Gui Chai Tord @ Yaowarat

Name: Gui Chai Tord @ Yaowarat
Cuisine: Snack
Address: Thanon Charoen Krung, Bangkok 10100.
GPS: N13°44'28.68", E100°30'40.04"
Tel: NA
Open: Daily from 2pm to 9pm.
Payment: Cash only.
Web: NA
Remarks: Gui Chai Tord is fried Chinese chive dumpling where "Gui Chai" refers to the Chinese words "韭菜" (pronounced as jiu cai). I believe Thai people also called these ขนมกุยช่าย (Khanom Gui Chai).
Originally posted: May'2010
Last updated: -

** The stall **

On one of the weekday's evening, the bf had some errands to run at Yaowarat. We went there by cab, when the traffic eventually slowed to a crawl. We alighted and found ourselves stopped right in front of this fried Chinese chive (Thai Teochiew: Gui Chai) dumpling stall tendered by a middle-age redhead Chinese lady. The stall was really busy. The flow of customers never seems to stop. We told ourselves we found something interesting!
The bf spoke to the friendly lady stallholder briefly. She told us her dumplings typically sold out within 5 - 6 hours from the time she starts her business at 2pm. She added that her stall even opens on public holidays e.g. New Year & etc.
A humble stall along Thanon Charoen Krung The friendly ah-jer ... Wonder how many pcs of chive dumplings are in these red tubs!? Apart from chive dumplings, there are also chive cakes. Close up: loads of chive cakes. Yummy Their signpost but I didn't recall seeing any taro or yam dumplings when we were there. They were even in the news before.

** Our order **

The accompanied dark source is a mixture of diluted sweet soy source and hot chilli seeds. Hence, it has a sweet and spicy flavor.
Their special sweet & spicy dark source. It's only 20 bahts for this serving.

Table for 2: THB20 for 3 pieces.

My verdict:
+ Thick and crispy fried gui chai cakes
+ Unique sweet/spicy dark source
+ Cheap
- Limited seats

Getting there ...
Hua Lamphong is the nearest MRT station. Then again, it may still need a good 20 - 30 minutes walk to reach the roadside stall. The stall is located near the intersection of Thanon Chorenkrung and Thanon Phadung Dao.

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