Thai Room – Bangkok

Thai Room is one of many Thai and international restaurants crowded along Sukhumvit Soi 22. It’s been around for a while, but seems to have a had a bit of a renewal from a younger generation. Apparently, the restaurant is not related to the Patpong eatery of the same name.

The menu is quite extensive, with all the Thai standards. There is a rich selection of curries and stir-fries as well as some rice and noodle dishes for quick meals. For my lunch, I chose the dish whose name is best translated as "drunkard’s noodles", a spicy stir-fry of chili, holy basil and rice noodles.

Drunkard's Noodles

Spicy "drunkard's noodles" from Thai Room

The dish was served quickly, and the first thing I noticed was the generous portion. The taste was also a surprise. Not only was it as spicy as the dish should be, it also had subtle notes that are often missing. In an area where there are a lot of restaurants that cater to Western tourists, I was expecting a ‘dumbed down’ version of the dish, or at least one that lacked much subtlety.

Thai Room is definitely worth a try if you’re in the area. Expect to pay around 200 Baht per person for a single dish and drink. They don’t have a web site, but they do have a Facebook page.

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3 comments on “Thai Room – Bangkok
  1. Tom says:

    Mhmmm. That photo sure makes it look extra tasty and scrumptious!

  2. michael says:

    Well, it was!

  3. Jeff says:

    Good to see that the Thai Room is still going strong, I was taken there in 1978 for the first time, and fell in love with their food, especialloy the Tom Yang Goong. It never changed, the only allowance they made for us Pharang, was to ask how spicy we wanted it, I wanted it authentic and that’s how I always got it. Sometimes I would have tears streaming down my face from the tiny “rat poo” chillies (the little green ones). They also did a platter of Lobster with a lemon butter dipping sauce, that was to die for, they were actually what we call Balmain Bugs but for $20 you got about 12 half bugs and they were fresh as a daisy. The mnagaer was a trip too, he always recognised us and made a fuss, offering to light our cigarettes with a Zippo lighter the size of a shoe box, and fresh ground pepper came from a pepper mill a yard long! (I was airline crew and out hotel was just around the corner). It is still one of my favourite memories of Thailand. We went back there A LOT!

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