Throughout its 60+ years of operations, Wattana Panich Restaurant has become synonymous to this mouthwatering phrase: Thai beef noodles.
There are only two main dishes at Wattana Panich: beef stew and goat stew. Both of these dishes are boiled for extremely long periods of time, resulting in exceptionally tender meat and thick brown soup. A slurp of the soup will offer you distinct flavors of star anise and cinnamon.
Each dish can be ordered with your choice of noodles: sen yai (flat), sen lek (medium sized) or sen mee (hair-thin), or if extra hungry, with a side of steamed rice. For good measure, order their refreshing coconut ice cream for dessert – always a smart decision.
What to order: Kuay teow neua, Kuay teow pae sen lek, Coconut ice cream
Price range: 80 to 200 baht ($2.31 to $5.77)
When: 10:00 – 21:00 (Daily)
Where: 336 Ekkamai Alley 18, Thanon Sukhumvit, Watthana, Bangkok
How to get there: Take the BTS Sukhumvit Line to Ekkamai station. From there, you can take a cab, bus (23 or 545), or tuktuk to Ekkamai Alley 18 and look for the restaurant with a big vat of boiling meat.