Rattanakosin Island or Bangkok Old City is a fascinating area where most of Bangkok’s “must see” sights can be found. Located in central Bangkok bordered by the Chao Phraya River, this remarkable area contains most of the popular spots such as the giant swing, the Golden Mount, and the Grand Palace. However, Rattanakosin Island does not only show the dozens of traditional attractions but also has a lots of great street foods. As we all know, Bangkok is one of the best city in the world for street food and food lover. Therefore, here is a list of best secret spots for Bangkok street food we feel you shouldn’t miss out on when you’re in Rattanakosin Island.
- Lueng Pha Pad Thai
For more than 40 years, Leung Pha Pad Thai is a restaurant devoted to Thailand’s most famous authentic noodle dish. This restaurant is not only good but excellent. They use traditional noodles and cook over a charcoal fire instead of gas. It is literally located next to the other Pad Thai restaurant (Thip Samai). However, Leung Pha Pad Thai is more local and the atmosphere is more relaxing which perfect for people who are looking for non touristy place to eat (as you don’t have to wait in a long queue like the next busier pad Thai restaurant). Don’t forget to order fresh orange juice! It is a great combination with Pad Thai.
315/1 Maha Chai Road, near the corner of Soi Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Opening hours: Daily 10.00 – 02.00 hrs
Price: 40+ THB
- Nai Ouan Yentafo
Yentafo is a pink noodle soup combined with many yummy toppings such as fish balls, squid, and crunchy deep fried wonton and a pinkish sauce that made from red tofu which you won’t find anywhere else. Nai Ouan Yentafo has been opened for more than 50 years and located near the Giant Swing. This place is one of the best Yentafo shop in Thailand and it is one of the Michelin recommended restaurant! Their special recipe make everything on their bowl become perfect and yummy.
315/1 41 Soi Nava Thanon Saochingcha, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
Opening hours: Daily 09.00 – 21.00 hrs on weekdays and 09.00-16.00 hrs on weekend
Price: 50+ THB
- Gui Chai J’Toy (J’Toy Chive Dumpling)
Gui Chai J’Toy is a fantastic snack, perfect for a light appetizer. It is made from a combination of tapioca, rice and sticky rice flours then filled with variety of delicious fillings such as taro, chives leaf, and coconut. Gui Chai J’Toy are served with sweet and spicy dipping sauce. If you are looking for healthy snack that tastes amazing then this is well worth trying.
Address: 122 Mahannop Road, Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Opening hours: Daily 7:00–16:00 hrs.
Price: 6 THB per one dumpling
- Kao Moo Dang Nai Chun
One of the most authentic kinds of street food in Bangkok is Kao Moo Dang, the red barbecued pork on steamed rice and pour with porky red sauce. You can find Kao Moo Dang almost everywhere at street food stalls in Bangkok. However, there aren’t many good ones left in Bangkok, but one of the best places to get it is Kao Moo Dang Nai Chun. Kao Moo Dang Nai Chun serves with the original and unique recipes and a very good quality of ingredients. The dish is drowning in tasty sweet red gravy and they give a plenty of pork. We are sure that you will love it!
Address: 142, Dinso Road, Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening hours: Daily 07:00 – 17:30 hrs.
Price: 40+ THB
- Cheng Sim Ei
Looking for best spot for dessert? Hit one of the most famous and oldest ‘street’ dessert shops in Bangkok; Cheng Sim Ei. This place serves various desserts where you can customize it by yourself. They offer a wide-selection of dessert ingredients with choices of syrups where you can mix and match it together. So if you are looking for something sweet, then this is the place to go.
Address: 212/1, Dinso Road, Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening hours: Daily 11:00–23:00 hrs.
Price: 40+ THB