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14 Must-Try Muslim-Friendly Street Food In Bangkok

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Sufinas  •  Feb 17, 2016

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[Updated 15 Nov 2019] When planning a food trip to Thailand, figuring out where to find halal street food in Bangkok is a challenge. And the challenge magnifies when we pass by all the delicious street food in this lively city. Fear not, brave travellers! We have a helpful guide to finding yummy Muslim-friendly street food in Bangkok.
Credit: giphy Where to find Muslim-friendly street food in Bangkok? Head over to an area with a mosque where you're likely to find many halal restaurants or Muslim-friendly street food. One of the Muslim-friendly areas in Bangkok is Ramkhamhaeng (where Ramkhamhaeng University is located), Soi 37 (that stretches all the way to Ramkhamhaeng Soi 65) and Petchaburi Soi 7 in Pratunam (where you'll spot the Darul Aman Mosque). Disclaimer: Do note that not all of the listed street foods are halal-certified. However, we've checked and the following street food is not prepared with lard, pork or alcohol. As always, we advise our readers to double-check with the stall owners and consume at their own discretion. Look out for the Halal logo at the stalls too!
[P.S. Haven't started planning on your Bangkok trip yet? Here's a  4D3N Muslim-friendly Bangkok itinerary to help you explore the city like a pro! ]
 1. Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam)
You'll probably get a pinch of regret if you haven't tried som tam, Thailand's iconic green papaya salad. With sweet, sour and spicy flavours rolled into one, it's probably one of the country's healthiest street food too. Generally, som tam doesn't contain meat but always check the stall owners as certain stalls may include pork. If you're unsure, the best place to have this yummy dish is at Petchaburi Soi 7 (the soft shell crab and salted egg toppings are yummy!) and Samat Muslim Food. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 8.30AM-11PM Address: Samat Muslim Food, 419 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand Contact: +66 89 442 5114 Directions: Take a 3-minute walk from ARL Ratchaprarop Station to reach Samat Muslim Food
2. Tom Yum
Tom yum reigns supreme in our list of must-try street food in Bangkok. You can get authentic halal tom yum in various Muslim-friendly eateries, but we recommend a Muslim-owned eatery named Tomyam Paa Nga , located on Ratchaprarop Road. There's only one dish on the menu and it comes with various toppings such as seafood, fish, shrimp, chicken or squid. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 7PM till late Address: Tom Yam Paa Nga, 101/12 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand Contact: +66 89 094 4980 Directions: The eatery is located outside of Citin Hotel Pratunam, a 7-min walking distance from Ratchaprarop train station.
3. Mango Sticky Rice
Mango sticky rice is a classic favourite, and it's the quintessential dessert to fill your tummy with. Normally, food lovers will be able to tell the deliciousness of a mango sticky rice by the quality of the sweet mangoes and fluffiness of the sticky rice. For a taste of this lovely dessert, head over to Usman Thai Muslim Food that serves mango sticky rice in generous portions and tantalising flavour. #HHWT Tip: You can also perform your prayers at Usman Thai Muslim Food as they have a musollah on the second floor of the restaurant. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Sat-Thu; 10AM-10PM, Fri; 2PM-10PM Address: Usman Thai Muslim Food, 259/9 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Next to Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel) Contact : +66 81 855 7124 Directions: Walk for 12 minutes from BTS Phrom Pang station to Usman Thai Muslim Food. The eatery is situated next to Imperial Queen's Park Hotel.
4. Thai Sweet Crepe (Khanom Buang)
You might need more than a piece of khanom buang (Thai sweet crepe). A traditional Thai snack, it has two fillings: sweet (a mix of golden egg yolk threads, coconut, persimmon or candied gourd on a pandan base) and savoury (a medley of egg, shrimp and cilantro).
