Pad Thai

Bangkok Travel Guides / August 17, 2016
Pad Thai

If Thai fare is something new to you, pad Thai is the perfect starter dish to introduce your taste buds to this unique cuisine. It features four flavors – sweet, sour, salty and spicy – that, although distinct, harmoniously blend with one another.

The sight of pad Thai can be overwhelming – you have noodles, eggs, tofu, bean sprouts, shrimp, peanuts, a wedge of lime on the side and, sometimes, with a banana flower to add a bitter touch. How do you begin? Drizzle lime juice on the dish and then take it all in.

Here are the best places to have pad Thai in Bangkok:

  • THIP SAMAI | Maha Chai
    For the best pad Thai paired with fresh orange juice from the countryside
    What to order: Original pad Thai, Pad Thai wrapped in egg, Orange juice
    Price: 70 baht ($2.02)
    When: 17:00 – 01:00 (Daily)
    Where: 313 Maha Chai Road, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
  • PAD THAI EKKAMAI | Sukhumvit
    For generous servings of seafood pad Thai
    What to order: Basic pad Thai, Seafood pad Thai, pork satay
    Price range: 45 baht to 250 baht ($1.30 to $7.21)
    When: 17:00 – 00:00 (Tuesday to Sunday); open till 03:00 on Fri & Sat
    Where: 303/4 Sukhumvit 63 Road, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok
  • INTER RESTAURANT | Siam Square
    For no-frills authentic Thai food at reasonable prices
    What to order: Pad Thai, Tom yum kung soup, Grilled duck salad
    Price range: 65 to 120 baht ($1.88 to $3.46)
    When: 10:00 – 20:00 (Daily)
    Where: 432/1-2 Siam Square 9, Bangkok
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