Noodle vendors are a familiar sight in Thailand. They draw people out to buy the first meal of the day in the morning or have a quick snack in the afternoon.
Noodles of all types play an important role in Thai cuisine. Egg, rice and bean noodles are the main types used.
Pad Thai, perhaps the most famous Thai dish outside Thailand, can be made with any of type of noodle, but in the West it is usually made with 3- to 5-mm. rice noodles, sometimes called rice sticks.