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Thip Samai Tips (5)

Thip Samai: Probably the best Pad Thai…

This place is rightly famous for its Pad Thai (Thai noodles).

They have been serving noodles here since 1966 to locals and tourists alike. The seating and facilities are very basic as you can see in my photos, the food is what this place is all about and it is very good - and cheap!

Favorite Dish Superb pad thai
(Thai-style fried vermicelli with shrimp roe, shrimp wrapped by fried egg) (60 baht.)
They are very proud of our most famous original pad thai of this kind. It is made with special and delicious ingredients (e.g big shrimps, Chantaburi noodles and various spices).

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Feb 09, 2010


Possibly the most famous (and best!) 'pad thai' shop (since it cannot really be called a restaurant) in Bangkok, Thipsamai has been around for more than 40 years. There are seven types of 'pad thai' on the menu, ranging from 25 baht to 120 baht per plate.

'Pad thai' is Thai-style fried vermicelli/glass noodle. It's eaten with sprouts, freshly squeezed lime juice and 'young banana'.

Open from around 17:00 every day until 03:00.

Favorite Dish The signature version, 'pad thai song-kreung' consists of shrimp roe, prawns, fried egg, fresh crab meat, grind cuttlefish and sliced mango. The result is a stringy, tangy, juicy and delicious taste that will have you craving for more the next day.

Without a doubt, also at Thipsamai. Better even than the freshly squeezed orange juice at any five-star hotel.

Again, head straight to Thipsamai. It's an ice smoothie with pieces of sliced coconut. Get there early for this speciality because they normally run out quickly.

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Jun 21, 2008

ThipSamai: Original Phad Thai

Don't wanna make anybody feel bad but.. Pad Thai you order from stall for 15 Baht on Khaosan road is not even real Phad Thai but more like fried noodle. (anyway it tastes good too I must say)

But if you want to try original Phad Thai. And it's not far from Khaosan Road (sorry I'm living around here... so my tips are mostly stick to this area.. :-) Let's go to ThipSamai (see the map)

PhadThai is usually have big prawns in it. Which makes it very groovy. (ones those sold on Khaosan road is budget prawns) and at Thipsamai they various kinds of PhadThai Price per dish goes for 30-40 Baht.

There's a movie named "Jao Sao PhadThai" (Phad Thai bride!) showing in Thailand now. And the actress she had to learn how to cook Phad Thai,So the director sent her to ThipSamai ..for real! :-)

Favorite Dish Well, it's not expensive, it's original, it's good old restaurant, Locals love it, best selling in town, I think probably only one PhadThai restaurant in Thailand that even has website.

And they've been selling Phad Thai there since year 2509 (this year is 2547 in Thailand) over 40 years already!

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Jun 25, 2004

Pad Thai Pratoo Pee (Gates of Ghost Pad Thai): Eat that chilly and remember you did it here !

Pad Thai is like Coca Cola...

it's served in every major city in all the major cities that has Thai restaurants.

what's the catch? wouldn't it be a thrilling experience to taste the orginal coke and how it actually SHOULD taste?

so here it is...

PAD THAI PRATOO PEE translated would be 'Gates of Ghosts' ...I guess the name drived from ancient times (there is a fort with a cannon down the street)...

The setting is simple...the focus is in the food. Fresh prawns and secret sauce with nodles stirred fried the flames go up in roar...

Big fans blowing the sweet aroma....

The final finale...pad thai wrapped in omelete served with fresh sprouts and veggie condiments! hmmm... 50 to 80 baht a dish...

try also the fresh coconut frozen drink...

this place is not too far from kao san and are mostly known only to locals...

don't be surprised if you see a royal entarage and diplomats stop by for a pick's that good!

Favorite Dish PAD THAI and the COCONUT FREEZE!

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Nov 11, 2002
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Thip Samai Pat Thai: Thip Samai Pat Thai

If you've tried this favorite Thai dish before and wonder which restaurant in Thailand is the most famous, this is the one.

Favorite Dish Thai Fried Noodles or 'Pat Thai'

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Getting to Thip Samai


313 Mahachai Road, Phra Nakorn


  • Sunday 17:00 to 02:00
  • Monday 17:00 to 02:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 to 02:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 to 02:00
  • Thursday 17:00 to 02:00
  • Friday 17:00 to 02:00
  • Saturday 17:00 to 02:00