I shall call it nameless for now: "Simple street fare: Assorted glass noodles" Streetfood Tip by xuessium
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For 30 Bahts (circa Jul 2006) a bowl - a hot bowl of souped steaming glass noodles with an assortment of ingredients: sliced Char Siew (Chinese style BBQ Pork), fish rolls, pork rolls & dumplings - it was manna for empty growling stomachs.
You can have a choice of thick flat glass noodles, thin flat glass noodles, yellow noodles or rice vermicelli. Quickly cooked in boiling water and then doused with soup and ingredients and served piping hot. All you need to do, if you want, is to add soy sauce, fermented fish sauce, sugar or the standard Thai condiment of dried or picked chillies and it's all ready to be slurped up with gusto!
The stall owner was very eager and very courteous and what finally sold us, to much laughter in my group was that he used Mandarin to address us affectionately.
Don't expect ambience....though on second thought - hmmmm....yes, you DO - the street kind. The floor is grimey, wet and grey. We sat on faded plastic chairs on uneven grounds around a table barely shaded by large umbrellas. (Unfortunate folks will get a lovely tan along with the lunch) But you know what, I like the sound of human interaction amidst a real living setting...this is real eating, albeit with a healthy dose of MSG to go along with the hearty clear soup. HA HA!
Farangs be warned!
Favorite Dish: The glass noodles ala "Yong Tau Hoo" style - 30 Bahts of slurping goodness!
Address: Street Vendors
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Turn right to the first stall after exiting Tha Tien (Tien Pier).
Folks come here to take the ferry crossing to Wat Arun.
Price: less than US$10
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