DOY KUAY TEOW REUA: Best Boat Noodle Restaurant in Bangkok @migrationology

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Travel Bloggers (Left-Right): Mark & Ying Wiens of MigrationologyJames Clark of Nomaric Notes, & Tiffany Cu of Asia Travel Bug

I’ve been to Bangkok a number of times, but this is the first time I’m exploring the real flavors of Thailand beyond the touristy and cliché establishments. 

My food blogger friends Mark and Ying Wiens of introduced us to their favorite hidden place for kuay teow reua or boat noodles in Bangkok.

Here’s a photo essay of our experience…

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Bangkok Mass Transit System or BTS is the public train system in Bangkok. It makes it very easy to go from one point to another.

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There are 2 BTS lines: Silom Line (blue) from Bang Wa to National Stadium, and Sukhumvit Line (green) from Bearing to Mo Chit.

For more info, visit the BTS Service Route and the FAQs on the BTS Website.

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We transferred to the Sukhumvit Line at Siam Station. This is a view of Siam ParagonInstagram’s most photographed location in 2013.

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We walked around the now famous Victory Monument, the epicenter of protests in Bangkok.

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Doy Kuay Teow Reua is located in the boat noodles area in Bangkok. It’s a 10-minute walk from Victory Monument station.

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It’s hidden at the back of the temple, in a quaint backyard restaurant guarded by an enormous tree.

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I like the tables with mini umbrellas and soft drink caps littered all around. Gives the place that authentic street food vibe.

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The best time to go is during lunch because the boat noodles are usually sold out around 3pm.

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These noodles were originally served from boats, hence the boat-inspired kitchen to pay homage to this tradition.

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We started with moo satay (pork satay – 5 THB per stick) with pieces of bread on the side. 

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The boat noodles are served hot and only a few minutes after you order.

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Most order the two versions — pork and the beef — for 15 THB/bowl.

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Kuay Teow Reua Neua (Beef Boat Noodles – 15 THB)

This is served with glass noodles and a dark, well-seasoned broth, made rich by mixing it with pork blood. 

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Some people add spices and vinegar but the broth is already good as it is. 
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Kuay Teow Reua Moo (pork boat noodles – 15 THB)
This is served with pork meat and liver, which is cooked just right. The added vegetables balance out the meal.

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For the best experience, add some pork rinds or chicharon for that added crunch.  

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Khanom Thuay (Coconut Custard –  5 THB for 2)
For dessert, I always love this sweet pandan coconut custard. It’s topped with coconut cream, which isn’t too sweet.

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It was a memorable first boat noodle experience indeed! I can’t wait to explore more flavors of Bangkok.

Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)
Address: Ratchawithi Soi 18 (Wat Makok), Thanon Ratchawithi, Bangkok 10400
Open Hours: Daily from 8 am – 6 pm
Phone: 081-619-1925
Prices: 15 THB per bowl

Doy Kuay Teow Reua (ต้อยก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ)
ซอยราชวิถี 18 (วัดมะกอก) ถนนราชวิถี ราชเทวี กรุงเทพฯ , ทุ่งพญาไท, 10400
โทร: 081-619-1925
เวลาเปิด 08:00-18:00

How to get there:
The closest BTS station is Victory Monument. Once you’re on the skywalk facing the monument, you need to turn left on Ratchawithi, cross the street, and walk down the sidewalk (you’ll pass Tops Supermarket) until you reach Soi 18. Walk down Soi 18 about 100 meters and you’ll come to a temple. Walk around the temple to the backside and you’ll discover the hidden boat noodle restaurant.

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Disclosure: We paid for our meals. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Thanks to Mark and Ying Wiens for introducing us to the world of boat noodles in Bangkok!

2 thoughts on “DOY KUAY TEOW REUA: Best Boat Noodle Restaurant in Bangkok @migrationology

  1. thanks for writing about this place…didn’t know about it even though i’ve lived in Thailand (Bangkok and Sriracha, Chonburi) for almost 15 years before moving….will definitely try this on my next trip to the Big Mango

  2. I love Thai food, it has to be some of the best cuisine around.
    How lucky you are to have a very knowledgeable guide and friend showing you around and the best places to eat.
    For me i always try to find a food stall or local restaurant that has lots of Thais eating there, then I always try to eat something different each time.

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