Many have heard the news that the stalls at Sukhumvit Soi 38 have been asked to vacate. The date to vacate is over, so what’s next? There is not much news available, so I headed down to Sukhumvit Soi 38 personally to check it out because I also want to know the answer!
Update – December 2015:
Shops on the left (from main road) have all shifted to the right side, joining the other tenants, making Sukhumvit Soi 38 into a one sided street food area instead of two sided one as per previous years.
I spoke to several shops and they told me that they will be here even till after February 2016. However, on this trip, I felt that Sukhumvit Soi 38 became much quieter and sort of lost the vibe that it had previously. If you see the compare both pictures of the street, you can see the difference.
My favourite Ba Mee (Wanton Mee) shop is no longer here and nobody knows where they have gone to. Most of the other shops are still around though. At least, I still get to enjoy my favourite Mango Sticky Rice here!
Update – June 2015:
Well, if you saw the video, you need not scroll down for more. But if you are unable to view the Live Report Video, then proceed to scroll down.
I spoke to a few hawkers, they told me that they will be staying for now.
So what’s the difference? They are no longer allowed to set up seats on the road and all seats are only allowed to be on the pavement.
At the moment, they will continue to operate as it is till any further notice, perhaps till next February.
This is Daniel Thaiger‘s previous spot. They have shifted to Sukhumvit Soi 23.
It’s good news for now as you can still continue to enjoy your favourite Street Food here. So if you are coming, don’t forget to check out the 7 MUST EAT in Sukhumvit Soi 38. 🙂
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