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The Best Street Food Restaurants in Bangkok

Explore the best of Bangkok's street food treasures.

Updated on Feb 09, 2024 | World of Mouth team

For anyone looking for an authentic culinary experience in Bangkok, street food is a must-try. The city is famous for its street food scene, which offers cuisines to suit all tastes. In this guide, we've compiled a list of the best street food spots in Bangkok.

Dine at Jay Fai, the legendary street food place known for its cram omelette and seafood woks, or try the delicious ramen at Rockmen 69men. All of the street food gems mentioned in this article are recommended by local culinary experts such as Pam Pichaya, Chawadee Nualkhair and Tam Chaisiri Tassanakajohn in the World of Mouth app. Continue reading to immerse yourself in Bangkok's street food culture, like a local.

Raan Jay Fai

327 Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Raan Jay Fai is a renowned street food restaurant known for its authentic Thai-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant has gained global fame and is recognized by Michelin and listed in The World's 50 Best for its distinctive dishes. The must-try dishes include the famous crab omelette, the stir-fried noodles, and the big crisp seafood fritter, all prepared by the legendary chef and owner, Supinya Junsuta.

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We were very lucky to get a slot at Jay Fai! We recommend taking out a number for the afternoon / evening in the morning. And be patient, you still wait a long time for the table. I could have watched her for hours anyway - simply impressive and an experience. Authentic Thai Street Food awarded by Michelin and listed by The worlds 50 best! Absolutely recommended!!
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Raan Jay Fai

Raan Jay Fai

327 Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Rockmen 69men

44, 11 Soi Akapat Sukhumvit 55 Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

This unique eatery, Rockmen 69men, serves only 69 bowls of their special ramen each day, split between lunch and dinner. Their menu includes two standout varieties, the Shoryu and Shio ramen, which are crafted with exceptional ingredients and are highly recommended by visitors. It's important to note that the restaurant operates on a first-come, first-served basis, with a queue system in place, so it's suggested to arrive early and write your name in the book outside.

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One of my favorites ramens in the city! Possibly the best ramen in town, at rockmen 69men they just serve 69 bowls per day of their special ramen, 39 for lunch and 30 for dinner (the one in the picture, in this case called fishermen a ramen that changes during the season) . Another 2 ramens are more complete the carte, shiso and shoyu ramen - both of them amazing too. The bamboo shoots, the seaweed and the quality of all the ingredients they use are exceptional. Some people can think that it's pricey ramen but… it is what it is … and I love it! They don’t accept bookings so go earlier with some time and write your name in the book outside, they will call you back when your turn arrives.
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Rockmen 69men

Rockmen 69men

44, 11 Soi Akapat Sukhumvit 55 Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Big Su Beef Noodle

1232 Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand

Specializing in hearty broths filled with various cuts of beef and fluffy organs, Big Su Beef Noodle has been a culinary staple for nearly 70 years. They take pride in their six-hour braised beef, served in a boiling herby broth, including options like sirloin, tongue, kidneys, brisket, and intestine. Known for its deeply-rich flavors, it has gained recognition as one of the top outlets for beef noodle soup.

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Deeply-rich, hearty broths with all the good cow cuts and fluffy organs Big Su Beef Noodles on Bangkok’s Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Road, is near 70 years strong, serving up deeply-rich, hearty broths with all the good cow cuts and fluffy organs - sirloin, tongue, kidneys, brisket, intestine… The beef is braised for six hours in a boiling herby broth before serving. One of the best beef noodle soup outlets in the city.
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Big Su Beef Noodle

Big Su Beef Noodle

1232 Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand

เฮียบิ๊กห้าหม้อ

392 Sukhumvit 71 Rd, Khwaeng Phra Khanong Nuea, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Specializing in pork wonton in tom yum soup, เฮียบิ๊กห้าหม้อ offers a unique culinary experience. Their menu is characterized by the addition of minced pork and pork offal to the soup, creating a rich and savory flavor profile. The restaurant is also known for its "leng", a meaty pork bone in a spicy tom yum-style soup, which is a must-try for those who don't mind picking meat off the bones.

