Pe Aor (ร้าน พี่ อ้อ) is a famous restaurant located just 200 meters from Phaya Thai BTS Station in a small soi with plenty of good food options. Pe Aor specializes in Tom Yum soups: a Thai hot and sour soup that is mostly served with prawns. The restaurant has a cosy atmosphere, with around 10 tables which are crowded most of the time.

Pe Aor Best Tom Yum in Bangkok

Pe Aor's menu features 27 different versions of Tom Yum soup cooked with various types of noodles and seafood. From jumbo prawns to pork ribs or an entire lobster, the variety is enormous and there’s a soup to suit everyone’s budget and taste. The broth itself is incredibly aromatic, creamy and boasts a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavours. The seafood and meats are of outstanding quality, so you might find it hard to choose with all these delicious options.

The highlight is their most expensive Tom Yum, named Lobster and the Gang, which costs around 1200 baht depending on the size of the lobster. That includes a lobster, two large mussels, squid and slices of salmon. If you’re looking for a cheaper option,  the Lobster in Love is smaller but just as tasty. For 450 baht, you get a 200-gram lobster and two large mussels. The portion can serve two people, so you can still enjoy this premium seafood dish for a reasonable price. Other Tom Yum soups start at just 50 baht, including the signature Tom Yum with Freshwater Prawn for 60 baht.



Tom Yum soup with Lobster 

Lobster in Love (450 THB)


Other Popular Seafood Dishes


Pe Aor Tom Yum Kung Noodle also serves more than just Tom Yum soup. One of their most popular dishes is the Crab Spring Rolls. For only 50 baht, you get crispy spring rolls filled with rich crab meat. Another great alternative is the Fried Noodles with Tom Yum Seafood (150 baht), which features stir-fried Tom Yum flavoured glass noodles with fresh seafood such as river prawns, squid, and mussels.


Tom Yum Noodles with Seafood

Fried Noodles with Tom Yum Seafood (150 THB)

  Crab Sticks
Crab Spring Rolls (50 THB) 


For those of you who are seeking a delicious Tom Yum, Pe Aor is the place to go, but there’s just one catch. After Mark Wiens claimed that Pe Aor served the best Tom Yum Kung in Bangkok, the restaurant soared in popularity with tourists. In fact, the owner told me he’s had to adjust the original recipes slightly because tourists can’t handle the spiciness of the food.

Pe Aor Tom Yum Kung Noodle

Price per dish: 60 - 450+ THB
Food: Tom Yum Seafood
Opening Times: 10:00 - 21:00 Tue-Sun (Closed on Monday)


Pe Aor Front

The front of Pe Aor restaurant

Pe Aor atmosphere

The interior of Pe Aor restaurant

Pe Aor Kitchen

The kitchen of Pe Aor restaurant 


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