Khao Soi Ni Kala – ข้าวซอยในกะลา(อาหารเหนือ) is a brand new khao soi and Northern Thai restaurant in Bangkok. It’s located a ten minute walk from the Icon Siam Shopping Mall, on Charoen Nakhon Road, in the Thonburi area of Bangkok.
Khao Soi Ni Kala serves up some seriously good khao soi, it’s definitely one of the best khao soi I’ve had in Bangkok (bold claims I know!) If you’re not familiar with khao soi, it’s a famous curry noodle hailing from Chiang Mai and across Northern Thailand, consisting of a rich, coconut based Thai curry sauce with blanched egg noodles, topped with crispy, deep fried egg noodles that comes served with an array of condiments.
Ni Kala translates to ‘in a shell’ and everything in Khao Soi ni Kala is served in a coconut shell bowl. Even the cups are made out of coconut husk!
The best thing about Khao Soi Ni Kala, in my opinion, is that they serve beef khao soi, a rarity in Bangkok. They also sell chicken and pork versions as well as all other Northern Thai classics like Khanom Jeen Nam Ngiaow, Nam Prik Noom, Nam Prik Ong, Hang Lay Curry and my personal favourite, Sai Ua (Northern Thai Sausage) which are all superb.
The khao soi arrives, and I’m not overly optimistic. The soup looks a little thin, so I’m not expecting too much flavour wise. I take a spoon full of the soup and realise that I’ve been a little hasty in my judgment. I’m greeted with a big hit of coriander seeds, black cardamom and garlic from this deceptively flavourful broth. This is everything I am looking for in a khao soi. Things go from strength to strength as I sample the fat chunks of tender beef. My joy is complete as I add a big dollop of the roasted chilli oil that’s been calling me since I sat down at the table. I’m going to have to update my top 5 khao soi in Bangkok article, and this could be slipping in at the top of the list.
As promised in the video below, here are some English to Thai translations to help you order. Just point to the ones you want when you and you won’t have any trouble getting what you need:
Khao soi with beef – ข้าวซอยเนื้อ
Khao soi with chicken – ข้าวซอยไก่
Khao soi with pork – ข้าวซอยอหมู
Sau Ua (sausage) – ไส้อั่ว
Hang Lay (Pork belly curry) – แกงฮังเล
Khanom Jenn Nam Ngioaw (rice noodles with pork and tomato) – น้ำเงี้ยว
Nan prik noom (green chilli dip) – น้ำพริกหนุ่ม
Nam prik ong ( red pork dip) – น้ำพริกอ่อง
The beef Khao Soi is 80 THB (£1.98 / $2.55), while the Chicken and pork versions cost 60 THB (£1.50 / $1.90). All dishes are in the 50 – 100 baht price range.
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Northern Thai food has always had a special place in my heart as the reason for my first trip to Thailand was to find Khao Soi. It's was the first time I went to another country solely to eat and it totally changed the way I travel to this day. . Now I'm always on the lookout for legit northern Thai food in Bangkok and Khao Soi Mae Sariang delivers more often than not. The chicken Khao Soi can be a little on the sweet side but the Khanom Jeen Nam Ngioaw and the pork Khao Soi are on point every time. . Thanks to my awesome hand model @zbllpgnr for helping out 🙏 . 📍118 Lat Ya Road, Klong San, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand . #khaosoi #khaosoibangkok #khanomjeen #eatthai #northernthaifood #thaifoodstagram #aroii
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