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Yuy Lee

Posted date:  December 1, 2007


You’ve just got to keep your eyes open. Khao soi, the northern Thai curry noodle dish that every foreigner seems to love, is in fact available in Bangkok. My most recent discovery was on Thanon Sukhumvit, an unlikely place to find good, let alone, regional Thai food. A small family-run shophouse outfit, Yuy Lee has been serving khao soi for a couple decades. Despite this, the product of their labour:


is, in my opinion, decent, but not exceptional. The broth could have used a bit more oomph, and the noodles were regular round bamee noodles, not the flattish noodles typically used in khao soi. The deep-fried crispy noodles were also of the cheap, packaged variety.

Much stronger was the khanom jeen naam ngiao (pictured above). The broth was fragrant and deliciously sour (from the addition of tomatoes), and loaded with deep-fried crispy garlic. If I went to Yuy Lee again, I would probably go straight for this rather than waste time with the khao soi.

For a cutting edge dispatch from the heart of khao soi country, check out The Last Appetite’s recent post, which in a bizarre circle, also links back here.

Yuy Lee (Google Maps link)
25 Sukhumvit Soi 31
02 258 4600
10am-8pm, closed Sun

5 Comments for Yuy Lee

Finally, I got a chance to test this restaurant. I live at Asok but for some weird reason hadn’t got time to step over Sukhumvit to there 😉

We tried both of dishes mentioned here. Khao Soi was delicious. I wonder what is it like when it IS delicious and to recommend for…

That other dish, hard to spell, was, errr… how could I say this, awful 😛
I think you have to be native thai from Isaan to like that stuff!

Anyway, very interesting blog that I’ve been following for some time now. Keep on good work!

Khao Soi is better than khanom jeen naam ngiao anyways it was delicious too. I ever test it before i’m came back to spain long time ago.

when i’m coming to bkk. i’m never miss this restaurant.
my order say in Thai is (Khao Soi kab coke nung ka pong.) it sound joke whan order in thai hahahhaaa~~~~~ I can speak thai only one sentence.

adios…. see you later austinbushphotography.com

After having read about Khao Soi in this blog I finally tried it on Saturday at Little Home on Sukhumvit Soi 55 betwoon Thong Lo Soi 23 and 25.http://www.littlehome.co.th/ I had read in the Friday edtion of the Bangkok Post about this place and it said they have Khao Soi. It was delicious. Then I tried Yuy Lee and was surprised that I preferred the stuff at Little Home. I’ll definitely be trying Khao Soi again!

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