I’ll be completely honest – prior to my recent trip to Bangkok, I’ve not heard of, much less tried, Tom Yum Goong Noodles. (I’m not referring to Tom Yum flavoured instant noodles). With the benefit of hindsight, I’m very glad that I made it a point to try it this time. This was so good that I have since made a mental note to return.
What’s special about the the Pee Aor Tom Yum Goong noodles is that the creamy (yet not cloyingly) soup base is the perfect accompaniment to the noodles. It ticks off all the right boxes – the right level of spiciness and neither is it too sweet nor too bland. To summarize, the soup is at a point where one can slurp a full bowl without feeling too rich.
The menu is printed entirely in Thai, there are no English translations on the menu. That alone is proof that casino story Pee Aor’s primary customers are locals and that there are no watered down, marked-up renditions meant for tourists.
There are photographs which not only serve the higher purpose of tantalizing the eyes but provide a self-explanatory description to the photographs. If all else fails, the wait staff speak more than decent English to assist you in your order.
The prices here speak of how value-for-money meals at Pee Aor are.
Pictured right at the top of this post (and the photo right above this paragraph) is a bowl of egg noodles with a mixture of slightly more premium ingredients that cost THB 499 (at today’s rate, approximately SGD 20).
For THB 80 (at today’s rate, approximately SGD 3), one gets a bowl a mixture of assorted seafood (see second picture).
Premium variations costing up to THB 699 are also available and including one with a plethora of seafood – a lobster/crayfish, a crab, pork and mussels.
Do not let the affordable prices fool you because the seafood were fresh and cooked perfectly.
Getting to Pee Aor was relatively easy, being a 10 minute taxi ride away from the Platinum Fashion Shopping Mall and a short 5 min walk in. Google Maps helped a lot. A few blogs mentioned that one is definitely able to walk from either Platinum or the Ratchachewi BTS station, alas, our will to do so was defeated in no small part by the hot and humid weather that is so characteristic of Bangkok.
When we went at 2 pm on a weekend afternoon, we were shown to our seats immediately. However, I’ve heard of horror stories where the waiting time can be up to 45 minutes. We were lucky.
Pee Aor / Pe Aor
68/51, Soi Phetchaburi 5
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