10 best street food stalls in Bangkok worth visiting

If you haven’t experienced street food in Bangkok‘s culinary scene, brace yourself for an unparalleled food adventure in Thailand’s capital.

Strolling through the streets of Bangkok, you’ll encounter a symphony of sizzling and bubbling delights. However, not all street food is created equal, and for those new to the scene, pinpointing the best spots can be a challenge.

Worry not as we’ve got you covered. Settle down at a vibrant plastic stall, grab some utensils, and get ready to treat your taste buds to an unforgettable journey. Here are the 10 best street food stalls in Bangkok worth visiting.

1. Raan Jay Fai

Raan Jay Fai - Jay Fai

Recognisable by her distinctive oversized goggles, Jay Fai is a standout figure you can’t easily overlook. A genuine icon in the realm of street food, she holds a Michelin star to her name. Raan Jay Fai is open from 9am to 7.30pm and is always full, so you should reserve online in advance.

Raan Jay Fai - Crab Meat Omelette

This eatery is famous for its delicious Crab Meat Omelette (TBH1,400). Also known as  Kai-Jeaw Poo, the dish features a massive roll of egg and lump crab meat that is fried over a hot coal fire.

Raan Jay Fai - The Drunken Noodle

However, the culinary delights continue. The Drunken Noodle (THB800 – THB1,000) or Phad Kee Mao Talay, is also highly recommended. It features flat rice noodle stir-fry with a hot and spicy sauce; tom yum soup, and crab yellow curry, poo phad phong karee, which is filled with crab meat in a fragrant creamy yellow curry sauce. 

327 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2223 9384
Wed to Sat: 9am – 7.30pm
Closed on Sun, Mon, & Tue

2. Nai Mong Hoi Thod

Nai Mong Hoi Thod - Store front

A staple in Chinatown, Nai Mong Hoi Thod is a timeless favourite. Recognised in the Michelin street food guide, this establishment has earned a reputation for crafting some of the most delicious oyster omelettes in Bangkok. Specialising in this and crab fried rice, their limited menu ensures mastery of these dishes.

Nai Mong Hod Thod - Oyster omelette

Choose from 2 renowned versions of the famous oyster omelette – Orlou (Crispy Oyster Omelette) or Orsuan (Soft Oyster Omelette). These delectable options come in sizes S, M, L, and XL, with prices ranging from THB100, THB200, THB300, and THB500, respectively.

Nai Mong Hoi Thod - Fried Rice with Crab

Alternatively, savour the Fried Rice with Crab (THB100 for S, THB200 for M, THB300 for L, THB500 for XL), indulge in the Smoked Breast Duck with Rice (THB100 for S, THB200 for M, THB300 for L, THB500 for XL), or opt for the Smoked Breast Duck with Orange Sauce (THB200 for S, THB300 for M, THB500 for L). Ensure an early arrival, as there’s only 1 charcoal-fire stove, leading to potentially lengthy wait times for your omelette or rice.

539 Phlap Phla Chai Rd, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
+66 89773 3133
Wed to Sun: 10am – 7pm
Closed on Mon & Tue

3. Rung Rueang Pork Noodle

Rung Rueang Pork Noodle - Store front

Just 10 minutes away from Emquartier shopping mall and Phrom Phong BTS Station is Rung Rueang Pork Noodle. Here, you can mix and match your soup, toppings, and noodles to suit your appetite. Oh, did I mention this eatery is also featured in the Michelin guide since 2018?

Rung Rueang Pork Noodle - Noodle

Select from 3 available sizes– small (THB60), medium (THB70), and large (THB80). Explore a variety of 4 soup options: Tom Yum Soup, Tom Yum Dry, Pork Soup, and Dry. Pair your choice with a noodle style, ranging from egg noodles, rice vermicelli, medium rice noodles, thick rice noodles, glass noodles, or Kiami noodles. Customise your dish further by adding various toppings such as pork, minced pork, fishball, fishcake, or mixed.

Rung Rueang Pork Noodle - Deep fried fish skin

If you’re craving more, consider indulging in additional delights like the Pork Ball (THB60) or the tempting Deep Fried Fish Skin (THB20), both featured highlights on the menu. Alternatively, explore the flavourful options of Minced Pork with Soup (THB60), Fishball and Fishcake (THB60), or Fish Cake (THB90).

