hawker stalls

Road stall hideaway hawker food (2)

On our previous holidays in Pattaya we would book family-suite hotel rooms/apartments located at Jomtien Beach road, where you couldn’t get passed this hawker food place. Easy to drop in for a quick bite, lunch or dinner, just great dishes with lots of taste on top of that these hawker stalls fit in any budget. Always jam-packed with tourists and locals, can’t go wrong with the stir-fried food in here, the dishes are prepared in woks literally dancing on fiery flames. Make no mistake, we have burned our lips more than once thinking it wasn’t that hot on more than chillies only.

The hawker food place in the pictures is the one where the 7-11 shop entrance is practically build inside this road stall, also recognizable with the salt-crusted barbecue fish on street-side display.

The Som Tam food stall is located at Dongtan Beach in White House, almost next door to Nongmaii Beach Cafe. This is also the only stall where I would order the Som Tam Puma, Papaya Salad with the local delicacy of salted black mini-crabs without having any after trouble. The trick of a good prepared Som Tam is besides fresh ingredients, the pounding and scraping without making it in a mush but just soft enough retaining a crunch with a tangy-sweet-hot dressing perfectly clinging on.

 

Thai Noodle soup, Guay Tiew Gai

Update 19th January 2015 – New blog link 100 best Thai dishes to eat in Bangkok. Scroll down for post link information or click in our Favorite Links bar, to enter main website . 

In our company travelling with us are friends with love for good food visiting Thailand for the first time. Their very first Thai meal was at our home, followed by many more dinners enjoying wide range of flavors of southeast Asian dishes. Between drinks and meals we shared a lot about Thailand`s culture, food, sights and places.

Fresh herbs accompaniments for Noodle Soups

However even the best pictures, writings or talks will never be as a firsthand encounter being submerged in natural  habitat. Curious and excited they have taken a leap by joining us not taking the beaten track but following our trails along hawker stalls. ★Big Smile★ Sit with Thai, do as Thai and eat as Thai.

First food trail dish, popular hawker stall street food selling Thai Noodle soup ‘Guay Tiew Gai’ big bowl with flat-rice stick noodle in chicken broth with fragrant fresh herbs. Always accompanied with Thai traditional seasoning’s of fresh chillies in vinegar, sugar, fish sauce, dried chilli flakes, adding to your liking. As soon as I am back from travelling I will add my recipe to this post as it is a dish on our family favourite comfort food list.

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup clear broth

Just stumbled upon Mark Wiens 100 Thai soups and dishes blog post featuring beautiful food images including a description with phonetic dish names and in Thai script (which is perfect, the danger of phonetic translations it isn’t always correct or clearly pronounced). Going through his list made me very happy seeing listings of my favorites dishes too, if far and away than looking will bring back fond memories of places and eateries. Even better it makes me plan to make a few dishes Mark has so perfectly delectable captured with his camera’s eye and love for food.