For more than six decades, Ratchaprasong has always been recognised as a centre of tourism, lifestyles and best dining spots in the capital of Thailand. This legendary district attracts local and international visitors with delightful dishes including noodle menus from countless restaurants, noodle bars or upscale stalls that can quickly and tastefully fulfill needs of diners with convenience, affordability and authentic tastes in accordance with signature of each noodle master or cultural aspect throughout the day. Ratchaprasong is a dining destination for food lovers who seek to excite their taste buds and immense themselves with an impression of originality. Today, visitors can effortlessly walk from one place to another at ease with Ratchaprasong Walk or “R-Walk”, a four-direction interconnected skywalk. 10 Highly-Recommended Noodle Menus at Ratchaprasong Egg Noodles with Shrimp Wontons, Barbecue Pork and Crab Claws by Sawang (Hua Lampong) at Pratunam Its homemade egg noodles are made daily with duck eggs as a key ingredient. It is thus firm yet thin and easy to consume. Every piece of wonton is stuffed with finest shrimps and then steamed to perfection. In addition, its Chinese-style barbeque pork are marinated daily with coconut sugar while artificial food colourings are not used. The marinated pork is then grilled in a unique way unlike other noodle stalls. All eye-catching crab claws are fresh from Yaowarat or Chinatown of Bangkok. The soup is made daily with pieces of pigs’ long bones with bone marrows and daikon radishes as base. Influenced by ancient China, it is also seasoned with herbs and peppers. The place itself is full of Chinese vibes and it is visited by working-age adults during business hours while tourists from China, Japan, Korea and Europe tend to eat here at night after day-long shopping at Ratchaprasong. Price: Bt150-300 Location: Between Soi Phetchaburi 30 and Phetchaburi 32 (opposite to The Palladium World Shopping). It is opened daily from 9:30am to 11:30pm. For further details, please call 02-056-0663. Braised Noodle with Goose Web in Abalone Sauce by Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant at Arnoma Grand Hotel Bangkok Food connoisseurs who are looking for original Chinese food made in unique cooking styles of Guangdong Province must visit Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant. Its famous Braised Noodle with Goose Web in Abalone Sauce starts from steaming goose legs in stock and spices. The process takes days to wholly enrich goose legs and make them tender. Steamed goose legs are then roasted with egg noodles and shiitake mushroom. The dish is generally sweet with a slight taste of saltiness. The restaurant carefully selected fresh premium ingredients to use, all of which are imported from Singapore. Price: Bt980++ Location: 2nd floor of Arnoma Grand Hotel Bangkok. It is opened daily for lunch from 11:00am to 3:00pm and dinner from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. For further details, please call 02-255-0356. Chicken Noodles by Mae Sri Ruen at CentralWorld The restaurant’s all-time favourite and signature menu is Mae Sri Ruen Chicken Noodle. The unforgettable soup is made with chicken skeletons, pigs’ long bones and daikon radishes as base. Everything is boiled and steamed for hours until it is perfect. Both noodles and chicken are also boiled and then boldly seasoned before being served making it tasty on its own; therefore, no extra condiments are needed. This heart-warming menu can be served in different varieties such as noodle soup, noodle with soup in a separate bowl, tom yum soup or chicken with soup only, etc. Ingredients, including limes, mung bean sprouts, dried chili peppers and roasted-and crushed peanuts, are fresh and made daily. Mae Sri Ruen is a trusted name in noodle dishes for 57 years. Every menu is a reminiscence of homemade dishes made by mothers or grandmothers and it is still in accordance with recipes of the founder, Sriruen Kamlak. Price: Bt50++ Location: 3rd floor of CentralWorld. It is opened daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm. For further details, please call 02-646-1821. Khao Soi with Crispy Duck Leg by Provence Restaurant at Gaysorn Village Visitors from every corner of the world give the thumbs up to Khao Soi with Crispy Duck Leg by Provence Restaurant. This fusion menu is actualised from a form of Northern Thai curry noodle with thick, mildly spicy soup and a chunky, French-style Crispy Duck Leg. The French gastronomy goes well with both egg-based Khao Soi noodle and soup so it is recommended by Thais and foreigners alike. Provence Restaurant welcomes all diners with lushness of trees and flowers that resemble the French region of Provence. Price: Bt420++ Location: L floor of Gaysorn Village. It is opened daily from 10:30am to 8:00pm. For further details, please call 02-656-1438. Nabeyaki Udon by Utaandon at Isetan, CentralWorld Fans of udon and soba noodles can indulge themselves with Nabeyaki Udon at Utaandon. The highlight of this sweet, aromatic soup is the freshly cooked broth that is boiled and simmered for five hours, which the process begins since early hours of the day. The base is made from dried Northern Bluefin Tuna imported from Japan and sheets of kombu seaweed. Its soba and udon noodles are also made in-house and their quality show in their firmness. Utaandon is greatly welcomed by Thai and international tourists who love the restaurant’s oriental-style soup. Price: Bt280++ Location: 6th floor of Isetan, CentralWorld. It is opened daily from 11:00am to 10.00pm. For further details, please call 02-255-9800. Traditional Pad Thai with Prawns by Pad Thai Mae Yai Singburi at The Cook Food