Bangkok has a reputation for traffic jams. It’s something you should factor into your “makan” plans. Else, your breakfast becomes lunch and so on. Make the best out of the worst situation. I’ve found three restaurants that are located near BTS and listed in Bangkok Michelin 2018 guide.

Luk Kai Thong

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This braised pork belly may seem like any other pork belly dish in most of the Chinese restaurant. But wait till you had your first mouthful and it will make you go wow. What sorcery is this? It was noted under the Michelin guide that it takes two days to make signature Hakkanese dish Kao Yok. A good balance of pork belly meat and fats, leaving very flavourful pork and fat that melts in the mouth instantly. Not forgetting the sweet preserved mustard vegetable cooked till soft that even a toothless grandmother can also eat it.

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Another favourite dish at Luk Kai Thong will be Hong Kong fried rice noodle with pork and prawn. The outstanding charred and smoky wok hei flavour of rice noodle drenched in a thick gravy. In addition to vegetables and the super tender sliced pork.

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It’s pretty interesting to dine in an elegant birdcage isn’t it? And my itchy hands can’t help to ring the bell for service, as we hear a rooster crow every time we ring.

Where to dine?
LukKaiThong (BTS Phrom Phong)
Room No. 6A04-05, 6th Floor, The EmQuartier Department Store, No. 693, Sukhumvit Road, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110

Nara Erawan Bangkok

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Pad Thai with prawns and crispy fried egg floss. Nara’s Pad Thai is sweet and suitable for people with a lower tolerance to enjoy the same beautiful flavours. The noodles are well tossed with traditional Thai seasonings, you may add extra red/green chilli for the extra heat.  What’s unique is the addition of crispy fried egg floss that you don’t easily find it elsewhere.

The downside is probably the steamy air despite having a cooler. It seemed like you’re dining in the kitchen. But, that doesn’t stop the crowd. It was a full house on a weekday night.

Pad Thai at 250baht++.

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Where to dine?
Nara (BTS Chit Lom)
Erawan Bangkok ถนน พระราม 1 Khwaeng Lumphini, เขต ลุมพินี Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330

Lim Lao Ngow Noodle Bistro

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Much effort in locating Lim Lao Ngow Noodle. In Bangkok Michelin Guide 2018, the address listed at Chinatown and map is tagged to Siam Square One.

Enjoyed their fishballs that were bouncy, not too firm and not too runny. As noted in the Michelin Guide 2018, the bouncy fish balls are made without flour from a mix of fresh fish. The texture of the Chinese-style noodles was springy. It also comes with a bowl of clear soup with some chopped chives. The flavours in the soup worked harmoniously and doesn’t leave you thirsty after.

I don’t mind a second visit if there’s no queue. Definitely taste better than the overhype Pratunam wanton mee.

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Where to dine?
Lim Lao Ngow Noodle Bistro (BTS Siam)
5th Floor. Siam Square One, 37/6 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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