Ask any backpacker what dish they ate the most of in Thailand, and it’s a safe bet that most of them will say Pad Thai.
The unmistakable combination of flat, thin, chewy noodles, fresh vegetables, lightly scrambled egg, playing host to a handful of crunchy beansprouts, a wedge of lime, and a crumbling of roasted peanuts is enough to buckle the belts of many a starved traveller.
This classic dish will rarely set you back more than a quid, and can be scored for as little as 20p. But where can you find the best Pad Thai in Thailand? Stick with me, you’re about to find out!
The Best Pad Thai in Thailand
I threw the question over to you on Facebook, and got veritably bombarded with opinions. From the tiniest little shacks, to the most gourmet of gastronomic temples, what you’re about to devour is an up to date visual representation of the Kingdom’s favourite Pad Thai eateries and locations!
As you can no doubt tell, Bangkok’s Khao San road proved to be a popular choice, with a number of people picking Thailand’s famous thoroughfare as their top spot; the Facebook thread even reunited two travellers who had met over pad thai on KSR!
Elsewhere, the ever popular Papaya restaurant on Koh Phi Phi scored nine separate recommendations; and we have it on good authority that their entire menu is extra tasty, and fantastic value, too.
Chiang Mai earned a couple of dozen different shout outs, with an even spread between various guest houses, street stalls, and markets vying for the top spot. We’ll leave that debate running!
One thing that definitely shone through, is that you lot love Pad Thai! You can read all of the response, and add your own, right here on the STA Travel UK Facebook timeline.