Bangkok’s Chinatown: Yaowarat

At first I was hesitant to go to Bangkok’s Chinatown because I was dedicated to eating purely thai cuisine. Then I thought, how silly? Ethnic food is some of the most interesting to indulge in, and Chinese is Bangkok’s largest immigrant population. In the late 1700s the Chinese came to the country and since then they created one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, centering around the famous Yaowarat Road.

It’s a wild high energy experience that pops with neon at night. As always in a crowded place be aware of your belongings! It was one of my favorite dining experiences while in the country, plus the whole atmosphere is awesome to bestow.

This is a veritable street food paradise, you could simply follow your nose.

Or if you you’d like some recommendations – I seriously enjoyed Mung Korn Khao Noodle [395 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand].

The stall does not wear an English name, but the gps location will take you to the corner location. Sit down and someone will come by with a menu.

One of my favorite things in the world are wontons, and these are some of the best out there. We ordered wonton with crab and noodle wonton with crab, which has less wontons, but you get noodles and you can make it a soup.

So fresh, delicious, and I could have ordered a hundred servings worth! The plates are small – but notice that it is priced accordingly. This is perfect to allow sampling around the street, or if you had a huge lunch earlier in the day. Other favorites in the area include seafood, especially cockles

and prawns.

Fruit is abundant. Pomegranate juice looked heavenly,

and I couldn’t walk by the durian stand.

Soft and ripe, just the way I like it.

If you’re looking for a sweeter dessert spy freshly made Pa tong go.

Dough is cut and fried on the spot then smothered in the sweet topping of your choice.

Absolutely indulgent. After all of the impeccable insanity of Yawarat Road, you may be overwhelmed. A great place amidst the chaos to feel complete calm is inside Double Dogs Tea Room [406 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand]. They stay open until 10PM nightly.

A tea ceremony is a fun offering, our wonderful waitress taught us exactly how to brew our tea.

It was a perfect end to a wonderful and exciting night, I couldn’t recommend experiencing Yaowarat enough!

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