Mangkon Rd., Samphanthawong, Bangkok
The original shop always has a long queue of people waiting for pad Thai (B35) made by an elderly couple with a big wok and a charcoal stove, and served in an adorable little banana leaf basket. Here is the same thing made by the younger generation. Portions are quite small and the dish looks quite plain, but each plate bursts with flavor and a well-rounded balance of sweet, sour and spicy tastes. Everything that goes into this dish – the soft and chewy noodles, garlic chives, fried duck egg, tofu, bean sprouts and peanuts – shine with every bite.
Cost per head