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Thai [Thailand] Foodglorious food!

Sri Leung Phochana

Address: 43, Thanon Sutthisan Winitchai, Samsen Nai, Bangkok, 10400
Nearest Station: BTS Saphan Kwai
Telephone: +66 8 6326 8586
Opening Hours: 8AM – 5PM, Daily


Giant chicken rice at Sri Leung Pochana

Chicken rice is a dish loved by many. It’s simple, tasty, and cheap. So here’s a challenge for the ultimate chicken rice lovers: Sri Leung Pochana is a stall in Bangkok that serves a gigantic plate of chicken rice that weighs a whopping 3KG. Plus, if you eat it under an hour, you get it for free!

The rules are simple for the extreme foodies who would like to rise up to the challenge; all you need to do is finish 1 plate of giant chicken rice (฿588, ~USD18) within an hour on your own. If you can do it, you don’t need to pay for the dish. There will be a timer keeping track too, so no cheating.

Winners will get to take a photo with the owner and congratulatory plaque, which will be displayed on the wall of the restaurant for others to see.

Other dishes to try at Sri Leung Pochana
If your tummy has no space for the massive chicken rice, don’t worry. You can opt to get a regular-sized portion at ฿47, ~USD1.40. And for those keen on trying their grilled or fried chicken, we’d say come before 1pm as they normally run out after that time.

They also offer Braised Pork Noodles (฿47, ~USD1.40), which is another really popular dish, and veggie dishes like Sunflower Sprout with Oyster Sauce (฿40, ~USD1.20) and Chinese Kale with Oyster Sauce (฿40, ~USD1.20).

Our overall experience at the restaurant was good. The service staff and owner were very helpful and made us feel comfortable during our time there. She did mention that the restaurant gets really crowded during the lunch break, so it was great that we went down in the late afternoon and escaped the queues.

So if you’d like to have your face on their wall of fame for your chicken rice-eating superpowers, head down to Sri Leung Pochana to show off your talents. More importantly, you might just walk away with free chicken rice!
Sud Yod Kuay Teow Reua (Best Boat Noodles)

Address: Victory Monument boat noodle alley is located on road heading towards Phahon Yothin
Operating Hour: 12 to 9pm daily
Telephone Number เบอร์โทรศัพท์: +662 271 3178

Take the BTS Skytrain to Victory Monument station. Exit heading towards the monument and walk all the way around the skywalk until you reach the Fashion Mall (across the street from Center One – the more popular mall).

Go down the steps from the skywalk at Fashion Mall and walk North through the van station and market.

Cross the small van lane and over a small bridge and you’ll see boat noodle alley. I like to go to the restaurant on the far right hand side.


Boat noodle alley at Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand is a hectic noodle restaurant rapidly serving the famous soup noodles.

Thai boat noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ) at Victory Monument would be nothing short of a tragedy (watch the video above!).

They are porky, rich, full of succulent flavor, and most of all, they are popular and fun to eat.

Originally served from boats floating in Bangkok’s former extensive network of canals, boat noodles received their name.

Nowadays, while you can find boat noodle vendors that serve big bowls of the dish, at boat noodle alley at Victory Monument, they still stay true to serving small bite sized bowls – a practice that was formerly used so the noodles wouldn’t spill out of the bowl on the choppy canal.

A few strands of rice noodles are flash blanched in piping hot soup before being tossed into a small bowl along with a few pieces of water morning glory, some slices of either pork or beef, and a pork meatball.

But the most important ingredient in any bowl of Thai boat noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ) is a fresh sprinkle of pig’s blood. Sitting at the bottom of the bowl, the blood is instantly cooked as the boiling soup hits it, curdling up into the broth and making an intensely porky flavorsome liquid.

Bowls of boat noodles are delivered with haste – often served and stacked up on your table as you keep eating and ordering more.

I like to garnish my boat noodles with a few scoops of vinegar chili sauce, a spoon of chili flakes, and a splash of fish sauce. Many Thais also like a sprinkle of sugar.

So when you’re in Bangkok, head over to Victory Monument for an epic boat noodle experience that you’ll surely enjoy!

At boat noodle alley, they not only serve boat noodles, but also yen ta fo noodles (noodles in pink broth), and tom yum noodles.
Je Dang Somtum

Address: Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Operating Hours: 10:30AM-4PM, Mon-Sat (closed Sundays)


Je Dang is another som tam specialty restaurant in Bangkok. They offer a few variations of som tam, including this milder, sweeter version that isn’t at all pungent like the tam pa we had at Som Tam Jay So.

If it’s your first time trying som tam, then you may want to start with this central Thai version called som tam thai. It isn’t made with the fermented fish sauce characteristic of Isan som tam. It’s also made with a generous amount of palm sugar in the dressing, hence the sweetness

Je Dang Somtum is located in the Siam area, about a 5-10 minute walk from the Samyan MRT station. According to a plaque at the shop, they made it to the 2019 edition of the Michelin street food guide.
Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง)
Address: Ekkamai Soi 21, Khlong Tan Nuea, Kate Wathana, Bangkok, Thailand
Open hours: 8:30 am – 4 pm on Monday – Saturday
Phone: 086-0449478


Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง) is located about 50 meters from the corner of Ekkamai and Soi 21, almost all the way to Petchaburi, rather than Sukhumvit.

