Some said it is impossible to find halal food in Bangkok but since Muslim travelers are increasing, halal foods are pretty much more available now compared to before, well of course, you will have to search for them as it will not be as easy compared to other foods. Thailand is known for their wide variety of street food, some of the street foods are Muslim-friendly now. There might not be a halal certificate shown, so it is best to avoid places that serve pork. Here are some of the foods that are halal or Muslim friendly and also places you can find them.
Som Tam & Pla Meuk
The best place to have these delicious shredded green papaya dish called Som Tam would be at Petchaburi Soi 7 which is near Masjid Darul Aman, it is open daily but the best time would be after 6pm because most of the stalls will be open by then.
You can also find grilled seafood on stick like grilled squid called Pla-meuk, but it is easily available almost any market and it is Muslim friendly too.
Pad Thai & Khao Pad
Chatuchak Weekend Market or Jatujak market is a must go when you are in Bangkok and it is quite easy to find halal food at this market, just simply find stalls that display the “Halal” signs. At this market you can easily find Pad Thai which is a stir fried rice noodles.
And also fried rice called Khao Pad but make sure that the place you are buying says “Halal” or you confirm that they are halal because some places might add animal product such as minced pork. If you are not in Bangkok during the weekend, that will be fine because even though this market is called the weekend market but it is only closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Tom Yum, a signature dish of Thailand that you can find at Pratunam Market and since most people who resides there are Muslim, Muslims do not have to worry as you can find this delicious seafood Tom Yum at a stall called Tomyam Paa Nga and it is Muslim owned and they have been serving halal Tom Yum for so many years now. Get your tomyam cravings fixed there!
Mango Sticky Rice & Cha Yen
Mango sticky rice is a traditional Thai dessert, you can easily find them everywhere in Thailand but, for the most delicious and that uses high quality sweet mangoes, go find them at the heart of Pratunam.
Cha Yen or simply known as Thai tea is the most famous beverage in Thailand and also it is trending worldwide too! Since it is the most famous, just like Mango Sticky Rice, it is available almost everywhere but the most delicious Thai tea you can get it at place called Cha Tra Mue, specialize in teas such as the usual red tea, green tea and you should also try their Thai tea flavored soft serve ice cream.
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