If you’re hunting for the ancient authentic famous night market in Bangkok, you’ve come to the right spot. Sukhumvit Soi 38 Street Food Court, as you might be aware, is the name of the store. The Sukhumvit Soi 38 Night Food Court is located in Thong lo, Bangkok’s thriving nightlife district. This night market has a long tradition dating back 60 years, with generations 1, 2, and 3 contributing. In terms of generations 1, 2 and 3, generation 1 lives for more than 60 years, while generations 2 and 3 survive for 40 and 15 years, respectively.
As we can see right now in the Food Court, Generation 2 and 3 are mostly in control. In other words, this is not your typical night market, but it is a genuine authentic Thai street food court.
We, the Thonglor Today Tonight Team, interviewed the owner of the food court, P’Ning, because it had a fascinating story. She is the Market’s second generation, and she runs the Mango Sticky Rice vendor shops. This night market occurred before the opening of the BTS Thong Lo. Back in the day, this market was like a long row of stuffed food stalls along the highway, and every shop was linked. Sukhumvit soi 38 is a regular road during the day, but at night it transforms into a food street market. Around 2016, a City Hall Police Officer announced that the markets will be closed due to the renovation program. After that, they reopened the area for vendors to reopen, and Soi Sukhumvit 38 is now known as the Night Market Food Court rather than the street food night market that stretched the length of the street.
She told Thonglor Today Tonight that only a few vendors remain here, even though some have passed away and some have changed careers. However, this night food court will continue to be Bangkok’s most authentic night food market.
Occupying the title of Must Visit Authentic Street food Paradise with only 10 stalls operate, there are a lot of Thai street food from different regions and what’s more we can get the Chinese food. This place is located at the place of travel friendly and the heart of night life lovers. She told Thong Lor Today Tonight Team that most of the customers are “expats, Japanese, politicians and office workers” near the place.
As a result, the menus are available in three languages: Thai, English, and Japanese. Pad Thai, Papaya Salad, Corn salad, BBQ beef, duck noodles, egg noodles, Chicken rice, mango sticky rice, colorful delicious Thai desserts, and so on are available from approximately ten stalls. The flavors of Tom Yum Soups and Pad Thai noodles are known as the most authentic that we can find only in this location.
Ning’s Mango Stand can be found at the street market’s entrance. We can get not only new mangoes, but also sticky rice covered with rich coconut milk flavor and soft ripe mangoes, sprinkling with yellow peas, which enhances the flavor of the dessert, “Mango Sticky Rice.”
We can’t forget about the famous “Pad Thai Fire Look” Stall next to the store. When visiting this night market food court, this is a must-try. This Pad Thai has defied the city’s popularity as one of the best.
Continuing along the road, you can come across the Salad Shop and the Chicken Rice Shop in that order. A Thai cake store and “A Chai” Chinese food restaurant are on the other side of them. You can get a blended iced drink with a range of toppings for 35-100 baht. They have a table and chairs for eating in the food court.
Prices: Food prices vary from 35 baht to more than 160 baht. Seafood costs more than 160 baht. In comparison to other street food stalls, we considered it to be a little expensive, but it is a spot you can visit at least once while in Bangkok. If you’re new to Thailand, I think this food tour will help you get a taste of the local cuisine.
To get to the Soi Sukhumvit Soi 38 Street Food Court, first, take the BTS to Thong Lo station and exit at Exit 3. Then you’ll see Soi Sukhumvit 38, and you’ll join it. The Food Court is just one building apart from the Soi’s entry.
The Perfect time to visit : Normally, the food court is open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. They close at midnight and even later than 1 p.m. However, if you arrive early to the food court, you should be mindful that several restaurants may not have done setting up yet. If you want to see all of the food stalls available, 7 or 8 p.m. is the ideal time to go.