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Bangkok's Best Traditional Restaurants

Bangkok, the capital of the country of smiles, is a popular destination for many travelers, not only for its historical sites, but also for its tempting street food. For lovers of Thai gastronomic culture, night markets and gourmet streets are unmissable places to taste authentic Thai dishes, prepared with meticulousness and passion, in a relaxed and typically urban atmosphere.

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In Bangkok, street food stands are renowned and some are even listed in the Michelin Guide, offering an infinite variety of culinary delights in an authentic atmosphere to discover.

Raan Jay Fai

Address: 327 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Hours: from Wednesday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and closed from Sunday to Tuesday

Jay Fai, nicknamed "The Queen of Street Food in Bangkok", has transformed his humble street stand into an internationally recognized destination. She has been featured in documentaries and received the prestigious World’s 50 Best Icon Award for Asia. Its street restaurant, Raan Jay Fai, is also the only one in Bangkok to have obtained a Michelin star.Seafood specialties, including the famous curry shrimp and omelette crabs, are particularly popular. Raan Jay Fai also offers other Thai dishes such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum and Khao Phat. To enjoy this culinary experience, it is recommended to book in advance due to limited space. Without a reservation, expect a wait of about 1 to 3 hours, depending on the attendance of visitors.

Raan Jay Fai

Wattana Panich

Address: 336-338 Ekkamai Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 19:30.

Don’t miss the magic stewed beef noodle soup at Wattana Panich restaurant in Bangkok. The intense flavors of Chinese herbs and the tenderness of beef make it an irresistible attraction.What makes this dish so famous is its beef soup simmered in a huge pot for over 45 years! According to popular belief in Asia, the longer the soup simmers, the better it tastes.

Wattana Panich

Jeh O Chula

Address: 113/1, Soi Charat Mueang Rong Muang, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 16:30 to 00:00

Jeh O Chula is a must-see street stand for Thai food lovers and Tom Yum fans in Bangkok. It is listed on the Michelin Bib Gourmand for its excellent value for money.Discover the varied menu of the restaurant highlighting the undisputed star: the Tom Yum. Prepared according to simple but tasty family recipes, the dishes are generously garnished with carefully selected ingredients. Each bowl of Tom Yum guarantees unparalleled quality and freshness.

Jeh O Chula

Charoen Saeng Silom

Address: 492/6 Soi Charoen Krung 49, Silom Road, Suriyawong, Bangkok 10500

Hours: Monday to Sunday from 7:00 to 13:00

Let’s continue with another restaurant that also features on the Bib Gourmand: Charoen Saeng Silom. Unearthed in the old district of Silom and under strong influences by the Chinese culture, this restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Bangkok. Since the inauguration in 1959, with a secret recipe, this place has become famous for its specialty of pork foot cooked in the Chinese way.The pork foot is simmered in a special sauce, rich in flavors, slightly sweet and delicately scented with Chinese spices and aromatic herbs over low heat until tender and melting.

Charoen Saeng Silom

Thai cuisine lives up to its global reputation, with its delights from authentic street stalls and luxurious restaurants. Whether you opt for a spicy street food or a Michelin starred experience, the quality ingredients and creativity of the chefs will impress you for sure. We hope this article will be useful for you to fully enjoy your culinary journey in Thailand. Bon appétit!


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