Hatyai is a street food heaven. Seafood, chicken and fresh fruits, you name it, they have it. It's truly an exceptional city.
There is something that's just so interesting with the sound of beeping horns while waiting for your meat sizzling on the grill. Not to mention the taste and texture of Hatyai's street delicacies is enough to make you drool in hunger.
Hatyai's street food is the ultimate casual dining experience for everyone and we're listing out some of the must-try food in this city.
#1 Mango Sticky Rice (Khao Neeo Mamuang)
Beautiful shiny sticky rice that manages to be fatty and creamy without being soggy or overly sweet.
#2 Oyster Omelette (Hoy Tod)
A traditional Thai omelette prepared with plump oysters or mussels (or both) and bean sprouts that are fried after being coated in savoury egg batter.
#3 Fresh Fruit Drinks
Typical blended fruit drinks that you can get anywhere but there is something that's just so refreshing about fruit beverages in Hatyai. After walking around under the hot scorching sun, these beverages will definitely quench your thirst.
#4 Pad Thai Noodles
The instantly-recognizable, fragrant blend of freshly fried noodles, tamarind, garlic, chili, peanuts and sometimes veggies is, for many of us, the ideal introduction into Thai cuisine. One of the things that draws people to travel is this particular meal, which serves as the nation's emblem.
#5 Beef Ball Noodle Soup (Kuai Tiao Neua)
Similar to Pho, it is such a unique dish, This soup is an iconic part of Thai street food and culture offering an almost infinite variety of different styles and flavours that blend influences from throughout Asia.
#6 Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)
One of the tastiest Thai street foods you'll probably ever have. Coated in a marinade consisting of cilantro, white pepper, garlic and fish sauce, you cant say no to this dish. Best way to eat this is straight off the coals of a street vendors BBQ rack.
#7 Bamboo Drinks
Forget your mugs and plastic cups. How about a drink from a bamboo tube? Eco-friendly and delicious. A string of rope is fastened at the top so you can carry it around while you explore Hatyai.
A Thai breakfast dish which is basically thick rice congee porridge known as joke. Joke is very similar to the Chinese style congee which is rice boiled until it dissolves, and forms a thick porridge that's almost the consistency of instant oatmeal.
#9 Chokdee Dim Sum
Indulge in a bajillion different dim sum options. Cheap, bite-sized and delicious.
#10 Thai Grilled Pork Skewers (Moo Ping) *non-halal*
Moo Ping can be found in every market and on every street corner in Thailand. These quick, cheap snacks are packed full of flavour and super easy to prepare.
#11 Pad Kra Pao
Consists of minced pork or chicken stir-fried with Thai basil and chilies, all served over white rice. Its definitely not a dish for picky eaters. Including a fried egg, this dish will guide you into making it through the bustling crowd.
#12 Seafood Galore
Prawns, baby crabs, oysters and mussels can also be found in Hatyai's street food. The variety is endless.
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