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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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! 🙂
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