Yet another fantastic find on our recent trip to Bangkok is the egg noodles from family-owned Bamee Sawang (or Ba Mee Sawang) located in Hua Lam Phong.
The egg noodles were fantastic simply because the homemade noodles worked well with the robust broth. The myriad of ingredients were absolutely fresh and delicious. An interesting point to note about the egg noodles, they were made fresh, right in the shop.
I’m going out on a limb to say that Bamee roughly translates to egg noodles and Sawang is the name of the shop. Ordering off the pictorial menu is not difficult and having staff members who spoke a little Mandarin helped a lot.
A pleasant way to wash down the meal is a glass of homemade Chrysanthemum tea (geck huay) which is lightly sweetened. Other beverage options include the Chinese herbal beverage made from a fruit (lorhangguay) and lime juice (nam manao). Drinks cost THB 10 without ice and THB 20 with ice.
Bamee Sawang is certainly an egg noodles specialist evident by the non-extensive menu. In fact, there are only 6 items and the variations have to do with the portion sizes and ingredients used. If splurging on a meal is what you have in mind, go for the THB 400 (at today’s rate, approximately SGD 16) which gives you a much larger portion with a premium ingredients including shrimp wantons, barbecued pork and a crab claw.
336/3-4 Thanon Rama IV
Hua Lamphong, Bangkog
Getting to Bamee Sawang is relatively easy because it is a 5 minute walk away from the Hua Lamphong train station.
Opening hours: 11am – 2pm and 5pm – 11 pm
Closed on Mondays