Taste of Bangkok: 12 Irresistible Thai Snacks You'll Love!

Jun 17, 2024

Have you ever dreamed of indulging in Thailand's most irresistible snacks?

Thailand is a paradise for snacking, offering a delightful mix of tastes and textures that will leave your taste buds tingling.

In this article, we'll share 12 of our favourite Thai snacks, guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

#1 Mieng Kam (Betel Leaf Parcels)

This refreshing starter features betel leaves filled with a unique combination of ingredients. Common ingredients include chopped peanuts, lime, ginger, fish sauce, and other savoury delights. We love ours with dried shrimp or pieces of fermented fish.

Mieng Kam (Betel Leaf Parcels)

#2 Collon Biscuit Rolls

A delightful treat for chocolate lovers. These biscuit rolls are filled with creamy chocolate, offering a delicious mix of textures and flavours. Although originally from Japan, they are manufactured in Thailand where they are popular.

Collon Biscuit Rolls

#3 Khao Pod Mak (Corn Fritters)

Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these deep-fried corn fritters are a popular street food, especially in cities like Bangkok. Made with creamed corn and rice flour, we recommend dunking them in a sweet chilli or plum sauce for an extra kick.

Khao Pod Mak (Corn Fritters)

#4 Tod Man Pla (Thai Fish Cakes)

Deep-fried and bursting with flavour. These tasty fish cakes are typically made with a mixture of ground fish, curry paste, green beans, and fragrant kaffir lime leaves. But be warned, once you have one, you won't be able to stop! 

Tod Man Pla (Thai Fish Cakes)

#5 Pocky (Mango Flavour)

A twist on a classic Japanese snack and one of the most popular Asian snacks! This well-loved snack is made in Thailand. It features biscuit sticks coated in sweet, exotic mango-flavoured chocolate.

Pocky (Mango Flavour)

#6 Taro Fish Bites

A quirky and delicious street food find these crunchy snacks are made from taro root shaped and flavoured like fish. They are chewy, savoury and a bit spicy.

Taro Fish Bites

#7 Khao Niao Mamuang (Sticky Rice with Mango)

The quintessential Thai dessert - sweet, sticky rice served with perfectly ripe mango. This classic combination offers a delightful balance of textures and flavours. We love adding some condensed milk for extra sweetness.

Khao Niao Mamuang (Sticky Rice with Mango)

#8 Khanom Buang (Crispy Crepe Rolls)

Light and airy crepes filled with a variety of sweet or savoury options. The most common fillings are shredded coconut, palm sugar, and chopped peanuts.

Khanom Buang (Crispy Crepe Rolls)

#9 Thong Muan (Thai Wafer Biscuits)

These crispy rolled wafers are made from rice flour, coconut milk and eggs. They are seasoned with black sesame seeds or even filled with various sweet creams or chocolate. A familiar taste with a Thai twist.

Thong Muan (Thai Wafer Biscuits)

#10 Kanom Chan (Thai Layered Cake)

A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. This beautiful layered cake is made from tapioca flour, mung bean paste, coconut milk, and arrowroot starch. Perhaps mostimpressively, it's arranged in intricate designs.

Kanom Chan (Thai Layered Cake)

#11 Siamaya Chocolate

Siamaya Chocolate is a handcrafted, "bean-to-bar" chocolate brand from Thailand. These bars offer unique and delicious flavours. They include Thai Tea Milk Chocolate, Durian Milk Chocolate, Khao Soi Curry Dark Chocolate, and our favourite Thai Curry Chocolate.

Siamaya Chocolate
Source: Siamaya Chocolate

#12 Tao Kae Noi Seaweed Crisps

These crispy seaweed snacks come in a variety of sweet and savoury flavours, offering a satisfying crunch and a healthy dose of nutrients. The original flavour is our favourite due to its simplicity but you can find other exciting flavours too. Interesting flavours include hot and spicy, sriracha chilli sauce and tempura seaweed.

Tao Kae Noi Seaweed Crisps

Final Word

There you have it - 12 of the best Thai snacks including some of our personal favourites from Southeast Asia. Whether you're a fan of sweet, savoury, or a bit of both, these popular snacks are sure to satisfy your cravings. So go ahead, tuck in, and experience the magic of Thai flavours!

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