My apartment was located near the entrance of Ekkamai Soi 19 and I’ve heard and read online that there has been much hype about a particular street food stall that’s located not to far away.
Nhong Rim Klong is tucked inside Ekkamai Soi 21 and it’s a short 7 minute walk from where I live. There wasn’t any huge signages or billboards since it was supposed to just be a humble street food stall. However I suppose it gained popularity because of the generous chunks of crab meat you get in their dishes.
Queues on weekends can go as long as 1-2 hours or so I’ve heard. We headed down at around 1pm on a weekday afternoon and there was no queue.
The stall occupies a small space above the canal and seating area is probably for less than 15 people. It was tight and crammed and each time somebody wants to exit, I had to get out of my seat to allow them space to move.
Dishes were overpriced by street food standards but portions were huge. Our 2 plates of rice came up to 700 baht.
Mine was scrambled egg with rice (the rice is underneath) while she went for the basil leaf option. Just look at the amount of crab you get on each plate.
I enjoyed both plates equally but she preferred the scrambled eggs. I’ve had friends who ordered the crab omelette but they remarked that it wasn’t that fantastic.
We struggled to finish and had to pack the leftovers home.
Would I come again? Probably.
Would I queue an hour for this? Well, no.