Victory Monument is a phenomenal place to eat for cheap. There’s tons of stalls to around the giant round-about area encircling the shrine to battle pretty badly lost. The victory, however, is that because there are so many people going in and out of this area, whether on minivans, buses, taxis, or the skytrain— there’s a ton of vendors who pop up to make sure they stay fed. This is mostly food and drinks meant for snacking though, so if you’re looking for something more substantive it can be hard to find a super tasty plate, unless you’re visiting in the evening.
During the day time the street food options can be pretty sparse and if you do arrive there earlier than 3pm, you may be confused as to why Mark Wiens and I refer to this place as Victory Munch. However, there is one street food stall called Jaekki Pattanakarn (ร้าน ภัตตาคารจ๊ากกี่ or ราดหน้า จ๊ากกี่) that I want to introduce to people because I’ve seen so little recognition of it online. As one of the older restaurants in this ever changing area, it’s plopped right across from the Chinese temple deep in Ratchawithi 7.
This gravy noodle stall is only open from 11am – 3pm. They sale well enough not to extend their hours and there’s a constant roll of locals coming to grab lunch, along with motorbike couriers coming to pickup food to be delivered. If you’ve ever had the dish we refer in english to as Thai gravy noodles or lad nar (ราดหน้า), you know exactly why. This Thai-Chinese comfort food is composed of noodles and gravy that are filling and easy on the stomach. They are usually served with the double wide sen yai noodles and chicken with strands of chewy, blanched bok choy (Chinese spinach). However, this stall allows you to choose chicken (110 baht), pork, or beef (120) baht. You can also have them with fried sen mi noodles ( a very popular option), which make for a great mix of textures, with the fried noodles crunching underneath the gravy.
Finally the location deep in the small alley assures this place is mostly frequented by locals in the area. They do offer the bbq pork and shrimp noodles too. That’s not a bad option here at all and their char sui is tasty, but the highlight of the show is definitely the plates of gravy you see above!
If you’re hungry and nearby Bangkok’s Victory Monument, go grab some filling noodles and gravy!
Jaekki Pattanakarn (ร้าน ภัตตาคารจ๊ากกี่ or ราดหน้า จ๊ากกี่) Location and Hours
Public Transportation: BTS Skytrain Victory Monument Station
Directions: When you arrive at Victory Monument, make your way to Ratchawithi Soi 7. You can enter from the Ratchawithi side, but it’s probably easiest if you enter in the Soi Rang Nam side of the street. There you will find the older looking shop across the street from the Chinese temple in the small street.
Cost: 50-150 baht ($2-$5) per person