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by: The Beat Asia
From ubiquitous temples to Instagram-worthy beaches, Thailand’s cultural assets are undeniably one of the best in Southeast Asia. When it comes to food, Thai cuisine has been loved by foodies because of its diverse flavors and unique combinations.
One of the must-try dishes in Thailand is this stir-fried rice noodle cooked with shrimp, peanuts, scrambled egg, and bean sprouts, brimming with spicy, sour, sweet, salty, and bitter flavors or widely known as Pad Thai.
Historically speaking, Pad Thai was concocted to establish a distinct identity to Thailand as well as to strengthen nationalism during World War II. Since then, Pad Thai has become the national dish of Thailand as you can find this affordable cuisine everywhere in the country.
Here are some restaurants in Bangkok where travel foodies may enjoy an authentic Pad Thai experience.
One of the best restaurants in Bangkok that offers authentic Pad Thai, Thipsamai is known for their original recipe of Pad Thai Sen-Chan with shrimp oil, deep-sea prawns, and wrapped egg or also called “Superb Padthai.”
Thipsamai's rich history dates back to Prime Minister Pleak Phibunsongkhram's administration during World War II. The restaurant is dedicated to preserving the traditional Pad Thai recipe by using only the finest, hand-picked ingredients.
Its Pad Thai menu includes basic or traditional, vegetarian, or a combination of shrimp oil, Thai herbs, crabmeat, sliced squid, and sliced mango. Other products available at Thipsamai are chili paste, meatball dip sauce, Ready to Cook Pad Thai Set, original Pad Thai sauces, and more.
The restaurant is open daily (except Tuesdays) from 5 PM to 12 AM for dine-in, while takeaway orders are available starting at 10 AM.
Location: 313-315 Mahachai Road, Samranrat, Pranakorn
Baan Padthai is one of the go-to restaurants in Bangkok for authentic Pad Thai because of its secret 18 ingredients sauce cooked with quality rice noodles. This Thai restaurant is located in a 50-year-old historical house along the first street in Bangkok (Soi Charoen Krung 44), featuring an archaic interior with wood partitions and memorial paintings and photos.
Its Pad Thai menu options include vegetarian, Phadthai Moo Yang, Phadthai Kai Yang, Phadthai Mae Nam Yang, Phadthai Poo, Phadthai Jumbo Goong Mae Nam, and Phadthai Jumbo Mud Crab. Price ranges from 190 THB to 1,800 THB.
Aside from Pad Thai, the restaurant also offers traditional desserts and drinks. You may check their complete menu online.
Location: 21-23 Charoenkrung 44 Road, Khwaeng, N Sathon Rd, Bang Rak
Tamnanthai Restaurant Nana Ploenchit
Adorned with colorful ornate decorations, Tamnanthai serves authentic Thai recipes, including Pad Thai, for more than 21 years.
The restaurant prides itself on using fresh and high-quality ingredients, ensuring excellent standards of food hygiene. At present, the restaurant has several branches across the country: Ploenchit Center Building at Soi Sukhumvit 2, Times Square Building, Food Wave - Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya (fourth and fifth branches), and Central Festival Pattaya Beach (sixth and seventh branches).
Location: 18 Sukhumvit 4 Alley, Khlong Toei
Kub Kao Kub Pla
Enjoy a homemade-style dining experience at Kub Kao Kub Pla restaurant and café in one! The restaurant offers a “cook it yourself at home” option where guests can make their own recipes using both Thai and Western flavors from the food menu.
We also recommend trying its signature dishes such as smoked salmon casserole, fried shredded prawns with betel leaves, strawberry chili paste, sweet fish sauce, grilled salmon, caramelized pork knuckle, golden needle mushroom curry, and snapper fish curry.
Location: 93 Thonglor Place Project, Soi Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor), Khlong Tan Nuea Subdistrict, Watthana District
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