ShopHouse

Food being served to a group of people in an South East Asian restaurant

Shop . house

(’SHäp,hous)

n. An iconic architectural structure in Southeast Asia housing the owner's residence upstairs and a bustling shop downstairs that opens onto the street.

Colourful, intricately architected buildings in Singapore

A ROW OF SHOPHOUSES
Singapore

Welcoming to locals and tourists alike, shophouses line the older quarters of cities like Bangkok, Penang, and Hanoi.

Vietnamese fast food restaurant
Busy villagers on bikes and motorcycles

CO GIANG STREET MARKET BY DAY
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Central to everyday life, shophouse restaurants serve local specialties made from scratch – some of the best food in Southeast Asia.

Couple eating in South East Asian restaurant
Soup, noodles and pork served on an old metallic table
Chili peppers in basket
Vegetables sizzling in wok

Vegetables sizzle in the wok and regulars chat amidst the scent of chili, garlic, and lemongrass.

Cut up chili peppers

Nonthaburi MARKET
Bangkok, Thailand

Nonthaburi Market Bangkok, Thailand

Fragrant herbs and green, dewy produce fresh from the market make their way into every dish.

Shoppers selecting herbs at local market
Cakes in china bowl at market
Pho for lunch on red table cloth
Marketer selling goods

SELLING STEAMED MACKEREL
Bangkok, Thailand

Person eating at red table in Chinatown, Thailand

DINING IN CHINATOWN
Bangkok, Thailand

Making food at the market
Basil leaves, beef, dishes on blue table

Shophouse on Thanon Phraeng Phuthon Road
Bangkok, Thailand

At shophouses, tables, stools, and conversation spill into the street.