If you want to try boat noodles in Bangkok, do not miss out the Victory Monument Boat Noodles Alley where several different boat noodle restaurants are situated next to one another by a canal.
Not exactly the most authentic experience as the noodles are not served from boats. They are tasty, nonetheless.
As each bowl of noodle is so small in portion size, you can easily try the whole stretch of restaurants all at one go just to see which broth you like best. ?
The Victory Monument Boat Noodles Alley is located within walking distance from the Victory Monument BTS Station.
See that long stretch of skywalk in the background on the right hand side of the monument?
Once you exit the BTS station, walk towards the direction of the Victory Monument and along the skywalk on the right hand side all the way to the end till you see this canal. Walk down the flight of stairs to the ground level and you’re here at the boat noodles alley.
All of these restaurants by the canal serve up boat noodles and they are differentiated by the different colours of t-shirts the staff are wearing. I must say each restaurant has their own customer base but the one that I would highly recommend is located right at the end.
The Best of Boat Noodle
Victory Monument, Phaya Thai
Tel: +66 (0) 2271 3178
Opening hours: 9.00am to 9.00pm daily
I call them the Orange Shirt Boat Noodles by the way, lol.
It has an outdoor seating area as well as an air-conditioned indoor space.
The menu is pretty straightforward. There are only 3 types of broths.
But there are 5 different noodles to choose from. Just let the staff know which one you prefer.
I picked the thin rice noodles in all 3 broths. My favourite had got to be the Sour Soup with Pork (bottom right bowl) as it was tangy and spicy. Piquant and appetising – very shiok to eat. The noodles were nicely cooked and there was also char siew in it.
The Thickened Soup with Pork was quite bland in flavour but the Beef version of the same was sweeter and richer in taste.
Some sides to go with the noodles. I loved both the pork crackling and wanton skin that were crispy and crunchy.
For 6 bowls of noodles and 2 sides, we only paid 96 baht which was less than SGD2 per person. Cheap and good! ?? ??