Sukhumvit Soi 38: Mother of Bangkok street food spots

Without a doubt, the food in Bangkok is world-class.

The shopping malls are overrated. The girls have too much makeup and plastic on. And the Chao Phraya river? It’s so filthy that you can’t baptise anyone in it. Instead, it is the river that needs baptising.

The food in Bangkok, however, is world-class.

The flavours, the heat, and all the involuntary perspiration from your body when you eat in Bangkok is worth the flight and airfare.

The profuse aroma of spices in the air will make you want to eat your way through this street.

Screw bacon and doughnuts – Thai food is the real deal. Having at least five meals each day while there is not unusual.

The sweltering heat, the bustling streets and the profuse aroma of spices in the air are what make this city so special. You don’t really love it, but you definitely can’t hate it either.

Dining in this city is an exceptional gastronomic experience.

Those seeking the true Thai culinary experience must make the pilgrimage to this night food market.

Hence, it must have been a dream come true for foodies when they discovered Sukhumvit Soi 38, the mother of all Bangkokian street food spots.

Despite being discussed elaborately in travel forums, Sukhumvit Soi 38 is still delightfully free from tourists.

Finding it is a breeze – you will not be able to miss it once you get out of Thong Lor BTS. Alternatively, just follow the smell!

Food stalls are open from 6pm till late night and prices are around 60 baht for most of the dishes.

This food-hunting experience will be a fun one indeed.

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Grace Ng is a serial wanderluster, solo female traveller, award-winning recipe developer and travel writer.