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grabbing breakfast in Bangkok like a local

One rule I use to decide where to eat while travelling is; are there locals eating at the place? 

If a place is stuffed full to the brim with tourist. 

Something is wrong. 

Which is why I headed towards a local morning market right in the centre of Bangkok for breakfast. 

Silom Soi 20 - Morning Market

The Silom Soi 20 Market is an amazing Bangkok street food market located in central Bangkok, and is open everyday in the morning from 6AM to around 10 AM.

The market isn’t very big, i could pretty much walk from the start to finish in around 15 minutes (round abouts), but it does pack a lot in! They sell mostly food, but occasionally you’ll come across stalls that sell bags, clothes and maybe even souvenirs.

I began my breakfast market food tour by just doing walk up and down the entire market, there’s literally everything here – Thai congee, Thai desserts, Thai chicken rice yummm.

What I did end up with was a hot bowl of Thai Boat Noodles. It was noodles in soup, with fish balls, beef balls, some mince meat along side some spring onions. I added a tiny bit of chili flakes and one pickled chili (I have yet to train my body to handle spicy food), and my oh my, that tasted absolutely delicious. All up, the Thai Boat Noodles costed 40 BAHT.

I then wanted to get something sweet, and was debating between a Thai style coconut jelly/ pudding or some fruit. I ended up getting a bag of chopped pineapples because well, it looked really cute, and I was really craving some fruit – thought I’d try to be healthy seeing it’s breakfast! All up the bag of pineapples costed 20 BAHT

After that I was still feeling a little peckish, and I noticed a massive boiling pot of oil, and some dough balls being fried up. So I decided to get myself a couple Thai-style donuts fresh out of the wok and boy it was so crispy on the outside and soft on the inside! Soooo delicious. All of that costed me only 4 BAHT!

Crazy I know.

And last, but not least, I got myself a coffee. I went to a 7 Eleven that was literally steps away from the Silom Soi 20 Market and got myself a good ol’ Nescafe. The little can of caffeine costed me just 15 BAHT.

And that’s it for today – my entire Thai Street Food breakfast at the Silom Soi 20 Bangkok Market came to 79 BAHT. Make sure you go visit if you’re in the area

Janice Fung

Janice Fung

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