Streetfood: Boat Noodles in Victory Monument

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Lining the banks of a small canal, this cluster of boat noodle shops is a great place to try this central Thai specialty.

Boat noodles were original actually served from boats that puttered up and down the canals. Today, as the canals have become drainage-only, the restaurants have moved to the banks.

While people have their favorites, all serve the same menu of noodles — steaming broth, spiced with anise and cinnamon, enriched with blood (do not let this sway you; it's nothing you would notice if you didn't already know it was in there), tossed with a choice of noodles and topped with morning glory greens.

The bowls are tiny and cheap — so eat lots and stack the bowls high! Order by first asking for your meat: beef or pork (neua/ moo). Specify your noodles second: wide rice noodles, small flat rice noodles, small thin wheat noodles, or glass noodles (sen yai/ sen lek/ ba mee/ woon sen). Recommended.

From Victory Monument BTS Station, exit to the north and follow the pedestrian overpass around the traffic circle. Turn right and follow the overpass as it continues north along Phaholyothin Rd — look down to your right and you'll see a canal. Come down the stairs and walk up the small alley on the north side of the canal. There are several shops in a row.

Contact details
Northeast corner of Victory Monument traffic circle
Open: Daily 11:00 - 21:00

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