Thai noodle soup is a popular street food in Thailand. You can find these Thai dishes being served all day long along the streets and local markets all around Thailand. Before diving into the sea of Thai food tastes, get familiar with the 10 most famous Thai noodle soup dishes that you can try in Thailand.
1. Guay Tiew Ruea (Boat Noodles)
Boat noodles refer to noodles with beef or pork in a thick brown broth which contains cinnamon, star anise and blood. Normally, the portion of boat noodles is small and you can probably finish the bowl in about 2-3 bites. You can order a couple bowls of this Thai noodle soup at a time and it costs only 10-12 baht per bowl.
2. Tom Yum Noodle Soup
Tom Yum Noodle Soup is a classic Thai dish. It's a spicy and sour noodle soup that is available on every corner of Thailand. You can pick minced pork, chicken or seafood. Forget about the real Tom Yum soup made from Thai herbs filled with prawns. Spicy Tom Yum noodle soup is only flavored with lime juice, crushed peanuts and chili flakes. However, it is delicious!
3. Bha Mhee Moo Daeng (Egg noodle with Roasted Pork)
Thai noodle soup dish Bha Mhee Moo Daeng consists of egg noodles with slices of roasted pork that is garnished with vegetables and small pieces of lard. You can order the noodles dry or with soup.
You can also find places serving different kinds of Bha Mhee noodle soups with other types of meat used for cooking it instead of roasted pork. However, Moo Daeng (literally "Red Pork") is the most popular type of this noodle soup in Thailand.
4. Khao-soy (Northern Thai Curry Noodles)
Khao-soy is a northern-style curry noodle dish. It’s made of coconut milk and yellow curry gravy poured over soft egg noodles, then topped with crispy fried noodles. It is slightly spicy, sweet, and creamy.
5. Yen Ta Fo (Pink Noodle Soup)
Yen Ta Fo is a must try Thai noodle dish. It is a pink noodle soup served with fish balls or fried fish rolls, fried tofu, squid, morning glory and fried dumplings. Traditionally, the pink soup is made with pink colored tofu.
6. Guay Jab (Rolled Noodles in Brown Pork Soup)
Guay Jab noodle soup is made with rolled rice noodle in five spice pork broth. The main ingredients of this Thai noodle soup are crispy pork belly pieces, pork offal and eggs.
Even if pork offal used for cooking this Thai noodle soup might look not that appealing for westerners, it's a must-add ingredient of this soup for Thai people.
7. Guay Tiew Gai Mara (Chicken Noodle Soup with Bitter Melon)
Guay Tiew Gai Mara is one of the most popular Thai chicken noodle soups. This dish is a simple comfort. In a bowl, you will get a chicken meat, meatballs and you can add as much thinly bitter melon as you want. Most people don't like it as they think that it’s bitter but when it comes to taste, this noodle soup is quite sweet.
8. Khanohm Jeen (Tender Rice Noodles with Curry)
Khanohm Jeen is a type of Thai noodles made from rice starch. They are very soft and thin. There are many kinds of curry sauce you can eat with Khanohm Jeen such as green chicken curry (gaeng keow wan gai), sweet peanut sauce (nam phrik), hot and spicy fish-based sauce (nam ya) and northern-style pork blood sauce (nam ngiao). Khanohm Jeen is served with fresh vegetables.
9. Rad Na (Rice Noodles in Thick Gravy)
Rad Na is basically made of stir-fried flat rice noodles with a thick brown gravy and meat on top. Gravy is usually prepared by adding potato starch or corn starch in the sauce during cooking. There are many different types of noodles you can choose from the wide rice-noodles, crispy yellow noodles and vermicelli. This dish is usually eaten for lunch or dinner.
Not only you can choose the type of noodle when ordering Rad Na, the kind of meat added to the dish can also be chosen. Rad Na Seafood is one of the favorite variations of this Thai dish.
10. Thai-Style Sukiyaki
Sukiyaki is a kind of Japanese hot-pot. This noodle soup consists of meat, meatballs, dumplings, mushrooms, vegetables like cabbage and glass noodles. Spicy Thai sukiyaki sauce can be added to heat it up. You can order stir-fry sukiyaki (Suki Hang) as well.