Tom yum goong is a delicious Thailand food characterized by its distinct spicy and sour flavours. It is one of the country’s most famous dishes that is celebrated across the globe. If you’re planning to go to Thailand anytime soon, we have today’s Bangkok food guide that features 5 restaurants where you can find the best tom yum goong in Thailand’s capital city!
Photo Courtesy: Somboon Seafood
You can never go wrong with any Michelin-starred restaurant which is why we’re starting off our Bangkok food guide with one – the Somboon Seafood. It’s a 5-star Thailand restaurant that has 7 branches in Bangkok with its first branch located in the Sam Yan area in Chamchuri Square, close to Chulalongkorn University. This popular seafood restaurant is regarded as one of the best in Bangkok thanks to its impeccable cooking and reasonable prices. Aside from tom yum goong, of course, they also have other traditional local Thai food such as garlic fried mantis shrimp, crab dish, and glass noodles in clay pots.
Address: Samyan Branch 315 Chamchuri Square Building Room 101-102-103 Floor G | MRT Samyan, Bangkok (BKK)
Opening Hours: Daily 16: 00-23: 30
Photo Courtesy: T&K Seafood
Located in one of the busy streets in Chinatown, T&K Seafood is a great contender when it comes to sampling the best tom yum goong in the city. Contrary to our first featured restaurant, T&K Seafood is a humble eatery where you’ll dine on the sidewalk with plain plastic chairs. With its only branch being in Chinatown, expect long queues as it is popular among Thai locals and foreign tourists. But don’t worry as the wait is always worth it.
Address: 49-51 Phadungdha Road, Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100
Working Hours: Daily 16:30 – 2:00
Petchaburi Soi 5 is among Bangkok’s busiest streets serving the best Bangkok street food you can find in Bangkok. During the day and even so at night, locals and tourists would make their way, looking for a place to eat and sample some of the local Thai food – and among those restaurants is Pe Aor. Situated near Phaya Thai BTS Station, Pe Aor is a simple Thailand restaurant that focuses greatly on the food they serve. Here, you can have the best tom yum goong and a taste of other local food Thailand is known for.
Address: 68/51 Soi Petchburi 5 Petchaburi Road, Thung Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: Daily 10 am – 9 pm
Laem Charoen Seafood
Photo Courtesy: Laem Charoen Seafood
Our next featured Thailand restaurant originally came from the Rayong province back in 1979. But today, it has a total of 15 branches in Thailand, all serving only the best of what Thailand local food scene has to offer. Their branch in Siam Paragon is located on the 4th floor and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The best-selling dish here is the tom yum goong which is served in a Thai-style hot pot. Aside from tom yum goong, you can never go wrong with some class favourites such as deep-fried sea bass with fish sauce, stir-fried prawns, and shrimp pork.
Address: 4th Floor, 4th / 1-2,4 / 4 room, B305-306 Rajdamri Road, Pathumwan, Pathumwan
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
Tom Yum Kung Restaurant
Located in Banglumpoo district in Bangkok, the Tom Yum Kung Restaurant is a classic Thai restaurant that has undergone a major renovation. Now, the restaurant is cozy and spacious and has a retro-style interior to welcome customers – mostly foreigners who want a taste of Bangkok food. They have perfected the tom yum goong – with a great balance on the sourness, saltiness and spicy flavour, along with the shrimp that is sweet.
Address: Khao San Road, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
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