One more thing I want to mention to you before we get into the incredible food.

This street food stall is quite famous throughout Bangkok and for lunch it gets extremely busy. Even though there aren’t that many seats, they get many call in orders for takeaway, and lots of offices in the area even send motorbike drivers to order 20 meals to go.

The kitchen is perched on the bridge, and the tables of seating run down the left side of the street food stall.

There’s no doubt you’ll get some whiffs of the canal while you’re dining here, but luckily the aroma of sizzling chilies and garlic usually overpower the smell of the canal!

One more thing I want to mention to you before we get into the incredible food.

They are especially well known for their seafood, and most notably for their giant piles of crab meat, cooked in a variety of different ways (pad kee mao crab ผัดขี้เมาปู was my favorite).

If you’re willing to wait in line, this street food stall serves some spectacular, full flavored, and unique Thai dishes, and plates of crab that you’re unlikely to ever forget.
Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai

419 Luang Road, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok,
419 ถนนหลวง แขวงวัดเทพสิรินทร์ Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 621 5199
Opening Hours: 4pm – 1am Daily


Chicken Fried Noodles With Runny Egg In Bangkok, With Michelin Bib Gourmand.

[Bangkok] Talking about Thai fried noodles, it is usually about the Pad Thai, Pad Khi Mao (Drunken Noodles) or Pad See Ew (stir fried rice noodles) that people (I mean tourists) generally go for.

“Guay Tiew Kua Gai” or Fried Rice Noodles with Chicken isn’t always that in the radar.

Fried noodles are a ubiquitous street dish, but they’re taken to another level here. Whether ordered crispy with a fried egg or soft with a runny egg, they retain a soft texture on the inside and a crispy exterior that isn’t oily. Munch on crispy chicken skin and cool off in the air-con.

Okay. Guay Tiew Kua Gai is basically fried rice noodles added with ingredients such as chicken and cuttlefish, have minimal sauces and is therefore dry.

The entire flavour comes from being cooked at high heat in pork fat, with just that little bit of soy sauce, eggs and spring onion.

Then you may wonder: What is so special about it then?

The trick is to fry this such that the noodles are actually kind of crispy on the outside, yet smooth and soft on the inside, especially when you mix everything up.

Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai, located near Chinatown in Bangkok is one of the best-known places to get this dish. It was also awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand. (The other awarded similar tall is Guay Tiew Kuai Gai Sunmali at Khlang Hospital Intersection. Seems like the inspectors do like their Kway Teow.)

The good thing about this eatery is that it is air-conditioned, but the food is cooked outside in the lanes, so you still get that bit of ‘street-side’ taste.

It offers Fried Noodles with Chicken, Pork, Ham or Squid (50 Baht, SGD2.10), though there is an all-in-on combination of Fried Noodles with Chicken, Ham, Squid topped with Runny Egg (60 baht, SGD2.50).

Not expensive at all.

Soup versions are also offered, though I didn’t see any customers ordering that.

The service is fast and there is a menu in English, which makes ordering quite easy.

You can choose your egg: served cracked fresh, cooked in an omelette style, or both.

When it is presented, the dish looked just like fried omelette, with the rice noodles cooked till it was coated with a layer of golden-brown.

What I liked was the smokiness of these noodles, and the runny egg on top of them added a good amount of creaminess.

Beneath the top layer, you can then ‘pull out’ slippery strands of rice noodles, otherwise known as “Guay Tiew”.

You can also add some condiments like sugar, white pepper, dried chilli flakes, and chilli, if you think the flavours are too bland.

However, I wished that there was more wok-hei (wok heat) and that it got slightly too greasy for my liking after a while.

For added variety, order the Fried Chicken (60 baht, SGD2.50) – a bowl of fried chicken ‘tenders’ that are on the crisp, though dryer side. Have it like a tidbit.

Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai is located on Luang Road which is situated just a 15 minutes’ walk from the main parts of Bangkok including Charoen Krung Road, Chinatown, and Yaowarat.

Pad Thai Mae Am (ผัดไทย แม่อัม)

Location: 2253/5 Rama IV Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Open: Daily from 11am to 10pm
Phone: +66 (0)89 230 4302


Pad Thai Mae Am is a modest yet highly rated spot that's walking distance from the Klong Toey MRT Station. Specialising in only 2 noodle-based dishes (the second being kuay diow gai or thick rice noodles and chicken), Pad Thai Mae Am really brings things back to basics. Seating comes in the form of miniature stools, while the tired-looking walls are adorned with old photos and magazine clippings.

