Our mission: Eat A 3-Course Meal At 7-Eleven in Thailand

Imagine this: you're lost in Thailand, realized you forgot to brush up on your Thai while on the plane, feeling a little dizzy from the sweltering afternoon heat, have about $10 in your pocket, and your stomach is growling. Don't panic, I've been there already. All you need to do is look around and see if you can spot an orange-red-green sign with a big "7" and the word "ELEVEN" struck through it. But if you really can't find one, follow these 2 simple tips: 

Tip #1: Nearly every gas station in Thailand has a 7-Eleven.

Tip #2: Ask the locals. Most of them are really friendly and polite. After all, you're in the Land of Smiles.

Okay, you're finally at the doorsteps of a 7-Eleven. Now what? Here's my rundown of what you can do to fill your belly up (and get a taste of Thailand while you're at it)


Tuna Corn Salad Filled Pie

First up is one of my go-to meals whenever my family and I go on road trips in Thailand during the summer. Crispy and flaky on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside. If you don't like fish, then there are countless alternatives like Shredded Pork and the classic Ham & Cheese too!

Tip #3: You can also request the cashier to heat up all your refrigerated and frozen food items if you'd like.


Spicy Minced Pork with Sticky Rice Burger

Out of everything in this list, I would say this fusion burger is hands down one of the most unique and delicious meals you could get at a 7-Eleven in Thailand. Similar to the famous Thai street food, khao niao moo ping (grilled pork with sticky rice), the combination of spicy pork patties with sticky rice buns complement each other really well. If you love spicy food and burgers, you should definitely give this one a try.

Instant Cup Noodles

Instant cup noodles are a very popular choice for those looking for a fast and easy meal while on the go. With various options like the famous Tom Yum Soup, the Boat Noodle Soup, and the Super Chicken Spicy Soup, these cup noodles are the perfect substitute when you want to enjoy the authentic taste of Thai noodles.

Dessert (for the finale):

Pandan Pudding in Sweet Coconut Cream

If you're craving some Thai desserts or if this is your first time in Thailand, you definitely can't go wrong with Pandan Pudding in Sweet Coconut Cream. Pandanus, also known as pandan or screw pine, are palm-like herbaceous plants that have been used in many Thai dishes ever since the Ayutthaya era. The subtle, soothing aroma of the pandan topped with sweet coconut cream will surely leave a mark on your tastebuds!

Honorable Mentions:

Ham and Triple Cheese Bread Cup

Who wouldn't want to try a mini cup-sized pizza?

Fried Pork with Garlic and Rice

A personal favorite. Pork + Garlic + Rice = Yummy. Simple as that.

Soy Milk with Pandan Leaves and Coconut Jelly

A good palate cleanser after eating something spicy or greasy!

Pancake with Cookies and Cream

7-Elevens in Thailand also have food items and miscellaneous products inspired by other countries as well. Just like this cookies and cream pancake inspired by Japan!