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“Look for the blue bowl”

Chinatown Streetfood Stall
Ranked #931 of 10,831 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown / Yaowarat
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Look for the blue bowl”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

If you want to find good food, look for the blue bowl symbol. This is part of a rating system that basically means, if there is a blue bowl, the restaurant/ stand is DELICIOUS.

Also look for large lines. If there is a large line, obviously it's good. Also, don't wait for the line to get smaller, it will not. We waited a long time at a different restaurant for the crowd to get smaller, and it only got bigger as it got later and later in the night. Just go for it!

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Christina R
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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569 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Hard to choose!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Chinatown is so hot and busy, you become a little flustered! Where to eat? What to eat? We settled on a busy corner where staff in red T shirts ran around serving a never ending turnover of visitors. Food was quick, tasty and good value.

Visited January 2013
Thank VR747
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good food but bewere of the traffic”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

the wholestreet was full of foodstall where you can get sonething to eat almost everything. not a clean place to eat but good food there. expensive even tho we ate on the street. Good experience for me.

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1 Thank applematini
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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“If you don't go to China town, you have not been to Bangkok!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

I live in Toronto, Canada, where we have a large Chinese population and a huge China town. It is considered SMALL compared to the Bangkok China Town. We arrived at the China Town around 4pm in the afternoon and immediately stunned to see the busyness and craziness of China Town. They have multiple streets full of street stalls. They sell anything you can imagine on earth, shark fins, birds nest, slippers, dolls, jeweleries, local Thai food, juice, fruits, you name it, and they have it! We bought some chicken skewers and promenade juice (freshly squeezed). Most amazing juice I had ever had. The streets are busy, full of cars and people. You will sometimes see motorcycle trying to squeeze through the stalls.

Right around 6pm, all the stalls are closed and the night stalls are getting setup. We stopped by at the coffee place inside Tesco to take a break from the craziness. When we got out, the entire place is changed. Night vendors already got setup and day vendors are gone. We stopped at T&K Seafood for a meal. It was packed with people but the seafood is amazingly delicious and fresh. We ordered shrimps, snails and curry fried crab. They are all delicious! It is definitely an experience to have as you are having your meal sharing the table with some strangers and having many people standing up behind you waiting to get your table next to the major road with heavy traffic.

  • Visited December 2012
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5 Thank Cherry C
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Malmo, Sweden
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Sometimes the street is the most excellent”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The seafood with grilled prawns and fish was probably the most excellent food we had in Thailand this time.

Visited December 2012
Thank stephome
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