Odds are if you are in Bangkok your going to do two things, amongst an array of others that you may regret. Those two things are shop, and eat. There are many blogs and posts on trip advisor, wikitravel etc etc about where to shop so I won’t be going over all that information.
You probably already know that MBK and Siam Square are two of the main places to shop in the city centre and it was on my way to MBK that I stumbled across a great market for street food that was not on the map.
A great selection of local thai street food, tucked away down a small side alley occupied my thai works from the surrounding shops and malls. The food here is very cheap and the quality is possibly the best we had in the whole of Bangkok. You can order Tom Yam for 40 baht, Pad Thai, Chicken Rice, Wantan Soup, and just about anything else you would want. All for great prices usually found outside of Bangkok.
So let me tell you where it is and hopefully you can enjoy a nice break from the endless Mcdonalds, KFCs and Pizzas Huts the malls have to offer.
I don’t know the name of the place and there was no sign, so for the ease of the blog I’ll just refer to it as ‘the market’
The market is located in between the two sky train stations of Siam and National Stadium on Ramal Road. If your walking from Siam Square towards National Stadium you will find it just before the MBK shopping centre. There is a huge crossroads here and if you find yourself crossing this, you’ve gone too far.
From the main road look for the UFM Bakery. From here you can take a left and you will see a cinema called Scala Theatre. It has an old fashioned cinema sign above the door, it stands out. Just to the left of this tucked down the side you will find a curved alley and the entrance to the market full of street vendors and seating.
There is a second entrance if you can’t find this one. Once again walk towards the MBK centre on Ramal Road, once you can see the MBK centre take a left instead of crossing over the crossroads to get to the centre. Follow the street around pass the Citi Bank, and just after the Master Clinic you will see, on your left, a small alley.
If you are unsure you are in the right place on the opposite side of the road you will see a Starbucks and a Baskin Robbins.
I hope you can find it as it’s an amazing stop off whilst shopping in Bangkok. If you do find it please share your experience and pictures. Goo luck!