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One of the best pork wonton (kiew moo) in tom yum soup in Bangkok. Also serves a mean Leng (เล้ง). One of my favourite local spots for pork wontons in tom yum soup. The mince pork they add to it, plus pork offal are all delicious too. Some of the best deep fried and boiled wontons in town. My favourite item on the menu however is the “leng” which is a meaty pork bone in a super spicy tom yum-style soup. If you don’t mind picking meat off the bones it’s an absolute must.
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เฮียบิ๊กห้าหม้อ

เฮียบิ๊กห้าหม้อ

392 Sukhumvit 71 Rd, Khwaeng Phra Khanong Nuea, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Guay Jub Ouan Pochana

408 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Chakkaphat, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Guay Jub Ouan Pochana is a minimalistic restaurant known for its stunning food and ambiance. The menu is simple yet satisfying, featuring only four dishes and three drinks, with the standout being the rolled rice noodles in a peppery broth with crispy pork and offal. The service is quick and efficient, adding to the overall positive dining experience.

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This joint is minimal, beautiful and layered with good vibes. Simply stunning food and menu in all: four dishes, three drinks. That’s it. A benchmark for restaurant basix in all, without nonsense, excessiveness, pretending or any protocol. Rolled rice noodles in peppery broth with crispy pork and -offal was sublime. Crispy pork itself was so good, we ordered more. One of my fave moments was when taking the initial order from us the waiting person shouted kindly tje order to chef and first dish arrived immediately, without any wait. If You have a short slot in BKK — this is the meal You need to have here.
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Guay Jub Ouan Pochana

Guay Jub Ouan Pochana

408 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Chakkaphat, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Jack's Bar

62/1 Soi Wat Suan Phlu, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Located between the Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental hotels, Jack's Bar is an unassuming dive bar known for its flavor-packed Thai food. The place is popular for its ice-cold beers and wok dishes, offering a bustling atmosphere from opening till late. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Jack's Bar promises a memorable experience with its vibrant ambiance and tasty fare.

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Flavour packed Thai food in unassuming dive bar If you’ve ever lived in Bangkok you will know about Jack’s Bar. The unassuming dive bar located on Chao Phraya River between 5 star hotels; Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental. The bar is packed from opening with a mixed clientele looking for ice cold beers, flavour packed wok dishes and good times. It’s guaranteed you will have a good time at Jack’s Bar. Open late.
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Jack's Bar

Jack's Bar

62/1 Soi Wat Suan Phlu, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Jok Prince

1391 Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

This modest, narrow stall on Charoen Krung Rd is known for its specialty: rice porridge. Guests have the choice of adding century or extremely soft-boiled egg, chunky pork meatballs or offal to their congee, which is always served with spring onions and fresh ginger. For the best experience, follow the locals' lead by generously sprinkling white pepper and adding some soy sauce.

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By far one of the best congee’s you’ll get is in this not-looking-like-anything-much narrow stall on Charoen Krung Rd. This rice porridge is specialty of the house and all you get to choose, is whether you want it with century or extremely soft-boiled egg, with big and chunky pork meatballs or offal. All congees come with spring onions and fresh ginger. At Jokprince the take-away queue is longer, so better sit in. TIP: look at the locals and season like a pro sprinkling generously with white pepper and adding some soy sauce.
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Jok Prince

Jok Prince

1391 Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Joke Bangkok (Huaikwang branch)

212 Pracha Rat Bamphen Rd, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand

Experience the Thai version of congee, known as Jok, at Joke Bangkok (Huaikwang branch). This restaurant is renowned for its silky smooth Jok, made the old school way by three dedicated sisters. The process of creating this dish, from wheeling huge drums of boiling water and rice around to moving the rice into different temperature pots at precise times, is a sight to behold.

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One of the silkiest joks you'll ever eat, the old school way. Jok is the Thai version of congee, you can find it in many places but if you want to see a proper fully handmade version with all the processes, these 3 sisters are the place to go. Watching them wheel huge drums of boiling water and rice around, the movement of rice into different temperature pots at precise times and creating one of the silkiest joks you'll ever eat, the old school way, is a joy to behold!
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Joke Bangkok (Huaikwang branch)

Joke Bangkok (Huaikwang branch)

212 Pracha Rat Bamphen Rd, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand

Kaolao Nang Loeng Pork Brain Shop

5 22 Thanon Chakkraphatdi Phong, Khwaeng Wat Sommanat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

With a rich history spanning decades, the Kaolao Nang Loeng Pork Brain Shop is known for its unique and hearty dishes. The pork brain soup, brimming with offal, is a standout recommendation. The pepper soup, featuring an array of organ meats, is also a popular choice among visitors.

