Oh, Bangkok. Sometimes I wonder just what is it about you that makes me want to come back every time. One of the challenges we face when we visit Bangkok would be figuring out which street food is halal and this challenge magnifies when it comes to all that delicious street food you WILL end up passing by as you make your way through the streets of this lively city.

Well, fear not brave travellers! Let us guide you through this, and together we shall see what Muslim-friendly street food is available for you to try during your next trip over!

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#HHWT Tip: A general guide would be to head over to an area that has a mosque as they will always have many halal restaurants or street food stalls available. A popular area would be Ramkhamhaeng (where Ramkhamhaeng University is located), Soi 37 all the way up to Ramkhamhaeng Soi 65, and also Phetchaburi Soi 7 in Pratunam area where Darul Aman Mosque is located!

Do note that not all of the listed street foods are halal-certified, however, we’ve checked and they do not contain lard, pork or alcohol. As always, we advise our readers to double check with the stall owners and consume at their own discretion.

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 1. Go healthy with Som Tam (Papaya Salad)

Shredded green papaya is definitely one of the most iconic dishes when it comes to Thai cuisine. This sweet, sour and spicy dish is one of the healthiest you’d find in Thailand. They generally don’t contain meat but always check with the stall owners as certain stalls may include pork. If you’re unsure, the best place to have this yummy dish would be at Phetchaburi Soi 7 where you don’t have to be worried about your choice of toppings! (I suggest soft shell crab or salted egg. Yums!)

Price: THB$45 onwards
Operating Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 2.30pm
Location: Petchaburi Soi 7

2. Charcoal Grilled Squid (Pla-meuk)

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Bangkok’s famous grilled squid is one of the best seafood options to go for. It is a simple dish where squid is grilled over charcoal and served with delicious sour and spicy Thai sauce. Be sure to get the ones that are cooked fresh when you order!

Price: THB$20 per stick onwards (Depending on the size of the squid!)
Location: Can be found pretty much anywhere on the streets!

3. Seafood Tom Yam @ Tomyam Paa Nga

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Get your authentic halal seafood tom yum fix in Pratunam at super affordable prices! Choose the level of spiciness you desire and be entertained by the super friendly owner who has been selling his delicious tom yum for many years now. You can even check out his Facebook page for pictures and more info!

Price: Starts from THB$100 onwards
Operating Hours: 7pm till late
Location: Pratunam. It’s just across the road from Citin Pratunam Hotel.
How to get to Citin Pratunam Hotel: 

4. Finger Licking Fried Chicken at Asoke (A reader has informed us that Asoke has ceased operations 🙁 )

The fried chicken in Thailand is pretty famous and we’re sure after you try it, KFC will never be able to live up to it. You are sure to find at least one fried chicken stall around the local mosques in Bangkok itself, but if you find yourself at Asoke Road and looking for some crispy, succulent fried chicken that looks and tastes finger licking good, look no further than Soi 23, at the entrance of Srinakharinwirot University.

Price: THB$20 onwards (varies depending on the size of chicken).
Operating Hours: 10am to 3pm
Location: Asoke Road. Stall is located on the left, inside the food court at Soi 23, at the entrance of Srinakharinwot University.

4. Mango Sticky Rice

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A classic favourite, what makes a mango sticky rice stall greater compared to other mango sticky rice stalls would be the quality of the sweet mangoes, and the fluffiness of the sticky rice. This particular stall, Partunam Sticky Rice is well known amongst locals and foreigners alike for its quality mangoes, and is located in the heart of Pratunam!

Price: THB$120
Operating hours: Evening till night
Location: Pratunam, opposite The Berkeley Hotel (beside Kaiton Chicken Rice stall)
How to get to Berkeley Hotel Pratunam:

5. Thai Sweet Crepe/Taco (Khanom Buang) at Sao Ching Cha


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Khanom Buang is a traditional Thai dish that consists of two different kinds of fillings; the sweet being a mix of foi thong (golden egg yolk threads), coconut, persimmon or candied gourd on a pandan base or the savoury; using egg, shrimp and cilantro in a thin, crepe/taco like shell. One of the best khanom buang can be found at the heart of Sao Ching Cha in Bangkok, as this family has been making it for over 100 years!

Prices of this khanom buang may be slightly expensive for local standards, however with the quality, legacy and the fact that everything (down to the rice flour grinding) is hand-made – it is definitely worth the price! Follow the map below to navigate your way through.

Your landmark to begin will be the Giant Swing and Bangkok City Hall (best to head to Sao Ching Cha via cab)!

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Price: THB$30 per piece
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm.
Contact no.: 02-222-8500
Location: Heart of Sao Ching Cha (Giant Swing) area in Bangkok.

