The World's Best Street Food: Bangkok 2019
The World's Best Street Food: Bangkok 2019

Best eats on the street

lifestyle February 08, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

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Thailand’s street food earns recognition with the first ever awards ceremony taking place this weekend



It may not be as prestigious as a listing in the Michelin Guide but an award from the inaugural The World’s Best Street Food: Bangkok 2019 will undoubtedly boost business for the lucky recipients. 

The awards, which will be handed out in an event at CentralWorld’s outdoor plaza this Saturday and Sunday is the brainchild of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and WP Energy and seeks to recognise the best nosh found on the city’s street.

 

Chefs Gigg and Ton will battle it out over a hot stove during the award presentation event.

Chomkamol Phumpanmuang, vice president of WP Energy and the organiser, tells The Nation that this project was born out of a belief in the importance of developing the quality of life and helping owners of street food stalls earn a decent living while also stimulating food tourism in Thailand. 

“We will be awarding street food restaurants that offer a unique taste and are truly popular among Thais. Apart from improving the living of those who man the stalls, the aim is to attract more tourists and increase the demand for street food among tourists,” he says. 

 

Chefs Gigg and Ton will battle it out over a hot stove during the award presentation event.

During the award presentation ceremony, people will enjoy the best street food of Thailand in rice, noodle and dessert categories selected by a world-class committee. The following restaurants have among those named the best in their categories; Kamoo Charoensang, Kao Kang Prik Yuak, Jae Yee Chicken Rice, Simorakot Pork Rice, Nai Bai Thai Fresh Spring Rolls, Pad Thai Fai Ta Lu, Moo Satay Sawang, Pakaewkaikob, Nai Mhon Oysters Fried, Sam Yan Congee, Ha Yaek Chicken Rice, Sawang Red Pork Noodle, Maverick Suki, Moo Ping Hea Owen, Ama Chives Dumpling, Patonggo Savoey, A-Jai Fried Noodle in Soy Sauce, and Cheng Sim Ei Shaved Ice. 

 

Pei Panward

Kittidej Wimolrat, director of Peunkin Company and a well-known gourmet, adds: “Four main groups of voters decided on who should be awarded – Thai and foreign famous chefs, restaurateurs, food critics and celebrities who love street food such as Chantavit “Ter” Thanasewee and Panward “Pei” Bunyaratkalin. 

The street food is further divided into 5 categories: rice based such as chicken rice and barbecue pork rice, noodlebased such as Thai Boat Noodle and Pad Thai, satay, and desserts like mango sticky rice and bualoy. There will also be a miscellaneous category.

 

Ter Chantavit

The event will feature a battle between chef Ton from Le Du, a Michelinstar chef and chef Gigg from Lerdtip Restaurant, as well as a concert by artists signed with Singha Corporation, a sale of kitchen products by Seagull, and a special promotion from Line Man. 

Street food lovers can vote for their favourite street food for the chance to win a coupon valued at Bt500 for food at the event. Fifty coupons will be given out each day. You can vote at www.WorldsBestStreetFood.com.