For many travelers, going to Bangkok without enjoying Pad Thai is a big omission. However, this famous fried noodle does not have a long history as people think. Pad Thai is known in Bangkok for about 60 years thanks to the Luang Phibunsongkhram campaign, after which the government’s intention to solve the rice shortage of Thailand by replacing it with noodles.
Pad Thai is a dish made from wun sen lek noodle, mixed with tamarind sauce, shrimp, tofu, chili powder and other ingredients added to personal taste.
Here are some Thai Pad restaurants you should not miss in Bangkok.
Pad Thai Thip Samai
Coming to Bangkok, if you ask any local people to enjoy the best Pad Thai, 9 out of 10 people only point you to Samai. Also known as “Pratu Pee” (meaning ghost gate), this place is considered the father of Bangkok’s most famous dish with nearly 50 years of history.
With its rich ingredients, especially eggs, Pad Thai comes with a thin layer of omelette wrapped in fresh noodles cooked on charcoal. The price of a bowl of noodles can range from 60 baht up to 200 baht if you want to add shrimp. Enjoy this dish you do not forget to call more delicious orange juice, very freshly taken from the local gardeners. You can easily find the Thip Samai shop, just search for lines of people lining the red plate on the Machachai Road near the Wat Saket temple in the mountains.
Time: 17:00 – 01:00 (open earlier in the weekend)
Address: 313 Mahachai Road, Old City (near Wat Saket)
Pad Thai Mae Am
The famous Pad Thai Mae Am restaurant in Bangkok is located on the busy Rama IV Road. This restaurant specializes only in one of two basic noodles (kuay diow gai or thick noodles and chicken). The space of the bar is decorated by miniatures, on walls decorated with old photographs and newspapers. The delicious Pad Thai recipe is only found in the old school areas with prepared noodles then sprinkled with tamarind sauce, coconut milk and fish sauce, fried to give a classic pink color. The end result is that we enjoy the most delicious taste in Bangkok not too fat or too pure that you feel like eating a diet.
Time: 12:00 – 22:00 daily.
Address: Rama IV Road (opposite Klong Toey Market), Bangkok
Pad Thai Ekamai
This shop is quite modest, but serves delicious Pad Thai in Bangkok, especially rich in fresh seafood and noodles. The price of a bowl of noodles at Pad Thai Ekamai seems to be a bit more expensive than the other stores at 250 baht (compared to the 40 baht you usually spend just to pay for a bowl of noodles), but this dish is very rich with Fresh squid, two large king prawns, and a few pieces of fresh corn.
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There are other options for diners including a basic Thai dish of about 45 baht, which can be accompanied by pork sausage for 65 baht. Search for Pad Thai Ekamai by going straight to Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63), look for the red sign on your left, before reaching Soi 19.
Time: 17:00 – 24:00 daily
Address: Sukhumvit 63 Soi 19 / Tel: +66 (0) 82 022 5000
Naamsah Bottling Trust
The Namsaah Bottling Trust is one of the best restaurants in Bangkok serving Pad Thai, which is famous for its spicy noodles, fried shrimp, tofu, peanuts and goose liver. This is really not a dish that is made up of many ingredients, but with the nutrient content of the goose liver, it has created a special flavor for the dish. A plate of noodles at the restaurant costs about 450 baht.
Address: Soi 7, 401 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak
Nara is a restaurant offering Thai dishes that are loved by foreigners in Bangkok. At the restaurant there are two types of Pad Thai but guests can choose fried noodles with shrimp, sweet tamarind sauce and fried eggs for 220 baht.
The taste of the noodles here is tailored to the taste of foreign visitors, but the Nara style of noodles has all the quality ingredients, space and style of air-conditioned. Other ingredients include lily blossom, lemon balm, onions and grains. If you want to make local noodles, you can choose to decorate the leaf to decorate the dish, add a little more and vinegar. Shrimp is added to the noodles are really very fresh. Nara Restaurant has many addresses, but the main branch next to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok is rated as the best restaurant.
Time: 10:00 – 21:30 daily
Address: Erawan Basement Bangkok