Battle of the Boat Noodles – Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

By Mark Wiens Bangkok
Boat Noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

Boat Noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

There are countless places to eat kuay teow reua (boat noodles ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ) in Bangkok, and we’ve written about quite a few spots here on Eating Thai Food.

But Bangkok is a huge city with everlasting culinary gems, and just a 10 minute walk from the boat noodle alley at Victory Monument is Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ), a restaurant serving even higher quality, better tasting, boat noodles (in my opinion).

As you can see from the photo above, they take their broth seriously, it’s indeed quite a notch above the boat noodles at Saphan Taksin.

It’s dark, thick, rich, and each bowl already comes pretty well seasoned with chillies and spices – I barely needed to add anything extra to make it perfectly flavored.

Boat noodles in Bangkok

Boat noodles in Bangkok

Isn’t that tempting?

The pork and slice of liver wasn’t overcooked like it sometimes is, but it came just blanched long enough to still be moist and juicy. But again, it is their wonderful broth that elevates their boat noodles to a dish of beauty.

Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

Each and every bite of boat noodles at Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ) is worthy of a celebration.

They have fried pork skins and crispy wonton wrappers placed on each table, easily available if you’d like to add them to your noodles.

Enjoying the boat noodles at Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

Enjoying the boat noodles at Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

A few bowls later, I was feeling fantastic and sleepy.

They also serve moo satay (หมูสะเต๊ะ) at the same restaurant, which appeared to be really good too, perhaps very good because when I went to order them, they had just sold their last order. So better luck next time.

Pork satay and boat noodles… quite a wonderful combination!

Enjoying the boat noodles at Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

Enjoying the boat noodles at Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

The Bottom Line

If you’re crazy about boat noodles, you’re going to marvel at the noodles served at Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ). They will ignite your taste buds and you’ll probably have to tie yourself down to not continually eat forever.

Located next to the canal and behind a temple, the ambiance is quiet and relaxing, making for the perfect boat noodle dining atmosphere.

Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)

Address: Ratchawithi Soi 18 (Wat Makok), Thanon Ratchawithi, Bangkok 10400
Open Hours: Daily from 8 am – 6 pm
Phone: 081-619-1925
Prices: 15 THB per bowl

Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)
ซอยราชวิถี 18 (วัดมะกอก) ถนนราชวิถี ราชเทวี กรุงเทพฯ , ทุ่งพญาไท, 10400
โทร: 081-619-1925
เวลาเปิด 08:00-18:00

How to get there:

The closest BTS station is Victory Monument, and once you’re on the skywalk facing the monument you need to hang a left on Ratchawithi, cross the street, walk down the sidewalk (you’ll pass Tops Supermarket), until you reach Soi 18. Walk down Soi 18 about 100 meters and you’ll come to a temple. Walk around the temple to the backside and you’ll discover the hidden boat noodle restaurant.

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