I think you and I agree:

Bangkok has some amazing street food.

But along with amazing street food, there are some epic street food stalls as well, that serve up dishes that you can only dream about.

Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง) is a place that serves Thai street food of your dreams, and I’m going to share with you all the details in this blog post.

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Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง) – Amazing Thai street food!

Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง)

Located on Ekkamai Soi 21, Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง) is a place that’s been around for a long time, but it’s recently gotten really popular on Thai social media. And rightfully so, because the food looks original and sensational.

As a Thai food lover, I had to eat here as soon as possible.

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View of the place from the backside

Again, Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง) is located about 50 meters from the corner of Ekkamai and Soi 21, almost all the way to Petchaburi, rather than Sukhumvit.

The street food stall sits literally over the top of the canal — the kitchen is perched on the bridge, and the tables of seating run down the left side of the street food stall.

There’s no doubt you’ll get some whiffs of the canal while you’re dining here, but luckily the aroma of sizzling chilies and garlic usually overpower the smell of the canal!

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Be prepared to wait during lunchtime

Be prepared to wait

One more thing I want to mention to you before we get into the incredible food.

This street food stall is quite famous throughout Bangkok and for lunch it gets extremely busy. Even though there aren’t that many seats, they get many call in orders for takeaway, and lots of offices in the area even send motorbike drivers to order 20 meals to go.

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Portion sizes are huge for Thailand!

My wife and I knew they were going to be busy, so we arrived for lunch on a weekday at about 10:45 am. We still ended up having to wait about 1 hour before our food was served — that’s a long time by Bangkok standards.

When we left at 12:30 pm or so, they were telling people it was a 2 hour wait for their food.

ต้มยำทะเลน้ำใส
Tom yum seafood (ต้มยำทะเลน้ำใส)

Tom yum seafood (ต้มยำทะเลน้ำใส)

Let’s start with the seafood tom yum (ต้มยำทะเลน้ำใส tom yum talay).

I won’t deny my love for an amazing bowl of tom yum, and what I loved immediately is that they tossed on a handful of cilantro, not even chopped — beautiful. The tom yum was full of seafood including squid, shrimp, and fish.

When I tasted my first bite I immediately thought of Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu, one of my favorite spots for tom yum in all of Bangkok.

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The broth was seafoody and sour to perfection.

This was a little different though, because rather than using freshwater prawns to get that creamy butteriness, they used ocean prawns keeping the broth pure and herbal. But it was sour to perfection and spicy, packed with seafood.

Price – 200 THB

Thai fried shrimp with garlic
Fried shrimp with garlic (กุ้งทอดกระเทียม)

Fried shrimp with garlic (กุ้งทอดกระเทียม)

Next we ordered shrimp fried with garlic (กุ้งทอดกระเทียม goong tod gratiem). The shrimp were pretty good size, and they came curled up from being fried in hot oil, with toasted fried garlic all over them.

The shrimp were amazingly firm and muscular, and they had an overwhelming toasted garlic taste. If you love shrimp, there’s no way not to love their goong tod gratiem (กุ้งทอดกระเทียม).

Price – 200 THB

กะหล่ำผัดน้ำปลาเนื้อปู
One of their signature dish creations (กะหล่ำผัดน้ำปลาเนื้อปู)

Cabbage fried with fish sauce and crab meat (กะหล่ำผัดน้ำปลาเนื้อปู)

One of their signature dishes is cabbage which is stir fried fish sauce and then topped in a mixture of egg, crab meat, and shrimp, which they call galam bee pad nam pla neua boo (กะหล่ำผัดน้ำปลาเนื้อปู).

It’s was so beautiful at first it reminded me of one of those fancy Japanese or Korean shaved ice treats with all the toppings.

Price – 200 THB

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Frying that cabbage

Using sheets of big cut cabbage, it was first fried in oil and I think fish sauce. Then it was topped in a goopy mixture of crab meat and bits of shrimp wrapped up in a half cooked scrambled egg mix.

It was absolutely awesome, and like a pure comfort dish. The combination of the richness of the egg with the crisp cabbage worked well also.

ผัดขี้เมาปู
The ultimate dish I tried at Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง), pad kee mao crab (ผัดขี้เมาปู)

Pad kee mao crab (ผัดขี้เมาปู)

On to the final dish, and for me personally, this is the dish that did it for me. The dish that lifted Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง) to a Thai street food worthy of dreams.

Pad kee mao (ผัดขี้เมา), translating to drunken stir fry, is a stir fry mixture that’s good with any meat of choice, but with nuggets of crab, that takes it to the next level.

pad kee mao
This is a Thai street food dish of your dreams!

The giant pile of pad kee mao crab (ผัดขี้เมาปู) included all the crab, with eggplant, chilies, garlic, fingerroot, onions, and a bunch of sweet basil.

Taking a bite, I could first taste the huge flavor of all the sweet basil, followed by the gingery taste of the fingerroot, and then came in the nuggets of crab.

This dish was just out of control good!

