Once you’ve tried authentic hoy tod on the streets of Bangkok, you’ll find yourself tempted to fly back just for another taste of this traditional oyster omelette.
Hoy tod is crispy, greasy, briny, and is packed full with plump, juicy oysters and fresh bean sprouts in a blanket of savory egg batter.
The dish is often served with an assortment of condiments such as fish sauce with chopped up pieces of fresh chilies, green chili sauce, and sweet tomato sauce. But these are not really necessary as the dish is already flavorful on its own, especially when fresh off the cast iron skillet.
Here are the best places to enjoy hoy tod in Bangkok: Nai Mong Hoi Tod (539 Thanon Phlap Phla Chai, Bombrab Sathupai); Hoi Tod Chaw Lae (Soi Sukhumvit 55, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan); and Thip Volcanic Fried Mussel & Oyster (3, Soi Charoen Krung 50, Charoen Krung Road, Khet Bangrak).
The price of hoy tod in these places range from 50 baht ($1.50) to 70 baht ($2.00).