The pad Thai recipe is just as old school (which can only be a good thing) with the noodles being prepared before with tamarind paste, palm sugar and fish sauce, and then given a re-fry to give them a classic pinkish colour. The result is about the best we’ve ever tasted in Bangkok – not too greasy to give you a heart attack, but not too clean to make you feel like you’re on a diet.

Pad Thai Mae Am has been open for almost 20 years. Previously, it sold desserts in Khlong Toei Market. Then moved to sell Pad Thai at the mouth of the tobacco factory alley when Ratchada Road was cut through the middle of Khlong Toei Market.

The shop will stir-fry the noodles first. Rice noodles boiled in chicken stock and stir-fried with shallots and tamarind sauce over charcoal. Before serving, the fried noodles are stir-fried with various ingredients and seasoned. Sour flavor tamarind juice Fragrant with mild chili powder, the noodles are crumbly. The shrimp are stir-fried with shrimp oil first and then stir-fried together with the noodles that are a bit hard.
B]Inter Restaurants

432/1-2 Siam Square 9 Alley, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Operating hour: 11am to 8.15pm daily
Phone: +66 2 251 4689
Nearest MRT: BTS Siam


This restaurants has been around since 1981. Very great history. Since 1981, Inter Restaurant has been serving “nice and reasonably priced” dishes that combine Thai and Chinese flavors on Soi Siam Square 9. Food is affordable and delicious eats in Siam Square!

No doubt many things are considered cheaper in Bangkok, we have to admit that the cost of living has also been increasing over the years. It’s getting harder to find authentic delicious Thai food with an affordable price tag (in local terms). Thankfully, there’s still one restaurant in the heart of Siam Square called Inter Restaurant.’

If you frequent Siam Square, you will know that most of the restaurants there are not cheap and will cost anything from 100 baht onwards. Not at Inter Restaurant though, you still can find items from 75 baht!

It’s no wonder Inter Restaurant is so popular with locals and tourists alike. Having been there several times for a quick meal, here are our recommended items which you should order to try!

The ambiance of Inter Restaurant is simple and unpretentious, with a clean and well-maintained interior design. The place is always bustling with activity, with many local students and people enjoying their meals here.

Some must-try dishes at Inter Restaurant include the Pad Thai, Tom Yum Soup, Fried Chicken Wings, and Grandma Fried Rice. Their seafood dishes such as Oyster Omelette and Hot Plate Oyster are also highly recommended. For drinks, the Thai Milk Tea is a popular choice, while their cocktails and wine list are also worth exploring.

[Siah-Duck Noodles

Rama IV Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok
Tel. 02-671-3279
Open: Daily 7:00 pm.- midnight


Sei Duck Noodles is a bit out of the ordinary rout, but well worth a visit. Their duck noodles or the stewed duck with five spice and Chinese Medicine broth, alternatively with rice, is delicious and will make you write down the address. They have been around for something like three decades and continues to serve quality day in and day out. It’s food with a personality. And of course, the locals now, and fills up the place quickly.

This restaurant's main dish is a tasty duck soup. You can order the soup with various noodles and also cut of meat. If one bowl of soup is not enough for you, you can order stronger flavour one as a second. We have done this. We would not find this restaurant without our Thai friends, so we have been lucky to take us to taste the dick soups. Sweets have been ok, but I have to say sweets are not something which I would normally take in Thailand.

The duck noodles can be ordered dry (haeng) or with broth at Sei Duck Noodles (Also written Xia/Chia Duck Noodles). Personally I prefer the broth version here. I’m pretty sure the broth has been made with entrails to reach this level of flavors and depth.[/B]
Lay Lao
65 Phahon Yothin 7 Alley, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)


Taste Of Hua Hin At Popular Ari Restaurant, Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Bangkok is a city concentrated with cuisine from all over Thailand. Some of them have taken root and become crowd favourites.

Lay Lao at Soi Ari is one of them, repping North-Eastern Thai cuisine, and bringing the best of the region to the central of Bangkok.

More specifically, Lay Lao does Isaan food, which is influenced by the cuisine from the neighbouring Laos and Cambodia.

The restaurant was started in 2014, and it has already accumulated a number of Michelin Bib Gourmands since 2018.

Getting to this eatery is not that difficult, a short walk from Ari BTS station (just 5 stations from Siam).

Think char-grilled or roasted seafood, and the use of fish sauce in every recipe.

The ambience in the air-conditioned restaurant was cosy and homely, with rattan chairs and wood panels, corrugated steel walls decorated with colourful paintings.

The ambience in the air-conditioned restaurant was cosy and homely, with rattan chairs and wood panels, corrugated steel walls decorated with colourful paintings.
Mae Klong Seafood

198 Phran Nok-Phutthamonthon Sai 4, Bang Phrom, Taling Chan, Bangkok, 10170, Thailand
Operation Hour: 1130am to 9pm daily
Phone: +66 96 880 7196


Mae Klong Seafood, located in Bangkok, offers a delectable selection of Thai seafood cuisine that is sure to satisfy any seafood lover's cravings. The establishment has a crowded and bustling ambiance, reminiscent of a school cafeteria, but the attentive staff makes up for it with their impeccable service. The interior design is simple and unassuming, but the fresh seafood steals the show. Prices range from moderate to high, but the quality of the dishes justifies the cost.

