Gai Tod (Fried Chicken)

Bangkok Travel Guides / August 10, 2016
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Everybody loves fried chicken; so much so that you can find a unique recipe in every part of the world.

Thai fried chicken, or gai tod, is a popular street food in Bangkok, revered for its light, crispy skin that crackles with every bite. Hiding beneath that skin is tender juicy flesh made savory by the flavors of soy and fish sauces.

Gai tod is best enjoyed topped with crispy fried garlic and dipped in chili sauce. Wash it down with a cold bottle of Thai beer for the best way to end a day of shopping and sightseeing in the Land of Smiles.

Here are the best places to have fried chicken in Bangkok: Street stalls found on just about every corner; Som Tam Nua restaurant (392/14 Siam Square Soi 5, Rama 1 Road); and Soi Polo Fried Chicken (137/1-2 Soi Sanam Khli).

Price range: 35 – 100 baht ($1.00 – $2.90)

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