What to eat at Silom, Bangkok


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Besides being home to The Commons Saladaeng, Silom is a famous food-hood in Bangkok that draws a number of foodies for its various street food stalls. Also, it’s a very convenient location to visit and can be easily reached via Saladaeng BTS or Silom MRT.

Here are the 7 best food places that you should at least visit once while at Silom.


1. Nai Meng Noodles


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You can’t say you’ve been to Nai Meng Noodles before trying their Noodle with Shrimp Wontons (฿79, ~$2.50). This comes with wontons stuffed with fresh shrimp, crispy pork belly, sweet slices of BBQ pork and shiitake mushrooms. Wash it all down with some warm herbal soup that comes along with the noodles. 

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The store also offers Herbal Juices (฿20, ~$0.70| bottle) like Chrysanthemum Tea or Lemonade & Butterfly Pea Tea. These drinks are refreshing and you can add some ice (฿2) to cool down a little more.

Nai Meng Noodle
Address: 183 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8AM-9PM, Sat: 9AM-9PM, Sun: 10AM-9PM
Telephone: +66 99 363 5462
Website


2. Kuay Teow Khae Convent


Tucked away in Silom’s Soi Convent is Kuay Teow Khae Convent, which sells tom yum noodles famous among locals in the area. Inspired by Chinese Hakka noodles, this noodle spot serves up its specialty dish with unique toppings like tofu balls.

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Try the Tom Yum Noodle Jumbo (฿60, ~$2) that comes with toppings like BBQ pork, crispy pork belly, and tofu balls. 

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Thanks to the combination of seasonings and robust tom yum paste, this dish has a burst of flavour in every bite. Also, there are many homemade juices such as Chrysanthemum, Roselle Juice, or Longan Juice at ฿15 (~$0.50).

Kuay Teow Khae Convent
Address: 5 Convent Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 7AM-2PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: +66 89 775 2244
Website


3. Bundit Kim Kao Mun Kai


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Who doesn’t love chicken rice? This street food might be simple, but is one of the most famous and affordable dishes well-loved by locals and tourists.

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The portion sizes are quirkily named after Thai education levels, and we recommend going with Parinya Tree (฿40, $1.30), a regular-sized portion that includes a generous amount of chicken atop fragrant rice and fresh sliced cucumber.

Bundit Kim Kao Mun Kai
Address: Convent Rd., Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 6:30AM-2PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: +66 89 481 9892
Website


4. Kao Mok Kai Convent


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Biryani is a flavourful Indian dish known for its aromatic spices and rich ingredients. The Thai version, called Khao Mok Kai, is seasoned with curry powder, cilantro, and cumin, and comes with chicken.

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Go simple by ordering the regular Khao Mok Kai (฿45, ~$1.50). This comes with side vegetables like lettuce and cucumber which come along with a sour chilli dip that adds an extra element of flavour to the dish. 

If you like tom saab, Thai sour and spicy soup, you can also try Soup Kai Rod Ded (฿30, ~$1), made with with chunks of chicken and vegetables.

Kao Mok Kai Convent
Address: Convent Rd., Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 11:15AM-5PM (Closed from Saturday to Monday)
Telephone: +66 85 257 1716


5. Kao Gaeng Kanom Jeen Saladaeng


Kao Kaeng is a very cheap and well-known dish that Thai people love. It essentially is “curry on rice”, where you can pick and choose what you’d like from a ready made array of dishes. On the other hand, Khanom Jeen, or rice noodles with red curry, is also a popular and delicious quick meal. 

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This local food store has over 10 Thai dishes from curries and stews, which is served with warm rice. Price starts at ฿40 (~$1.30), making this a super cheap lunch option. 

Besides that, the store also offers Khanom Jeen with Chicken Feet at ฿45 (~$1.50) for foodies who would like to try something new and interesting.

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Kao Kaeng Kanom Jeen Saladeang
Address: Saladaeng Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 4PM onwards (Closed on Mondays)


6. Talay Tord Saladaeng


Has anyone ever felt full but can’t help eating more? Well, get ready for Talay Tord Saladaeng, a snack trolley where you can expect appetising seafood bites that will make your mouth water no matter how stuffed you are. 

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This street cart is super popular with the locals, so expect long (but fast moving) queues!

The simple yet delicious snack items sold here are Fried Shrimp (฿40, ~$1.30), Fried Crab (฿60, ~$2) and Fried Squid (฿100, ~$3.20).

Everything comes in bite-sized pieces so that it’s easy to dine on while on the go. Don’t forget to try your munchies with the stall’s special dipping pineapple chilli sauce –  it might be a little spicy, but it’s worth the pain. 

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Talay Tord
Address: Saladaeng Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 3:30PM-10PM, Sat-Sun: 12PM-10PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: +66 96 686 4321


7. Pung Det Stuffed Buns


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Pung Det is a grilled bread store that sells stuffed buns with all sorts of fillings, from strawberry cream cheese to savoury smoked salmon – all with prices starting from less than $1. Begin with savoury flavours such as Smoked Salmon (฿55, ~$1.80), which has slices of salmon, cream cheese, and a touch of wasabi. We also tried  Ham & Cheese (฿35, ~$1.10), which is blowtorched to give the cheese a deliciously gooey texture.

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Finish up with customer-favourite Strawberry Cream Cheese (฿35, ~$1.10), that comes filled with berry sauce and creamy cheese. If you prefer simple old-school flavours, you can always opt for classics like Thai Tea Custard (฿25, ~$0.80), and Pandan Custard (฿25, ~$0.80).

Pung Det
Location: Outdoor food plaza behind Silom Complex Building
Telephone: +66 97 292 7513
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 9:30AM-5PM (Closed on Mondays)
Website


Cheap and good food in Bangkok


These food places in Silom are cheap, frequented by locals and some have even been around for over decades – so you know you’re in for a treat. Drop by Silom when in Bangkok for a satisfying food adventure you won’t get back home.

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