Mae Klong Seafood is a fine dining spot that specializes in seafood dishes. The menu features a variety of crab dishes, including the popular milk steamed crab and spicy crab roe dish. Other must-try dishes include the giant catfish egg with sambal petai and the crab somtam salad. For drinks, they offer a variety of soft drinks and wines to complement your meal.

While the setup may look simple, Mae Khlong Seafood offers top quality seafood on the Thon Buri side of Bangkok, and is so popular you need get here early to ensure the best menu choice. Don't miss the steamed mud crab with molten crab roe and flavourful dipping sauce, or the stir-fried crab with chilli (Pu Pat Phrik Khi Nu Sot). With the owners doing the cooking themselves to maintain quality and consistency, orders can take time.

Simple in its design with a white pavilion and modest dining tables, the restaurant has a small garden with some outdoor seating. The owners are hands-on, preparing every dish with care. The stir-fried crab has a naturally sweet meat and wok-fried aroma, and is served with glass noodles, spicy chilli and crunchy mimosa. The large butterfly-cut river fish is nicely char-grilled. The grilled river prawns, meanwhile, are clearly the people’s favourite.

One unique feature of Mae Klong Seafood is their outdoor seating area, which provides a refreshing change of scenery from the crowded interior. However, be prepared to wait in line as this establishment is quite popular among locals and tourists alike. Overall, Mae Klong Seafood is a great place to indulge in fresh and delicious seafood while experiencing the vibrant atmosphere of Bangkok.
ซาวเอกมัย ZAO Ekkamai

155 Soi Ekkamai 10, Intersection 6 (Soi Pridi Banomyong 25), Watthana District, Bangkok
Operating Hour: 11:30 to 11pm daily.
Phone: 06-3246-9545


The concept of presenting a food menu that focuses on serving traditional deliciousness. The atmosphere of the shop still maintains the concept of keeping the original structure as well. From the outside, it stands out with its simple white architecture in the style of an old house. With a 'Sao' logo sign that invites us to go and experience the atmosphere inside. As soon as you enter, you feel a warm, comfortable atmosphere that feels like eating at home.

The buzz: Zao opened in Ubon Ratchathani to support local farmers in Isaan and improve impressions Thai people have of Isaan as a whole. Now, they’ve just opened just behind Pridi cafe in Pridi Soi 25, serving real Isaan food—not the dishes adapted to cater to Bangkok tastes—in a space that’s even more hip than your average cafe.

The vibes: Think of a sleek, photogenic cafe—but instead of coffee or croissants, they serve Isaan food. The bare concrete wall with a bright orange logo at the front really draws you into the space. The outdoor space is filled with trees, with floor-to-ceiling glass on one side to inject a little green, oasis feel into the concrete venue. With the food they serve, this place is a real definition of modern meets comfort. Owner, Nutthida “Eve” Palasak, used to be a fashion designer who worked with local communities in Isaan, and her design and fashion tastes definitely translated into her restaurant.

The food: A lot of Isaan places in Bangkok serve dishes Bangkok people understand, like nam tok, but you won’t find them here. At first glance, we thought the menu was quite advanced, but on second thought—is it advanced or just so authentically local that we don’t often see it in Bangkok? All the ingredients are delivered from the same market they use at their Ubon branch twice a week, Warin Chamrap Municipal Food Market where villagers gather every day and sell whatever products they have. Somtam (get the hairy-fruited eggplant, B150) lovers, this is your pla ra paradise, they have three different kinds of pla ra for different dishes which took months to research and find. One of them is fermented for over two years. If you’re lucky, you might also get to meet 78-year-old grandma Jui who created a few dishes for the restaurant. Try the set of three jaew (chilli paste), featuring signature grandma Jui jaew, galangal jaew, and fresh Ubon chili jaew served with crispy pork skin and isaan vegetables (B300). The deep-fried pla yon (local Isaan freshwater fish) with garlic (B350) will really help with the spiciness. For something refreshing but still keeping it “Bangkok,” try the spicy watermelon with fermented fish sauce (B200). Their rice is also something to remember, straight from the local farmers in Yasothon to your plate (B30 for sticky rice).

Why we’d come back: The whole Isaan region in general is very undervalued and underappreciated in Thailand, and this place is trying to bring more value to this culture through affordable dishes, cool architecture, and design. It’s definitely worth going and making it your new regular go-to somtam place.
Daeng Racha Hoi Tod

Address: 342 Sukon 1 Alley, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100
Opening hours: 9am-2:30pm, Daily
Contact: +66 8 1345 2466


Daeng Racha Hoi Tod serves Thai-style oyster omelettes.

If you’re getting street stall seafood, you’re not expecting to get a ton of shrimp, fish, or oysters. Daeng Racha Hoi Tod, on the other hand, is not only generous with quantity but also quality.