Centre, Amarin Plaza Taste Thailand’s national fried noodle dish like Pad Thai with the original recipe of Pad Thai with Prawns at an outlet of Pad Thai Mae Yai Singburi. The secret of deliciousness—without needing any extra condiment—is in a combination of Pad Thai noodles, eggs, tofu, mung bean sprouts, rice bran oil and a special sauce upon frying. Sourness is enhanced right after frying by ripe tamarind while the use of MSG is prohibited. Fresh lemons and vegetables are staple so customers can add them as they wish. Price: Bt70 Location: 4thth floor of The Cook Food Centre, Amarin Plaza. It is opened daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm. For further details, please call 094-646-2442. Chashu Itto Tsukemen by Menya Itto at Erawan Bangkok One of Japan’s most famous restaurants Menya Itto has opened its door at Erawan Bangkok. Chashu Itto Tsukemen is noted as a fan’s favourite as this spectacular ramen is cooked with only premium ingredients, especially its homemade Tsukemen ramen noodles imported from Japan. This noodle is generally firm so it can suck soup when being contacted and it contains rice germs so it releases aromatic scents and nutritious substances when being cooked. Inside a soup pot, the soup is composed of chickens, fishes, sakura shrimps and scallops. For alluring taste unlike others, everything is boiled and steamed for 18 continuous hours. This menu is a cold ramen meaning the ramen and toppings, namely pieces of chicken, shabu pork, streaky pork and a large sheet of seaweed, are served slightly warm while the soup in a separate bowl is served hot. Dip the ramen and toppings into the Tsukemen soup then eat it. After the ramen and toppings are consumed, customers are advised to complete the meal by pouring a diluter soup called “Wadashi” into the soup bowl and drink it. Price: Bt270++ Location: LG floor of Erawan Bangkok. It is opened on weekdays for lunch from 11:30am to 3:30pm and dinner from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, while it serves customers throughout the day on weekends from 11:30am to 9:00pm. For further details, please call 02-250-7669. Shindangdong Tteokbokki Premium by Tudari at CentralWorld Fans of Korean hot pot must try Shindangdong Tteokbokki Premium of Tudari. This best-selling menu has a Korean root all the way and customers can add topping to suit their likings, such as chicken, beef, pork, fatty pork, crab stick, shrimp, squid, fish cake, fish tofu, fried wonton, Tteokbokki, egg, clear noodles, Shinramen or Korean noodles. Toppings are best of their ranges and most of them are imported from Korea. The dish is bold in taste and loved by people of all ages as the soup is naturally sweet while a special spicy sauce and freshly cut chilies are put atop the noodle for a punch. Tudari also has an option for seafood lovers with Shindungdong Tteokbokki Seafood. This restaurant was supervised upon completion by Korean interior designers providing a cosy ambience and themed with wooden patterns as well as Korean traditional arts. Price: Bt450++ Location: 7th floor of CentralWorld. It is opened daily from 10:00am to 10.00pm. For further details, please call 02-252-6696. Rice Noodle with Southern Crab Meat Curry and Deep-Fried Soft-Shell Crab with Vegetables by Kub Kao Kub Pla at Gaysorn Tower Made with superb ingredients from verifiable local sources, Kub Kao Kub Pla offers Rice Noodle with Southern Crab Meat Curry and Deep-Fried Soft-Shell Crab with Vegetables as a fusion dish with spiciness and authenticity of Southern-style Thai rice noodle menus commonly consumed for centuries. It strikes food lovers with soft rice noodle and coconut soup served with crab meat with punchy spiciness—a nod to Southern Thai cuisine. The soup is complemented by Crispy Soft-Shell Crabs with assorted fresh vegetables served on the side. Kub Kao Kub Pla is widely accepted as a restaurant with heartwarming ambience and mouth-watering menus. Its relaxing décor is homey so diners can feel if they are eating menu made by their beloved mothers. Kub Kao Kub Pla, in addition, is popular among Chinese tourists too. Price: Bt490++ Location: 3rd floor of Gaysorn Tower. It is opened daily from 10:30am to 10:00pm. For further details, please call 02-075-2661. Tagliatelle con Aragosta by Theo Mio: Italian Kitchen by Theo Randall at InterContinental Bangkok Hotel Restaurant hoppers who love and adore original Italian food must visit Theo Mio: Italian Kitchen by Theo Randall and try Tagliatelle con Aragosta. “Audente style” homemade pasta, sweet lobster meat and rich chorizo pork sausage are tossed in a pan with a sour ketchup sauce specially created by Theo Randall, a British celebrity chef. It is then topped with a spicy kick from an Italian variety of Thai basil. Theo Mio guarantees that its food is made from best-in-class ingredients and daily-made pasta. Price: Bt725++ Location: G floor of InterContinental Hotel Bangkok. It is opened daily from 11:30am to 11:30pm. (Free flow brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 2:00pm) For further details, please call 02-656-0444 ext. 6273. All 10 menus listed here are guaranteed in tastes, styles and quality. Ratchaprasong is ready to accommodate visitors and tourists from across the globe who have discerning desires in dining as the district is a centre of gastronomy with 400 dining places that offer international cuisine from every nation one would be able to imagine. Recognised as a “Model Downtown”, a four-direction interconnected skywalk “Ratchaprasong Walk” allows food connoisseurs to choose their dining destination without concerns on traffic congestions. Ratchaprasong area is recognized by locals and international travelers as “Bangkok Downtown”.