Delicious, fast, and cheap. You won’t find a better bite in this beach town than at Ao Nang Boat Noodles.
It’s a small hassle to find only because the GPS location is off. However, if you head up the main street away from the beach, the restaurant is located on the right hand side next to a 7-11 and across from ‘Jame Food Center.’ Food in Thailand is fantastic, but I struggled in Ao Nang. There is a lot of overpriced food. There is a lot of Thai-Indian fusion, and the variation I tried was not good. There are SO many choices and such little information to make an informed decision. If I could do it again, I’d do boat noodles everyday, just to be safe. It’s that good. Seating is open air, service is fast and friendly. We were promptly offered complimentary bean sprouts, herbs, and slices of watermelon.
An extensive menu is available, but go with the namesake item. Boat noodles are generally served with pork or beef. Jeff went with the authentic version and it was one of his favorite meals in the entire country.
Rarely do I eat those kinds of meat, so I hoped they would make it with chicken for me – which isn’t on the menu – and they did!
I am so incredibly happy that I got to experience boat noodles, the broth is so flavorful, everything fresh and clean, the noodles were endless. The chicken was very tender too. You get such a huge portion for only 50 baht a bowl, it’s a great deal and a memorable meal.