Originally sold between floating boats on river canals (khlongs) these cheap eats are now better found on dry land. This unique noodle dish consists of rice noodles in a thick brown soup made from a mix of stock and pigs blood. Beansprouts, morning glory, stewed pork or beef and serve it up. Kuey Teow Rua boat noodles often come with pork rinds (kap moo) and sticky rice cakes as dessert (khanom thuay).
While Kuey Teow Rua boat noodles can still be found on the boats of Bangkok’s floating markets most are now sold from vendors surrounding canals. The best Kuey Teow Rua boat noodles are found at “boat noodles alley” an area of eateries lining the canals of Victory Monument (pictured above). These restaurants have taken on an atmosphere of competitive eating as each table quickly builds their tower of empty noodle bowls. Costs 9 baht per bowl.