Old black-and-white photos of the neighborhood and the many positive reviews this restaurant has received hang on its teak walls along with a few portraits of the King. The husband and wife who run the place are very chatty and make customers feel right at home. They are also willing to adapt recipes for vegetarians, which is uncommon in Bangkok.
The fried chicken with cashews is crispy and crunchy, with chilis that are roasted a deep mahogany brown. Big sprigs of Thai basil and fresh peppercorns are fried up in the kai jiaw ki mao, or drunken scrambled eggs. The tom ka gai, coconut milk and galanga soup with chicken, will chase away any hint of a head cold. Spicy wing bean salad is a favorite with regulars.
Address: Nakhorn Chaisri in Sriyan, next to Soi Sriyan 3
Riverboat taxi: Payap Pier
Telephone: 02 241 4568
Price: About 250 baht for one appetizer, one course, and one beverage