Where I’m from, you grab a kebab or pizza on the way home after a night out drinking. In Bangkok, things work a bit different. Here, it’s common to stop by a streetside restaurant and order several dishes before going home.
Food is a central part of Thai culture, and unlike us in the west, Thai people don’t order one plate that belongs to you; they order the same number of dishes as the number of people in the group and share it together.
It’s also about balancing the meal — curry, meat or fish, stir-fried vegetables, and soup is a typical mix that stimulates all of your taste buds with saltiness, sweetness, sourness, and heat.
My wife and her friends enjoying some midnight food in the area of Phra ram 9 in Bangkok.
There are plenty of late night eateries in Bangkok with some open until 4 a.m. and even 24 hours as they are expecting party animals to come and eat (most of the bars and clubs are closing at 2 a.m.)
Popular places to eat at night in Bangkok
- Huai Khwang Night Market, near Sukhumvit (open 24 hours)
- Hong Teong Long, Bangrak (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.)
- Jae Fai, Old City (recently awarded a Michelin star 2:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.)
- 25 Degrees, Bangrak (American style open 24 hours)
- Pochana 55, Thonglor (6:30 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.)
- Ramen Tei, Silom (Japanese restaurant 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.)
No matter where you are in Bangkok, it won’t be hard to find some food at night.