If you're planning to try khanom buang, head over to Ramchamhaeng Night Market. A halal street food heaven, more than 70% of the stalls are owned by Muslim vendors. You can find halal Thai crepe by identifying the stalls by their halal sign. Halal status: Many of the halal shops here are Muslim-owned and you can identify them by their halal sign. We’ve also personally checked with the owners of the stalls we visited and they’ve confirmed that they use halal ingredients. But as they are not officially halal-certified, we recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Thu–Tue; 4PM–11PM (Closed on Wed) Address : Ramchamhaeng Night Market, 2345/1 Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Khwaeng Hua Mak, Khet Bang Kapi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10240, Thailand Directions: Take the ARL to Ramkhamhaeng Station. From there, take bus 92 or 109 or you can grab a taxi to the market (around 180 THB). [P.S. Looking for more food to try in Bangkok? Here is our Bangkok food guide: 23 must-try Muslim-friendly eateries sorted by popular areas!]
5. Fried Quail Eggs
Credit: Bee Bee Tan on Facebook Who would’ve thought that 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 and ready to be eaten on the go! Hope you like your quail eggs sunny side up. Address: Find this street food at any stalls in Bangkok 
6. Thai-Style Fried Chicken (Gai Tod)
If you've heard many great things about Thai-style fried chicken, the rumours are true: it's finger-licking good! It's pretty common to find this street food in Bangkok. Give their fried chicken a chance to impress by heading to Ramkhamaheng Night Market. Surrounded by many Muslim-owned stalls, a whiff of this deep-fried goodness might encourage you to purchase more than a piece for your midnight treat.
Halal status : Many of the halal shops here are Muslim-owned and you can identify them by their halal sign. We’ve also personally checked with the owners of the stalls we visited and they’ve confirmed that they use halal ingredients. But as they are not officially halal-certified, we recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Thu–Tue; 4PM–11PM (Closed on Wed) Address: Ramchamhaeng Night Market, 2345/1 Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Khwaeng Hua Mak, Khet Bang Kapi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10240, Thailand Directions: Take the ARL to Ramkhamhaeng Station. From there, take bus 92 or 109 or you can grab a taxi to the market (around 180 THB).
7. Thai Coconut Hot Cakes (Kanom Krok)
Another must-try street food in Bangkok is kanom krok (Thai coconut hotcakes). A sweet dessert made from coconut milk, tapioca starch and rice flour, the savoury bit comes from green onion toppings – all cooked on a circular cast iron pan. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, this dessert definitely taste best when eaten fresh off the griddle! While you can spot this snack at various street food joints, one of the best can be found at Kao Wang Kanom Krok located opposite Ratchawat Market in Dusit! Halal status: All ingredients used are Muslim-friendly Opening hours : Open daily, 5PM-11PM Address: Kao Wang Kanom Krok, opposite Ratchawat Market, Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Road, Dusit, Bangkok Contact: 081-916-0974 Directions: Alight at Sam Sen train station and walk for 12 minutes to Ratchawat Market.
8. Red Ruby (Tab Tim Krob)
Combat the Bangkok heat with something cold and refreshing! Treat yourself to a serving of tam tim krob (red ruby), which is a delicious medley of water chestnut pieces, glutinous rice and iced coconut milk. You can enjoy this bowl of gorgeous red ruby at various stalls in Chatuchak Weekend Market. Halal status: All ingredients used are Muslim-friendly Opening hours: Wed-Thu; 7AM-6PM, Fri; 6PM-12AM, Sat-Sun; 9AM-6PM Address: Stall 26 (between Soi 1 and 2), Chatuchak Weekend Market, Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand Directions: Alight at BTS Mo Chit station and walk for 9 minutes to Chatuchak Weekend Market [P.S. Thinking of bringing back some snacks back home as souvenir? Here are 14 Halal snacks you can get at Bangkok's Big C Supercentre!]
