Top 8 Chiang Mai Street Snacks
When you walk in the Chiang Mai Street and then feel a little bit tired, sit down and enjoy some Thailand authentic snacks with friends. Enjoying the tasty snacks, you can watch the pedestrian comes and goes and experience the exotic atmosphere. Here are 8 selected Chiang Mai street snacks.
- Khao Soi-Chiang Mai Noodle
Khao Soi is one of the dishes of North Thai style. That’s curry noodle, with chicken or pork and scattering crisp fired noodle. With pork bone as primary soup, Khao Soi is added to some curry soup. Then, Ba Mee is put into Chiang Mai noodle, scattering golden and crisp noddle and minced green onion, so the flavor of Chiang Mai noodle is spicy with strong fragrance. In Chiang Mai, Khao Soi companies with egg, which is very delicious, which the flavor of egg noodle curry in Chiang Mai is different from north Thailand flavor.
- Jok & Khao Tom-Thailand porridge
Thailand porridge, like porridge in Guangdong province in China, is called Jok or Khao Tom. Rice can’t be seen in the Jok. In contast, Khao Tom, similiar to Chinese northern salty porridge, can see rice in it. Usually, fired noodle is scattered on thr porridge to add nice flavor.
- Nam Prik Num-green chili dip
Nam Prik Num (green chili dip) is a peculiar Chiang Mai green chili dip. Green chili dip is made of fired big and small green chili, garlic, red onion, and small green eggplant. Then, stewing all fired ingredients until all becomes tender. Seasoners, such as fish sauce, salt, lemon juice etc. are added into in, so the whole dish is full of spicy flavor, which you will be attracted by Nam Prik Num. Although green chili tastes very hot, it’s very yummy to accompany this green chili dip with fresh vegetable, small cucumber, and fired pig skin.
- Naem-ferment pork
Naem, namely a kind of ferment pork, can be eaten directly or by heated. Usually, this ferment pork is eaten with chili.
- Gaeng Hang Lay (Burmese-style Sweet Curry)
A yellow curry with a tamarind-based soup, pork chunks, shallots and shrimp paste. Its origins are in Burma, but the adapted northern Thai version uses less oil. The geographic origin of Gaeng Hang Lay Moo — in its Thai form — is the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, beloved by Thais for its laidback atmosphere, arty vibe and fiery food.
- Khan Toke
It’s said that Khan Toke dates from king’s royal palace banquet. Khan refers to bowel, and tok means short round table. Before enjoying this banquet, visitors should take off shoes, sitting cross-legged on the ground. The dinner of Khan Toke has 8 dishes, with main flavor of curry, sour and hot. The Khan Toke is a typical north Thai food.
- Sai Oua (Grilled Herb Sausage)
A fiery starter dish, sai oua is northern-style sausage made from ground pork, dried chilies, garlic, shallots and a range of pungent herbs and spices. It’s just as delicious, but more accessible to the home cook. Serve them with rice and veggies.
- Pla Rai Kang-De-boned fried fish
Pla Rai Kang, boneless fired fish, has complicated production process. Cook should take fish bone out carefully. Then, citronella, garlic, pepper and coriander root are put into fish belly, and put a ready fish into frying-pan.
Above snacks is one of the representative Thailand snacks. If you prefer to try light flavor, you can try the Thai porridge. In all, various flavor snacks will satisfy your taste bud.