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Maverick Suki: Super Popular Beef Suki Noodles & Affordable Seafood Along Soi Yotse In Bangkok

Last Updated: May 31, 2019

Written by Ploylada Sucharitachandra

Maverick Suki Bangkok

A short car ride from National Stadium skytrain station sits one of Bangkok’s favourite food destinations — Soi Yotse. While it is home to both sweet and savoury gems, the popularity of this alley was established by two of Bangkok’s famous Thai Chinese-inspired sukiyaki restaurants, Maverick Suki and Elvis Suki.

Located side by side, the rivals oddly offer similar dishes, ranging from sukiyaki to seafood. To make things fair, this will be an introduction to the oldest vendor established right on the corner of the famed stretch, Maverick Suki.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

At a glance, the open-air restaurant features a modest yet roomy space that is usually packed inside.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

Third-party delivery staff and other patrons are also often seen queuing outside for takeaway orders, so that’s always an option if you’re in a rush.

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Up front is the outdoor cooking station where customers can watch the culinary magic done live. At least two cooks are always seen busily working the wok pans with their goggles and masks on.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

While the restaurant serves both dry and soup-based suki with different choices of meat and seafood, Maverick is best known for its Suki Haeng Nuea or Stir-Fried Suki with Beef (THB 60).

I have to warn you though, the dishes sell out quite fast! Let’s just say, I visited three times before I got to devour this widely beloved signature.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

Each serving comes with a small bowl of sukiyaki bean curd sauce for added tartness and spiciness. You can also garnish your helping with some pork crackling for an added crunch factor.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

Was it worth the trips? Definitely. I was served a pleasantly unpretentious-looking bowl containing glass noodles wok-fried with egg, cabbage, morning glory, marinated beef, and pickled bean curd sauce.

It was exactly how a no-frills street-side suki should look like.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

At the same time, for something so simple, it was beautifully executed. The beef was especially tender and succulent, while the noodles were perfectly moist and eggy.

Every bite was umami — rich and flavourful with a subtle hint of smokiness.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

Another well-known dish at Maverick is the Guay Tiew Kua Gai or Stir-Fried Egg and Chicken Noodles (THB 60). This dish also sells out really quickly!

Maverick Suki Bangkok

Also wok-fried, the flat noodles were simultaneously chewy, smoky, and peppery, which brilliantly complemented the juicy chunks of chicken. Chopped fresh spring onions brightened the dish with mild pungent notes.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

A classic bowl of Guay Tiew Kua Gai is always served with chilli sauce as a seasoning and with deep-fried dough sticks for added texture.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

To share, order a few seafood dishes from the humble setup at the right end of the restaurant.

It was around 5pm when I walked over to the stall to check if the staff had arrived as they usually open slightly after the main part of Maverick does. They were finally unloading their fresh ingredients!

Maverick Suki Bangkok

The menu includes a short list of moderately priced items that are cooked upon request — grilled, boiled, or steamed. Please note that this is not your absolute go-to spot for seafood in Bangkok, so don’t expect to be completely wowed.

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I was recommended the signature Grilled Scallops with Minced Pork (THB 200), which seemed to be a popular choice for Maverick-goers.

The scallops were plump and naturally sweet with a mild, buttery taste that went fantastically with the more flavourful minced pork.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

Clams (THB 100) are also a big hit. Order them boiled if you prefer them juicier and towards the bloody side.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

Otherwise, opt for grilled if you don’t mind them being slightly dry as they are less pungent than the former.

Maverick Suki Bangkok

As you may know, seafood sauce, which is a combination of fresh chillies, garlic, lime juice, and fish sauce, is a (seafood) staple in Thailand.

While the seafood sauce here was a bit too sweet for my liking, its acidity and spiciness offered a vibrant oomph to the seafood.

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For something light and refreshing after a big meal, Soi Yotse also offers a few dessert options, including icy, Thai-style treats (all starting from THB 30) at Maverick itself.

You can also walk across the street for the popular homemade ice cream shop Tongue Fun, which is also available at Terminal 21 shopping complex.


If you are looking for quality street food minus the overwhelming hustle and bustle that some parts of the city are known for, put this neighbourhood on your next Bangkok travel itinerary.

Ditch the cliché China Town and get yourself to Soi Yotse!

Expected Damage: THB 60 – THB 200 per pax

Price: $

Our Rating: 5 / 5

Maverick Suki

19 Soi Yotse, Wat Thepsirin, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand 10100

Price
Our Rating 5/5

Maverick Suki

19 Soi Yotse, Wat Thepsirin, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand 10100

Operating Hours: (Daily) 3.30pm – 9.30pm

Operating Hours: (Daily) 3.30pm – 9.30pm

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