Small Bangkok Restaurants

Right across the road from Bangkok’s main railway station: Hua Lamphong, is a parade (British English term) of shops fronting a small street market. Just about anywhere else such a prime location would have been redeveloped into fast food outlets and shops. But not in Bangkok.

Although there is a 7-11 store there – cheaper for supplies prior to a train journey than the shops in the station – it’s an old style market. Hidden inside is the entrance to the Station Hotel.

I Bet This Place has Some Stories to Tell

There are also several hole-in-the-wall restaurants that sell unexceptional Thai and Thai-Chinese food. I had lunch at one today. The staff are friendly and speak some English – they get many impecunious backpackers as customers. The decorations are basic – the wall may be held up by layers of posters.

Small Restaurant on Rong Mueang Road, Bangkok
Small Restaurant on Rong Mueang Road, Bangkok
I had pork soup and BBQ duck. Both were good portions and served with plenty of sauce and chilis. The vegetables served with the duck were fresh – not the frozen stuff served at places like Black Canyon.

Small Restaurant on Rong Mueang Road, Bangkok

BBQ Duck

Small Restaurant on Rong Mueang Road, Bangkok

Pork Stew

Total price: 150 Thai Baht (about US$4.50 according to Oanda.com). Not the cheapest meal in Bangkok, but it was good and filling – and in an interesting location.

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