Tuesday, October 04, 2011
At Ratchayothin intersection there are endless openings of Issan somtum joints and Ayutthaya boat noodle shops; most of them tend to offer cheap eats to students and residents in the area, with a minimal vibe (usually non-air-conditioned, of course).
Nuan Prang's Noodle Bar at Suzuki Avenue Ratchayothin (a.k.a. Major Avenue Ratchayothin), co-owned by a local TV star, is probably an evolution of Ayutthaya boat noodles in the area, with modern and beautiful decoration, clean and comfortable ambiance, and offers a diner a bowl of hygiene boat noodle soup with a fusion noodle menu, and a price. The cons are the quality of the meat (pork or beef) served with the noodle soup doesn't justify the bill I paid, and the broth was not awesome (as it should be for that price asked), even with a hint of the use of MSG.
For a high-so version of Ayutthaya boat noodle soup, so far my favorite is one at the Peninsula Plaza (next to the Four Seasons Hotel) - the Provence.
Nuan Prang's Noodle Bar ***
Suzuki Avenue Ratchayothin
Ladyao, Bangkok 10900
Open daily: 11 am - 9 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 400