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Togel hongkong is one of the most famous street food in Bangkok. There are many other places around the city that also serve good authentic Thai foods but Togel has its own following and has quickly become a favorite of tourists. Known locally as “togel tadobaeng” or “little bellying chicken”, togel is a traditional dish from the northern region of Thailand, much like its northern cousin General Sukhothai. For this reason, it is not that hard to find togel stall near most of the city’s main roads. Some restaurants will have special tingles on weekends when they offer this special delicacy for an extra cost. The best places to find them are usually along Sukhothai Road and Dusit Road.
A typical street food from Bangkok with an international flavour is togel hongkong (lit. bellied chicken), also known as “thalapan”. It is prepared using a blend of sauces from the northern regions of Thailand and includes red chilies, lemongrass, garlic, onions, salt and pepper. Typically, all components are combined together and allowed to simmer for about 2 hours before being served.
Togel hongkong differs from the typical oriental food of Thailand in that the ingredients used are rarely cooked by the cook. This allows the flavours to penetrate the food more deeply and add unique nuances. Typical ingredients used include onions, garlic, lemongrass, ginger, salt and pepper. A typical pair include red chilies, ituang (or garam masala), red onions and dumpling-like chilies called patrons or in chit.
Known by many names (e.g. Meen Columbu, Satay, Kindan Rata and others), Omegas de Nangy, Orgeon and Teriyaki are street food which is made in the streets of Bangkok. They are made of a mix of various ingredients, such as vegetables, meat, sauces, rice and other dry ingredients. These ingredients are steamed together and then battered into the meat or vegetables. The result is a delicious snack full of flavour and textures.
A favourite Thai delicacy Mengenai is a sweet biscuit-like snack dish, traditionally served at night as a tea or coffee companion. Served with a pickled vegetable accompanied with a dipping sauce, Mengenai is an authentic delicacy which originates from Bangkok. Often served in a clay pot, the variety of fillings available includes banana, lemongrass, and chilli, and is wrapped in banana leaves. Served with a fried egg, Mengenai is a popular street food of Bangkok.
A delicious snack served all throughout Thailand, Teow Form is a thin pancake-like pancake filled with sweet and spicy sauce, and then deep-fried. In addition to being a tasty snack, Teow Form also serves as a filling for so many other dishes including drama, satay, kuih and patrons. Available at almost all corner and nongnu Thai restaurants and even street stall, Teow Form is a great choice to accompany any fare, especially when paired with some tea. Although available in virtually all soups and dishes in Thailand, the most popular version remains Teriyaki sauce, which is made from a mix of soy sauce and mirin. Served with many different types of meat and vegetables, Teriyaki Teow Form is an authentic street food of Bangkok.