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Street Food Bangkok China Town

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Street Food Bangkok China Town

Outside of Chinese speaking nations, Chinese food does not get much more authentic and delicious than with the various small restaurant shophouses and street vendors in Bangkok’s China Town. It can get pretty hectic, so be prepared for some gentle jostling and slow shuffling, as you make your way through the crowds, and sample the goods along the way and remember in China Town, if it moves, chances are you can probably eat it.

Bangkok’s China town, Thailand’s largest Chinese community, is commonly known among Thais as Yaowarat, according to the name of the road where it is located. The Chinese community dominated trades between Siam (ancient Thailand) and China since the reign of King Rama I, centered around Ratchawong Pier, while the construction of Yaowarat Road hadn’t begun until 1891 during the reign of King Rama V.  Today, Yaowarat is widely known as the kingdom’s largest center of gold trade and a great foodie destination. Yaowarat simply has two faces: If you visit Yaowarat during the day, what you see along both sides of this one and a half kilometer road are shops selling gold, Chinese herbs, fruits and Chinese restaurants serving authentic cuisine. But if you visit Yaowarat after sunset, the road turns into a street food heaven where a number of food trucks prepare you marvelous food, from Chinese fried noodles to iced Chinese dessert, you hardly find elsewhere.

Getting there

China Town is located on the Yaowarat Road, right in the center of Bangkok’s old town. There are many ways to reach China Town. The most convenient is probably by taxi.


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