Looking for the best hoy tod in Bangkok? At these four places, you can find the most delicious versions of that greasy yet incredibly tasty omelette.
What is Hoy Tod?
Hoy Tod is a popular Thai dish that is served in many local restaurants. The dish consists of a tasty omelette with mussels, oysters, or both and it’s extremely greasy but oh-so good. There are two versions of Hoy Tod cooked with different types of batter, a crispy-fried version (Hoy Tod) and a spongier version which is always cooked with oysters (Or Suan). Hoy Tod is prepared with bean sprouts and goes well with chilli sauce. To start with, the oysters and mussels are grilled and then fried up with yummy egg and bean sprouts. They say that men like their omelettes spongy and gooey (Or Suan) while woman prefer the crispy version (Hoy Tod). However, we think this is just a matter of personal taste.
Where to find the best hoy tod in Bangkok?
As mentioned, there are many restaurants serving this delicious treat, but if you're looking for the best hoy tod in Bangkok, you should try it at least one of these specialists.
The best hoy tod in Bangkok are:
1. Nai Mong Hoi Thod
Nai Mong serves the most famous and perhaps the best Hoy Tod in Bangkok! This local restaurant is located in the middle of Chinatown and is highly praised by major foodies as well as both national and international media outlets. Their signature omelette is extremely crispy and topped with premium, fried oysters. Nai Mong Hoi Thod also serves a few other varieties of Hoy Tod including a Plain Oyster Omelette and Crispy Mussel Omelette Topped with Oysters. The prices are around 100 - 150 THB.
Crispy Oyster Omelette (Small) (100 THB)
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2. Daeng Racha Hoi Thot
You can find this local gem close to Hua Lamphong MRT Station. At the corner of Mittaphap Road and Sukon Soi 1, there’s a local shophouse with a few food stalls; one of them is Daeng Racha Hoi Thot. The older owner, who doesn’t speak English, serves a delicious Hoy Tod and Or Suan. Due to its popularity, he usually runs out of stock right after lunchtime, so come early if you want to enjoy one of these amazing omelettes. Both the Hoy Tod and the Or Suan are only 50 THB, making this the cheapest Hoy Tod restaurants on this list.
Incredibly crispy Hoy Tod (50 THB) and the less-known Daeng Racha Hoi Tod
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3. Volcanic Fried Mussel & Oyster
This third Hoy Tod champion is located in popular foodie street Charoen Krung Road. It started as a street food stall but due to its popularity, evolved into a real restaurant. Volcanic Fried Mussel & Oyster specialises in Hoy Tod, serving four different varieties, as well as Or Suan. Their signature Hoy Tod (90 THB) is extremely crispy and prepared with both Oysters and Mussels. Prices vary between 55- 90 THB.
Signature Hoy Tod (90 THB)
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4. Hoi-Tod Chaw-Lae Restaurant
Located in hip Thonglor, this small restaurant serves Hoy Tod, Or Suan and also a killer Pad Thai. Hoi-Tod Chaw-Lae is renowned for the crispiness of their Hoy Tod. Choose from three different versions, one of which is uniquely prepared with prawns and squid. The Or Suan is also top quality, cooked with premium oysters and gooey battered egg. With prices between 120 and 150 THB, it’s the most expensive eatery on this list.
Hoi Tod (100 THB)
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