Possibly the best thing about the street food in Bangkok is that it makes it easy to eat healthy – an incredible feat when one is on vacation. The streets of Bangkok are replete with healthful dishes that make use of fresh, locally-sourced herbs, spices, and other produce.
Kway Teow Lui Suan, or Thai fresh spring rolls with herbs, is a great example of that.
This healthy food is not a traditional Thai dish but more of an interpretation of the iconic Vietnamese food. This, however, is still a popular street food in Bangkok.
Thais have made this dish their own by using wide rice noodles instead of rice paper, and flavoring it with aromatic herbs. Choice of filling comes in the form of sausage, shrimp, or for a really healthy choice, tofu and mushrooms. Dipping sauce can either be peanut sauce or sweet green chili sauce.
Here are the best places to enjoy kway teow lui suan in Bangkok: Baan Suan Pai (17/1 Phahon Yothin Road, Phaya Thai), Chamlong’s Asoke Vegetarian Restaurant (Chatuchak Market, Kampaeng Phet Road), and Seri Market (L1, 0101, The Nine Neighborhood Center, Thanon Rama Ix, Suan Luang).
The price of kway teow lui suan in these places range from 20 baht ($0.60) to 35 baht ($1.00) for three rolls.