Jeh O Chula is one of our favourite local restaurants in Bangkok, located close to Chulalongkorn University and National Stadium BTS Station. Jeh O is famed for its unique twist on Tom Yum soup, made with instant Mama Noodles. This has become a popular comfort dish with Bangkok locals, especially students from the nearby university. Queues can stretch for up to 90 minutes in the evening, so we always arrive before they open at 17:30 to beat the rush.
The restaurant itself has your typical Thai decor, a white tile floor, white walls, aluminium tables and stools and TVs broadcasting random Thai shows. The interior is nothing to write home about but you don’t go to Jeh O Chula for the ambience, you go for the food.
The queue, before opening
What to order at Jeh O Chula?
We ordered a Spicy Salmon Salad (250 THB), our favourite dish at Jeh O Chula, made with fresh chunks of tasty salmon. The Thai-fusion salad is prepared with your typical Thai spicy dressing which means it’s really flavourful and has plenty of spice, which complements the salmon perfectly. -*5 Stars.-
Another unusual dish at Jeh O Chula is their Shrimp with Tofu (200 THB), which we haven’t seen anywhere else in Bangkok. The fried battered shrimp and tofu is prepared with a delicious garlic dressing and the tofu has a perfect crispy coating but remains soft and fluffy on the inside. -*5 Stars.-
Shrimp with Tofu (200 THB)
Whoever said the Crispy Pork at Mr. Jo is the best in town has never been to Jeh O Chula! The beautifully presented Crispy Pork (100 THB) is incredibly crunchy, yet it keeps its succulent core. The crispy pork goes really well with the complimentary sweet soy sauce. -*5 Stars.-
Jeh O Chula also serves a delicious Golden Brown Duck (200 THB). Duck is a typical Thai-Chinese meal, and Jeh O’s version is very well executed. The large chunks of tender duck go really well with the salty gravy. -*5 Stars.-
The most famous dish at Jeh O Chula is their Tom Yum Mama Noodles (250 THB), served with instant Mama Noodles and a variety of ingredients, rather than just traditional shrimp. We prefer the version with crispy pork, shrimp, squid, raw egg and pork balls. Cheaper versions come with simply crispy pork or pork meatballs (120 THB). Only available after 23:00, the premium crab Tom Yum Mama Noodles (800 THB) is a real hit and results in even longer late-night queues.
Jeh O Chula may be famous for its Mama Noodles Tom Yum, but don’t forget to order their other top-notch dishes! Even though we gave all the dishes a five-star rating, our favourites are still the Spicy Salmon Salad and Fried Tofu with Shrimp. If you don’t want to queue, arrive here just before they open around 17:30, as the queues will get longer late into the night.
If you are a foodie like us and you are looking for something extraordinary, then Jeh O Chula should be on your list of must-visits in Bangkok.
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Jeh O Chula
Price: 100 - 250 THB, (800 THB)
Food: Famous Tom Yum, Spicy Salmon Salad, Shrimp with Tofu, Crispy Pork
Opening Times: 17:30 - 01:00 Daily
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