[Bangkok] Pee Aor (sometimes spelled P’Aor) is a restaurant that is famous for its tom yum soup. They claim they serve the “Best Tom Yum In Bangkok”.

Once you get a glimpse of the giant rock lobster and seafood soup that is their speciality, it is easy to see why.

At 1200 baht (SGD50) this is by no means a typical Thai street food dish, but it is absolutely jam packed with quality seafood which is reflected in the price.

While there is no doubt the soup is very ‘Instagramable’, the bowl is by no means a gimmick.

Other than the whole rock lobster, you get squid, mussels, fish, prawns and in an unbelievably rich, creamy, sour tom yum soup.

The soup also comes with a mound of rice noodles in it which makes it a very filling meal that can easily be shared between four to six people depending on how much you can eat.

If you are heading there alone, or don’t want to pay 1200 baht for a soup, you can try the Tom Yum Koong Sod – spicy, sour soup with fresh river prawns.

You can two pretty large river prawns in the same soup as the lobster version, with your choice of noodles for 60 baht (SGD2.50).

This happens to be my dish of choice when I visited the restaurant by myself as at that price, you will be hard pushed to find a better tom yum in the whole of Bangkok.

Another must try dish at Pee Aor is the Yum Woon Sen Talay – spicy glass noodle salad with mixed seafood.

This is a fantastic version of a classic Thai salad. It was spicy, salty and extremely sour from the large amount of lime juice they use to make it.

With the amount of fresh seafood that came with the salad, the 100 baht (SGD4.60) price tag seems like a steal.

The shop itself is a no frills, classic Thai restaurant, tucked down Soi Petchaburi 5, behind Phaya Thai BTS Station.

The easiest way to access the road is to cut through the carpak at Phaya Thai Plaza which is right next to the BTS station.

P’Aor, Bangkok 冬陰功大龍蝦麵
68/51 Soi Phetchaburi 5, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Google Maps – P’Aor

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* Written by DFD’s Bangkok Correspondent @the_roaming_cook. Gary Butler is a self-taught cook from London currently based in Bangkok. When he is not cooking, he is roaming the streets in search of the Bangkok’s best local food.


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