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Yaowarat's 13 Street Foods That’ll Instantly Turn Anyone into an Foodie

Yaowarat’s 13 Street Foods That’ll Instantly Turn Anyone into an Foodie

Well, they say every food can become delicious for a hungry person. But in our case, everyone in our team became certified foodies once we tried Yaowarat’s street food offerings—no kidding!

For one, you really can’t miss Yaowarat Road as it’s the focal point in Bangkok’s Chinatown Night Market. Secondly, a teammate dragged us all there and all it took was one dinner and we’ve been coming back to the place ever since. 

So, call us out for our massive appetite but we can’t help but share the blessings.  Here’s our handpicked list of must-try food stalls in this iconic Yaowarat street that we bet will turn you into a foodie in an instant. Let’s dive in!

Guay Jub Ouan Pochana

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Address: 408 Yaowarat Road, Chakkrawat

Operating Hours: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. (Tuesday – Sunday)

Contact Number: +66 61 782 4223

Costs: ฿

This  place across UOB Bank building is the perfect spot if you’re looking for affordable and delicious noodle street food. Guay Jub Ouan Pochana was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand,  so their signature rolled rice noodles are a must-try. 

This dish has pork intestines and a savory clear broth with a distinct peppery flavor from the local Thai peppers they use to season the stock.

Pro Tip:

Locals typically have it with a side of crispy pork belly and boiled egg, so you may consider trying it like that!

T & K Seafood

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Address: 49, 51 Phadung Dao Road, Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 2 223 4519


Costs: ฿฿

If you’re a hardcore seafood fan, T & K Seafood is a solid choice.It’s a fan favorite, so expect queues of locals and tourists trying to get their chance to dine at this legendary street-side stall that’s at the intersection of Yaowarat and Phadung Dao Roads.

The most popular items on T & K Seafood’s menu are grilled prawns, tom yum goong, crab curry, and glass noodles with prawns. Our favorite was the crab curry—a well-seasoned curry stir-fry with a good level of spice.

Pro Tip:

If you can’t tolerate the heat, we suggest going for the crab omelet and grilled prawns instead.

Yaowarat Toasted Buns

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Address: 452 Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 

  • 24 hours (Monday)
  • 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Tuesday – Sunday)

Contact Number: +66 65 553 3635


Costs: ฿

If you like crispy and buttery buns with soft and sweet fillings, Yaowarat Toasted Buns is the place to go. Their toasted buns come in ten different flavors, so there are plenty of options to choose from.

Our top pick is the condensed milk toasted bun. We love how its sweet homemade condensed milk filling goes well with the buttery flavor of the toasted bun.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try their sweet chili paste toasted bun. It’s a weird combination, but it works!

Pro Tip:

If you’re having trouble finding the place, note that this stall is in front of the Government Savings Bank building.


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Address: 436 Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. (Tuesday – Sunday)

Contact Number: +66 86 722 2458


Costs: ฿

This dessert shop across from the Hotel Royal Bangkok is great for sweet-toothed tourists in need of a sugar rush. Sweettime serves numerous sweet snacks, from dessert bowls to tea pudding, sweet ginger soup, and milk drinks.

They even have a sweetened version of bird’s nest soup. It’s a unique twist to one of Yaowarat’s street food specialties, and we think it’s definitely worth a try.

Pro Tip:

Sweettime’s bestsellers are their dessert bowls. You shouldn’t miss it for the world as these bowls are uber-delicious with soy milk or coconut milk topped with various fruit slices or sweet desserts (e.g., taro balls, sesame balls, sago).

Pang Pang Toast Yaowarat 

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Address: 13 Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 

  • 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Tuesday – Thursday)
  • 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Friday – Sunday)

Contact Number: +66 2 221 1211


Costs: ฿

Right next to Hiap Heng Pharmacy is Pang Pang Toast, known for its signature pandan-filled toasted buns. This shop is underrated, so expect a shorter queue which is perfect if you don’t have the time and patience to wait for your food.

Our team particularly adored every bite of their pandan custard toasted bun. It smelled great and the filling has a well-balanced sweetness that makes you feel like you won’t ever get tired eating it.

Try the Thai tea custard toasted bun for a unique rich flavor and a good amount of sweetness.

Pro Tip:

Pang Pang’s toasted buns are also best eaten off the grill. You can tell the huge dip in quality if you eat one after some time has passed.

Jae Keng Grilled Squid (เจ๊เข่งหมึกย่างเยาวราช)

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Address: Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Tuesday – Sunday)

Contact Number: +66 94 464 1155

Costs: ฿ – ฿฿

If you’re a fan of Thai grilled squid, then this spot right outside Da’s Crab Restaurant is your jam! 

Though Jae Keng specializes in grilled whole seafood skewers, expect to see a lot of skewered squid, cuttlefish, and octopus parts displayed on their shop’s counter as well.

Think: cuttlefish mouth, squid eggs, cuttlefish tentacles, and octopus sticks—perfect if you enjoy eating a specific part or want a cheaper option. 

Pro Tip:

Don’t worry about the sauce as every order comes with a spicy nam chim dipping sauce. It’s a staple for grilled Thai seafood!

Khao Tom Pla Plaeng Nam

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Address: 560 Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 3:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 87 681 2829

Costs: ฿฿

Khao Tom Pla Plaeng Nam’s  specialty is traditional Teochew-style seafood congee. It has a light but savory clear broth served with a small plate of Thai salad.

