Thailand! 

So here we go! 

PS: Point 1, 2, 3 and 10 are my absolute favorites. 

1. Plain (Kosong) Prata 10baht


This. Prata man. Rocks. 

He’s obviously not a Thai.

 I see a lot of prata stall around the Pratunam street, but he makes the best prata here, and sells the cheapest too. My boyfriend patronized him every single night we were here because the prata is simply irresistable. We always start a small chat with the prata man and eventually found out that he has been living in Thailand for 15 years already. 

And guess what? He sells 4000-7000 pratas every night, from 7pm to 2am.

The plain prata (10 baht) is drizzled with condensed milk and sprinkled with sugar.

His plain prata is only 10baht. Other people sells 20baht, and not as nice as his. Not to mention this man is really friendly. Look how he smiles to my camera and always jokes with us. He has a very good skill with the prata making too. He does a lot of tricks while making, entertaining his customers while they wait patiently for his pratas. 

The best food must be sought after. His stall is along an alley where Citin Pratunam Hotel is, 

so all the best in finding him, and it should be only him!


88/19 Ratchaprarop Road, Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

2. Seafood TomYum 100-120baht


88/19 Ratchaprarop Road, Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

UPDATED: He has upgraded to a shop by itself! This proves that his soups are really impressively good. Check out his FB page here IMG 4316

This is another exact stall you shouldn’t miss. Also along the pratunam street outside Citin Pratunam Hotel, this man has been there for many years too. Look, he even set up a Facebook page for his stall. He sells him tom yum soup at an affordable price of 100-120 baht, depending on the ingredients you choose. 

Ranging from chicken, fish, squid and prawns, you can pick any combination and he will quote you the price.  You can either have the soup on the tables and chairs along the road side, or take away back to hotel. 

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The stall might look a little unhygienic, and that is exactly why street stalls are now prohibited in Singapore. But based on individual preferences, I am perfectly fine the street food as long as the stall owners wear a gloves while handling with the food. 

Ps: don’t expect 100% cleanliness when we talk about street food. 

3. BBQ Squid 20baht


This is my favourite street stall of all times. 

TIP: If you would like to have juicy squid, choose the squid body instead of the squid legs.


BBQ squid may taste a little dry because of the lost of moisture through the process of barbecuing it. However, it is the Thai sour and spicy sauce that complements all the food at the stall. Such sauce is really hard to find in Singapore, and I always come back for this. 

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This kind of stall can be commonly found in Bangkok streets.

4. Assorted meatballs and sausages 20-30baht 

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Honestly, I have no idea how to differentiate the many types of meat balls displayed, like the one in the photo above. Sausages itself can count up to 5 types, and let’s not even bother counting the number of meatball types. 


They can be purchased off the display or you can request the stall owner to re-fry the food for you. The latter was what I did and honestly, the food became much more oily but… I’m only here for a few days, heck it! 


5. Roasted Banana 20baht

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I’ve never seen such a way of preparing banana in Singapore. 

Singapore eateries commonly deep fry the bananas and we call them the fried fritters. As for roasting it, that sure is refreshing! I tried this version and it taste a little more roasted on the outside with more moisture on the inside. 


6. Fried Chicken (thigh/drumstick)


Bangkok street stall’s fried chicken parts are neither too dry nor coated with thick layers of fried batter. The meat are extremely juicy and tender, and can I emphasize how cheap they are?

PS: they are undoubtedly heaty, so make sure you drink lots of water!


7. Roasted Sticky Rice Cake (3 for 20baht)


I didn’t spot this when I was at Bangkok the first time. 

These petite round-shaped looking pancakes are actually made from sticky rice and then roasted on top of a charcoal fire pit. They are a little more than chewy, but too bland to my preference. 

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8. Waffle with Corn fillings (10 baht)


My first bite into the waffle was just plain and bland. But subsequently it revealed sweet corn fillings that is again not common in Singapore! I like the sweet corn taste with real corn bits. They only cost 10 baht each! 

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9. Mango Sticky Rice 


Mango stickyrice are quite common on the streets. Thailand is pride of their sweet and juicy mangos with coconut syrup drizzled over their sticky rice. A reasonable price range should be around 50-70 baht per serving. Some stalls sell the rice and mango separately, but you get more rice in return. 


Their mangos are so finger-licking sweet! 


10. PadThai

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The main difference between the street stall’s padthai and restaurant’s version of padthai is definitely the price! At a third of the restaurant price, I can safely vouch that the quality of street stall’s padthai (or phadthai) will not lose to that of a restaurant. Stir-fried with simple ingredients like dried shrimps, dried tofu, eggs, peanut bits and some chili flakes, they can be a really satisfying breakfast/lunch/dinner. That means, I just don’t get sick of it. 


11. Otah in a Bowl


Such stalls usually sell common home-cooked thai dishes. I’ve tried some of them because I was at my uni friend’s apartment (she went bangkok for uni exchange) for dinner. Thai home-cooked dishes are quite different to that of Singapore’s because they tend to be more on the spicy and sour side, which means they are so much more flavourful, probably inferring unhealthiness too. 


Back to the otah, which is usually a cake made of fish meat paste. Those found in Singapore are usually flat and slim, so the moment I saw this cup otah, I got really curious. 

Apart from being very spicy, I like how the coconut syrup served to simmer down the hotness, although the coconut syrup can be really fattening. This is good for dinner. 


12. Corn on the cob 20baht


I am a huge fan of corn, but I’ve never tried such sweet corn cob before.

I don’t really want to probe further as to whether they have soaked the corn in some high sugar content liquid or not, but the corn taste really extraordinarily sweet. Sweet and juicy, but definitely not to the extent too artificial. 


They will also ask if you would like to slice the corn out of the cob. And I gladly said yes because it saved me so much hassle!


13. Fried dough stick (you tiao) 3 for 10 baht

*found only in the morning*


I couldn’t resist trying this because they are so cheap. 3 small pieces for 10 baht, that’s probably less than half a Singapore dollar. Nothing much about the fried dough stick, but they are freshly fried when sold – crispy and airy!


14. Porridge

*found only in the morning*


The porridge stalls are only set up in the morning, and will be gone by 10am or so. 

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15. Quail Eggs


Like I’ve said, Thailand households seem to cook very rarely because I see many locals buying packets of side dishes from the street stalls. 

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Make sure you buy some drinks while enjoying the street food! The weather in Bangkok is scorching hot and it would be good to get some fruits or fruit juice to quench the thirst. 

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Street stalls outside Pantip Plaza, which is also know to be the IT center at Pratunam.

I hope this post has provided you enough information about the street food in Bangkok! 

I will also be doing up posts like Street food found in Chatuchak weekend market, tips to shop in Platinum Mall, tips to travel in Bangkok etc etc, so make sure you return back if you would want to read more on them! 🙂 

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And if you ask, what’s the most important thing to do so as to enjoy the street food in bangkok? 

Make sure you dress light!

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Make sure you dress light while traveling around bangkok. Afterall, you’re on a vacation! Relax.

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