If there was ever a place to illustrate the popularity of street food in Bangkok, it's Kuay Teow Khae, a pushcart along Convent Road. From morning through to the early afternoon when they close up shop there's a stream of office workers who descend from the glassy offices along nearby Silom Road, one of Bangkok's business districts.
There's several different things on the menu at Kuay Teow Khae, but most come for the house special - egg noodles, dressed in a piggy feast of crispy pork belly, barbecue pork, minced pork, pork meatballs, boiled eggs, deep-fried wonton wrappers, a little fried tofu, beansprouts and seasoned with fried garlic, peanuts and chilli - a veritable kaleidoscope of texture and flavour.
The pushcart has a lengthy set of tables running in a row along the pavement's edge and shaded from the midday sun by a little strung up awning. Despite the number of seats and the quick service and table turnover, you'll will have to queue if you tip up at lunch time and the wait time can often be quite long. Try to arrive in the mid morning when you beat the breakfast and lunch crowds. They are closed by 2pm as well as Sundays and Mondays.
For such a meaty noodle dish, the price is reasonable. A large bowl with all the works is 60 THB (around US $1.95). Nothing on the menu is expensive.