Sawang Noodles – Thai Style Wanton Noodles And Stewed Pork Leg, At Pratunam Bangkok
[Bangkok] My search for ”Bak Mee Moo Dang” better known as Thai-style Roast Pork Noodles continue after a disappointing outing at the popular Pratunum Sabx2 Wanton Noodles.
This is another famous noodle eatery in Bangkok, which used to be called Bamee Sawang Noodle, but has changed its name to Sawang Noodles a year back.
Bamee Sawang was originally located close to the Bangkok train station in Hua Lam Phong, and in 2016 they moved to Phetchaburi Road.
Sawang Noodles still uses the secret recipe from Hgaojuei Sae-Shuri’s family.
This is a no-fuss eatery, and you could almost walk past without noticing due to its non-discrete sign-board. It is of a short walk from Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice.
The noodles and braised pork dishes are prepared outside the eatery. I guess as you are walking past, you could be enticed by the simmering and aroma of the Khao Kha Moo.
The noodle selection includes Egg Noodle with Barbecue Pork (50 baht), Egg Noodle with Shrimp Wonton, Barbecue Pork & Crab Meat (60 baht), and Egg Noodle with Shrimp Wanton, Extra Crispy Por & Crab Meat (100 baht).
Some dishes are on the slightly expensive side, when you compare to other noodle shops in the area.
I had the Egg Noodle with Shrimp Wonton, Barbecue Pork & Crab Meat (60 baht, SGD2.50).
Perhaps I came expecting more, the bowl leaned more to the ordinary, with very minimal sauces, resulting in a dry and somewhat bland mix.
The modest added crab meat also did little to elevate the taste, other than include some ‘luxe’ element to the street side food.
Thankfully, I also ordered the Tom Yum Egg Noodles (65 baht, SGD2.70) which had a soup base that was sweetish-spicy, not quite ‘tom yum’ in nature but not less flavourful.
Sawang Noodles also serve up a repertoire of Stewed Pork Leg dishes, starting from 40 baht (SGD1.60).
Some other online reviews say that Bamee Sawang used to be better when cooked with old wood fire stoves, while there were others who wrote that the noodle soup was still delicious and didn’t change that much.
To reach Sawang Noodles, it’s best to take the Skytrain to Chit Lom or Siam station and walk over. It is of a short walk from Platinum Fashion Mall.
Address: 980 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand (Near Chit Lom Station)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily
Google Maps – Sawang Noodles
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