Jeh O Chula is one of our favourite local restaurants in Bangkok, located close to Chulalongkorn University and National Stadium BTS Station. The restaurant is insanely popular among locals because of the famous upgraded Tom Yum soup. But Jeh O Chula offers more than its signature pimped instant noodle soups. In this article, we will recommend other amazing creations packed with tons of spices. We cover the following aspects related to the famous Jeh O Chula:
- 1. What makes Jeh O Chula so special?
- 2. The menu of Jeh O Chula
- 3. What to order at Jeh O Chula?
- 4. Our overall verdict of Jeh O Chula?
- 5. General information about Jeh O Chula
- 6. How to get to Jeh O Chula?
- 7. Other amazing local restaurants nearby Jeh O Chula
1. What makes Jeh O Chula so special?
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. In our personal experience, these not-too-fancy looking restaurants that have a long queue of hungry locals waiting for a few unimaginably famous dishes are the ultimate Bangkok-foodie experiences. In general, the owners of these restaurants have years of experience in preparing one or two very specific dishes that they, over the years, turned into perfected recipes. We can guarantee that Jeh O Chula is one of those restaurants. Keep in mind that Jeh O Chula is one of the most popular local eateries in town and 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.
This is what Jeh O Chula makes so popular, but there is much more!
So, what makes Jeh O Chula so special? Jeh O Chula 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. It's this dish that put Jeh O Chula on the map, however, there are more amazing creations to find at this local eatery. Most of these dishes are upgraded classic Thai dishes, meaning that these dishes are improved with great-quality ingredients or combined as a fusion dish. In the next paragraph, we dive deeper into Jeh O Chula's menu.
The queue, before opening
2. The menu of Jeh O Chula
The menu of Jeh O Chula is huge and with a total of twenty-five pages, a bit overwhelming. Some pages are completely in Thai, some do have an English translation. The prices vary between 100 THB to 250 THB per dish, with a few exceptions here and there. If you'd to see the full menu, head over to the TopTravelFoods review page of Jeh O Chula. In the next paragraph, we recommend which dishes you must try at Jeh O Chula!
Exciting fusion food at Jeh O Chula.
3. What to order at Jeh O Chula?
As the title of this article already suggests, Jeh O Chula is specialized in local Thai food but with a surprisingly delicious twist that gives the food a completely new dimension. It is this signature twist that makes the customers come back and the reason why you have to wait in line. One of the dishes we ordered was the Spicy Salmon Salad (250 THB), our personal favourite dish at Jeh O Chula. This spicy salad is made with fresh chunks of salmon, which are of excellent quality. The twist of this salad is the traditional spicy dressing. This Thai-fusion salad is namely prepared with your typical Thai spicy dressing which means it’s really flavourful and has plenty of spice, which complements the salmon perfectly.
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 level of crispiness is comparable with the legendary crispy pork vendor "Mr. Jo". The beautifully presented Crispy Pork (100 THB) is incredibly crunchy, yet it keeps its succulent core. The crispy pork is served with a delicious soy sauce. For only one hundred Thai Baht you can enjoy this deliciousness and you would be stupid if you won't order this!
Another highly recommended dish at Jeh O Chula is their Golden Brown Duck (200 THB). Duck like this is a typical Thai-Chinese meal, and Jeh O’s version is very well-executed with a not-too-fat, yet beautifully tender duck leg covered in salty gravy and fried garlic.
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. This is a noodle dish with a twist you won't find anywhere else in the country. 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). Keep in mind that this famous dish is only available after eleven o'clock in the evening. The premium crab Tom Yum Mama Noodles (800 THB) is a real hit and results in even longer late-night queues.
4. Overall Verdict of Jeh O Chula
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.
5. General information about Jeh O Chula
Price: 100 - 250 THB, with a few exceptions here and there.
Food: Famous Tom Yum, Spicy Salmon Salad, Shrimp with Tofu, Crispy Pork
Opening Times: 17:30 - 01:00 Daily
More information, including other TopTravelFoods users' opinions, exact location, check-ins and many more, can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Jeh O Chula.
6. How to get to Jeh O Chula?
Jeh O Chula is located around 1.5 kilometres from Siam BTS Station and for many, it's the easiest way to take the BTS to Siam BTS Station and take a 10-minute taxi drive to Jeh O Chula. Another option is using the MRT to Hua Lamphong, as Jeh O Chula is only 1 kilometre from MRT Station Hua Lamphong. Again, from here, you take the taxi to Jeh O Chula.
The exact location of Jeh O Chula: Google Maps
7. Other amazing local restaurants nearby Jeh O Chula
Jeh O Chula is located in an area where you can find several amazing local eateries that will blow you away with their impressively spiced dishes. Although Jeh O Chula is located a bit outside common touristy areas, this area it's well worth the visit if you're looking for one of the most exciting local foods Bangkok has to offer. We recommend you to visit one of the following local restaurants near Jeh O Chula:
Aey Seafood is our favourite seafood restaurant in Bangkok as it serves highly flavoured seafood dishes made with excellent quality seafood. The restaurant is only 250 metres from Jeh O Chula and similar to Jeh O Chula, there is a daily queue of hungry locals who want to taste amazing Thai food. For obvious reasons, Aey Seafood is listed in our article about the best seafood in Bangkok. More information about Aey Seafood such as the location, opening times, most recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users' opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Aey Seafood.
Long Leng Noodle
Long Leng Noodle is a local's favourite noodle shop right next to Aey Seafood. The menu of Long Leng Noodle is limited with only a handful of noodle variations. But from the moment they open their doors, which is at five o'clock in the afternoon, hungry Thai stop by for their daily portion of noodles and food delivery motorbikes keep picking up their goods. Long Leng Noodle is listed in our article about the best noodles in Bangkok. More information about Long Leng Noodle such as the location, opening times, most recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users' opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Long Leng Noodle.
Hot Pot Icecream Yokse
You can easily combine a visit to Jeh O Chula with a visit to Hot Pot Icecream Yokse, a street food ice cream vendor located around two kilometres west from Jeh O Chula. What makes Hot Pot Icecream Yokse so unique is that they serve great tasting ice cream for a bargain as well as the street food ambience you'll experience. This place opens its doors at 18:30, making it ideal for your dessert after eating Jeh O Chula's highly flavoured signature dishes. More information about Long Leng Noodle such as the location, opening times, most recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users' opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Hot Pot Icecream Yokse.
If you are looking for more restaurants like Jeh O Chula, have a look at the 25 best local Thai restaurants in Bangkok.
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