Baan Phadthai is a new restaurant hidden in one of these tiny lanes of Bangrak area calles ‘Sois’, between Silom and the riverside. There is no need to describe what Pad Thai is, it’s now such a famous dish that is has become the culinary flagship of Thailand and a long time favorite to so many travellers. So dedicating a restaurant to a single dish might appear to be a challenge but it is actually very common is Asia to focus on a single dish. Baan Phadthai means ‘The house of Pad Thai’ in case you wondered, but as always there are many ways to spell Thai words.
The restaurant itself is charming, entirely designed with vintage decoration and tableware, it keeps your eyes entertained the whole evening: the walls are covered with old doors, old posters and signs from a past era where no one had an iPhone. The tables, stools, shelves and fans bring you back 50 years earlier and the Thai pop songs are selected to add to this atmosphere… It really works, especially with James Brown’s songs badly sung in Thai 😀
There are several Pad Thai dishes to choose from, from the most classic Pad Thai with big prawns (Phadthai Thai Goong Yang, 250 Baht), to the Pad Thai Thai with grilled Chicken (Phad Thai Gai Yang, 190 Baht) and even a vegetarian Pad Thai at 160 Baht. The Pad Thai with blue crab (Phad Thai Phoo, 280 Baht) got my attention. Portions are larger than average so don’t go overboard when ordering! Drink selection is also fun and original and Baan Phadthai only served Thai beers Singha and Chang at 120 baht and fun Thai spirits : Thai Mojito (190 baht) Sangsom Soda (180 Baht) and even the well known Thai aphrodisiac called ‘Yadong’ (180 baht), a must try, at least for the fun story to take back home.
Overall Baan Phadthai is a nice alternative dinner option between street food and fun dinning in a beautifully decorated restaurant, it might not beat your street Phad Thai but it has a unique charm.
21-23 Charoen Krung 44 Alley, North Sathorn, Bangkok, 10500
Phone: 02 060 5553
Hours: Open today · 11AM–10PM