This is the oyster omelette that has kept this food stall in business for 4 generations.

Mr Daeng operated for almost 50 years while the three generations before him served Hoi Tod for more than 80 years. If you total up, this Daeng Racha Hoi Tod is over 130 years old of legacy.

It took way more than bringing oysters straight from the sea to your plate daily to put this street food stall on the map. As a specialist food stall that cooks only oyster omelettes, to chef uncle Daeng, cooking these omelettes is a craft to be perfected.

His objective for the omelette is simple: a crispy outside and fluffy inside. Within that simple objective are years of honing that craft to absolute perfection. To uncle Daeng, this is something that he achieved through his desire to see his customers fed and happy.

It is that dedication to the craft and to customer satisfaction that has allowed him to elevate simple store-bought ingredients into legend.

Thai-style oyster omelettes are crispy and creamy when cooked by the hands of a master. With over 100 years of experience, Daeng Racha Hoi Tod serves a crowd favourite that gets the food stall sold out way before closing hours.

Daeng Racha Hoi Tod is definitely a must visit if you are in Bangkok. The food is really good and the prices here is very affordable. The best part is most of the customers are locals so it is not commercialised yet
Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง)

Address: 38 Charoen Krung Soi 23, Yaowarat, Bangkok
Phone: 02-2226769 , 02-2255975
Open hours: 9 am – 8 pm daily (but usually closed on the 15th and 30th of each month)


Big Bowls of Old Skool Egg Noodles in Bangkok’s Yaowarat.

When you see a rustic old-skool restaurant like Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง), you know they have a food story to tell.

It’s located in a dungeon dark and damp alley, just off the always busy Charoen Krung road in Bangkok’s Chinatown, and just a short distance from one of my favorite curry stalls in town.

They have been serving hungry workers for years, and the street food wear and tear is good enough evidence of their success.

As I’m told, they didn’t even have a restaurant name for the longest time, they were just there.

Ba mee (บะหมี่), is the Thai word for yellow egg noodles, and jub kang (จับกัง) is a word used to describe people who work really hard – basically any kind of laborer – a constructions worker, a delivery man, a cart pusher, tuk tuk driver… you get the idea.

So put the two together, and Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง) is a Thai street food stall that serves hungry hard workers.

And what do hard laborers need more than anything?

You guessed it… pig portions.

Anyway, before we get started on the food, I just want to quickly give you a tour of the kitchen.

It’s not cleanest place in the world.

There are a couple of simmering pots of liquid puffing away on one side, and a couple of tables, all a little lopsided and appearing as if they could topple over with a few too many bowls of noodles on top.

Nevertheless, you don’t exactly come to Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง) for the ambiance (I’m sure you can tell).

Overall, quite good. It wasn’t the best bowl of ba mee (บะหมี่) I’ve ever had, but the noodles were fresh and tasty, and the pork was tender and sweet.

You don’t exactly come to Ba Mee Jub Kang (บะหมี่จับกัง) for the best food or the cleanest ambiance, you come for the big portions and the cheap prices.

Pretty decent bowl of Thai ba mee egg noodles (บะหมี่), and a truly wonderful street food environment – but just be warned this place is pretty local – and you’ve got to really be a street food fan to come here.

Ba Mee Khon Sae Lee (Thonglor Branch)

1081 In front of soi Thonglor, Sukhumvit 55-57
Sukhumvit Road
Klongton Nua, Wattana,
Bangkok, 10110
Phone: 02-381-8180
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m


I recently found a very good duck noodle shop in Thong Lo (Sukuhmvit Soi 55, pronounced “Tawng Law”). This noodle shop is part of a chain; in Thai it is called บะหมี่คนแซ่ลี, which can be translated as Khon Sae Lee Noodles or just Lee’s Noodles. It’s found on Sukhumvit Road just past the start of the Soi (Sukhumvit 55, Thong Lo) itself.

Walking up Sukhumvit, crossing Thong Lo (Soi 55) after exiting the skytrain (BTS) I saw this sign and the young woman obviously assembling a bowl of noodles. The picture on the right shows the area where she assembles the noodles and also a bit of the noodle shop itself, which is pretty much your basic Thai shop-front food shop.

The sign says what type of noodles are sold here: บะหมี่ – ba mee – egg noodles made with wheat. This shop claims home-made noodles. The food hanging in the front of the shop (see below) lets you know that they make duck and pork noodles.

At duck noodle shops I usually order บะหมี่เป็ดแห้ง – Ba Mee Ped Haeng – which literally means dry duck noodles. You have a choice of getting the noodles dry or as a soup: บะหมี่เป็ดน้ำ – Ba Mee Ped Nahm. I always get the dry noodles.

The dish I ordered here, shown to the left, included shrimp and pork wonton, which you can see to the right of the rest of the ingredients in the bowl. In addition the dish contains the noodles, slices of roast duck and blanched green vegetables. I’m not sure what the Thai name would be (with the wontons); the restaurant does have menus in English, complete with pictures.

