In Pratunam, in addition to the shopping, of course, you have to seize the opportunity to find authentic food!
We know the corners of Bangkok hold some of the best dishes, aromas, tastes and spices. No time to find out where? Don’t worry, we have carefully collected 16 of the best places to eat in Pratunam for you – so no need to fill your stomach in a food court!
What is special about Chicken Rice over here? Well, would you want to miss out on the secret, spicy sauces and peppers of Thailand?
Satisfy your belly with a spicy and sour soup, filled with gigantic chunks of lobster meat or try the locals’ favourite of pork trotter rice. There’s flavours here for everyone.
Eat before reading, this is going to make you hungry!
7. It’s been around for more than 80 years! – Kuang Heng Chicken Rice
Please, don’t think that the Hainanese chicken rice in Thailand is the same as its origins!
Although this chicken does not have that intense fragrance – as the chicken is only boiled in water and not a broth) – their speciality is in their sauce and peppers! This combination fully brings out the sweetness of the chicken!
The Hainanese chicken rice at Kuang Heng has been around for more than 80 years, and is very famous.
Long queues are inevitable, but the queues are shorter than Go-Ang Pratunam chicken rice – the other famous chicken rice joint down the road. It’s also very tasty, especially the sauces!
Also famous here is their satay and fried chicken! And the best part? It’s open 24/7, so no 7/11 required!
Kuang Heng Chicken Rice
Price: From 50 Baht / approx. USD $1.50 Address: 930 New Petchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand (Coordinates here) Contact: +66 2 251 8768 Business hours: Daily 24/7
If you want to eat chicken rice, but don’t want to queue long, you may want to go to the end of the street! There is a chicken rice stall with servers in a blue uniform.
I LOVE rice in any form, and this one I smelt from a mile away. The scents and fragrance that come with the dish are beautiful.The meat is cooked well and tender, with its own special sauce, it’s really great!
In addition to chicken rice, they also sell fried chicken and stew. Stay up all night, it’s another all nighter!
12. Go nuts at this all-you-can-eat seafood buffet! — The SQUARE, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam
I mean, (if) you lurve seafood, you’re going to go nuts at the thought of an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, right? Um, YES and here it is!
Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam offers a different selection of seafood buffets on different days/times of the week. Crab ‘N Prawn Dinner Buffet on Friday and Saturday nights, Seafood Brunch Buffet on Sunday, I’m totally sold.
They’ve also got special promotions on, so it’s really worth the dining.
The big Alaskan crab is waiting for you, or over-indulge in a mountain of fresh prawns. See you there!
14. It’s featured on CNN’s Best Boat Noodles in Bangkok! – Provence
Although the restaurant in Gayson Village is called “Provence” adding a very French flavour to it, it sells authentic Thai food!
If you want to find a quiet place to enjoy your food with a cosy set-up, you might want to consider this!
The most famous here is the beef and fish egg Boat Noodle soup! The price is a bit higher because they actually import their beef from Australia – amazing quality meat that makes all the difference.
The thick soup base is fragrant, with a salty taste and their noodles are just right!
In addition to their famous boat noodles, there are other Thai dishes, such as spring rolls, leek dumplings, and of course, mango sticky rice!
Did we mention they’re featured on CNN’s Best Boat Noodles in Bangkok?
Price:From 270 Baht / Approx. USD $8.20 Address: ลุมพินีPennsula Plaza ชั้น G ถนนราชดําริ ปทุมวัน กรุงเทพฯ Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Contact: 08 652 1399 Business hours: Daily from 11am to 8pm
15. If you love duck, you have to come here! — Pondtip Pratunam
In Bangkok, everyone thinks that chicken rice is king. However, there is a little place known for duck rice/duck noodles!
The food is not only yummy, it’s pretty cheap and definitely worth your money too.
If you love duck, this place is a winner! The marinated duck tastes just right, with both rice or noodles, leaving your mouth full of flavours. The sauce that they use simply seals the deal, perfectly complementing the flavours of the dish. (They also sell duck wings!)
Pondtip not only serves Duck Rice but they’re also well-known (and reallyyyy popular with the locals, so it’s always busy) – for their fried Chicken Rice and White chicken rice!
Special Mention: Hot and sour mom’s noodles – Jeh O Chula ร้านเจ๊โอว (about 8 minutes drive from Platinum Mall)
If you want to have a particularly memorable night in Bangkok…
We recommend meeting this mama, as the locals have affectionately called it!
About 8-minutes drive from Platinum Mall (or about half an hour walk), you’ll find the family-friendly smiles of Jeh O Chula – serving up authentic Chinese fast fried and Thai-style foods.
The owner has been in business for more than 40 years, and recently launched the popular hot and sour ‘mom’ noodles.
The first bowl is served at 11.30pm, but be warned, you have to queue up to order food! Filled with prawns, squid, sliced meat, a bright orange yolk and some fresh greens, the noodles are simply mouth-watering!
The super-large seafood noodles for 4-5 people is sour and spicy, so your stomach will dance all night! If you want more seafood, you can also add crabs for a fee.
In addition to the ‘mom’ noodles, there are other quick-fried dishes here, and we recommend tasting the quick-fried and salmon slices here, yip that’s right! That’s like, the best midnight snack ever!
It’s a great place to do a midnight after party / party food run with your mates. If you’re young and energetic, don’t think about it – just go!
Jeh O Chula (ร้านเจ๊โอว)
Price:From 50 Baht / Approx. USD $1.50; 250 Baht / approx USD $7.60 (for Mama noodle pot) Address: 113 Soi Charat Mueang, Khwaeng Rong Muang, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: The nearest metro station is National Stadium BTS station Contact: +66 64 118 5888 Opening hours: Daily from 5.30pm to 1am (Sour and spicy ‘mom’ noodles are only sold at 11pm!)
So how about it? After reading so many food recommendations, you’ll never wonder where to eat in Pratunam, ever again!
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