This is a street in Bangkok that is particularly known for its street food. Every night at about 7:00 vendors push their carts out to the intersection with Sukhumvit and the hungry follow them there. The area has been well known for ages, but I get the feeling that it might be in the process of becoming a Tourist Attraction, as there were quite a few lost-looking foreigners clutching guidebooks, and the prices on some dishes were substantially higher than usual. I must admit that I’ve only recently discovered this area; I live on virtually the opposite end of Bangkok and don’t tend to eat Thai food outside of my area too often. However, I’m looking into moving–possibly to this street–and the added benefit of good street food might make it an easy decision!
And to his left is the noodle stand I ate at. I had yen taa fo, a Chinese noodle dish. Here it is being prepared:
He’s adding phak bung, a crunchy green vegetable known in English as morning glory. The noodles were excellent–probably one of the best bowls of yen taa fo I’ve had–but at 50 baht, also one of the most expensive! However I’m always willing to pay a bit more for good food, and ahem, atmosphere (the noodles were consumed while sitting on a plastic stool on the side of the road with me virtually dripping with sweat).