Best Wonton Noodles in Bangkok!
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My friend who knew I was going Bangkok said that I MUST try their famous wonton noodles in Pratunam. Wonton noodles in Thailand? Shouldn’t I be eating Thai food? But I learnt to keep an open mind after eating really yummy chicken rice in Bangkok last year. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Thais have perfected many Chinese dishes, since many of them are Thai Chinese by descent. The style of the wonton mian in this shop is closer to Singapore’s than Hong Kong’s as it came with the dry version and had char siu in it. I consider this one of the best wonton noodles I have eaten and I personally like it even more than the famous Mak’s noodles in Hong Kong.
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This is the shop front. The signboard is entirely in Thai and we can’t read a word of it. So among us, we refer to this shop as “Pratunam Wonton Noodles”. For our first visit, we found the shop thanks to a photo from a blog bearing the shop front. Update: On further research, we found that many people refer to this shop as “Saeb X2 Wonton Noodles” or “Sab X2 Wonton Noodles” or simply “Soi 19″. Another reader has alerted us that the name or a reference might be in small green font on the left banner: Noodle Khamoo Restaurant. Khamoo means “pork leg” in Thai.
We were so pleased that the interior is fully air-conditioned. We visited on a weekday and the place was packed to the max. We were lucky we got a two-seater table or else we will definitely have to share table with others.
A lady came to take our order and she was fully fluent in mandarin. With her fluent accent, I thought that she could speak mandarin, but later we found out she learnt the key words for taking orders. Although they are famous for their wanton mee, don’t miss their equally delectable braised foodstuff. You can pick the type of braised foods – we chose lean pork and intestines. They serve this really quickly (before our wonton mee arrived) as everything was already cooked and they just needed to cut and serve. Every bite of the braised food was melt-in-your-mouth tender goodness. I wished the hard-boiled egg had a slight runny yolk though. Looking at the photo, I felt so much longing for it and wish I can teleport myself to eat it now!
The wonton noodles came in dry and soup version. The dry wonton noodles was really out-of-this-world. It looked so plain and dry, that we thought that it must be really bland tasting, but one mouthful and we were converted. I think the secret lies in the extra flavourful fried lard. It was so good, that we consider it a sin not to eat the lard (normally it is a sin to eat it because it’s so unhealthy). As you can see, the portions were really small, and we saw many people ordering seconds and thirds.
The wonton noodles came in dry and soup versions and we ordered one of each. I took a 50-50 chance and chose the wonton mee soup. Unlucky me made the bad choice as it was not as nice as the dry version
We ordered a chrysanthemum tea to share. It was really sweet and luckily they gave lots of ice in the cup. When they saw we were sharing, they immediately gave us another cup of ice without asking. Our bill for two persons (1 dry wonton mee, 1 soup wonton mee, a plate of braised foods and a chrysanthemum tea) came up to 280 baht.
Outside the shop, this is the braised food station where someone will cut the braised stuff based on your order. Having tasted their heavenly braised foods, I imagine that they must be bubbling away in the pot for more than a day to achieve the melty goodness.
Pratunam Wonton Noodles (Saeb X2 Wonton Noodles)
Address: Soi Phetchaburi 19, Pratunam, Bangkok
Walking Directions: Nearest BTS: Chitlom or Siam. From BTS station, walk to CentralWorld. From Centralworld, exit Isetan. Head towards Platinum Fashion Mall. Use the overhead bridge located at level 2 of the mall to reach the other side of the main road. Look for the blue street sign bearing Soi Phetchaburi 19 and turn to walk down the street. You should see it on your right after walking for 1 to 2 mins. Click here for walking directions on Google Maps.
Opening Hours: Daily from 9.00am to 4.00pm
Please take note that they intend to shift to a new location, just 2 streets away, but they have not confirmed the date of move. Do drop us a comment if you know that they have shifted.
New Address (Date of move to be confirmed): Front of Soi Phetchaburi 15, Pratunam, Bangkok
Walking Directions: Nearest BTS: Chitlom or Siam. From BTS station, walk to CentralWorld. From Centralworld, exit Isetan. Head towards Platinum Fashion Mall. Use the overhead bridge located at level 2 of the mall to reach the other side of the main road. Look for the blue street sign bearing Soi Phetchaburi 15 and turn to walk down the street. The shop should be near the start of the street. Click here for walking directions on Google Maps.
What’s nearby: Kaiton Pratunam Chicken Rice (Famous chicken Rice in Bangkok)