Street food in Thailand – how to find hidden pearls
Regarding street food All guests of Thailand are divided into two camps: those who are confident that such treats are dangerous, and those who boldly try them. First, Street Food is a great way to get acquainted Thai cuisine and fully immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of the country. CNN for two years in a row calls Bangkok with the city with the best streetfood, and Phuket has become "The city of Gastronomy, UNESCO". Secondly, street food in Thailand is the best way to save. Only you yourself can determine your layer level to trads with food. I will tell you all the subtleties and nuances, teach to be attentive and see hidden details. Perhaps inspire a new look at the Makashnitsy.
What is street food in Thailand?
You can know one of the parties to this Thailand, having acquainted with street food. On the trays and in the family cafes are preparing dishes that you will not find in expensive restaurants: fried insects, Roti pancakes, pale pancakes, all sorts of kebabs, traditional desserts. Let’s figure out what is included in the term "Stremphogh in Thailand".
Street Kitchen History in Thailand
Back in the period of Ayutthai, merchants sold fruits, snacks, desserts and traditional dishes from boats at floating markets. During the board of Rama V, at the beginning of the 20th century, kiosks and trolleys began to appear on the most lively streets of Bangkok. The popularity of street food brought the rapid growth of the urban population in the 60-70s. Home shops and cafes located on the first floors of shophauss began to offer different Thai. Some specialized in the pair-triple dishes cooked to order, others sold ready-made food with rice or in the bags of the honeycomb, the menu of the Third Pledged Diversity. Especially active merchants delivered snacks and desserts on trolleys by remote streets. So born street food culture in Thailand.
Wall of Honor of Street Makashnitsa with ARIJANG reward
What is included in Thai Street Food?
It is worth understanding that Thai Stremphogh – much more than just a grandmother selling patties at the subway. If you compare with Russia, in the list you can include stationary kiosks, dining rooms, dumplings, skewers, cafeterias, open verandas, cooking and other places in rooms. Street food in Thailand includes trolleys with fruits and desserts, merchants with baskets on a rocker, kitchens on motorbikes, trays in the markets, kiosks with plastic stalls, homemade cafe, food courts, restaurant courtyards, copyiams, dining rooms with finished food and even some air-conditioned restaurants. As you can see, there is no clear boundary.
Wall of Street Makashnika’s Makashnika with clippings from newspapers and photos
Street food for Thais is not synonymous with savings. They just like everything delicious. In Phuket Tauna, you can often see expensive cars parked about completely non-primable cafes, where the average score of 100-150 baht per person. Rich Thais does not pay attention to the interior and environment, the main thing is the taste. Such a rule. In Bangkok, full-time street restaurants existing for 60-100 years, where local people go to generations, regardless of their financial condition. Read about them a separate article>>>
Wall of Honor of Street Makashnitsa with stickers of recommendations from Wongnai and TripAdvisor
Clean, Sanitation and Freshness of products
Street carts (Makashnitsa) and trays, as well as small family cafes and buffets, selling foods, is not controlled with that rigor, as is customary in Russia. Sanitation standards here are few others. In some places, all the dishes wash in one pelvis with soapy water and dried straight near the revived road. Thais, indeed, little attention to the sanitary conditions. Cutlery usually keep in one place: either in the box on the table, or in containers somewhere in the corner. It will be odd if you wipe the cutlery with a napkin.
Clear Food Good Taste Certificate
Every morning, the owners of street foods are purchased vegetables and meat, you can be sure of their freshness. Restaurants usually make billets that store in the refrigerator a few days. The more people in the street cafes, the greater the chances that the products are not locked. On street trays, all dishes are prepared with you, you can observe the process. Even in the home cafe, the kitchen is often located in front of the entrance, so that it is not hot from the stove. In restaurants you do not see sanitary conditions in the kitchen, there are places where in the kitchen and go scary. The likelihood of food poisoning in establishments with an average price tag of 300 baht and on street trays about the same. Choose those Makashnitsa, where they buy the thais themselves. Locals always know where to find delicious dishes.
