While the highlight of Bangkok’s Talad Rod Fai Market might be its vintage finds, the street food and drinks will keep you coming back for more. Towards the entrance of the market, you will find a plethora of live bands in trendy, stylish bars, each decorated with many of the antiques you will find in the market. You will also find roadside bars with tables cluttered with beer towers and large groups of friends determined to empty them. With so many options to choose from, we are here to tell you the best eats at Talad Rod Fai.
Woo Wang Good serves up hearty portions of bibimbap, one of Korea’s best-known dishes. These dishes are only ฿59-89 (less than $3). This dish has endless variations. Choose your favorite vegetables and the type of meat you want to be added, or opt to get this dish served vegetarian. The bibimbap is topped with a delicious, runny egg and served over rice.
One Fry Day by Kumajji is famous for cooking up one appetizer seemingly difficult to find in Bangkok: French fries. Cheese fries, bacon-topped fries … if you are craving it, One Fry Day has it. While French fries are served in restaurants around Bangkok, you will not find so many variations of this dish anywhere else other than One Fry Day. A large bowl of these melted, cheesy fries will only cost you about ฿40 (a little over $1).
Bangkok does not have brownies, or at least not cheap ones. The only place you will find these rare treats are in bakeries around the city, charging an ungodly amount for these delectable squares of chocolate goodness. If you search Rod Fai Market, however, you will find the Royal Crown Bakery. Tucked among other foods vendors, this bakery sells everything from white chocolate-coated brownies to brownies topped with raspberry cheesecake. It also has delicious cakes.
Cool off with one of the many smoothie stalls found throughout Talad Rod Fai Market. Some can be found for as little as ฿30 (less than $1), and delicious watermelon smoothies are only ฿60 (about $2). The juicy flesh is carved out and blended before being served in its own individual watermelon.
You will find seafood spread thinly across tubs of ice at almost every other vendor. This market has one of the largest selections of seafood. The vendors and stalls make it easy for you to order, as you can simply point at the seafood you want to chow down on and the vendor will cook it up for you.
These seemingly healthy snacks are made of milk tofu, before being topped with whatever it is you want. Choose from pieces of watermelon, apples, and even dragon fruit. These dessert bowls claim to have no sugar and promote a healthy lifestyle – while we are not sure if this is true, one thing is for sure: it is certainly an interesting dessert that is well worth trying when visiting Talad Rod Fai.
Take the BTS Skytrain to stop On Nut. From there, tell a taxi driver or motorbike to go to Seacon Square Shopping Mall or Talad Rod Fai, and they will know where it is you are headed. This market is open from Thursday to Sunday. Come anytime after 5:00pm.