One of the things I love most about Thailand is their hawker foods. It is true that they serve excellent tomyam, pad thai, and ladna at just about any corner, but one of my favorite breakfast dishes in the land of smile has gotta be the noodle soup.

stalls by the street corner
noodle soup stall by the road side

On the last day of the trip while off-gassing from diving at Phuket, we went over to a pretty inconspicuous stall right across the street of the budget hotel we’ve been staying at (Baan Suan Place, cheapest room rate at 700 baht/night, next to Phuket International Hospital).

Though there were quite a few eateries of similar set up at the area, but I knew we got the right place soon as I saw those coagulated blood in the jar displayed at the front of the stall. *slurps*

noodle soup with all sorts of ingredients, take your pick!

noodle soup with all sorts of ingredients, take your pick!

A few finger pointing gestures and some 10 minutes later, here’s the bowl of goodness that arrived on my table. Big flat rice noodle in subtle yet flavorful clear broth topped with cuttle fish, coagulated blood, liver, pork, a bit of mushroom, vegetable, and even a bit of white fungus.

There’s also a plate of bean sprouts and some basil ala Vietnamese noodle style on the side, and of course plenty of potent chili powder as condiment for those who love it spicy.

when in Thailand, eat like a Thai
when in Thailand, eat like a Thai

The noodle soup costs around 30-40 baht and this place also serves coffee and other drinks at around 10 baht. While this stall is situated at Thanon Bangyai road behind Phuket International Hospital, you can basically find similar stalls at just about anywhere in Southern Thailand (perhaps Central/Northern part too).

Now I wish someone would bring this to our local hawker stalls, Thai food here in Malaysia seems to be limited to tomyam, pineapple fried rice, and the occasional pad Thai only… pity.

map to Phuket International Hospital

Address:
Thanon Bangyai
Wichit, Mueang Phuket,
Phuket 83000, Thailand

GPS: 7.895477,98.365939

Roadside Noodle Soup in Thailand
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19 thoughts on “Roadside Noodle Soup in Thailand

  • February 22, 2011 at 11:20 am
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    This reminds me of HK’s che zhai mien!

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    • February 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm
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      Michelle: similar in spirit I guess. 😀

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  • February 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm
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    Coagulated blood FTW. I like their simplicity and wish to travel to Thailand again.

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    • February 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm
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      JD: yaa, Thailand’s always a delightful place to travel to 😀

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  • February 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm
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    Best food in Thailand is served by the street vendors.

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    • February 22, 2011 at 11:53 pm
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      Khon Kean: undoubtedly! 😀

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  • February 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm
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    well….we have this in kl too. u just need to be on the ‘lookout’.

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    • February 22, 2011 at 11:55 pm
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      kenny_lim: ahh, where about?

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  • February 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm
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    I like the big flat rice noodles, looks different, kinda like the stuff they use to make tien mien ngu (a Foochow dish) in Sibu.

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    • February 24, 2011 at 12:01 am
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      Huai Bin: oh, i gotta check out those foochow dishes then

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  • February 24, 2011 at 9:41 am
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    i hearts coagulated blurrrrd! SUCK it all up! hehe

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    • February 24, 2011 at 7:19 pm
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      ciki: yaaa, slurp max! 😀

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  • February 26, 2011 at 6:41 pm
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    wah coagulated blood again?!! you seemed to be a vampire nowadays! lol

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    • February 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm
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      eiling: haha yah coagulated blood is besttt

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  • February 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm
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    Yes, you can find good noodles at every corner. Though almost similar in appearance and taste, the combination of chili flakes, fish oil, crushed peanuts and sugar never gets old.

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    • February 28, 2011 at 7:42 am
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      J2Kfm: couldn’t agree with you more! 😀

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    • March 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm
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      ShaolinTiger: the white guy was in the hospital. lol

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  • January 10, 2012 at 5:21 am
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    Hey Ky, nice pics, that soup is YUMMY! put some sugar, chili flakes and that orange sauce in there and it’s so good! the thai terminology of that soup is “kuay teaw” prounced like koo way tee oww 🙂 I eat almost daily here in BKK for 30 baht… mmmmmmmm

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