Where to get a meal for less than 100 Baht?
Bangkok is well known as a place where you can eat delicious food for cheap. And what doesn’t a backpacker love more than saving money on food? So here are our favorite cheap eats in Sukhumvit. Good restaurants and street food spots to have a decent meal for less money, all within walking distance from MonkeyNap hostel.
Im Chan is without a doubt MonkeyNappers’ first and favorite choice for food. They have a huge menu of mainly Thai food with decent options for vegetarians. Prices are low and food is good. There are two outlets. This one is literally a two minutes walk from MonkeyNap at the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 26, and is probably the more popular of the two outlets. You may frequently find a MonkeyNapper in here when strolling past.
The other Im Chan
This is the other Im Chan outlet, just at the opposite site from Phrom Phong station at the corner of Soi 39. The restaurant sprawls over both sides of the side alley with plenty of seats outside. If you ask me personally, I think the food here is a bit better compared to the other branch.
Noi Kwa Roi
Noi kwa roi literally translates to “everything under 100 Baht”. This place is a Thai style Pub in a well known Sukhumvit Pub street, Soi 49. It is popular with locals and travelers alike and serves a variety of Thai and international food.
If you’re feeling like taking a break from spicy Thai and eat something that tastes familiar without busting your budget, this is your place. That doesn’t mean their Thai food isn’t good. Everything I had here has been yummy, although sometimes quite spicy. If you wanna try something new – how about a green curry pizza ???
The menu is modular – you choose your curry/main dish and can add your protein of choice (veg/tofu,chicken, seafood etc.). That means pretty much everything can be ordered as veggie-only making this a top choice for vegetarians.
Apart from the food they also sell affordable beer and beer towers. So this can be a great place to warm up for the night.
Street food and night market
Thailand’s reputation for great street food and night markets follows it all around the world. Sukhumvit is blessed to have some great street food options where you can easily find a meal for less than ฿100.
Soi 34/1 becomes alive at night with stalls sprawling all along Sukhumvit Rd up to the Phrom Phong BTS station. On Soi 38, just off Thong Lo station, is also a small food court that turns into a night market. Most of the stalls feature big pictures of their meals, so don’t worry about not knowing any of the Thai dishes by name. Just point at what you want to eat.
If you are a lover of Pad Thai this is a good place for it. If you’re looking for a vegan option, the little stall right at the entrance to your right has delicious vegan dumplings.
Bamee Kon Sae Lee
This popular noodle shop located at the Thong Lo BTS station, is famous for their pork and shrimp wanton noodles. My favorite is the wanton noodle soup with crispy pork, but the version with crispy duck is so popular it’s frequently sold out. Apart from noodle soups they also serve fried rice dishes. The food is tasty and cheap, but the portions are rather small.
- ≤ ฿100 per person
- ≈ ฿200 per person
- ≈ ฿300 per person
- vegetarian meals available – no vegetarian options
- hot/spicy – not everything on the menu will be spicy, but better ask before ordering