Fried quail eggs are a street food staple in Bangkok. Locally known as khanom krok khai nok krata, these are a practical choice for when you want your street food hot, fast, and easy to enjoy on-the-go.
These eggs may be tiny, but are actually packed with incredible egg flavor, making them a hit among locals. Plus, the wonderful contrast of the bright yellow yolk against the egg white makes for a cheerful Instagram post.
These delicious quail eggs are cooked sunny side-up in an oil-slicked khanom krok pan, a traditional cast iron griddle. The warm griddle cooks the egg whites all the way through while leaving the yolks soft but not runny.
Once cooked, they are drizzled with a special Thai seasoning sauce and pepper powder, resulting in tiny pockets of goodness oozing with flavor. Douse the freshly-fried quail eggs with a little Sriracha sauce if you like living on the edge.
Here are the best places to enjoy quail eggs in Bangkok: Chinatown (6 Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong), Ramkhamnhaeng University Night Market (2345/1 Ramkhamnhaeng Road, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi), and Chatuchak Weekend Market (587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak).
Price of a plate of quail eggs in these places ranges from 10 baht ($0.30) to 30 baht ($0.90).