Silom Road, Soi Convent to Bangkok Bank ( Silom Soi 20 onwards ).
As Bangkok's main business street, this part of Silom Road has a lot to offer to
office workers from lunch to dinner. Recommended dishes include egg noodles with
barbecued pork and wanton ( Bamee Keaw Daeng ), rice with barbecued pork ( Khao Moo
Daeng ), rice with chicken ( Khao Man Kai ), beef noodles, grilled seafood, Thai-style
Sukiyaki, Som Tam and grilled meat.
Thonglor and Ekkamai.
Another good dining option, although the price is relatively more expensive. Vendors
are here all day and in some areas almost all night. Try Khao Tom, noodle soup, pork
satay, grilled pork and Phat Thai.
I used to eat in Ekkamai Soi 30, on the right just past 7/11 does not look much but
the family look after you well and the food is good.
Sukhumvit ( between Soi 3 and Soi 23 )
About midnight when the bars are preparing to finish the street bars are preparing
to open along this stretch of road ( both sides ) it's slightly manic but I used
to enjoy sitting there and watching the world go by. Drinks are reasonable to cheap.
The food well judge for yourself.
Although the roadside stalls are regularly inspected by the Bangkok Metropolitan
Authority ( BMA ) it still does not guarantee 100% cleanliness of food. Before ordering
check out if vendors wear plastic gloves with cap on head. Is food left out in the
open for hours. Some street vendors have a sign which states – Clean Food Good Taste
– which means they have been certified by the BMA.
Most of the food outlets set up their own tables and chairs on the pavement or by
I used to always choose the fresh fish, it was always good , white and tasty. But
many do eat the meat and seafood dishes prepared by the roadside cafes. I have seen
the preparation of some chickens destined for the street stalls and café's - it's
not what you would expect to see in food preparation area's. I did use to eat pork
at Ekkamai and never had a problem. But just be careful. The experience is well worth
it just for the fun of it.