Thai street food for many years had a bad reputation with Western tourists. It was generally viewed as unhygienic, and people believed eating it would lead to stomach problems, at best. However, these days Thai street food is fully accepted by tourists from all over the world, and is seen by many as being probably the most “authentic” Thai food experience.
Thai eating habits also lend themselves to street meals, as typically a Thai person will normally eat many smaller meals per day rather than the Western preference of just three larger meals at set times. These smaller meals, added to the Thai tradition of meeting outside the house, means that Thai street food is the ideal way for most Thai people to socialise & eat at the same time.
It’s been said that the average Thai person eats a meal outside of the home seventeen times PER WEEK. Sounds unbelievable, but food in Thailand is so cheap, that it is often cheaper to eat out than to prepare and cook at home.
If you are in Thailand and want to try some street food but don’t know where to start, try a stand where there are lots of people already eating or awaiting their orders. The most popular street food stands are likely the best.
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