Some cafes post their certificate for the most prominent place
Street Food Security in Thailand
For almost 30 years, the Ministry of Health of Thailand has several street food safety projects. They began to distribute certificates to restaurants, cafes and macashnits, which correspond to certain criteria for cleanliness and sanitation. In addition, every year there are random quality checks, and the certificate confirmation takes place every two months.
Certificate attach to a prominent place
The most common certificate is Clean Food Good Taste. Hundreds of thousands of family cafes are awarded this reward. Not everyone will be held a ministerial check. How to get such a certificate? Street owners must clearly control the cleanliness of cooks, the presence of a hat or hair mesh, quality of spices, food additives, sanitation in the workplace, cleanliness of dishes and food storage containers and cutlery. In such establishments, drinking water is used, and not from under the tap, ice for drinks and desserts is suitable in food, the dishes are made properly, meat and seafood are stored under certain conditions. In addition, the Ministry is monitored by the height of the workplace and shelves for storing dishes and finished food. And the most important thing is that every two months mandatory testing in various bacteriological criteria.
Wall of the Honor of Family Cafe
All homemade cafes and maques are proud of such a certificate and hang it on a prominent place. And also there are other awards Ministry of Health Thailand: Clean Food Good Taste Plus, Healthy Menu, Bangkok Food Safety City, Clean Fresh Market. It is worth remembering that the absence of such a certificate does not mean antisanitia. Just cafe or restaurant did not apply.
Try to find all rewards
Guidewards and evaluation of famous people
Thais is a very pant for advertising of various institutions with stars of national quantities, Ceboribriti, publications in magazines, newspapers and guidebooks. If the restaurant visits some celebrity, the photos with the owner will immediately be posted on social networks and are ones on the wall on the wall. Of course, the first place among the expected guests occupy the members of the royal family. Each owner of the cafe will be proud that the princess came to him, the queen or the king himself.
Princess Sirindon pours coffee
Many guidebooks recommend certain trays of Street Fud for authentic taste. Lonely Planet and Rough Guide make up lists not only expensive restaurants, but also street food. From Internet guides, readers ratings make up TripAdvisor and Thai resource Wongnai. Basically, they specialize in restaurants, occasionally in a home cafe you can also see a sticker "Choice of readers".
So Certificates of Sanitation, Awards and Recommendations look like
Mishleni Stars Streetfood
Many trays on the streets and family cafes have honorary awards of Thai gourmets. Professor Tossapon Jangpanichkul (Tossapol JangpanichKul) is known in Thailand not only as a culinary critic, but also as president of the historical museum of relics, the author of several books, including gastronomic guidebooks. He himself visits cafes and Makashnitsa, evaluates the existence and, if the institution is worthy, gives his award Aroijang.
Wall of Honor of Street Makashnitsa with ARIJANG reward
True Mishalin Star for Thai Street Founded Svasti Tanadans (Thanadsri Svasti), which is called "Gastronomy’s gastronomy father". He was born in the royal family and met the exquisite cuisine in childhood. His mother was preparing for the wife of a frame V. His writing career began thanks to Shell Petroleum, which supported the release of a culinary guide, advertising gas for cooking. In 1961, he published the first column Shell Chuan Chim (Shell Dining Guide) in the Siam Rath newspaper. Tanadi had a culinary show on radio and several television programs. His award, green cup of Shell Chuan Chim, you will meet in Bangkok family cafes.
Green Cup Shell Chuan Chim
A son "Gastronomy’s gastronomy father", Sirichalerm Svasti, known as McDang Chef, also grew up in the royal palace and became one of the most famous Thailand culinary. An expert in Thai cuisine studied in the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He wrote several books and founded his own award McDang Guide Street Food.
Reward and inclusion in the Food Guide from McDang Guide
In search of delicious and inexpensive Thai food do not go around the pace of Makashnitsa and homemade cafe. To find real hidden pearls, pay attention to stickers on trolleys, plates with awards on trays, photos on walls and cutting from newspapers in frames. So you will try authentic Thai dishes, surrounded by a perennial history. Bon Appetit!