By now, you must have heard of Soi 38’s street food stalls’ impending demise. We caught up with four popular vendors to find out where they might be headed.
Wannaporn Saechua, Joke Moo
Ideally, I’d like to relocate to the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 40. It’s not far from here and has the same vibe. We’d like to all move to the new place together, though. It’s like a family here.
Surachai Bantarawan, Guay Jub
Some people have already offered us spaces, like Gateway Ekkamai, in front of Bangkok University and somewhere between Asoke Soi 12-16. For me, at my age, 60, I may just stop. It’s too tiring to start again in a whole new place.
Pailin Jamsai, Pa Laem
We want a place that will allow us to still be ourselves. Moving into a mall, for example, means opening times and conditions will change dramatically. It also depends on rent. If we don’t all move together, it’ll be hard for each of us to start all over again from zero. Building customers is not easy.
Lee Meae, Korean Stall
Actually, the stalls in this area [in front of Sutti Mansion] aren’t being forced to leave at this stage. But without all the other stalls, there’ll be much less foot traffic. We may have to close down.