Sri Maha Mariamman Temple or Wat Phra Sri Uma Devi, better known as “Wat Khaek”, is one of the most recognizable and most sacred Hindu temples in the CBD of Silom.
Within an 8-minute walk of the Sabai Sathorn Service Apartment, you’ll find this rich Southern Indian Architecture style Hindu temple for worshippers as well as some Indian food and desserts including contrasting western-style café and breakfast places.
Here are the top 9 best street foods around Wat Khaek Silom.
Tang Hong Phochana (Tang - Hong - Phod - Cha - Na): ตังหงส์โภชนา
Known to locals as “Harn Palo Convent”, Teochew-style braised goose, Tang Hong Pochana is one of the best-known eateries on Soi Convent in the Silom area for nearly 50 years. The signature dishes are a plate of well-seasoned sliced goose, braised goose intestines, goose-blood jelly in sweet gravy sauce. You’ll be guided on what to order by loud yet friendly waiters who’ve been here since the very beginning.
Address: 2/2 Convent Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
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Yentafo Wat Khaek (Yen - Ta - Fo - Wat - Khaek): เย็นตาโฟวัดแขก
Almost directly opposite the Wat Khaek aka Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, the best Yentafo noodles restaurant in Bangkok. What is “Yentafo”, exactly? It is rice noodles in a pink soup with jellyfish, fish ball, chicken-blood jelly, fried tofu, crunchy chopped morning glory, and a piece of squid, which is especially found in Thailand and nowhere else in Asia.
Address: 8 Pan Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Baan Somtum Sathorn (Baan - Somtum - Sathorn): บ้านส้มตำ สาทร
This famous Northeastern Thai chain restaurant serves a staggering 29 different varieties everyone finds their favorite – or discovers a new one like its signature “Stir-fried Sticky Rice Esarn Style”. It’s made with almost anything imaginable – crab, pork skin, salted egg, coconut sprouts, prawn, puffball mushroom, etc. All dishes have bold flavor with generous spices and chilies including grilled meat and the spicy salad Larb or Namtok.
Address: 9/1 Soi Pramuan, Si Wiang Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok, 10140
Opening Hours: 08:00 AM – 08:30 PM Daily
Tel: +662-630-3485 to 87, +661-660-3486
Home Cuisine Islamic Restaurant
Bangkok has its fair share of Halal food restaurants, especially in Bang Rak, the old Bangkok area. Try this hidden in a leafy corner mercifully distant from hectic Charoen Krung, this bungalow-like restaurant does tasty Thai-Muslim with an endearing Indian accent. The owner is very kind and they make you feel like you’ve gone to eat at grandma’s house. You will be eager to come back for more!
- Location: https://goo.gl/maps/AkUwq38BKyY8dFUb7
- Address: 186 Charoen Krung 36 Alley, Bangkok
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM and Sun 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Tel: +662-234-7911 or +662-630-8766
Jungo Noodle: จังโก้บะหมี่เกี้ยวคอนแวนต์
Egg noodles with wontons and barbecue pork are probably among the five most eaten dishes in Thailand. This Cantonese-like style noodle stall, situated at the beginning of Soi Convent, has been serving egg noodles with slices of barbecued pork, a little bit of flakey crab meat, and shrimp wontons (Bamee Kiow Moo Daeng Puas it’s known locally) for almost 35 years. You won’t be disappointed!
Address: 225/1 Rattakitkaikla Soi 6, Nai Mueang 45000 Thailand
Opening Hours: Tue – Sat 04:00 PM – 12:00 PM; Sun 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM (Closed on Monday)
Khamoo Charoensang Silom (Kha - Moo - Cha - Roen - Saeng - Si - Lom): ขาหมูเจริญแสง สีลม
A well-braised pork knuckle over rice and good soy and vinegar-based sauce or “Khao Kha Moo”, the local name in Thai, can be found around town.
Charoen Saeng Silom in Charoen Krung Soi 49 is one of the most popular spots since 1959 for its meltingly tender pork leg, smooth succulent skin, and the excellent homemade aromatic vinegar-based sauce with chilies and garlic. It is a perfect quick one-plate meal for any time of the day, even for breakfast!
Address: 492/6 Soi Charoen Krung 49, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 08:00 AM – 02:00 PM Daily
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Prachak Roasted Duck Bang Rak (Pra - Chak - Ped - Yang - Bang - Rak): ประจักษ์เป็ดย่าง
There is nothing on the menu at Prachak that won’t please the palate. Prachak Pet Yang, a legendary Cantonese style roasted duck restaurant located right along Charoen Krung Road, opposite Robinson’s department store is the hidden star. The meat is so incredibly succulent and tender and the skin is slightly crunchy and chewy. It’s also a tremendous value for absolutely delicious, a MUST TRY! Aroi Mak Mak!
Address: 1415 Charoen Krung Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 08:30 AM – 08:30 PM
Need to take the load off and rest your weary feet? A cute little cafe located inside the Sabai Sathorn lobby, perfect for relaxing and recharging as you watch the world goes by. You can enjoy a good cup of freshly pressed coffee or a tangy fruit smoothie. There also are fancy drinks too, like Yuzu sunlight, Iced Espresso Soda, Orange Sunset Espresso, Honey Lemon Tea Honey Crumbs, etc.
Address: 57 Silom 9/Sathorn 10, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 08:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Ama Bakery (Ar - Ma - Bakery): อาม้าเบเกอรี่
For almost 50 years, Ama Bakery has been purveying some of the best Pandan custard stuffing buns in the city. The bun is very soft with the rich thick fillings and it is extremely delicious! Bread stuffed with ham and cheese is another must-try item. Come early because items sell out fast!
Address: 745 Si Lom, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
Opening Hours: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM