Soft-shell crab tom yum noodles in Bangkok

Forget the same old tum yum noodles and meet its upgraded versions with a whole soft-shell crab at Pen Nueng, a noodle stall near Bangkok’s Yaowarat Road.

As soon as we arrived, we didn’t hesitate to try the restaurant’s special item – Soft-Shell Crab Premium TomYam Noodles (฿199, ~USD6.15). This extravagant bowl of tom yum noodles was accompanied with a fried whole soft-shell crab, which looked heavenly.  

The item was served in a ceramic bowl with a fire lit up from underneath – adding a cool photogenic factor to folks who love the pre-meal snapping ritual. 

We loved the tom yum soup here because it had a nice balance of spicy and tangy flavours, which is tom yum’s signature flavour. The egg noodles were so well-cooked and springy in every slurp and the fried crab was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.  

To make the dish even more perfect, the restaurant’s homemade fish balls were dense and bouncy in every bite – adding more texture to the item.

If you’re a prawn lover, you can also get giant prawn tom yum noodles for the same price as well.

Eat at a less-crowded area of Yaowarat

Before heading straight to Yaowarat, stop by at Pen Nueng, which is situated in a residential area nearby, to savour delish tom yum noodles and crispy-fried soft-shell crab.   

Pen Nueng Tom Yam Noodle
Address: 67 Tri Mit Road, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 8AM – 7PM. (Closed on Sundays.)
Nearest Train Station: Wat Mangkon MRT
Telephone: +66-94-365-6536

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