In Thailand, dishes such as this are meant to have their flavors adjusted to your taste preference using the ubiquitous Thai Condiment Set. I added a healthy dose of dried red chillies (as you can see below right), followed it up with several (small) spoonfuls of a vinegar/green chilli mixture (for sour), some fish sauce (for salty) and just a touch of sugar to help meld the flavors. After a couple tastes and a couple of small adjustments, the noodles could be mixed up and eaten.

The price for the duck and wonton noodles was 60 baht; for noodles with just duck (no wonton) the price is 50 baht.

The verdict: it’s a very good bowl of noodles. The noodles themselves are tasty with a good texture. The roast duck is succulent and moist. The pork and shrimp wonton are very, very tasty; they are seasoned very well. All in all, it will do as a replacement for the other Thong Lo Duck Noodle Shop that I patronized for so many years (now, sadly, closed). I would say, though, that I preferred the noodles, which were a bit wider, at the old shop; also, they had a better source of sour – vinegar with crushed red chillies. Still, this new shop definitely satisfies the craving.

Lee’s Noodles serves more than duck, as you can see from these pictures of the front of the shop. They have crispy roasted pork, roasted red pork (shown here) and also crab. You can get the egg noodles served with each of those or you can have your meat of preference served over rice. You can also combine meats in any combination.

I will certainly return here. I may have to eschew my beloved duck noodles in favor of the “everything” combo (for 80 baht), which has: duck, crispy roasted pork, roasted red pork and crab as well as the pork and shrimp wonton.

By the way, all the time we were there eating there was a steady stream of customers, both in the shop and getting noodles to go. What with customers eating there and the to go orders, the woman assembling the noodles never stopped the entire time we were there.

Chua Jiab Nguan

Address: 398-400 Tha Din Daeng Rd, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
Opening Hours: 8AM-5PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 10 minutes from Wat Mangkon MRT station by taxi or ferry
Telephone: +66-2-437-2084, +66-2-437-7608


Chua Jiab Nguan In Bangkok Has Been Selling Delicious Braised Goose For Over 80 Years

For over 80 years, the humble Chua Jiab Nguan has been serving up a mean plate for braised goose in Bangkok’s Thon Buri area, near Chinatown.

While here, we spoke to Ms. Noi – the restaurant’s 3rd generation owner – who told us that the recipe came from her grandfather. The shop first started as a roving street cart and has since found its home in a shophouse near Tha Din Daeng Pier which has since been passed down to Ms. Noi.

Situated on the opposite side of the bustling Yaowarat, the area surrounding Chua Jiab Nguan is its own vibrant neighbourhood. There is even a market nearby for customers to explore after their meal.

The shop itself is rather no-frills and we were able to see the eatery’s rich history from the photos of the family hanging around the store.

It is often packed with people during lunch hours, so we recommend you to visit during the early morning or late afternoon. And though they close at 5pm, they’re likely to close earlier if they run out of all that delicious geese.

If you’re planning a trip to Yaowarat, we say hop on a ferry from Ratchawong Pier to Tha Din Daeng Pie and visit Chua Jiab Nguan while you’re at it.

Chua Kim Lhee Din Daeng Goose

Address: 1783/17-18 ปาก Lat Phrao Rd, Samsen Nok, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310
Phone: +66 95552 6888
Operating Hour: 8am to 9pm daily.


This restaurant is located in an old-fashioned restaurant on Lad Phrao Road between MRT Ladphrao station and the new Yellow Line Pawana monorail station.

It's just a short walk to the Pawana monorail station (on the Yellow Line).

This old-fashioned Thai-Chinese restaurant located on Bangkok's Ladphrao Road has been serving delicious braised goose since 1949.

Ten years ago, I used to live near this neighborhood in Bangkok, and I passed by this old-fashioned Chinese-style restaurant hundreds of times. I was always a little intimidated to go in, since I couldn't speak the language or read a Thai menu that well back then.

This weekend, I decided to pay a visit to my old neighborhood and stop in for lunch at a restaurant that I had been wanting to try for over a decade!

I ordered a small plate of Chua Kim Lhee Din Daeng's signature dish, their braised goose.

The goose was slow-cooked in a broth of Chinese five-spice so as to make the goose meat incredibly tender, unbelievably juicy, and ready to fall apart in your mouth at first bite. The dish was served in a pool of the five-spice broth and topped with a portion of cilantro, but other than that, the restaurant allowed the goose meat to speak for itself.

Goose is richer, fattier, and juicier than chicken or duck. It's a delicacy that is most often eaten with Thai-Chinese cuisine.

Prices are reasonable for the food and serving size that you get.

The menu is written entirely in Thai, but if you use a free translation app on your phone, it's easy enough to place an order if you cannot speak or read Thai.

There are three main dish options:

1 - braised goose
2 - stewed goose
3 - crispy roasted goose

Each option comes in a variety of sizes listed by price on the menu.

