Best in Bangkok – EPIC Tom Yum Goong Noodles at P'Aor (ร้านพี่อ้อ)!

Best in Bangkok - EPIC Tom Yum Goong Noodles at P'Aor (ร้านพี่อ้อ)!
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If you’re looking for Tom Yum Goong Noodles in a creamy soup, you’ll find pure delight at P’Aor (ร้านพี่อ้อ). Here are the details:

Tom yum goong is one of Thailand’s most popular dishes. In fact you might remember a video I did awhile ago about the easy recipe for tom yum goong ( But along with just the soup, noodles in tom yum soup is also an extremely common dish throughout restaurants and the streets of Bangkok. There are two kinds of tom yum soup, one is the clear version, and one is the creamy version (normally made creamy by the addition of condensed milk). Now on the streets of Bangkok you’ll find infinite stalls hawking clear tom yum soup noodles, but it’s rare to find noodles with the creamy tom yum goong soup… except if you head over to the famous P’Aor (ร้านพี่อ้อ) restaurant where you’ll find a seriously epic bowl of shrimp tom yum goong noodles.

Just off Petchaburi Soi 5 is P’Aor (ร้านพี่อ้อ). I was super psyched to be eating and as soon as we sat down, we ordered a number of dishes. The first dish was the Khao Goong Rad Sauce Man Boo (ข้าวกุ้งราดซอสมันปู). It began with a plate of white rice which was topped with a huge jumbo prawn before being covered in thick creamy oily juices from the head or a crab. The sauce was immaculate, lightly sweet from the crab and spiced with a light curry. It was seriously amazing, especially if you really enjoy seafood. Next I ordered Ba Mee Yok Neau Ob (บะหมี่หยกเนื้ออบ) which is egg noodles topped in oven baked beef. Yet again, P’Aor (ร้านพี่อ้อ) absolutely hammered it home with this dish, it was exquisite. The egg noodles, while normally yellow in color, are made green for this dish but really have no taste difference than the normal yellow egg noodles.

Finally it was time to take my first bite of what could easily be the best and definitely the most epic bowl of kuay Kuay Teow Tom Yum Goong Nam Khon (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำกุ้งน้ำข้น) in Bangkok. The duo of jumbo prawns sitting on top of the soup was quite a sight to behold. They were meaty monsters, and the first step to eating any bowl of this soup would be to peel off the shell, dip the body of the prawn into the tom yum soup and devour it. And of course, don’t forget to suck out all the marvelous buttery juices from the head of the shrimp. The noodles were remarkable, sponging up all the insanely flavorful creamy broth. While I’m sure they did make the soup creamy with some condensed milk, they also used a generous amount of shrimp head juices and oils in the soup to create the intensely rich flavor. Another thing I loved about their soup was that it was nicely spiced with herbs and lemongrass and the galangal could really be felt.

If you’re looking for perhaps the best tom yum soup noodles in Bangkok, you most definitely need to go to P’Aor (ร้านพี่อ้อ) restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.

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  1. I’m in Angthong reuniting with my family after over 40 years and we went to a noodle place and I tried Tom yum soup for the first time….and omg, the best. I will be trying to make this when I go back to the states.

  2. Hey Mark….How are you doing? I am doing well and I just want you to know I am now your big fan in this youtube in Bangkok, Thailand. I am so grateful that you have taught me lot things going on in Thailand. I have learn that there are so many good place to visit to eat and seems like you have always enjoy most of your visit. Speaking of Tom Yum…is it spicy? and how do you handle the Prawn to get off the shell. Is it possible that I can ask the cooker to remove shell before serving?

  3. I ate at that place twice 1.5 years back. Last week I went there again and this time the quality seemed to have dropped. For a small bowl with a prawn costing 60 Baht is a bit steep; worse is the prawn – it wasnt fresh and it wasnt big

  4. when he said fetus, he meant the position of the prawns how it cured together. People let's get a grip and don't be so rude on your comments. keep it to the minimum!!!! thank you Mark for sharing!!!

  5. oh mark too late for me to see all your street food video in 2007 there was no you tube to expore i really miss all the street foods of bkk when was there on vacation i can just watch your vudeo as if i was traveling with you thank you for your post to you tube add more video to it

  6. if i had a chance to travel
    together with you i would grab it ..

    very very nice videos
    your making ..
    i really love it ..

    godbless ..

  7. Fetus looking shrimp? That sounds so weird. The dishes looks great but I wouldn't use the word fetus to describe the size of the shrimp. Just saying.

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