I love Bangkok city, it is really food heaven city, where you can find good street food in almost every corner of the road. I personally think that Thai street food is something that you need to experience once in your life if you have not tried it yet. There are tons of choices, but when comes to stir-fried food, Thipsamai pad thai has gain its popularity in Bangkok. Many blogs and tourist websites talk about Thipsamai pad thai, not to mention when I enter taxi and tell the driver I want to go to Thipsamai, he immediately ask me ‘Pad Thai”?. It is not exaggerate if majority of people who stay in Bangkok know the place.
Spotting Thipsamai pad thai
The shop is really easy to spot even if you don’t know how to read Thai language, two clues; first one is long queue at outside of restaurant. Second is they cook the meal outside, with charcoal. So it is kinda easy to spot at night and you would not mistaken which shop that lead you to Thipsamai pad thai.
Sad to say the place is not really baby friendly, although they are able to provide baby or kids chair. So if you are with small kid, try to ask at corner place or as long as it is not middle area.
Things to Order
There are three recommended dish that you should try if you are first time, firstly is their signature phad tai. The one I order contains big prawn. Well, it is a bit costly but worth it!!! I really like the way how they wrap phad thai with thin layer of egg. For your info, the egg is not overly cooked, so it blends well with phad thai. If you notice, the table serve peanuts powder and also dried bean spout. Try to eat without those first, to taste its original taste. After that you add a bit of peanuts powder and eat together with bean sprout, it will gives you another different taste.
The second dish that I tried is serve with seafood, especially crab meat and dried young mango. Yes it bring another taste, but for my preference, I still love the original taste. For this meal, I add their dried chili powder, which goes well when you eat crab meat together.
Never miss this orange drink and the coconut. I prefer their orange juice, it is freshly made and you can taste orange pulp and it taste sweet. If you love sweet drink, goes with orange but if you want more cooling, coconut goes well too. Both these special drink you only can find in this place. I had encounter many orange juice and also coconut drink, but nothing taste as refreshing as theirs.
When It Comes to Drink
Conclusion for Thipsamai pad thai
In conclusion, these meals are worth to wait. I am waiting outside about 30 mins, and I keep telling myself that this place should be good. Not only I see many foreigners, but locals do queue in this place too. I rate this place two stars, as when I write this post, I still remember the taste and want to go to this place again.
You can find the details of the place:
Thipsamai pad thai
Address: 313-315 Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand.
Operating hours: 5 PM – 2 AM.
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/WfkatvjvebF2