I ordered the braised goose in the small size for 245 baht (the lowest price under the #1 category). If you are coming alone, a small portion will probably be enough. A medium serving might be good for 2, and if you are in a larger group, go for the large size.
Sawang Bami Kam Pu (Si Phraya)

264 Si Phraya Road, Maha Phruttharam, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 236 1772
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon


Famous For Thai Wanton Noodles With Crab Claws, With Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Sawang Bami Kam Pu or Sawang Noodles is a new establishment with a “Bib Gourmand” in the Michelin Guide Bangkok, specialising in Bamee Noodles.

Or what some people would call Thai-style Wanton Noodles.

Come over for dinner or a late snack, as they are open up to 11pm every day. Because it is located on a rather dark road, you may just walk past without even noticing the shop.

Experience how this family-run business whips up their noodles with crab claws. These tasty, fleshy crab claws have made them popular, helping them succeed and expand to 3 outlets.

The most basic bowl is the Egg Noodle with Barbecue Pork at 60 baht (SGD2.70), while the popular choice is the Egg Noodle with Shrimp Wonton, Barbecue Pork and Crab Meat at 100 baht (SGD4.50).

If you are feeling indulgent, then the bowl is Crab Claws would cost 400 baht (SGD18) for a large bowl, in which a fleshy crab claw is added along with wonton or diced meats on your egg noodles (served dry) with some chopped spring onions.

All in all, more expensive than the average street stall.

Noodles are hand-pulled here, so they may remind you of those from Hong Kong except this is much thinner but no less springy.

The egg noodles had a delicious, bouncy (what some may call al dente) bite.

Tossed in minimal sauce and pork lard, there was this appealing fragrance and subtle flavours.

The locals would add in more of the fish sauce and chilli flakes for seasoning, but I would recommend trying the original taste first.

Portions are considered little though. Take 2-3 mouthfuls and your bowl could be gone.

Another thing to note is soup does not come complimentary, but you really will have to add that 20 baht for the bowl because it is something tasty to slurp on the side.

Hua Seng Hong Seafood Restaurant (ฮั่วเซ่งฮง)

Address: Soi Sukhumvit 101, Sukhumvit Rd., Bang Chak, Phra Khanong, Bangkok 10260 Thailand
Hours: 10 am – 10 pm daily
Phone: 0-2730-5141-2
Prices: Be prepared to spend anywhere from 300 – 600 THB per person, maybe more if you dip into the higher priced seafood dishes (or the suckling pig). When I went, our bill came to about 400 THB per person, but if you wanted, you can just get that special without anything extra.
How to get there: Hua Seng Hong is a chain of restaurants with a number of locations around Bangkok. I’ve only been to the branch on Sukhumvit Soi 101, right below the Punnawhithi BTS station.
Take the BTS to Punnawithi Station, and the restaurant is right below the station on the corner of Sukhumvit Road and Soi 101.


One of my favorite reasons for being such a Thai food connoisseur is that I can eat seafood for just about every meal if I choose.

While I was growing up, it was only on special occasions that I’d get to eat shrimp, squid or even fish.

But in Thailand, things are different.

I eat fish or shrimp nearly every day and occasionally go HI-SO and indulge at one of the many nicer Thai Chinese seafood restaurants.

This time, rather than going to one of my all time favorite Thai seafood restaurants, I decided to give Hua Seng Hong (ฮั่วเซ่งฮง) a try.

Hua Seng Hong is a seafood palace of Thai Chinese food. Along with their alluring menu of seafood, they also serve dim sum (which I haven’t tasted) and a bunch of Hong Kong style sweets.

At Hua Seng Hong Seafood Restaurant you can either order completely a la carte off the menu or you can choose one of their combination specials.

If you like seafood and want to dine in a nice modern atmosphere, you’ll fall in love with Hua Seng Hong – I did!

The food is extremely tasty, the seafood is super high quality, and the specials on the menu are decently priced for the value.
Somsak Pu Ob

Address: Thanon Charoen Rat Soi 1, Khlong San, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat, 5pm – 10pm. Sunday, 4pm to 10pm.


This is a must-try in Bangkok if you’re a crab with glass noodles lover, a seafood lover, or even if you’re just a food lover. As long as you’re in Bangkok, I highly recommend that you make your way to Somsak Pu Ob, not just for the amazing Crab with Glass Noodles, but the one-of-a-kind street food dining experience. It is located just a 5-minute walk from Bangkok’s Wongwian Yai station on Charoen Rat Soi 1.

This humble stall is situated next to a busy road, with 2 rows of chairs and tables lined up alongside. The stall is pretty easy to spot as it is brightly lit, with a glorious arrangement of crabs(a treat for the eyes!) It was tough getting a table as most of them were filled up by the time we got there in the evening.

Buckets and buckets of fresh crabs and prawns were being set into pots right in front of our eyes. These pots were then passed onto the chef who spun his magic on them. In the glass noodles go, followed by a secret sauce. Spring onions were also tossed in at the end as garnish. Each member of the team takes on a specific role in the preparation or cooking of the food to ensure that the quality is kept consistent.

