During the day time Sukhumvit Soi 38 looks like a regular alley with a few not-so-great looking places to eat. After 6pm, there’s lanterns, street carts, makeshift tables, plastic chairs and bright flames.
I’ll admit that I was dazzled by the bright flames… but I do have my reservations about this popular night market…
Pros & Cons of Sukhumvit Soi 38:
- The actual night market isn’t that big…
- It’s full of the same items: pad thai, smoothies carts, noodle stands and sticky rice
- Sukhomvit Soi 38 has gotten a lot of tourist attention, but I heard many of the street vendors who contributed to the success of the night market have relocated
- Food-Wise: The dishes I ordered really didn’t give me the WOW factor, but didn’t really disappoint me either
Interesting Story on Sukhumvit Soi 38?
Lets start with the noodles featured below.
My Thai friend, Pin, told me a story about the man who cooks these specific noodles. Apparently, word got around town that these noodles were AMAZING. Everyone started to come to Sukhumvit Soi 38 looking for a man with long, dark hair selling noodles. So after awhile, other vendors caught wind of the story and started to grow their hair longer to be mistaken as the man with the good noodles…
Long story short- I found him, in the back corner of the night market, with a different hair cut ;)
And for the record, his handmade noodles with crab and roast pork were very good.