Old-School Thai Street Food at Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง)

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Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง) serves big portions of Thai egg noodles. Here’s how you can eat here: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2014/03/ba-mee-jub-kang-thai-egg-noodles/

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-

Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network:

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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Craig Chastain says:

I wish more people would see this. The people who claim Mark is a shill and only reports nice things.

Suwunnee Kaewjareon says:

I miss Thaland🙄🙄🙄😓😢😓😢😢😢

Michael Federman says:

Wonderful you got your jerky motions under control and more professional you don't look like a drug addict now thank you very much

MalikahFrench says:

Love your videos! Would love to get your email and get some advice about food while traveling. My boyfriend and I are hopefully going to Thailand next year!

Ibusers1 says:

Hi Mark! All of your youtube videos that you have posted from around the world really make my mouth water and salivate like crazy and also makes me feel a bit hungry. All the foods that you eat throughout your trips and journeys makes me a little bit envious and really want to go out to any Asian or Latino restaurants that I can find the closest to my home. I really enjoy watching your videos and you showing me all the tasty, authentic and exotic foods and dishes that you introduce and display to all of your viewers and subscribers. I just wanna say that you are an extremely unique and cool traveler to me. Thanks, man!!!

Lawrence Viles says:

I almost didn't recognize you with all the hair….. great video, Mark.

darian roscoe says:

You say restaurant in the alley is not clean, but you don't say why.  Why?

Nawin Prasearch says:

Spicy man !!! Lol

Edmond Francoeur says:

Orgasmic face 

blu Wirisi says:

This has to be the very best Ba Mee there is.  My favorite noodles in the World.  This is the only way to eat Ba Mee, one dry and one straight up.

Michael Thompson says:

Hi Mark. I am a fan of your video blogs. Great blog on the noodles. I know Thailand is famous for street food. But maybe you can mix it up with fancier Thai restaurants in Bangkok for comparison.

Vern kouei Saefong says:

Hi mark where can I get the t-shirt you wearing in this video ?

missmya3972 says:

$1.08!!!!! Really!!! That's how much a nasty styrofoam cup of ramen noodles is!!! I'm sure it taste better too!

Kenneth Chan says:

looks amazing

Chantall Chunhanon says:

35 THB now??? Once I have it just 20 THB …lol … Yeahh it's was many years back 

Colin Allatt says:

U have funny facials lol

Midala40/ D and A's Food Review says:

The noodles look, amazing. want to try them

dieselboi91 says:

The dingiest places in Asia often serve the best food!

Kor.exe says:

I'm so hungry right now and watching these videos isn't helping! 

mysingingbelly says:

Will pick this up for my eat list. Wow, I wonder if my stomach can handle so much food when I go there. Your recommendations are usually awesome and worth to try. I love Yaowarat, I remember eating a bowl of kuay chap somewhere in the middle of the market. Not a great place hence there was so many motorbike crossing behind my back, not to mention the fuit seller and their cart. But the food was glorious!

Dipanwita Ghosh says:

i wonder how come you r so thin if you eat so much! wen you gobble your food and make that face, the nerves on your throat almost protrudes out, its scary man! Put on some weight.

mamabok killam says:

glad to see a little of Ying!

Natty chobits77 says:

ทานรสจัดมากค่ะ 55

Ronan Palmer says:

Have you ever given a bad review!?

sweetiepieHK says:

Since the price for the bowl of noodles is so low, wouldn't you think the quality of the meat isn't that great? Or that you could get food poisoning from the uncleanness? 

Diego Andres says:

Were are you come from, Mark:-) ,I come from Canovanas,Puerto Rico

Diego Andres says:

Mark , you make me hungry :-) :-) ,

Louella Suque says:

Have you gone to Manila, Philippines? We have awesome finds around our own Chinatown, too. Hope you could come visit.

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