What to Eat for Breakfast in Thailand?

We have a list of typical breakfast menus that you should try.


1.Pork soup with pig’s blood jelly or Tom Leud Moo (ต้มเลือดหมู)

Tom Leuad Moo is rich pork soup with pig’s blood jelly, pork, pig’s organs and vegetables. A popular Thai breakfast and packed with vitamin C and iron, it is often enhanced with sugar, vinegar and ground chilli and served alongside white rice. Tom Leuad Moo is common in restaurants and street stalls, but be sure it’s cooked thoroughly – the innards can taste bitter if not.




2. Congee or Joke (โจ๊ก) 

Congee, or rice porridge, is a famous and very basic Asian treat. In Thailand, there are countless variations on this classic in the form of different toppings, starting with minced pork (Joke Moo), pork’s organs (Joke Kreung Nai), and chicken (Joke Gai). Often topped with soft-boiled egg, spring onions and sliced ginger. As far as condiments go, soy sauce or fish sauce, vinegar, ground chili as well as pickled chili are standard fair. Joke is often enjoyed alongside Pa-thong-ko or Deep-fried dough stick.




3. Sticky rice with grilled pork or khao niew moo ping (ข้าวเหนียวหมูปิ้ง)

Another classic breakfast for sticky rice (Khao Niew) topped with grilled pork (Moo Ping). The grilled pork can be swapped with fried pork or grilled chicken. Nearly ubiquitous on street corners, it’s a great option to fill up quick in the morning.


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4. Soy milk with deep-fried dough stick or nam tao hoo gap pa tong go (น้ำเต้าหู้กับปาท่องโก๋)

An unbeatable combo and favorite “couples’ snack,” this sugary treat is actually full of protein and antioxidants.



5. Coffee with a numerous side items (กาแฟ)

Thais are some of Asia’s most fastidious coffee drinkers. A national favorite enjoyed nearly every morning with various breads, egg dishes, and desserts. Think of coffee and Kanom Krok as Bangkok’s answer to the “Roman breakfast” of espresso and croissant. Kanom krok is a Thai “pancake” topped with pure coconut milk – another super food. Scallions, corns, taro, pumpkin squash add to the flavor. Look for this treat throughout the city in the early morning. Another Thai morning staple is eggs – friend, soft or hard boiled, or steamed.

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