Khua Kling Pak Sod Restaurant

The Best Southern Thai Food in Bangkok - Thonglor

Hidden down the narrow lane of Thonglor Soi 5, Sukhumvit, Khua Kling Pak Sod is a small and barely visible restaurant, but consistently packed on weekends. From the outside, there is no hint that really special food is served here… the entrance looks like a garage and the sign - written only in Thai - is smaller than a shoe box. So why this ballet of cars trying so desperately to find a parking spot at lunch time? Simple! Khua Kling Pak Sod is one of the few places in Bangkok serving authentic southern cuisine. Not your usual Thai fare but some deliciously fierce specialities for those who like it really hot.

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This air con restaurant is of modest size but comfortable and warmly decorated, with a small garden on each side and a tiny outdoor area used when the main room is full (which seems to be more or less all the time).

Many people who moved to Bangkok from southern provinces go to Khua Kling Pak Sod when they miss their native recipes, and once you know how spicy dishes can be down there, you realise how bland Bangkok style food actually is... even by Thai standards. Of course, some dishes are less spicy, but the whole point to lunch at Kua Kling Pak Sod is to get a blast.

From our list of favourites, try their delicious Gaeng Luang: a yellow and pungent curry with fish and young coconut shoots. The curry's texture is not as thick as any curry you might have tried and goes well with rice. This version is also more sour and more delicate than the Phuket version that can really be out of reach for a non Thai. Khua Kling (120 - 150 Baht) - super spicy young pork ribs fried in spicy paste is also a must try, and the origin of the restaurant's name. Phad Satow (180 Baht) is another recommended dish but this pungent 'stinky beans' fried with shrimp paste is only for the bravest and a bit out of our league. Instead, we picked a non spicy dish to cool down: Bai Liang Pat Kai - delicious fried leaves with egg.

If you too miss the unique style of southern food, Khua Kling Pak Sod is the closest you can get without leaving Bangkok!

Khua Kling Pak Sod Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 to 21:30 - Daily
  • Location: 98/1 Soi Thonglor 5, Sukhumvit 55 Rd
  • Tel: +662 185-3977, +6686 053-7779 Foreigner customer please contact +6681-8115458
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