Hat Man Soup Shop

Heaven on a plastic chair

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What we say: 4 stars

Tucked down a side street off Rangnam Road near Victory Monument you’ll find some of the city’s best noodle soup served up daily by a man with a hat.

The shop doesn’t actually have a name but we settled on calling it Hat Man after enjoying his outstanding kway tiow nahm several times per week for over a year.

A well-balanced pork broth boasts fantastic flavour without using tons of MSG, and the dense, yielding pork balls are a major step up from the usual chewy variety found in your average hatless noodle shops.

A bowl can be ordered thammada (normal) or phiset (extra); we recommend spending the extra five baht on phiset so you don’t miss out on the delicate pork and shrimp wontons handmade by Mrs Hat Man. Hat Man is open everyday from

Other information:
To get here, take the BTS to Victory Monument and take Exit 2. Walk to the corner (Rangnam Rd). Turn left and walk 200 metres, past a 7-eleven and one soi, and turn left into Soi Wattanayothin. Walk about two-thirds the way down the soi and his shop is on the right hand side a few metres past a laundrette and a tiny alley, kind of across the street from a parking lot/Chinese temple. It’s actually easier than it sounds — just be on the look out for a shophouse with tables and chairs and a boiling pot of soup out front.

Contact details
Soi Wattanayothin, Rangnam Rd, Victory Monument, Bangkok
Open: Daily 11:30-19:00, or whenever the soup runs out

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