Sutyot Kuetiau Lua Payak Phaya Thai (ร้านสุดยอดก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือป๋ายักษ์)

Apparently translating to “The Best of Thai Boat Noodles”, this restaurant with their orange-shirt-clad servers is the most famous boat noodle restaurant in Bangkok. Recommended to me by my sister-in-law, I went with a friend to check it out.

As you can see above, the menu is short and simple. For those unfamiliar, boat noodles are tiny palm-sized portion of noodles that historically were served on boats along Bangkok’s canals. The small portions were for safety so that the noodles did not spill over when handling from the boat to the customer in those times.

We managed to have at least 1 of each menu item, and a few multiples where we tried it with different noodle combinations (see the noodle choices below). We each had our own preferences and the small portions were great as it allowed us a taste of everything before deciding to order whichever we preferred.

As you can see from the menu, each dish only costs 12baht, which in AUD is just under 50 cents. Even from the amount most people will generally eat (about 5-10 bowls each), this will amount to much less than AUD$7 per person. A very worthwhile meal!

A great way to get a variety of tastes for very cheap, as well as have fun mixing and matching different soups with different noodle combinations which you can see below. Though the servers speak little english, all you need for this restaurant is to point to the menu item and the noodles you want and the server will have no trouble getting your order out.

We had already ate lunch prior to coming, however even with that, we still managed to enjoy quite a few bowls of boat noodles and would definitely drop by next time for some more!

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