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Phat Thai Mae Sot

Posted date:  May 12, 2011


The northern Thai city of Mae Sot seems like an unlikely place to find a particular style of phat Thai – a dish I usually associate with central Thailand. But while in the city recently, I spotted three or so shops serving a somewhat unusual version of the dish.

The local twist here is the addition of pork (for those of you familiar with northern Thai food this won’t come as a surprise). The dish is served with a small pile of crispy deep-fried pork rinds and topped with a few slices of barbecued pork. Real Thai-style phat Thai isn’t generally served with any meat (other than dried or fresh, shrimp), so I appreciate the addition of protein in what is normally a pretty substantial carb blast. It’s also quite simply a good dish of phat Thai: the noodles themselves aren’t gloopy or heavy, although like every dish of phat Thai I’ve ever encountered, required additional seasoning with fish sauce and dried chili.

If you’ve never been, Mae Sot’s a pretty interesting food town. There’s a couple restaurants like this serving interesting mainstream-Thai-type fare, some northern Thai food, quite a few Muslim restaurants and lots of Burmese food, particularly at the town’s morning market and for breakfast.

Phat Thai Mae Sot
Th Prasat Withit, Mae Sot

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7 Comments for Phat Thai Mae Sot

another place of Phat Thai i prefer is in Sukhothai na ..
the size of noodles is really important for me to taste

I really have to return to northern Thailand and eat more….

[…] were probably my least favourite of the lot, although admittedly the differences between all of these places are very subtle. In this case I found Jayhae’s bowl to be the sweetest and least porkiest. This restaurant also does phat Thai in the local style, which is similar to that served in Mae Sot. […]

The best Pad Thai I’ve ever enjoyed was in Phichit and they also used muu daeng (bbq pork) instead of shrimp. In fact, it looked quite similar to your picture above. I much prefer this style of Pad Thai.

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[…] I rarely, if ever, seek out. In general, I tend to find it a bit gloopy and heavy, and up north, as mentioned previously, they do a few things — namely adding pork — that would arguably make the dish even […]

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