Thailand is a foodie's paradise.
With its abundance of world-famous eateries and mouth-watering cuisine, Bangkok is the perfect place to sample the finest food Thailand has to offer. From a street vendor grilling succulent pork to numerous Thai fine dining options, Bangkok is truly the pinnacle of Thai food. Whether you prefer chicken, beef, lamb, or pork, Thai food is guaranteed to have a meat dish you’ll love.
Wondering what meat dishes to eat in Bangkok? Then this meat lover’s guide to Thai food is perfect for you!
A firm favourite deriving from the Northeast of Thailand, Larb is one pastoral dish you should try to sample on your travels. Consisting of minced pork or chicken, it is seasoned with an array of freshly picked herbs, tangy fish sauce, lime juice and roasted rice powder. The best way to enjoy this classic dish is with a glutinous side of sticky rice.
Head to Somtum Der, one of Bangkok’s most famous North-eastern restaurants, to sample a delicious assortment of meat dishes hailing from the far-flung corners of Thailand.
This is a must try for meat aficionados. Constantly lauded as Thailand's best meat dish, this ultimate classic Thai BBQ dish is enjoyed all around the country. The flavours are so unique to Thailand, it is very difficult to experience such tastes outside of the country. Go to any morning market and you will most likely see a queue of people waiting to sample big skewers of succulent and tender chicken. It is best to complement this luscious dish with a plentiful side of sticky rice and papaya salad.
A popular dish that can be enjoyed anytime in the day as a starter or a main, Satay will always feature as one of Thailand's most popular dishes. It is easy to eat, very affordable and will always leave you wanting one more!
In Thailand, pieces of either pork or chicken are marinated in a blend of coconut milk and turmeric powder for long hours to let the meat absorb the flavours. Although incredibly delicious on its own, Satay is almost always served with a side of tasty peanut sauce.
Ranked as the #1 most delicious food in an article titled ‘World’s 50 most delicious foods in 2018’, Massaman Curry stands tall as one of the most beloved meals on Earth. The main ingredients of this rich and relatively mild Thai curry are cinnamon, cloves, cumin, bay leaves, and nutmeg, combined with chili peppers, cilantro seeds, white pepper, and shrimp paste. Served with either chicken or beef, this curry is sure to delight your taste buds with its sweet and hearty flavours.
The ever popular Issaya Siamese Club restaurant may just be the best place to sample a traditional Thai massaman curry.
Crispy Deep-Fried Pork/Chicken
Commonly known as Moo/Gai Grob, this highly popular dish is a must try. Crispy, crunchy, crackly soft meat with a little fat – Moo/Gai Grob can be served in a variety of different ways. Khao Moo Grob (rice with crispy pork), Khao Moo Daeng (rice with red pork), Khao Man Gai (rice with chicken) and Khao Ka Moo (rice with a kind of stewed pork leg) are just a small number of offshoots of this fantastic dish.
Not for the faint-hearted, Pad Krapow is a delicious, spicy stir-fried meat dish featuring the aroma of holy basil. Commonly served with a runny fried egg and an ample portion of rice, this dish can be served as either beef, chicken or pork. Quick and easy to make, Pad Krapow is an excellent choice when looking for a down-to-earth dining experience.
With an extravagant selection of meat dishes to choose from, we suggest taking the time to visit Eathai at Central Embassy, located near BTS Skytrain station Phloen Chit. This gourmet food court has a fantastic range of hundreds of meat dishes from all regions of Thailand.