10/3 Soi Sukhumvit 26, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 84527 1640
Daily: 8am – 5pm
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4. Wattana Panich

Wattana Panich - Store front

A visit to Bangkok remains incomplete without savouring the renowned beef noodles, and Wattana Panich in Ekkamai stands out as the ultimate destination for the best Thai beef noodles. What sets them apart? A daily preparation of a super-sized boiling beef broth derived from a 60-year master stock.

Wattana Panich - Master stock

This family-operated eatery is consistently buzzing with locals, delivery riders, and eager tourists, all eager to experience the famed noodles. If you’re not well-versed in Thai, the on-the-wall menu might pose a slight challenge, but rest assured, each bowl typically falls within the THB100 to THB150 range.

Wattana Panich - Noodles

The menu boasts options of large, small, or fine noodles, accompanied by sliced beef, stewed beef, and beef balls. Additionally, you can relish goat stewed in select Chinese herbs or indulge in Gao-Lao, a combination of sliced beef, stewed beef, and beefball soup served with rice. Alternatively, try the Lad-Na, a noodle dish featuring delectable gravy and Chinese broccoli, with a choice of beef, pork, chicken, or shrimp.

336 338 Ekkamai Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 2391 7264
Daily: 7am – 9.30pm

5. Som Tam Jay So

Som Tam Jay So - Store front

While numerous eateries across Bangkok offer Isaan cuisine, Som Tam Jay So stands out as the go-to destination for the most authentic papaya salad experience.

Nestled in the bustling downtown Silom business district, this small stall attracts hordes of office workers during lunchtime. The bustling atmosphere is a testament to its popularity. However, be prepared for a menu entirely in Thai, making Google Translate a handy tool when placing your order.

Som Tam Jay So - Som Tam

Explore a diverse array of som tam options, including Seafood Som Tam (THB200), Blue Crab Som Tam (THB150), Salted Egg Som Tam (THB80), Som Tam with Pork Sausage (THB70), Som Tam with Fresh Shrimp (THB120), and more. Additionally, Som Tam Jay So offers grilled chicken, beef salad, and grilled pork neck for those looking to diversify their palate.

Phiphat 2, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
+66 85999 4225
Mon to Sat: 11am – 5.30pm
Closed on Sun

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6. Kuay Jab Mr. Joe

Kuay Jab Mr. Joe - Store front

Don’t miss out on moo grob, or crispy pork belly, when you find yourself in Bangkok. The impeccably crispy skin, providing a satisfying crunch with each bite, paired with the tender and succulent meat, creates a delightful treat that’s perfect any time of the day. According to many, the ultimate moo grob experience awaits at Guay/Kuay Jab Mr. Jo.

Kuay Jab Mr. Joe - Crispy Pork

Presented in bite-sized pieces, with the belly’s distinct layers visible in an appealing manner, the Crispy Pork (THB80) steals the spotlight at Kuay Jab Mr. Joe. It embodies everything you desire in a crispy pork belly– the salted and flavorful meat layer, the luscious fat melding with the meat, and the irresistibly crispy skin on top.

Kuay Jab Mr. Joe - Pork Noodles

Another standout at this eatery is the Pork Noodles (THB80). Featuring tender rice noodle rolls accompanied by slices of crispy pork belly, lungs, liver, skin, and intestines, this dish offers a delightful medley of textures. For an added burst of flavour, be sure to generously incorporate chilli flakes and vinegar.

313/7 Chan Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
+66 2213 3007
Daily: 7am – 4.30pm

7. Mae Varee Mango Sticky Rice

Mae Varee Mango Sticky Rice - Store front

When you find yourself in Bangkok, indulging in mango sticky rice is a must. While this beloved Thai snack is widely available, the ultimate spot to savour it is at Mae Varee Mango Sticky Rice.

Situated near Thonglor BTS station, this quaint establishment has been delighting customers with fresh mangoes, ice cream, and mango sticky rice for 2 decades. Well-known among both locals and tourists, the shop often sees eager patrons lining up to make bulk purchases.

