BANGKOK: JODD FAIRS
It has been a real long while since my last flew out of the country. I went to Bangkok two weeks ago and felt super refreshing after the trip. Oh Bangkok. I have missed you so much!
So, it was my brother and cousin’s first trip to Bangkok, I definitely have to take them on one of the must-see and must-go in Bangkok — a visit to the night market! And in order to escape the heavy evening traffic of Bangkok, we hopped on a tuk tuk, the driver used his fastest “roller coaster” way to reach us there. Per way per tuk tuk costs around 300 baht at time of mid-June 2022. To be honest it was quite an expensive trip, but then again we gotta do the must do for the first timer. And I picked…
The popular Ratchada Train Night Market has returned and now renamed as “JODD FAIRS” . It is now relocated to this new location along Rama 9 Road, behind Central Rama 9 Shopping Mall. It is also easily accessible from MRT Rama 9 station, about 5 mins walk. This space is open daily from 11am til 12 midnight, but it is best to make a trip down after 5pm for livelier atmosphere.
There are many stalls in this JODD FAIRS offering a variety of catchy items such as Thai street food, fashionable clothings, accessories, bags, quint bar stalls… and even manicure services can be found here too! All vibrant and brightly lit. I find food stalls stand out the biggest proportion.
There are also restaurants and small cafes if you prefer to dine in. and Leng Saeb (the Thai Spicy Pork Bones Soup) featuring mountain of fall-off-bone pork bones with meat was full house!
The smoothie stall that always gains a lot of attention!
Lively bars where u can catch up with your friends with a drink or two.
Also, there are live band playing their best tunes too! It was just a weekday Thursday night when I was there, just look at the crowd and atmosphere. That’s so happening!
Cute and unique chic food truck selling ice cream, milk tea and all kind of desserts.
We didn’t dine-in in any restaurant or bar due to the crowd, so we takeaway-ed some food from these stalls – som tam, roasted pork roll and some barbeque pork sticks. However, we didn’t find what we tapao-ed were delicious. The som tam was tasteless and the barbequed pork sticks were lack of flavours and smokiness. The roasted pork roll was good especially its kicap and chili dipping sauce. Perhaps we queued at the wrong stalls, or perhaps our tastebuds looked out for more. Anyway, it was a great experience to be at this Bangkok night market, to experience and to enjoy the vibes.
At the end of the day, the 7 eleven convenient store’s cheese sandwich and sausages saved us! They were really delicious!