The little crabs in the Steamed Crab with Glass Noodles (310 THB) definitely makes up for its size with its incredible flavour. It’s firm, sweet and moist, unlike the overcooked crabs that are commonly found in crab dishes.

As for the glass noodles, they, too, were amazing with the right balance of saltiness from the soy sauce and heat from the pepper. In addition, the springy noodles were made extra fragrant and flavourful with pork fat. Remember to tuck into them quickly as they dry up within minutes!

For a greater indulgence, order the Steamed Big Crab with Glass Noodle. Do note that the amount you pay would then depend on the weight of the crab.

We’ve heard good things about Somsak Pu Ob, and so glad were we to have given it a shot. If you’re planning to have dinner here, it is advisable to come before 6pm to avoid waiting for too long. The menu also comprises Boiled Mussels with Basil Leaves, and Soft-Boiled Cockles as well, each costing 70 THB. Let us know what you think after you’ve tried it!
Duck Deliciousness in Bangkok at Zong Pet Paloe (ซ้งเป็ดพะโล้)

Address: 11/58 Soi Lat Phrao, Wang Hin, Bangkok, Thailand 10230
Phone: 02-570-4080
Open hours: 4:30 pm – 4 am daily
Price: About 100 – 200 THB per person

ที่อยู่ 11/58 ซอย ลาดพร้าว ใกล้สี่แยกวังหิน กรุงเทพมหานคร 10230
เปิดให้บริการ 16.30-4.00 น


How to get there:

Zong Pet Paloe (ซ้งเป็ดพะโล้) is not very close to the MRT or the BTS. The closest BTS station is Mo Chit, but from there, it’s easiest to jump in a taxi directly there. Alternatively you could probably take a bus, but I haven’t explored the options yet.

Zong Pet Paloe (ซ้งเป็ดพะโล้) is one of the many well known restaurants located in the northern part of Bangkok, in Lat Phrao (but I’m talking deep into Lat Phrao – no access by MRT or BTS).

In my years of living in Bangkok, I haven’t spent a lot of time in Lat Phrao, or in northern Bangkok (just due to living location), but when I do go to the area, I always try to stay and eat somewhere on my never ending “to eat” restaurant list.

Walk into Zong Pet Paloe (ซ้งเป็ดพะโล้) restaurant, and you’ll immediately know they take food seriously.

The glass closet full of boiled ducks and geese, like a trophy cabinet, greets you at the front of the restaurant.

Step inside and you’ll discover a dozen or so pots of unknown liquid brewing slowly, all releasing duck aromas that will make your taste buds start reacting with an unbelievable desire to start eating.

In the background, you can hear the clanking of the woks, as a crew of chefs stir fry dishes in a frenzy.

They use some seriously high pressure gas and ignite dishes, stir frying entire meals in mere seconds.

Zong Pet Paloe (ซ้งเป็ดพะโล้) has a huge menu of different Thai dishes, mainly stir fried dishes, and the most famous of them all, their pet paloe (เป็ดพะโล้), or duck boiled in spices (you can probably tell from the first photo).

The menu was actually really nice, laid out neatly with nice photos of each dish.

I’m not sure if they had an English menu, but if you don’t read or speak Thai, you can look at the photos to make an order.

Walk into the dining room of Zong Pet Paloe (ซ้งเป็ดพะโล้), and it looks like you’re at a gym, it’s HUGE.

They can accommodate giant groups of people and serve massive parties, and there’s an army of cooks and ducks, waiting to be ordered.

At Zong Pet Paloe (ซ้งเป็ดพะโล้) they have both duck and goose, and many people walk up and order a whole duck or goose for takeaway.

We chose to order just a plate of pet paloe (เป็นพะโล้), duck, which came sliced up and on a plate drowned in the beautiful duck juices.

Zong Pet Paloe (ซ้งเป็ดพะโล้) made a name for themselves from their pet paloe (เป็นพะโล้) for a reason, it’s incredible stuff.

The meat of the duck was incredibly succulent, meaty and tender, and just pure duck delicious. This style of duck preparation is boiled in a broth seasoned with five star anise and cinnamon, among other seasonings.

It was slightly sweet, salty, and the duck just retained all its meat juices; It was a very good plate of pet paloe (เป็นพะโล้).

The only thing I don’t like about pet paloe (เป็นพะโล้) in general, just like khao man gai, is that the boiled skin isn’t that good, so I normally just peel off the skin.

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see a point in eating skin if it’s not crispy!

Nevertheless, the meat of the duck was delicious.

Zong Pet Paloe (ซ้งเป็ดพะโล้) is a famous restaurant in Lat Phrao, and they serve up a marvelous plate of pet paloe (เป็นพะโล้), duck boiled in Chinese spices.

The other stir fried dishes are also excellent, and if you’re a chicken feet fan, don’t miss out on the kha gai super (ขาไก่ซุปเปอร์).

Overall, it’s a nice open air restaurant, with extremely tasty food.