Tasty Food at Bangkok’s Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

By Mark Wiens 10 Comments
Kuay teow tom yum w/ fried pork
Kuay teow tom yum w/ fried pork

This past weekend I had some time to re-visit Bang Nam Pheung floating market.

Although I think Khlong Lat Mayom floating market is just a bit better, Bang Nam Pheung is probably my second favorite weekend floating market in the Bangkok area. You should definitely visit one day on a weekend!

Hoy tod
Hoy tod

I started things off with a bowl of kuay teow tom yum, which came filled with deep fried pork and crunchies on top. It was really good, the deep fried pork adding some serious porky flavor to the normal bowl of tom yum noodles.

Due to a little rain storm that came upon us while slurping down our noodles, we took the opportunity to get an order of hoy tod – a fried mussels omelet. It was of the sticky variety, not the best I’ve had, but still by all means tasty.

Pork meat ball wrapped in noodle
Pork meat ball wrapped in noodle

Something I’d never had before is this pork meat ball wrapped in a noodle and deep fried (หมูโสร่ง). It was good, what could be wrong with a fried ball of pork wrapped in crispy noodles and dipped in a sweet and sour sauce?

Dried squid
Dried squid

Continue with the snacking, I couldn’t resist dried squid.

Dried squid
Dried squid

After they give dried squid a quick roast over charcoal, it’s then flattened out using a roller and served with a sticky sweet peanut sauce.

It tastes like squid jerky, full of seafood flavor with a nice chewy texture. The sweet sauce contrasts the salty squid.

Coconut ice cream
Coconut ice cream

And lastly, things wouldn’t be complete without ending with a lovely scoop of coconut ice cream topped with toasted peanuts – this time served in a coconut shell, not in a bun!

Bang Nam Pheung floating market is open on Saturday and Sunday. I like to go at around 10 am and stay for a few hours of browsing and snacking.

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  • Loyce Lee

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark
    Keen to visit Bang Nam Pheung floating market this weekend. Notices that upon arriving from boat, most people will take the bike taxi to the floating market. As I have a 4 year old daughter, not sure if other transport will be available to reach the floating market? We are travelling on 4 pax.

  • Marie-Joe

    4 years ago

    Mark, my husband & I love your blog & videos!!! We will be in Thailand for almost a month in January. 6 days in Chiang Mai, 4 days in Krabi, 6 days in Bangkok & 6 days in Hua Hin. Unfortunately the 6 days we are in Bangkok does not include a Sunday so we only have Saturday. We’re really interested in the Chatuchak Market & Klong Lat Mayom. Not sure we can do both on the same day. Is that feasible? We’re mainly interested in food but also maybe check out the neighborhood around Klong Lat Mayom. We’re taking notes of all your recommendation & have looked at your maps. What are your recommendations for Klong Lat Mayom?

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hi Marie-Joe, great to hear from you, glad you’ll be coming to Thailand soon. I think you can visit both in one day, because the floating market is good in the morning starting at about 9 am, and you can stay for a few hours, and then make your way to Chatuchak. At Khlong Lat Mayom, no real main suggestions, but just walk around and see what looks good. I remember some good noodles, boat noodles and fried noodles – a dish called kuay teow khua gai. Hope you have a great time and let me know if you have any other questions!

      • Marie-Joe

        4 years ago

        Thanks Mark! I don’t think I can get my husband to do 2 markets in one day, LOL. He clearly told me he does not want to be running around from one place to another while in Thailand. Fortunately I realized that we’ll have an extra 1/2 day on our way back from Hua Hin before we fly home the next day & it will be a Saturday :-) So we’ll be able able to visit both places on different Saturdays.

        I do have a question about Hua Hin. I made a note of Lung Ja for seafood & Ruamsaeb Yokkhok for roasted chicken. Any other recommendations in Hua Hin?

        • Mark Wiens

          4 years ago

          Hey Marie-Joe, haha ok, and glad you have an extra half day so you can visit both places. I haven’t spent much time in Hua Hin, so those are the main places I’ve eaten. Someone recommended a restaurant called Chao Lay to me as well, but haven’t tried it – maybe you can check it out. And then around Lung Ja there are just some good street foods, it’s a nice market. Enjoy!

          • Marie-Joe

            4 years ago

            Thanks for the suggestions. I also wanted to ask if you have a good place for Yam Kaw Moo Yang. It’s my husband’s favorite Thai dish here in the US but not many places offer it. He would love to have it in Thailand. We will be in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin & Krabi. I see it’s on your list of “100 Thai dish to eat in Bangkok”. Do you have a favorite place for that dish?

  • Mod

    7 years ago

    After reading your blog for quite a while (both Migrationology and here), I feel a bit embarrassed that even Bangkokian like me did know where to find a good food like you do.
    I might go there this weekend with my bicycle group friend. We’ll eat them all.
    BTW, I think I spotted you weeks ago nearby Bpet Sai Gaew in Sukhumvit 101/1 (which I go there based on your recommendation ) but wasn’t so sure.
    Anyway, keep up the good work. :)

    • Mod

      7 years ago

      Sorry Typo: did not know where to find a good food in Bangkok like you did.