For 150 baht, you get a filling congee packed with numerous sliced seafood: oysters, squid, fish filet, and crispy fish skin. Though they don’t use MSG in their broth, they provide fermented bean paste if you would like to season your congee more.

Pro Tip:

Khao Tom Pla Plaeng Nam is right at the intersection of Yaowarat Road and Lamphun Chai Alley. You might have trouble finding it because it’s behind a small tree.

Mr. Liuw Roasted Duck

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Address: 10100, Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Daily)

Costs: ฿ – ฿฿

Of course, a Yoawarat street food tour isn’t complete without dropping by Mr. Liuw Roasted Duck. Here, you’ll find numerous roasted duck dishes: roasted duck noodles, roasted duck with rice, and roasted duck with red pork. 

Unlike other duck shops, this place’s roasted duck is less sweet and more savory. The duck meat is also soft and juicy which is great if you’re fond of melt-on-your-mouth textures.

To find Mr. Liuw Roasted Duck easily, walk past Yaowarat 9 Alley from the UOB Bank building.

Pro Tip:

The best way to enjoy their roasted duck is to pair it with their special shrimp dip. The saltiness adds so much flavor to the savory duck meat.

Lao Tang Braised Goose

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Address: 467/1 Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 2 221 6070

Costs: ฿

Laong Tang Braised Goose has been serving its signature dish for over 40 years, so you know it’s a local favorite.

It’s a traditional Teochew-style braised goose, so expect a slightly sweet flavor and oily aroma from the sugar rub and star anise. It’s best to have it with a side of goose liver and gizzard, braised bamboo shoots, or bitter gourd soup.

If you’re not too familiar just look for Roongsarp Travel Service and their signage. Across the street, and voila, Lao Tang Braised Goose at your service. No sweat!

Pro Tip:

Their braised goose is always served with goose or pork blood, so ask them not to include it if you’re uncomfortable with blood.

Nai Ek Roll Noodle

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Address: 442 ซอย 9, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Operating Hours: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 2 226 4651

Costs: ฿

Tucked away at Yaowarat 9 Alley is Ek Roll Noodle, a Michelin Plate awardee in 2019. You absolutely mustn’t miss out on its signature roll noodle or guay jub that has a unique twist. 

They serve this peppery noodle dish with crispy pork, minced pork, sliced pork, and pork offa We basically went crazy at their noodles—firm yet chewy—it’s the perfect texture!

Pro Tip:

This place suffers from limited seating and long queues, so we suggest coming here as early as possible.

Lhong Tou Cafe

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Address: 538 Yaowarat Road, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 64 935 6499


Costs: ฿ – ฿฿

At the intersection of Yaowarat Road and Song Sawat Road, you’ll find Lhong Tou Cafe. It’s popular for its unique bohemian interiors, double-deck seats, and a great selection of dim sum offerings.

The highlight here is its Chinese-style porridge and dim sum set meals. The Chinese New Year dim sum set, in particular, is a solid pick since it comes with eight dim sum options.

You can also add any of their short-order plates, from Chinese pork sausage to dried shredded pork, smoked pork belly, and more. For the perfect sweet ending on your palate, try their jumbo-sized lattes, milk teas, smoothies, or chocolate drinks.

Pro Tip:

This cafe doesn’t accept card payments (debit or credit), so bring cash during your visit. A quick look in their FB page should give you an idea how much you need. 

Ba Hao Tian Mi Yaowarat

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Address: 8 Phadung Dao Road, Samphanthawong

Operating Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 97 995 4543


Costs: ฿฿

Always leave room for dessert because there’s Ba Hao Tian Mi! It’s a popular dessert shop along Bangkok’s Phadun Dao Road, between Yaowarat Road and Rama IV Road.

Choose from a diverse menu of different-flavored puddings, pastries, lattes, and milk teas here and of course, Ba hao pudding. A quick tip: the rambutan pudding was our favorite— well-balanced sweetness makes the fruitiness of the rambutan shine.

Sounds like you’ll be seeing the best puddings in the world here. There’s goji berry pudding, mango pudding, and bubble milk tea pudding that are also must-tries!

Arguably, Ba Hao has the best sugary plate in the capital. So, if you want to impress a date who has a sweet tooth, you know this place is spot on. 

Pro Tip:

Ba Hao Tian Mi only has a small dining area, so the earlier you come here the better your chance of securing a spot and avoiding queue times and crowded spaces.

Lin Zhen Xiang

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Address: 380 Yaowarat Road, Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Operating Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 2 253 4884


Costs: ฿ – ฿฿

Lin Zhen Xiang sells packed snacks, so it’s perfect if you want to give your friends and family a taste of your street food adventure. Call them the snacks expert, perfect for your officemates back home (if you ask me, perfect for everyone). 

Plus, this shop sells numerous salty pork snacks: pork floss, pork rolls, coconut pork rolls, and more. Yet, don’t underestimate the pork floss as it’s their best seller (it’s a dry-fried, shredded braised pork snack seasoned with cinnamon and star anise).

If you’re not a fan of pork, don’t worry as this shop also has plenty of preserved fruits, dried seafood, and tea packs. And should you get lost, just remember Lin Zhen Xiang is right next to Da’s Crab Restaurant.

Pro Tip:

If you buy any of their vacuum-sealed cured meats, you can ask street vendors in Yaowarat Road to cut them thinly for you. This is a great option if you like to snack on them on the road.

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