I’ll be frank. I thought if I was going to get food poisoning anywhere, it would have been at Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu. We came off hour for a late lunch, so only one or two other local people were dining. It was quiet and very…rustic.
Located not far from the famous Khao San Road on a busy street of its own, filled with cheap shopping goods there was no sign with the name of the stall, but the GPS location was spot on and it located on the corner right next to a parking garage. Sitting under the umbrellas we cooled down from running around the busy city.
Look around and everyone will have the same thing, the namesake item – tom yum goong.
The soup is mildly spicy and it didn’t look pretty. It was thick and gritty, but man did it taste good! Strange to me vegetables, a rich broth, and those prawns. The prawns were some of the most delicious morsels I ate on my journey through Thailand – worth the trepidation of eating at this kind of establishment. I had never sucked the juice out of a prawn head before, so you may notice a mere second of hesitation.
It tasted like a rich egg yolk slurry, I could have eaten a dozen of these. I made the bad choice of splitting a bowl of this, would have loved my own. Make sure to order a side of rice to help slop up your broth. I never did have any issues from eating here (or anywhere in Thailand for that matter), if though it looked a bit more risqué than other food vendors. Worth it for this incredible soup.
+Address: Soi Kraisi, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
+Open 9:00-6:30 pm daily