If you’re just hungry for noodles, though...
Take a much shorter jaunt to CrushCraft Thai Street Eats, because starting Monday it’s your new Uptown go-to for grilled-pork dinners and late-night curries.
Wooden beams, steel tables and a walk-up bar composed of old Thai license plates. Yep, you’re in the right place. That place: an industrial counter-service spot serving the kinds of authentic dishes you’d find in Bangkok alleyways and Chiang Mai markets. Except here you get walls and a roof.
Let’s face it: you’re never not in the mood for things like moo ping (sticky rice and grilled pork) and laap Isaan (ground-beef lettuce cups with herbs and crushed red pepper). So next week, order just that. Throw in a Chang beer for good measure, and you’re all set to spend the next few hours at a table by those big front windows.
And say you’re at the nearby Ginger Man until closing time. You’ll probably exit in a state that benefits greatly from bowls of spicy noodles. Good thing this place stays open Thursday through Saturday until 3am.
Or 4pm the following day if you’re on Phuket time.