Restaurant Tip Samai 313 Mahachai Rd., Samranrat, Phra Nakorn 10200 Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016
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Why Thip Samai Pad Thai is special ?
Must try dish
It is a stir-fried rice noodle dish made with soaked dried rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chili pepper and palm sugar, and served with lime wedge.. It may also contain other vegetables and raw banana flowers.
Depending on the version of Pad Thai ordered, the recipe often begins first with shrimp that are fried in oil before being joined by thick handfuls of dry rice noodles. The noodles are soaked in sauces and oils as the heat and steam cooks the noodles quickly.
Tofu, baby shrimp, leeks, bean sprouts, and other ingredients per recipe, are all tossed into the mixture. Finally the mess of Pad Thai is scooted to one side as eggs are cracked into the agglomeration.
After the batch of Pad Thai is finished, it’s divvied out onto individual plates and either served as is, boxed into styrofoam to-go containers
Similar to shopping at a department store and having your gift wrapped in a fancy box and tied with bright colored ribbon, so the Pad Thai is decorated in a beautiful wrapper before being served.
Over a bonfire of flames, an intensely hot wok is thinly layered with beaten egg and swirled around like a crepe.
The egg cooks in seconds, at which point the plate of freshly cooked Pad Thai is dumped into the middle of the egg, wrapped up on all sides, and placed back onto the plate.
The first egg layer is messy with holes in it, so the process is repeated twice, leaving the final Pad Thai neatly wrapped in smokey flavored eggy goodness.
How to get to Thip Samai Pad Thai?
To get to Thip Samai is a journey in itself as most cabs refuse to pick passengers or will charge a flat price of THB150-200 (roughly AUD$5-7) and a tuk tuk will take you there for THB200 or more.
However, with patience and perseverance (just keep hailing them down – making sure your palm faces down) you will find one to negotiate that will take you there for a decent fare (about the THB150 mark from the CBD).
Usually (depending on the direction you’re coming from), the cab/tuk tuk driver will drop you off at the intersection right before the restaurant as it is easier for them to head back into the city centre for customers.
Just keep walking along the main stretch of the road until you find the brightest and busiest shopfront with a red signboard (there’s a few on this road and food apparently is good all around).
- Very tasty pad thai
- Lives up to the hype
- Good quality phad thai
- Super pad thai!
- Best Pad Thai ever!!
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Tip Samai 313 Mahachai Rd., Samranrat, Phra Nakorn 10200 Thailand
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Interesting restaurant in the hearth of Bangkok. The queue in front of the Restaurant keeps your attention. The chefs cooking outside on the pavement is so flashy. The menu is short, 3/4 different dishes, all of them based on the Pad Thai. The recommended is the Shrimp Pad Thai covered with a slim layer of egg, like a thin omelette. The flavour is excellent, super juicy and delicious. I incesantly recommend this restuarant to discovering the real thai food. The restaurant opens around 5pm until 2am. Only water and Orange juice on the Menu. fortunately there is a Seven Eleven in the front sideway where you can buy whatever and carry to the restaurant. Visited August 2015
If you want to come and try this restaurant be sure to come early to avoid famous Bangkok traffic jam and also to avoid long line in front of the restaurant. Dont forget to ask your Thai friends to write down this restaurant name in Thai language. Taxi from mahbunkroong /MBK is around 90 bath with meter.... Pad thai here is a bit expensive if you compare to side street pad thai.its from 60-200 Bath per person,and if you want to try the orange juice it will set you back either 85 bah for small size and 160 bath for the big size. What make this pad thai is so special is the noodle,ingerdients from all pad thai is basically the same
After seeing so many good reviews and then seeing it featured on Rick Steins show we decided to give it a go. The pad thai wrapped in egg was amazing and well worth the £1.60 it cost. Even the kids raved about it. The orange juice was nice but 2 of them cost almost as much as the food for the four of us. Highly recommended.
Other than Pad Thai is good, the orange juice is also good. Ask for the Orange juice prices as it fluctuates. Mine was 160 baht for the big bottle while a Pad Thai costs only 90 baht