It all started in 1956 when the noodles were served from a street food cart. The noodles at Bamee Kon Sae Lee are since the beginning homemade. Later on, they moved to Sukhumvit Road, close to Sukhumvit Soi 55. Here you will find three great restaurants, 55 Pochana, Zaew Noodle and Bamee Kon Sae Lee. These restaurants are listed in several of our articles, including the best noodles and noodle soups in Bangkok. The restaurant is easily recognizable with its bright red facade. The restaurant is small with only a handful of tables inside the restaurant and a few outside. Because of this, you rarely don’t have to wait. Especially during lunchtime, this restaurant is packed, with waiting times of over fifteen minutes. This is also the case at Zaew Noodle, a noodle shop three doors further. As Bamee Kon Sae Lee is open from 06.30 until 23.00, I would strongly advise visiting the restaurant at other times than lunchtime.
The front of Bamee Kon Sae Lee
The interior of Bamee Kon Sae Lee
The menu of Bamee Kon Sae Lee is small, with a variety of homemade noodles and fried rice with either roasted red pork, crispy roasted pork, roasted duck, crab meat, pork wonton and prawn wonton. Does that sound too complicated? Here are the most recommended dishes at Bamee Kon Sae Lee.
Highly recommended is their signature Roasted Duck (150 THB). The duck skin is nicely crisp while the duck meat is not too fat, yet tender. All covered with a sweetened gravy. This and their crispy fried pork are their specialities. If you have a small appetite, you can order one of their noodle dishes with crispy fried pork and roasted duck. For a larger appetite, or when you visit Bamee Kon Sae Lee as a group, I recommend you to try their signature dishes individually as they come with special gravy and sauces. As mentioned, another highly recommended dish is their signature Crispy Roasted Pork (150 THB). The pork is incredibly crispy on the outside and is served with a thickened soy sauce. Delicious!
Roasted Duck (150 THB)
Crispy Roasted Pork (150 THB)
While there are plenty of noodles to choose from, I would recommend the Egg Noodles with Prawns & Pork Wonton and Roasted Red Pork (50 THB). It’s one of their bestsellers and if you already have ordered the signature duck or pork, you don’t need these same proteins in your noodles. The roasted red pork is completely different, both flavours as texture, then the signature roasted crispy pork. And their homemade wontons and noodles are so delicious too!
Egg Noodles with Prawns & Pork Wonton and Roasted Red Pork (50 THB)
The final recommendation is Fried Rice with Crab Meat (60 THB). The same reason applies here as the previous recommendation: if you already have ordered their signatures crispy pork and roasted duck, you will have a tasty alternative with the crab meat. And don’t get me wrong, the fried rice with crab meat is a seriously tasty dish!
Fried Rice with Crab Meat (60 THB)
Overall verdict: Bamee Kon Sae Lee serves some of the tastiest homemade egg noodles I’ve tried in a while. But what really makes Bamee Kon Sae Lee so special are their Roasted Duck and Crispy Roasted Duck. I would strongly advise to try these and try alternative proteins such as the roasted pork or crab meat with your other dishes.
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