Where to enjoy the best Thai culinary

Where to enjoy the best Thai culinary?

Bangkok is one of the best street food city in the World with many areas, streets and restaurants which serve delicious traditional food of Thailand. But you know that it can be even more wonderful if you can know which is the best of these bests.

This post will show you 4 of them.

1. Victory Monument (Anusawari Chai Samoraphum อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ)

A tourist shared his memory here. When he first came to Bangkok, back in 2009, he hung out mostly around Victory Monument, try as much food as possible along with his friend Dwight Turner.

They ate so much, they event renamed it “Victory Munch!”

He said: “Victory Monument is such an ideal area for street food because one of the main transportation hubs in Bangkok – countless buses load and unload at this huge roundabout every day, and it’s also served nearby the Victory Monument BTS station. Wherever there are lots of people, there is always lots of food.”

Where to enjoy the best Thai culinary

 

Surrounding the roundabout, and also on adjacent small neighborhood streets called sois in Thai, you’ll find a bountiful collection of street food stalls, restaurants, and snacks galore. It’s like a circular buffet.

On the northeast side of the roundabout is the famous noodle alley which is served on boat, where you can choose from many kinds of Thai boat noodle restaurants, and on the northwest side in the neighborhood, where there are more delicious, boat noodle spots.

Also, if you’re in the Victory Monument area, you may hear about Phahon Yothin Soi 1 (พหลโยธิน ซอย.1), which is located just a 5 minute walk north of the monument, for another street that has a good amount of street foods throughout the day and evening. It is also very close to go to Rangnam.

Victory Monument serves up a smorgasbord of Thai street food that will make you have to massage your stomach to maximize its capacity.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Victory Monument station, Exit #3 or #4, and start experiencing by walking around the monument first.
Time: from about 10 am – 8 pm is good

Optional restaurants in the area:

  • Doy Kuay Teow Reua(boat noodles)
  • Boat Noodle Alley
  • Kuay Jab Jaedang(many types of street food in evening)
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2. Yaowarat (Chinatown เยาวราช)

There’s a form of natural-option that takes place in Yaowarat (เยาวราช); mediocre food is weeded out and the best street food survives.

There’s no doubt that Bangkok’s famous Chinatown, known in Thai as Yaowarat (เยาวราช), offers some of the most reputable street food dining options in all of Bangkok. You’ll be able to discover some serious Thai street food masters.

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Don’t be afraid to explore the dark side alley or follow the instinct of your nose when you smell something seductive, because Yaowarat is heaven of delectable eats and full of food gem surprises.

Yaowarat road is the most well-known street, cutting through the heart of Chinatown, but on the parallel Charoen Krung road, and down countless small market lanes, you’ll also find endless eating selections.

During the day time, you’ll see markets, but in the evening is when the main wave of street food vendors comes to life; People hit the streets to eat.

Also, if you’re looking for sample interesting things like bird’s nest soup or suckling pig, Yaowarat will full fill you.

Just a short distance from Yoawarat (เยาวราช) is the community of Pahurat, known as Bangkok’s very Little India, and home to some great Indian street food restaurants like Toney Restaurant.

How to get there: Easiest way to go to Chinatown is by taxi, but preferably you can take the MRT to Hua Lamphong, and then walk to Chinatown from station (10 mins) or take a tuk tuk / motorbike.
Open hours: You can browse markets in Morning and daytime and try the best street food in evening and night.
Optional restaurants in the area:

  • T & K Seafood(Thai seafood)
  • Kuay Jab Uan Pochana(rice noodles rolls)
  • Khao Gaeng Jake Puey(rice and curry)
  • Bua Loy Nam King(Thai desserts)
  • Kuay Teow Kua Gai(a little outside of Chinatown, but great kua gai noodles)

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3. Ratchawat Market (ราชวัตร) / Sriyan Market (ตลาดศรีย่าน)

Hided in the quiet and green district of Dusit, down a road known as Nakhon Chaisi, are two of the oldest traditional markets in Bangkok.

Ratchawat is first, it includes a fine selection of restaurants serving roast duck, Kobe beef noodles, and unnamed restaurant where a man in a shower cap cooks up a stir fried curry shark that burst’s with so much flavor it will make you so happy to scream.

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Further down the road, about a kilometer, you’ll see Sriyan Market, yet another culinary gem. First browse through the fresh wet market, and then choose from a selection of curry restaurants, noodle restaurants, restaurants that serves jungle curry, and street snacks on the sidewalk.

What you will really love about both Ratchawat and Sriyan is that they have all kind of Bangkok street food, yet they have a relaxed and laid back feel to them – the living moves at a bit of a slower pace in these areas than in the rest of the city.

How to get there: The most convenient way to get to Ratchawat and Sriyan is taking a taxi. Closest BTS station is Victory Monument, but from there it will take 10 minute for taxi to ride away.
Open hours: Best in Daytime, you will find a good place to eat lunch
Optional restaurants in the area:

  • Ran Gaeng Pa Sriyan(jungle curry and other delicious dishes)
  • Duck at Ratchawat(fantastic roast duck)
  • Pad See Ew at Ratchawat(fried wide rice noodles)
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4. Charoen Krung (เจริญกรุง) and Bangrak (บางรัก)

A walk down the entirety of Charoen Krung Road is bound to end with a full stomach, as there’s no humanly-possible way (not that I’ve discovered) to resist the tempting delights that are thrown at you from every direction.

The smell of stir fried garlic, fragrant noodles, steamed dumplings, roasted duck, and freshly sliced fruit (during season), permeates and saturates the air with a cloud of marvelous Thai street food.

Right at Saphan Taksin BTS station you’ll find a decent boat noodle restaurant, and just a little ways up the road, opposite the mall, is the famous Prachak duck restaurant. Also for vegetarian, just around the corner, check out Tien Sin.

Heading south on Charoen Krung, more and more street food stalls won’t fail to present top quality cuisine. Khao Tom Pla Thao Thuy (ข้าวต้มปลาเต๋าเต้ย) is a restaurant that specializes in rice soup with fish; the gargantuan (I mean meter long or more) fish that hangs from the rafters of the silver cart has pure food adoring passion written all over it.

How to get there: It’s easiest to take the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and then just walk around the area. Alternatively you can get there by taxi.
Open hours: Day and night
Optional restaurants in the area:

  • Boat noodles at Saphan Taksin (decent boat noodles)
  • Prachak Duck Noodles(good roast duck and noodles)
  • Tien Sin vegetarian restaurant(Thai vegetarian food)
  • Home Cuisine Islamic Food(biryani and curries)

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