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Jodd Fairs · Famous Bangkok Hipster Night Market @ Rama 9 MRT Station

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After an interesting day trip to Ayutthaya, we came to Jodd Fairs for dinner. Jodd Fairs is a new night market, opened only late last year (Nov 2021) but it has already become one of the "Must See, Must Check-in" places in Bangkok, especially for the young and hip (that means all of us lah).

The sprawling night market is chock a block with tent stalls and trucks selling the latest fashion and accessories, providing personal services like manicures and pedicures, and trending foodie treats for social media feeds and adventurous palates.

Night market name: Jodd Fairs


Address: Rama IX Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand


Nearest MRT: Rama 9 station


Tel: +66 92 713 5599


Hours: 5:00pm - 12:00 midnight



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Gleaming ultra modern sky scrappers form a fitting background for Bangkok's trendiest night market. I estimate that there are about 300 stalls at Jodd Fairs (officially 600 vendors). The night market is conveniently located, 5 minutes walk from Rama 9 MRT station.

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Whereas night markets sometimes have a gritty, grimy image, Jodd Fairs is neat and clean without losing any of the 
energy, vibes and charm of Thai night markets.

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Jodd Fairs' fashion street. In Bangkok, where day time temperatures can be quite oppressive, people come out to play in the cool of the night, hence the popularity of night markets.

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Accessorise yourself.

Stalls Jodd Fairs are wide and spacious.

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Spoil yourselves. 

Give your hands and feet a well deserved pampering at the night market.

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Marinated raw seafood stalls are popular at Thai night markets. Jodd Fairs has at least a couple of these.

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Umami bombs at the marinated raw seafood stall. There's always a queue for these. I have never tried them myself here but am quite certain that they are as delicious they look 😄 (In Singapore, I enjoyed marinated raw seafood at Huat Kee and Shao.)

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Another marinated raw seafood stall at Jodd Fairs. Told you there are a few 😄

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There will always be one or two fried insect stalls at Thai night markets.

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Will you go for it? So far, I haven't encountered any that I couldn't like, except for the giant water beetle (maeng da).

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There is still demand for traditional exotic cuisine like these snails.

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There are usually a few smoothie stalls in Thai night markets because the days are hot in Thailand and fresh fruits are plentiful here.

This smoothie stall gets a lot of attention at Jodd Fairs 😄

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The majority of stalls at Jodd Fair cater to the young and hip, like these cutie Thai milk tea, latte, and floats.



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You will never be hungry at Jodd Fairs as you can buy delicious snacks and eat them as you crawl and trawl the vast night market.

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Toast buns with many different kinds of fillings. This reminds me of the legendary toast bun stall in Yaowarat (Bangkok Chinatown).

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Fried squid eggs, fried oysters.

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Dozens of different types of freshly handmade sushi here.

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Their creative sushi look mouthwateringly delicious and like pieces of art.

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It's all about mango! 🥭

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Jodd Fairs is a very chill and cool place. Everybody wants to join in here.

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The restaurants at Jodd Fair are chic. Besides old and new Thai dishes, they have international cuisine too like pizzas, spaghetti, steaks, etc.

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By sunset, Jodd Fairs was packed and the eateries were all running full houses.

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Leng Saap is still the trending dish in Bangkok today 😬 Known as "volcano ribs" even though it is actually spine. It is a mountain of boiled pork spine dressed with chopped green chili and coriander set in a pool of robustly savoury sourish spicy soup like clear tom yum.

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There was plenty of meat, cartilage and soft tissue in the bone crevices. I enjoyed digging into the cracks for bits of meat like the way we do with curry fish head. Leng Saap reminded me of the traditional, spicy Korean spine bone dish known as gamjatang

But, truth be told, most of the meat flavour in leng saap had been leeched into the soup through hours of boiling. So, to enjoy the meat I had to dip it into the soup or eat it with spoonfuls of soup. The soup, however, was robustly savoury, salty, sourish and spicy which overwhelmed any porky sweet flavour.

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Besides leng saap, we had a few other dishes. One of them was this squid sashimi which I enjoyed. I liked its firm tender-chewy texture and clean subtle sweet taste.

Some of Jodd Fairs stalls came from Rod Fai night market which had closed during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Another Thai night market, this is Chillva in Phuket 👈 click

Next time you are in Bangkok, an evening at Jodd Fairs is a box you have to tick. It is open every evening, so it fits easily in your Bangkok itinerary. (Image courtesy of Jodd Fairs Facebook page.)



Written by Tony Boey on 25 May 2022

1 comment:

  1. Quek ST said on Johor Kaki Facebook:

    "These are a sweet and savoury snack made from rice flour and coconut milk. In thai its called Kranom Krok. Types of filling usually available are corn, spring onions or taro. Love them."

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