9. Thai Coconut Ice Cream
It's no surprise that coconut ice cream is a favourite among locals and tourists alike. If you're searching high and low for this yummy dessert, end your search at Coco JJ in Chatuchak Weekend Market . Known for its light flavour, it melts instantly in your mouth! Top it off with glutinous rice toppings for a truly authentic Thai experience. Halal status: All ingredients used are Muslim-friendly Opening hours: Wed-Thu; 7AM-6PM, Fri; 6PM-12AM, Sat-Sun; 9AM-6PM Address: Coco JJ, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand Directions: Alight at BTS Mo Chit station and walk for 9 minutes to Chatuchak Weekend Market
10. Pad Thai (Thai Stir-Fried Noodles)
Another iconic street food in Bangkok is the famous pad thai. This stir-fried flat rice noodles can be found almost everywhere in this bustling city. A fry-up of noodles, tofu, peanuts, bean sprouts and cilantro, you can savour this satisfying dish at Sara Restaurant! A restaurant located in the Muslim-friendly Nouvo City Hotel, their pad thai comes in big portions, so you can share it with a friend or have it all to yourself. #HHWT Tip: If you need to do your prayers right after, head over to the musollah at the hotel lobby! Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 6AM-10PM Address : Sara Restaurant, Nouvo City Hotel, 2 Samsen Rd, Khwaeng Ban Phan Thom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand Contact: +66 2 282 7500 [P.S. Planning a girls' only trip to Bangkok? Here is your Muslim-friendly guide for the ultimate girls' only trip!]
11. Thai Milk Tea (Cha Yen)
Beat the Bangkok heat with a refreshing cup of cha yen (Thai milk tea). This delicious local drink is made from Ceylon tea mixed with sugar and condensed milk. Sometimes, it's topped with evaporated milk, coconut milk or whole milk to bring out the full flavour of this beverage. Depending on the stall, they may even add various types of spices such as star anise or crushed tamarind seed. While there are many stalls in Bangkok that serves cha yen including Pratunam Market and Chatuchak Weekend Market, do keep a lookout for the stall's halal sign. Halal status: All ingredients used are Muslim-friendly Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM- 8PM Address: Pratunam Market, Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand Directions: Alight at Ratchaprarop train station and walk for 4 minutes to Pratunam Market
12. Thai Pancake (Rotee)
Just a few steps from Masjid Haroon, you'll find a row of street stalls owned by Muslim vendors. While there are many snacks to try, look out a stall named Rotini where you can try their local treat, rotee. Served with various toppings, we had the banana with egg and chocolate rotee and it was so delicious! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-2.30PM Address: Rotini, Masjid Haroon, 25 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
13. Roti Mataba
Make your way to Muslim Restaurant for a satisfying plate of Roti Mataba (similar to the Malaysian murtabak but with a Thai twist!). This Muslim-owned eatery has been around for more than 70 years and it specialises in Thai-Muslim cuisine. Try their mataba beef to enjoy something savoury! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 6.30AM–5.30PM Address: Muslim Restaurant, 1354-1356 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand Contact: +66 2 234 1876 Directions: Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin station and walk down Charoenkrung Road for about 6 minutes. The eatery is located along the main road.
14. Barbecued meat skewers
Finding halal barbecued meat skewers in Bangkok can be a challenge, but not when you're at Ramchamhaeng Night Market ! Whether you're craving for chicken sausage or beef satays, you can certainly find it here and they're all grilled to perfection. Remember to buy a few sticks at a time because you're going to enjoy every single bite! Halal status: Many of the halal shops here are Muslim-owned and you can identify them by their halal sign. We’ve also personally checked with the owners of the stalls we visited and they’ve confirmed that they use halal ingredients. But as they are not officially halal-certified, we recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Thu–Tue; 4PM–11PM (Closed on Wed) Address: Ramchamhaeng Night Market, 2345/1 Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Khwaeng Hua Mak, Khet Bang Kapi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10240, Thailand Directions: Take the ARL to Ramkhamhaeng Station. From there, take bus 92 or 109 or you can grab a taxi to the market (around 180 THB). While not all of the listed street foods are halal-certified, the ingredients used are free of lard, pork and alcohol. That said, we advise readers to double-check with the vendors before consuming. If the food looks good and you feel good about it, go ahead and savour it allllll! Enjoy your food trip in Bangkok!