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7 MUST EAT in Sukhumvit Soi 38

By Wilbur Suen

Sukhumvit Soi 38 comes alive from 6pm onwards till about 2am. What’s so special about this place? In Singapore, when you want to bring tourists to eat Singapore delicacies, you probably would bring them to Chomp Chomp, East Coast Lagoon or Old Airport Hawker Centre, simply because you can try a few delicacies just in one place. And Sukhumvit Soi 38 does just that as well.

You can find different kinds of street food in just one convenient location. Not the best of the best in Bangkok but they are cheap, good and popular with locals. You can even sit at any table you like and they will bring the food to you. Coming here is extremely easy, just take the BTS to Thong Lo Station (Exit 4). Walk down the steps and it will lead you to this street.


1. Grilled Meat / Seafood

The first stall you will see when entering Sukhumvit Soi 38 on the right will be this charcoal grill stall and you definitely won’t miss it because of the smell and the smoke. Freshly charcoal grilled meat and seafood on sticks are something you MUST EAT here!

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2. Thai Wanton Noodle

There are a few wanton noodle places I would go in Bangkok and this is one of them. Recently, I don’t like going to Sabx2 at Pratunam because of the ridiculously long queue and extremely small portion of noodles. The wanton noodles here is much better with bigger portion and after ordering, you can just take a seat and they will serve it to you.

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3. Satay

When you see satay almost at every table, you can’t resist but order too. It’s a good dish to share among friends and you got to try the pickled cucumber which comes with it. So delicious!

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4. Mango Sticky Rice

I believe everyone who comes to Sukhumvit Soi 38 will patronise this stall because it’s the most popular Thai dessert in Thailand! Mango Sticky Rice!!! Across the street at Sukhumvi Soi 55, there is the popular Maevaree but over here, you can sit down in comfort to enjoy the dessert. And it’s also much cheaper here too!


5. Thai Desserts

If you don’t take Mango Sticky Rice, then go for the other Thai Desserts. It’s like Ice Kachang but over here, you can mix and match your favourite ingredients into a bowl. They have both cold and hot options to suit you. If you do not know what to order, they have several items on the menu which you can choose from.

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6. Porridge

This porridge stall has a long queue outside but I did not get to try it yet. But with it’s popularity, I’m sure it must be worthy to be recommended. Will be back to try out this stall the next time!


7. Daniel Thaiger

Want something other than Thai Street Food? You can easily get American Burgers from Daniel Thaiger but be sure to be early because they sell out as early as 8pm. And be prepared to wait for at least 3o minutes before you can indulge in your burger.

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Any other stalls which you tried and you think that it should be included here. Do drop me a comment below! Hope you enjoyed this guide! 🙂

7 MUST EAT in Sukhumvit Soi 38

Wilbur Suen

Wilbur Suen

AroiMakMak.com is the brainchild of Wilbur Suen. He is based in Singapore but loves Bangkok so much that he keeps returning. He loves travelling, eating, technology and has high standards for them. In his free time, he will be sourcing for new places to visit so that he can document and share. Try to catch him in Bangkok eating local dishes, enjoying aromatherapy spa or chilling at a rooftop bar.

  • Calvin

    One more must-eat is the Rice Noodle (small Kwe-Tiau) Soup, w/ clear broth and some crunchy roast pork. It’s really simple and good, make me sweaty after finishing a nice hot bowl of soup in just a few minutes. Delicious!
    It’s located on the right side, the 3rd store from last. If not enough seat, the other store will share the seats.
    Should include, Should-Not-Try-List too. The Pad Thai behind the Grilled Chicken Satay, the first store inside, right side, is not good hehe.

  • Atlmane

    Thanks!!! I am staying in Bangkok for 9 days and this is really helpful since I will be in the area.

  • aroimakmak

    No news regarding the closure yet. From my last visit (2 weeks ago), the number of stalls there have reduced but you still can get food there for now.

    Thanks for your support too! 🙂

  • Yang Xiu Mei

    Went twice. Satay is not as good. Tough meat. Pad thai 2 stalls to the right is addictive! There’s another mango sticky rice round the corner (being the bbq stall) that Ms tamchiak covered too. Next to it is a so so prata stall. Next to that is zichar style thai food. Go for its Tom yum soup with the spiciness kicking in slowly, skip it’s pad thai tho.. last visited Nov 2015

  • derrick

    Hi do you know where had the wanton noodles in Soi 38 shifted to?

    • aroimakmak

      no idea, i’m trying to find out too. 🙁

  • Candy Wong

    is this place still around? i will be going in this July

    • aroimakmak

      Almost half of the shops are gone while some are still around. Nobody knows what will it be like in July but hopefully it’s still around.

  • Damian

    Will the wanton mee still be there in march?

    • aroimakmak

      the wanton mee is no longer there

  • mscawaii

    Hi! Do you know where the wanton noodles have moved to? Thanks!

    • aroimakmak

      They have returned and are at the same place.

      • mscawaii

        Thanks so much for replying!! I just went there for supper today! They said they’ve been back there since March. Some of the other stalls have returned too! 🙂

  • Malin Jx

    Hi AroiMakMak! I’m going to bkk in 6 days, 26 Oct! Saw the comments below, Is Sukhumvit Soi 38 closed/many stalls not opening at this time? MANY THANKS!! (:

    • aroimakmak

      some of the stalls are still open.

  • aroimakmak


  • aroimakmak

    Sukhumvit Soi 38 is still open but it’s unlike before. There’s still food around but many of the popular ones are no longer there.

  • aroimakmak

    They are further up in the Soi between 38 and 36.

  • Leo Ng

    Hi. Is the wanton mee still there? Will be travelling next week. Please advice.

    • aroimakmak

      It’s no longer there

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