Bangkok’s “Fastest” Street Food? A Meal at Microphone

By Mark Wiens 7 Comments

What is Thai fast food?

Is it some pre-packaged artificial substance?

To see Bangkok’s “Fastest” Fast Food you need to first watch this really short 1:34 VIDEO now!

Lan Kuay Jab Jaedang ร้านก๋วยจั๊บเจ๊แดง
The Microphone – Lan Kuay Jab Jaedang ร้านก๋วยจั๊บเจ๊แดง

“Microphone” Fast Thai Street Food

Facing the boisterous Thanon Ratchawithi road, Lan Kuay Jab Jaedang ร้านก๋วยจั๊บเจ๊แดง is not the most tranquil of restaurants in Bangkok.

If you look at the picture above (and have seen and heard the video), you will have noticed a small microphone attached to his apron.

He’s sort of the street food emcee; After someone orders, he shouts it out over the microphone so all the street chefs can hear him and enact their call-to-action to deliver Thai street food…FAST!

The cluster of Bangkok street food stalls that makes up what has been nicknamed “Microphone,” sets up in the late afternoon and doesn’t close until the later hours of the night – about 3 am.

Kuay Jab ก๋วยจั๊บน้ำใส
Kuay Jab ก๋วยจั๊บน้ำข้น from Microphone

The restaurant is really most well known for their Kuay Jab ก๋วยจั๊บน้ำข้น, rolled rice noodles in soup.

Note: If you like noodles, you might want to also check out Bangkok’s boat noodle alley just a short distance from Lan Kuay Jab Jaedang.

Khao Moo Daeng ข้าวหมูแดง

Another hit on their menu is the classic Khao Moo Daeng (ข้าวหมูแดง) (as Dwight ordered in the video).

The red barbecued pork is sliced up fresh, placed on a bed of hot rice, flooded with their porky red sauce and garnished with a few sprigs of cilantro.

The plate is then ushered to your table by a food runner who zips down the alleyway.

Ba Mee Haeng Moo Daeng Moo Krob บะหมี่แห้งหมูแดงหมูกรอบ
Ba Mee Haeng Moo Daeng Moo Krob บะหมี่แห้งหมูแดงหมูกรอบ

Another recommendable dish on the fastest menu in Bangkok is the Ba Mee Haeng Moo Daeng Moo Krob (บะหมี่แห้งหมูแดงหมูกรอบ) – or dry egg noodles dressed with red pork and crispy pork belly.

The Bottom Line

When you are looking for Bangkok’s “Fastest” Thai street food, you simply have to head over to Victory Monument and check out Lan Kuay Jab Jaedang ร้านก๋วยจั๊บเจ๊แดง.

They are famous in the area and their fast and delicious Thai classic dishes speak for themselves.

As a lot of street food in Thailand, their portion sizes are quite small (in my opinion), but that is solved by eating 2 – 3 dishes for a meal (and they’ll all be delivered within seconds)!

Lan Kuay Jap Jaedaeng ร้านก๋วยจั๊บเจ๊แดง

How to Get There

It is located just a 10 minute walk from Bangkok’s Victory Monument BTS station on Thanon Ratchawithi Road, just before Soi 6. It’s right by Siam Computer and Language School.

Check the map for more details:

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  • Richard Hintz

    4 years ago

    As of 12 December 2016. it looks like the pinned location on the map is incorrect, too far north. Searching on Google Maps shows the restaurant near Siam Computer and Language School, as you say in the narrative.

  • Luis

    7 years ago

    I live in Soi 6, just a short walk from this place. And yes, its SUPER fast and aroi mak (my gf call it “DJ Restaurant”). Really cool blog Mark, I found it randomly and now I can´t stop reading it. Cheers!

    • Mark Wiens

      7 years ago

      Cool, thanks for sharing Luis, glad you like this place too!

  • Julian

    7 years ago

    Ate here today (after first powering through 10 bowls of boat noodles at nearby Victory Monument!) and it was really fantastic! Ordered the kuay jab, ba mee, and two ice teas for 125 B total (all similarly arrived in about 30 seconds), and loved every bite of both. (And, needless to say, I was ridiculously full after all this food!) Great place to sit for awhile and watch the crazy ordering in action too – where else will you see the waiters literally sprinting with bowls of soup to the tune of a guy yelling continuously into the mic?! Awesome! :)

    • Mark Wiens

      7 years ago

      Hey Julian, glad you found this spot too. It is a wonderful place to relax and people watch!