To visit Bangkok and not eat Thai boat noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ) at Victory Monument would be nothing short of a tragedy (watch the video above!).
They are porky, rich, full of succulent flavor, and most of all, they are popular and fun to eat.
Originally served from boats floating in Bangkok’s former extensive network of canals, boat noodles received their name.
Nowadays, while you can find boat noodle vendors that serve big bowls of the dish, at boat noodle alley at Victory Monument, they still stay true to serving small bite sized bowls – a practice that was formerly used so the noodles wouldn’t spill out of the bowl on the choppy canal.
A few strands of rice noodles are flash blanched in piping hot soup before being tossed into a small bowl along with a few pieces of water morning glory, some slices of either pork or beef, and a pork meatball.
But the most important ingredient in any bowl of Thai boat noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ) is a fresh sprinkle of pig’s blood. Sitting at the bottom of the bowl, the blood is instantly cooked as the boiling soup hits it, curdling up into the broth and making an intensely porky flavorsome liquid.
Bowls of boat noodles are delivered with haste – often served and stacked up on your table as you keep eating and ordering more.
I like to garnish my boat noodles with a few scoops of vinegar chili sauce, a spoon of chili flakes, and a splash of fish sauce. Many Thais also like a sprinkle of sugar.
So when you’re in Bangkok, head over to Victory Monument for an epic boat noodle experience that you’ll surely enjoy!
At boat noodle alley, they not only serve boat noodles, but also yen ta fo noodles (noodles in pink broth), and tom yum noodles.
Boat Noodle Alley ชื่อร้านอาหาร
Sud Yod kuay Teow Reua (Pa Yuk) (Best Boat Noodle)
City / Place สถานที่
Victory Monument, Bangkok, Thailand
Victory Monument boat noodle alley is located on road heading towards Phahon Yothin
Open Hours เวลาเปิด – ปิด
Open for lunch and dinner, closes by 9 pm
Telephone Number เบอร์โทรศัพท์
02 271 3178
What to Order / Prices อาหารแนะนำ / ราคา
- Kuay teow sen lek neua (boat noodles with beef)
- Kuay teow sen lek moo (boat noodles with pork)
- Kuay teow sen
At just 9 THB per bowl, Thai boat noodles are right off the Bangkok $1 menu! How many bowls of Thai boat noodles can you eat?
Boat noodles are
Boat noodles are served in small bite sized bowls so it’s necessary to eat many bowls and stack the empties as high as possible.
Order beef (neua) or pork (moo) along with a choice of noodle, sen lek (thin rice noodles), sen yai (thick rice noodles), sen mie (tiny rice noodles), or woon sen (glass noodles). The broth is tasty and the scene is crazy!
Honest Opinion ความเห็น
The busy atmosphere at lunch or dinner at Sud Yod Kuay Teow Reua (Boat Noodle Alley) is a sight to see. The noodles themselves are delicious, though not the best boat noodles in Bangkok. They are cheap, tasty, and an entertaining place to eat!
Take the BTS Skytrain to Victory Monument station. Exit heading towards the monument and walk all the way around the skywalk until you reach the Fashion Mall (across the street from Center One – the more popular mall).
Go down the steps from the skywalk at Fashion Mall and walk North through the van station and market.
Cross the small van lane and over a small bridge and you’ll see boat noodle alley. I like to go to the restaurant on the far right hand side.
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For another good boat noodle spot in Bangkok, go to the street stall at Saphan Taksin.