Street food is something that has long been associated with the streets of Bangkok. You are hard pressed to walk more than a foot without stumbling across a vendor selling anything from a spicy curry, to deep fried bananas, to Thai tea.
A new craze has now arrived in Bangkok.
Say sawadee khrap/ka (delete as appropriate) to……the food truck.
We hear you ask, where are we to go in Bangkok to jump on this bandwagon. Wonder no more, because here is our guide to the hottest kids on the block:
The personal favourite of Taste of Thailand and the original Bangkok burger truck, Daniel Thaiger still serves the best burgers to be found in the Big Mango in our humble opinion. Choose from specials like the Thaiger (B139) and Mr Steve (B170) and you will be a happy little camper indeed. Their home base is towards the end of the night market on Sukhumvit Soi 38 but they often host special pop-up nights around town as well.
Open Tue-Sun 5:30pm-late.
If you find yourself in the Khao San Road area then be sure to seek out Mother Trucker, found opposite Joke Bang Lamphu. Serving 150g premium pork or beef burgers, piled with your choice of arugula, Aussie cheese and bacon (B119/149), meat lovers will think they have died and gone to heaven.
Open daily 6:30pm-2am.
Ari is rapidly becoming one of the most hip places to be seen in Bangkok largely thanks to alternative venues such as this. Positioned near the well known Tokyobike Shop Bangkok, Summer Street serves Thai seafood in basket sets which are grilled at the table, izakaya style. The sets are B399, B599 and B999 and include oysters from Surat Thani, cockles, squid, scallops and prawns. As an added bonus, beer is also on offer: Singha (B90) and Hoegaarden (B180). Considering Summer Street has only been open a couple of months, it takes a well deserved place on the list of noticeable food trucks worth paying a visit to.
Open daily 1-11pm.
Pizza Aroy has the honour of being called Thailand’s first wood fired mobile pizza oven and is known for serving some of the best pizzas to grace Bangkok. Normally found at its home base on Lad Phrao’s Town-in-Town Soi four, there is room for plenty of people to sit and chat as they watch their food being made. The menu is simple – 12-inch pizzas for either B249 or B349 depending on your topping. Choose from traditional or Thai fusion options – we particularly recommend the Pizza Mai Sabai (B349).
Open Tue-Sun 12-8pm.
Kofuku is the oldest food truck in this list, having been around for about two years, and is possibly the only one in Bangkok serving Japanese comfort food. Normally found on Lad Phrao Soi 94, Kofuku offers the pleasant ambience of an archetypal Japanese izakaya complete with paper lanterns and bamboo accents. Katsukare rice, gyoza, Japanese curry and the tonkatsu sandwich are all recommended dishes.
Open daily 6pm-1am.
Have you tried any of these food trucks? Which was your favourite? If not, which one do you fancy trying the most?