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Pork brain soup with all the offal! Incredible pepper soup with every organ you could wish for, an old shophouse that’s been around for decades, a must eat in Bangkok!
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Kaolao Nang Loeng Pork Brain Shop

Kaolao Nang Loeng Pork Brain Shop

5 22 Thanon Chakkraphatdi Phong, Khwaeng Wat Sommanat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Khao Gaeng Jek Pui (Je Chie)

25 Mangkon Rd, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Featured on David Gelb's Netflix Street Food episode, Khao Gaeng Jek Pui (Je Chie) is renowned for its curry made from scratch. Although communication in English might be a challenge, the pots on display make it easy to 'fingerpoint' and choose your meal. The Panaeng pork comes highly recommended, even more so than the Green Curry Chicken.

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Yup, this place was featured on David Gelb's first Netflix Street Food episode. Popular as it is, who wouldn't want a curry made from scratch? Communicating in English isn't easy here, but pots show enough to make a choice and ‘fingerpoint’ eye-pleasing favorites. The Panaeng pork is a-must-try, much more than the Green Curry Chicken.
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Khao Gaeng Jek Pui (Je Chie)

Khao Gaeng Jek Pui (Je Chie)

25 Mangkon Rd, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Krua Porn La Mai

590 592 Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

This vibrant street food spot is nestled in the heart of Chinatown and is renowned for its famous oyster omelette. Despite its small size, Krua Porn La Mai has managed to expand to two locations, showcasing its popularity. However, please note that the restaurant's website is currently inaccessible due to security issues.

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Vibrant street food place in Chinatown, serving the famous oyster omelette. A popular and vibrant street food place in Bangkok's Chinatown. This small restaurant has two locations and is famous for its oyster omelette.
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Krua Porn La Mai

Krua Porn La Mai

590 592 Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Mam Tom Yum Kung

หน้า อาคารจอดรถ Soi Kraisi, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

This eatery is noted for its Tom Yum Kung, a dish that boasts an intense broth filled with aromatics, achieving a balance of sour, salty and a hint of sweetness. The menu also features clams with chili paste, a dish praised for its sweet, umami-rich taste, with plenty of Thai basil and garlic. However, the crabmeat stir-fried with curry powder and Chinese celery received mixed reviews, with some diners expressing a preference for a creamier version of the dish.

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Great lunch after visiting temples, also convenient if you are staying at Khao San Road (I don't recommend you do). There are two stalls next to each other, I originally came here due to the recommendation from @migrationology but honestly, I think I picked the wrong stall. Nevertheless this was absolutely great and I think the quality of both stalls is about the same. I ordered clams with chili paste, Tom Yum kung and crabmeat stir fried with curry powder and Chinese celery. This place is named after Tom Yum, so of course, it was fantastic. The broth was intense with aromatics, sour, salty with just a hint of sweetness, and the spice level was just right. The balance in flavour was about as perfect as it can be. The shrimps were peeled in a way that let the head juices get out, which made the soup extra creamy. Clams with chili paste (prik pao) is one of my favourite dishes and this version was just right. Sweet, umami-rich, lots of thai basil and garlic and with a decent kick. Just thinking about it now makes me salivate. The crab was decent, but I prefer a different version of this dish, in which an egg is added to a creamier curry, making a sort of crazy rich scrambled egg.
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Mam Tom Yum Kung

Mam Tom Yum Kung

หน้า อาคารจอดรถ Soi Kraisi, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Nai Mong Hoi Thod

539 Phlap Phla Chai Rd, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Specializing in oyster omelets, Nai Mong Hoi Thod offers a unique culinary experience. The restaurant provides both crispy and soft oyster omelets, with customers often recommended to try both. Despite its simple street kitchen setup, it is known as one of the most notable oyster omelet eateries around.

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Delicious crisp and soft oyster omelet in Yaowarat. A simple street kitchen with seating in the street and indoors. The place is one of the most famous oyster omelet restaurants in town. Both omelets are great, so have a small size of each of them.
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Nai Mong Hoi Thod

Nai Mong Hoi Thod

539 Phlap Phla Chai Rd, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Phed Phed cafe

9 Soi Pradiphat 20, แขวงพญาไท Khet Phaya Thai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

With a rustic style and a knack for seasonal innovation, Phed Phed Cafe is a small 20-seater that's usually bustling with activity. They often experiment with their menu, one unique offering being the strawberry som tam with anchovy. The cafe uses mostly homemade ingredients, which means some dishes may be limited in quantity on any given day.

