Food you should try

Bizarre Food you can eat in Thailand

1. Larb Leuat Neua (Raw Beef with Uncooked Blood)

Larb Leuat Neua
Larb Leuat Neua

Larb Leuat Neua is northern Thai specialty including raw beef meat, blood, bile and herbs.

2. Pla Chon Pao (Grilled Snakehead Fish)

Pla Chon Pao

A salted and grilled snake head fish in Bangkok, Thailand (ปลาช่อนเผา) is awesome to eat with a fresh plate of papaya salad and sticky rice

3. Durian


Durian is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio.Regarded by many people in Southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”, the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered rind. Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance, whereas others find the aroma overpowering with an unpleasant odour. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage. The persistence of its odour, which may linger for several days, has led to the fruit’s banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia

4.  Yum Khai Maeng Da

Yum Khai Maeng Da

Thai style spicy horseshoe crab eggs salad.

5. Goong Ten (Dancing Shrimp)

Goong Ten

Goong ten actually loosely translates as “dancing shrimp,” referring to the way these transparent little critters try to squirm away from you–even while eating.  Server with spicy sauce with fresh herbs.

6. Maa Laeng Tod

Maa Laeng Tod

It’s just deep-fried insects. Crunchy, soft and delicious. But not for everyone.

7. Larb Mote Daeng (Red Ants Eggs)

Red Ants Eggs
Ant eggs are common food for people in Thailand’s northeast. The eggs of red ants are good material to cook. They are clean and high of protein nutrients.

8. Hon Mhai (Silk Worms)

Hon Mhai

9. Kaa Kob Tod (ขากบทอด /Fried Frog Legs)

Fried Frog Legs

10. Yum Khai Mod Daeng (ยำไข่มดแดง/ Spicy Ant Egg Salad)

Spicy Ant Egg Salad

11. Mang Da (Waterbugs)

Mang Da (Waterbugs)

12. Guay Tiew Naam Tok (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวน้ำตก /Noodle with Black Soup)

Guay Tiew Naam Tok

13. Fried Scorpions

fried scorpions

14. Kai Khao (Balut)


Balut  is a developing bird embryo (usually a duck) that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originated from and is commonly sold as street food in the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Often served with beer

15. Kruang Nai Ping (เครื่องในปิ้ง/ BBQ Entrails on Skewer)

Kruang Nai Ping

16. Gong Chae Nam Pla (Raw Mantis Prawns)

Gong Chae Nam Pla

17. Baak Bpet (Fried Duck Beaks)

Baak Bpet (Fried Duck Beaks)

18. Mok Huak (Developing Tadpoles)

Mok Huak

19. Nhoo Na Yang (หนูนาย่าง/ Grilled Rat)

Nhoo Na Yang

20.  Luu Muu (Raw Pig’s Blood)

Luu Muu (Raw Pig’s Blood)

Northern Thai dish where the main ingredient is raw pig’s blood 

21. Pad Sataw (ผัดสะตอ /Spicy stir-fried Stinky Bean)

Pad Sataw
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