Old-School Thai Street Food at Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง)
Located on the outskirts of Bangkok Chinatown, Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง) is a well-known Street install that serves yellow egg noodles known in Thai as ba mee. The restaurant actually used to have no name, it was just the roadside vendor, who sold big portions of noodles to hungry passerby's, especially workers in the area - like construction workers and other laborers. So the name Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง) in Thai, actually means laborers noodles.
I'm going to be honest and say that it's not the cleanest street food stall in Bangkok, and nor do they serve the best tasting street food in Bangkok, but Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง) sure does have some serious old-skool character to it. As I mentioned, the restaurant is located just of Charoen Krung road in Bangkok, right in the busy area of Chinatown. As I filmed this video, they were doing construction on Charoen Krung, extending the MRT, so it can be a little trick to find the soi (so just make sure you check out the full article to see directions if you want to go there).
When you walk down the dark grungy lane, you'll see the restaurant on the right hand side. They still do most of their cooking with charcoal, so you can smell the smoke from the cooking. Around lunch time the vendors will begin to prepare bowls of yellow Thai egg noodles in big portions. They cook quite a mound at a time, pulling up and separating the noodles as they cook. The noodles are divvied out into individual bowls and then topped with a few pieces of slices pork and a handful of steamed veggies.
There are very few menu choices at Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง), and actually there's not even a menu, there are just a few choices written on the wall. The basic choice you have is yellow egg noodles with pork served either dry, or with soup. Ying and I got one of each, and they really are the same dish, just one with soup and one without. It's a matter of your personal preference.
The ba mee nam (บะหมี่น้ำ egg noodles in soup) was pretty good, the noodles were nice and soft but not overcooked, and the pork was sweet and tender. The ba mee haeng (บะหมี่แห้ง egg noodles dry) was also good, and seasoned up nicely with chili flakes and vinegar. Overall, they weren't the best Thai egg noodles I've ever had, but it's the serious street food atmosphere which made this place so interesting.
Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง)
Address: 38 Charoen Krung Soi 23, Yaowarat, Bangkok
Phone: 02-2226769 , 02-2255975
Open hours: 9 am -- 8 pm daily (but usually closed on the 15th and 30th of each month)
Price: 35 THB ($1.08)
ที่อยู่ : 38 ซอยเจริญกรุง 23 ใกล้กับวัดมังกรกมลาวาส ถนนเจริญกรุง แขวงเยาวราช เขตสัมพันธวงศ์ กรุงเทพฯ
โทร.02-2226769 , 02-2255975
เปิดทุกวัน เวลา 09.00 -- 20.00 น. หยุดทุวันที่ 15,30 ของเดือน
บะหมี่ธรรมดา 35 -- บะหมี่พิเศษ 45-
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Full article: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2014/03/ba-mee-jub-kang-thai-egg-noodles/
Free Thai street food guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/free-bangkok-dollar-menu-guide/
Eating Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/
Bangkok 101 Guide: http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/
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