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Tiny 20 seater that's always busy, rustic style but lots of inventive, seasonal dishes, keep an eye out for the strawberry som tam with anchovy
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Phed Phed cafe

Phed Phed cafe

9 Soi Pradiphat 20, แขวงพญาไท Khet Phaya Thai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Prachak (Roasted Duck)

1415 Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Prachak (Roasted Duck) is known for its famed roasted duck that attracts both locals and tourists alike. Operating since 1909, it has been consistently delivering good food, with the crispy pork belly and the Wonton soup being other house favorites. However, it's worth noting that the duck may run out after 5:30pm, so it's recommended to arrive early.

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Charoen Krung Rd. in Bangkok’s old town is blessed with good food spots, one of which is Prachak. Much written about, it attracts tourists with its famed roasted duck, but locals equally swarm around the take-away counter. All for a reason - consistently delivering good food since 1909. Be early! Duck may disappear after 5:30! To not only praise the duck, do try the crispy pork belly and another house staple: the Wonton soup.
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Prachak (Roasted Duck)

Prachak (Roasted Duck)

1415 Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Rung Rueang Pork Noodle (Left Shop)

10/3 Soi Sukhumvit 26, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Specializing in the quintessential pork tom yum noodles, Rung Rueang Pork Noodle (Left Shop) is a must-visit for noodle enthusiasts. The highly recommended dish is rice vermicelli (sen mee), served tom yum style, without broth (hang). This spot offers a unique culinary experience with its special focus on pork soup noodles.

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Pork soup noodles The quintessential pork tom yum noodles in bangkok. My favorite order is rice vermicelli (sen mee), tom yum, without broth (hang)
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Rung Rueang Pork Noodle (Left Shop)

Rung Rueang Pork Noodle (Left Shop)

10/3 Soi Sukhumvit 26, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Sai Nam Phueng Noodle Shop

392/20 ระหว่าง ซ.สุขุมวิท 18 กับ Soi Sukhumvit 20, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

This old-school noodle shop is run by a dedicated mother and son team. Their menu boasts excellent squid and a standout dish is the braised drumstick with cowslip flowers, particularly when in season. Among their offerings, the yen ta fo is highly recommended and considered one of the best.

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The best yen ta fo I've found in Bangkok, excellent squid, old school place with old school prices, mother and son run the place and do an excellent braised drumstick with cowslip flowers in season
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Sai Nam Phueng Noodle Shop

Sai Nam Phueng Noodle Shop

392/20 ระหว่าง ซ.สุขุมวิท 18 กับ Soi Sukhumvit 20, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Si Phraya Beef Noodle

426/4 ถนน สี่พระยา Khwaeng Maha Phruttharam, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

This spot, known as Si Phraya Beef Noodle, is an excellent choice for late-night dining. The owner is noted for their friendly demeanor, adding to the overall pleasant dining experience. The dry beef noodle dish comes highly recommended, especially after a long day of activities.

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Late night beef noodle shop The owner is so friendly and of course the dry beef noodle is so good after a long service or bar hopping around this area. This is the place I would be!
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Si Phraya Beef Noodle

Si Phraya Beef Noodle

426/4 ถนน สี่พระยา Khwaeng Maha Phruttharam, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Ung Jia Huad

ซอย สุขุมวิท 23 ถนน สุขุมวิท Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Ung Jia Huad is known for its traditional dishes, cooked to perfection over the years. Their Pad Krapao, a popular one-plate lunch, is a simple yet delightful blend of meat, garlic, chilies, and a generous pinch of holy basil, sometimes complemented by shallots or snake-beans. The perfectly fried egg with crispy edges and a runny middle, along with the spicy, garlicky stir-fry, make for a satisfying breakfast or lunch.

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Pad krapao - literally fried holy basil, is one of the main staples and probably the most common one-plate lunch in all of Bangkok. It is a super simple dish, basically meat of your choice, garlic, chilies, seasonings and a large pinch of holy basil. Sometimes shallots or snake-beans are added. Yet for some reason it is very hard to find a decent version of this in Europe. This place has been cooking the same classic dishes for ages and it shows in the cooking. Nothing is out of the ordinary and everything is just right. The egg is crispy fried on the edges while runny in the middle. The stir-fry is spicy, garlicky and seasoned just right. A perfect breakfast/lunch and conveniently located.
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Ung Jia Huad

Ung Jia Huad

ซอย สุขุมวิท 23 ถนน สุขุมวิท Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

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