SOI FOOD — Located on the far side of the Chao Phraya River, Talat Phlu (Phlu Market) is a small community with a long history of good eating in the Thonburi district. The market is near BTS Talat Phlu, and the most convenient way to reach the community is to hop on a motorcycle-taxi or tuk tuk from the train station. An unimaginable variety of food is available all day, everyday for you to try. In this article, we highlight the best of the best.
Jeen Lee Mi Krop
The fact that Jeen Lee Mi Krop has been making their famous crispy rice noodles (THB120 per serving) for over 130 years should be enough to convince you that they are worth a try. Once you take your first mouthful of these flavorful crispy noodles you’ll understand why the shop, which has been open for four generations, is so famous for Mi Krop. Isaan food is served here as well.
Hours: 10am – 10pm (closed between 2pm – 4pm)
The restaurant opens everyday except the third Monday of the month
Tel. 02-466-9170, 02-466-9037
Talat Phlu Sweets (Original)
Since 1989, Talat Phlu Sweets (Original) has been offering a variety of fresh Thai desserts. Foi thong, thong yip, and thong yot are made from sugar and egg yolks and start at just THB6 a piece. Khanom chan, look chup, ta go, coconut jelly, sweet sticky rice and more sweets fill the shelves at this welcoming little shop.
You’ll be thrilled to see hard-to-find desserts that you haven’t had since you were a child. The owners are proud to have collected over 60 years’ worth of recipes that have been passed down from their grandmothers. Although the shop is open late, many of the best desserts sell out early, so make sure you arrive in time to taste your favorite.
Hours: 9am – 9:30pm, everyday
Tong Leng Noodles
At about 5pm everyday, you’ll notice a long queue forming as soon as the Tong Leng Noodles stall opens. The stall is famous for its chewy, soft yellow noodles with roasted red pork (THB35). You can also add shrimp dumplings do make the dish even more indulgent (THB45). They have been proudly making and selling this dish for decades.
Although noodles are the most common street food, you shouldn’t pass this opportunity to try them here. You won’t be disappointed by one of Talat Phlu’s signature dishes.
Hours: 5pm – midnight, everyday
Sunee Rice with Roasted BBQ Pork
Sunee’s soft chunks of pork in savory red sauce (THB30) are the reason why this food stall has thrived for over half a century. Open for 15 hours each day, you can easily find a chance to try this famous dish, perfected over many many hours for many, many years. Sunee is only one minute’s walk from the BTS.
Hours: 5:30am – 8:30pm, everyday
Muay Lee Sweets & Shaved Ice
Muay Lee’s signature item is frozen egg ice cream which is coconut ice cream mixed with egg yolks and covered with toppings of your choice such as corn, red bean and tub tim krob (crispy rubies). The ice cream is THB20 with one topping, THB25 for two toppings and THB30 for three toppings. The salty taste of the egg yolk is heaven when mixed together with the sweetness of coconut ice cream.
Hours: 8:30am – 10pm, everyday