Mae Varee Mango Sticky Rice - Mango sticky rice

Though lacking in seating areas, many opt to grab the classic Mango Sticky Rice (THB150), Mango Pudding (THB89), or whole mangoes (THB120 – THB170) on the go and relish them in the comfort of their homes. For added convenience, you can even place an order through Grab and have the delicious treats delivered straight to your doorstep.

1 Thong Lo, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 2392 4804
Daily: 6am – 10pm
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8. Phed Mark

Phed Mark - Store front

Nestled in the bustling heart of Bangkok’s Metropolitan District, Phed Mark stands as a small eatery owned by Mark Wiens. Renowned for its distinction, the restaurant specialises in crafting the spiciest pad kaprao found in Thailand.

Phed Mark - Kaprao

Conveniently located just beneath the Ekkamai BTS station, adjacent to the Bangkok Planetarium and Science Center, this small eatery offers a delightful array of 7 kaprao variations, each with 5 different spice levels. Take your pick from options like Kaprao Beef (THB159), Kaprao Pork (THB129), Kaprao Chicken (THB129), Vegetarian Kaprao (tofu and mushroom) (THB119), Kaprao Wagyu (THB249), Kaprao Wagyu Shank (THB269), or Kaprao Squid (THB169).

Phed Mark - Kaprao

Each serving includes rice and a fried duck egg, and the unique feature lies in the ability to customise your spice level. Whether you prefer non-spicy, very less spicy, less spicy, medium signature, or very spicy, Phed Mark caters to diverse taste preferences. Are you daring enough to explore the realms of very spicy?

300 Sukhumvit Rd, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 83893 8989
Daily: 10am – 7pm
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9. Jeh O Chula

Jeh O Chula - Store front

For enthusiasts of late-night instant noodles, Jeh O Chula is the ultimate destination. You might question the idea of paying a premium for instant noodles, but trust us when we say that this place serves as the ideal post-party comfort food – you simply have to give it a try to believe in its perfection.

Jeh O Chula - Tom Yum MAMA

Savour the distinctive flavours of the signature Tom Yum MAMA Pork Ball (THB160) or the enticing Tom Yum MAMA with Crispy Pork (THB160). Alternatively, there’s the flavourful Tom Yum MAMA with Seafood (THB230) and the indulgent Tom Yum MAMA with Seafood, Pork Ball, and Crispy Pork (THB310). It’s important to note that the noodles are exclusively available from 11pm onwards and are served in a sharing portion suitable for 2 to 3 people.

Jeh O Chula - Salmon Salad

Explore further with other noteworthy menu items, such as the zesty Fried Chilli with Deep-fried Duck (THB180), the delectable Fried Chicken Wings (THB100 – THB200), the crispy Deep-fried Pork Neck (THB200), the vibrant Fresh Squid Spicy Salad (THB150), and the exquisite Salmon Salad (THB300 – THB500).

113 Soi Charatmeang, Rong Muang, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 64118 5888
Daily: 4.30pm – 12am

10. Khao Gaeng Jek Pui

Khao Gaeng Jek Pui - Store front

Fondly known as the musical chairs curry stall, Khao Gaeng Jek Pui deviates from traditional restaurants with its absence of tables or shop lots. Instead, patrons can only occupy the limited signature red stools set up along the roadside by the stall.

Khao Gaeng Jek Pui - Chairs

Similar to mixed rice shops, this roadside stall offers a choice between rice or Khanom chin, a type of Thai rice noodle, paired with a selection of sides. The cost of your dish varies depending on your choices, typically ranging from an average of THB50 to THB200.

Khao Gaeng Jek Pui - Food

Choose from an array of options, including Yellow Curry with Pork, Red Curry with Beef, Green Curry with Chicken, Green Curry with Fish Balls, Stir-fried Crabs, Stir-fried Bamboo Shoots, Chicken Wing in Red Sauce, Roasted Pork Ribs, Pork Paneang, Sweet Pork, Chinese Sausage, and Boiled Egg in Sweet Brown Sauce.

25 Mangkon Rd, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
+66 2222 5229
Daily: 2pm – 7.30pm

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