6. Fried Quail Eggs

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Who would’ve thought something so simple could be so tasty? It’s a simple snack of fried quail eggs sprinkled with special seasoning and black pepper! You can find these stalls pretty much everywhere, ready to be eaten on the go! Hope you like your quail eggs sunny side up 😉 

Price: THB$100 onwards depending on stall
Location: Can be found pretty much anywhere on the streets!

7. Thai Style Chicken Briyani (Khao Mok Gai)

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Looking for something more filling as opposed to just snacks? Khao mok gai is Thailand’s version of the well-known chicken briyani, and can be found in most halal restaurants and specialised street stalls in Bangkok.

There are many restaurants that serve up the best of this delicious dish. However, if you happen to be walking along Convent Road at Silom, head on over to Khao Mok Gai Convent and look for the stall with the big pot of yellow rice!

Price: THB$40 for briyani & THB$30 for soup
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 11.30am-5.30pm
Contact No.:  086-042-4645
Location: Convent Road. Take the BTS to Sala Daeng and exit #2. Soi Convent (in front of Bua Restaurant)
How to get to Bua Restaurant:

 8. Sweet and Savoury Thai Coconut Hot Cakes (Kanom Krok)

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Another must-try, Kanom Krok (Thai coconut hot cakes) is a sweet dessert made of coconut milk, tapioca starch and rice flour. The savoury bit of this dessert comes from the topping of green onions – all cooked on a circular cast iron pan. Usually crispy on the outside and melty-fluffy on the inside, this dessert definitely taste best when eaten fresh off of the griddle!

Found at most street food joints, one of the best can be found at Kao Wang Kanom Krok, across Ratchawat Market in Dusit!

Price: THB$40 per box
Operating Hours: Open daily, 5pm to 11pm
Contact No.: 081-916-0974, 02-241-3840, 02-591-5998
Location: Dusit. Across of Ratchawat Market, along Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Road.
Map to Ratchawat Market:

9. Refreshing Red Ruby (Tab Tim Krop)

If you’re in the need for something cold and refreshing to combat the heat in Bangkok, have yourself some tab tim krop; a delicious mix of water chestnut pieces wrapped in glutinous rice flour, mixed into iced coconut milk. Have a bowl of these gorgeous ruby pieces at the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market!

Price: THB$35
Operating Hours: Weekends, morning til evenings.
Location: Chatuchak Weekend Market. Stall is located at Section 26, in between Soi 1 and 2.
How to get to Chatuchak Weekend Market: 

10. Coconut ice cream

It’s no surprise that coconut ice cream is a favourite amongst both locals and tourists. Probably one of the most popular stalls selling these is Coco JJ’s, where the ice cream is so light, it melts in your mouth instantly! Try it with glutinous rice toppings for a truly authentic Thai experience.

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Location: Chatuchak Weekend Market
How to get to Chatuchak Weekend Market: 

Visiting Bangkok?

In Bangkok for a weekend trip? Find the best halal local food, exciting attractions, nearby prayer spaces and more on the HHWT website!

BRING ME TO BANGKOK!

While not all of the listed street foods are halal certified, the ingredients used are free of lard, pork and alcohol. That said, we would advise readers to double check with the vendors before consuming. If after checking, the food looks good and you feel good about it, go ahead and savour it allllll! Enjoy!

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  • Hello, iam so sorry if my questions are out of topic. I will going to bangkon at 3rd February, if it doesn't bother you, can you guys give me some suggestion where to stay? I mean, the area that reachable and not far from tourist attraction? And i wanna know too how to go to Don Muaeng Airport from Bangkok? the easiest and cheap (if it's possible) way?Thank you for the answers. May Allah blessed you 😊
    • Hi Meutia! For affordable accommodations in Bangkok's top spots, you can check out this article: http://bit.ly/2xk9s9F As for travelling from the airport to the city, most would take either the bus or taxi (it's pricier but faster!). You can check out this link for more info: https://www.transitbangkok.com/to_Bangkok_airport.html Hope this helps!
  • Also one tip is to head for food markets/stalls and look out for the Muslim-run ones. Most of the well-known street markets have some stalls run by tudung aunties. Particularly noticed this in Phuket but also applies in Bangkok.
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    • Hi Nik, do check out this article for more info: https://www.havehalalwilltravel.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-halal-food-in-bangkok/ Hope this helps!
  • For more info about Halal restaurants around BKK, take a look here: the best Halal restaurants around BKK http://bk.asia-city.com/restaurants/article/best-halal-restaurants-bangkok For further information, take a look here: http://halallivingthailand.com/category/bangkok/
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