*Updated September 2022*
Bangkok, Thailand is known for its local street food and entertainment like night market, massage, spa and many more. There is quite a number of famous street foods listed under Bib Gourmand and Nai Mong Hoi Thod is one of them. The restaurant is located slightly off Yaowarat, Chinatown Bangkok is well-received by online reviews because of their “Orh Luak” or we called it Oyster Omelette.
The stall has limited seating space and it easily noticeable by its red signage. We took a grab car from our hotel and it was less than 100 Thai Baht. So, my friend was quite surprised that Bangkok is famous with Oyster Omelette and usually we will only associate this dish in Malaysia, Singapore or Taiwan. But the orh luak here is surprisingly famous among the Chinese community here.
Their menu is simple with the choice of omelette mixed with either mussels or oysters. We wanted to order mussels but it is not available. So, we ordered the crispy and non-crispy version in small size priced at 100 Thai Baht each.
The crispy oyster omelette served with their sweet chilli sauce and it is indeed crispy as it looks. The omelette and oysters are cooked separately. Thus, this explains the plump oysters nicely served on top of the omelette. The oysters are prepared separately with garlic and oyster sauce to enhance the flavour of the dish. It is quite satisfying with the crispy bites from the omelette and rice flour.
Next is the non-crispy version which tasted quite similar with our local oyster omelette. The difference here is that their plump oysters are fresh and well-seasoned omelette combination tasted delish. Shiok with the price we paid!
During my second visit (Sept 2022), I tried hoy malang poo tod , the crispy mussels omelet – THB100 ~S$3.80 for the small plate. The small mussels are embedded in the batter and egg and cooked until golden in colour. It is placed on the bean sprouts to soak up the extra grease. We enjoyed every bit and don’t forget to dip into their sauce for extra flavor.
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I wouldn’t mind going back for more and it is indeed tasty as shared on online reviews. If you are around Chinatown area, drop by to try it. Pair it with their local beers would be a good idea!
*The MRT Blue line has extended right to Chinatown in July 2019 and makes travelling so convenient now. You can now take the train service to Wat Mangkon Station, Exit 1and walk for approximately 4 minutes to reach here.*
Nai Mong Hoi Thod (นายหมงหอยทอด)
Address: 539 Thanon Phlap Phla Chai, Bombrab Sathupai, Bangkok
Open hours: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
(Closed on Monday & Tuesday)
Tel: +66 89 773 3133
Pricing: 100 THB per dish onwards
MRT: Wat Mangkon Station, Exit 1