Price – 300 THB

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Unique and superb Thai street food in Bangkok!

If there’s one thing to complain about I would say the food was a little heavy on the MSG. I couldn’t get enough cold water the rest of the day.

But that being said, the food was marvelous. And I also loved how they are unique and original, doing something different and standing out from your typical Thai street food stir fry stall on the corner.

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Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง) – Here’s the place you’re looking for!

Conclusion

Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง) is a Thai street food stall in Bangkok, located on Ekkamai Soi 21, that serves stir fry made to order dishes.

They are especially well known for their seafood, and most notably for their giant piles of crab meat, cooked in a variety of different ways (pad kee mao crab ผัดขี้เมาปู was my favorite).

If you’re willing to wait in line, this street food stall serves some spectacular, full flavored, and unique Thai dishes, and plates of crab that you’re unlikely to ever forget.

Note: When you’re in the Ekkamai area, also don’t miss out on the braised beef jacuzzi, or the Thai chicken noodle bicycle cart.

Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง)

Address: Ekkamai Soi 21, Khlong Tan Nuea, Kate Wathana, Bangkok, Thailand
Open hours: 8:30 am – 4 pm on Monday – Saturday
Phone: 086-0449478

ที่อยู่ เอกมัยซอย 21 แขวงคลองตันเหนือ เขตวัฒนา กรุงเทพ
เปิดบริการ จันทร์-เสาร์ 8.30-16.00 น.
โทร. 086-0449478

How to get there: The stall is located on Ekkamai Soi 21. The easiest way to get here is by private taxi, as it’s a few kilometers from Ekkamai BTS station. If you drive your own car, there is a condo across the street where you can park and they charge 50 THB.



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  • Kamran

    2 months ago

    Ah..we just came back from here…. ordered the same dishes you did, actually we just showed him this website page to order, super helpful. The food was amazing and so was the experience. We got there at around 8:45 am and were told that there is an hour wait, but the dishes were served in about 20 mins. We walked down ekkamai road all the way from Ekkamai BTS station, took us about 20 mins, not a bad walk.
    Couldn’t have done this with out you Mark, so thank you for all the help. Now we are heading over to the Pad Tahi place you suggested, have to get there before 5:00 pm.

    Thanks.

  • SOUVIK K DE

    3 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    This is a fantastic post and I would love to visit this place and Som Tam Jay So Restaurant. My only question is, since I don’t speak any Thai, how do I order my food? Any suggestion will be a great help. Thanks. Souvik

  • Elaine

    6 months ago

    Went there a few days ago and had the pad kee mao crab! It was very good! A little spicy for some, but all around good! The amount of crab you get is really a lot compared to other places! Super awesome suggestion! Thank you!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Elaine, glad you ate here and enjoyed the pad kee mao crab. Did you have to wait long for your food?

  • Kitty

    6 months ago

    I will be there in December. Thanks for your suggestions

  • Kelvin wong

    6 months ago

    I believe กะหล่ำผัดน้ำปลาเนื้อปู should be galam pad nam pla neua poo (or sometimes Thai romanise it as pu) instead of galam “bee” pad nam pla neua “boo”?

  • Silvestras

    7 months ago

    Looks really good, as in most places you won’t get much crab meat :)
    By the way Mark, I have an improvement suggestion for your blog – when reviewing a restaurant and describing a dish, along with the price you may as well add the level of spiciness of that dish (1 to 3 chillies or something) how the chef is preparing it by default. I know that you can customise the spiciness on your own, but some dishes don’t taste good if they’re made with no chilli or maybe too much chilli. It will tell the readers what to expect, as some can’t eat spicy, some can’t eat NOT spicy :)

    • Mark Wiens

      7 months ago

      Hi Silvestras, great to hear from you, thank you for your support and for the idea. Will think about doing something like that, thanks!

  • Neel Maharaj

    7 months ago

    Great info and review as always. I’ll be there next week all the way from Trinidad in the Caribbean. Cheers and keep up the great work.

    • Mark Wiens

      7 months ago

      Thank you Neel, awesome to hear that. Hope you have a great trip!

  • kevin Peralta

    7 months ago

    great write up so informative! another one to add to the list. Do you have any favourite can’t miss spots for a short trip.
    Thanks
    Kevin

  • Steve

    7 months ago

    This looks like an amazing place to try. Thank you so much for the recommendation! All the food looks very delicious! I enjoyed watching the video, as I enjoy watching all of your videos. Keep up the great work!

  • Dean

    7 months ago

    Tom Yum 200 thb!!! Gung tawd gratiem 200 thb!!! Looks good…. But a bit pricey for your ordinary Ahan dtam sang don’t you think? I’ve never seen Tom Yung Gung cost more than 80 thb on the street. Though, I will admit the crab dishes will cost more because it has crab in it.

    • Mark Wiens

      7 months ago

      Hey Dean, it’s definitely not a budget street food meal, but for the amount and quality of seafood they give you, the price is fair. The tom yum was loaded with big shrimp, squid, and fish.