SabX2 Pratunam Wanton Noodles is decent but far too hyped

SabX2 Pratunam Wanton Noodles in Petchaburi Soi 19 serves decent wanton noodles and braised pork (Khao Kha Moo). A full house could indicate something extraordinary, but there’s really nothing here to write home about.

As soon as you enter the room you’re quickly directed to a seat when available. It is a canteen like room, packed with hungry and curios visitors. There is no English menu as everything is somewhat directed towards visitors from Singapore and China. You definitively wont find any Thai people eating here. The lack of an English menu should not create a problem as it’s basically about two alternatives; wonton mee with red pork (and crab), and rice with braised pork meat.

The bamee is standard, the two tiny wanton’s tastes good. The crab meat is not worth the money (probably frozen). The thin slices of red pork and the pork lard is decent, but the lard is not really crunchy as it should be. They also use slightly to much fat.

The trotter melts in your mouth, which it should. A good taste, but my plate was filled with bones and skin and very little meat. The sauce is slightly to salty and also sweat as they most likely you use malt extract. The mustard greens was ok.

It’s a puzzle why Singaporeans are flocking to eat at SabX2 Pratunam Wanton Noodles, but maybe someone have written very positively about it in a Singaporean Paper or something. Anyway, it’s not directly wrong to eat here as the food is decent. That said, the place is over-hyped and damn expensive considering the quality. Sabx2 was better some years ago, but is now just cashing in on the hype.

You easily find better and a massively cheaper options for the same dishes in Bangkok. Sawang Noodles in 982 Phetchaburi road, just five minutes away from SabX2 is a much a better option, serving good wonton mee. Please be aware that this is not the Sawang Noodles that moved from Rama IV a year ago. They are related family wise, but the famous Sawang Noodles with the Shell Shuan Shim is situated 264 Si Phraya Road, a five minute walk from MRT Sam Yan. That is also were you find the best bowl of wonton mee in Bangkok. Anyway, the family branch in 982 Petchaburi road is worth a visit of in the area.

When it comes to khao kha moo (braised pork), I would suggest to test out Charoen Saeng Silom or Khao Khao moo Trok Sung, bot in the Bang Rak area.

Name: SabX2 Pratunam Wanton Noodles

Food: Wonton mee with red pork. Crab is a choice but unless you spell out your no crab, it comes with crab meat. Braised pork (trotter)

Price: The wonton mee is 110 Bath and the braised pork is 100 Bath. If you come two it seems they make a bigger plate of braised pork and charge 140 Bath – At least that is what they did with a Hong Kong couple sitting at the same table as I did.

Open: 9am – 4pm Daily

Phone: Tel +66 2 653 9618

Address: 4/32-33 Soi Petchburi 19, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

How to get there: There is no BTS or MRT nearby, but you can take BTS to Chit Lom and walk from there. When taking the skytrain walkway towards Siam, you take to the right and enter The Gaysorn Village. Walk through the shopping mall and get out on the lifted walkway in Chit Lom Road. It takes you to Platinium Shopping Mall on the corner of Chit Lom and Petchaburi Road. Walk through the Platinum Shopping Mall and get directly out on the walk way crossing Phetchaburi Road to the other side with odd Soi numbers. Getting down on the street level you walk about 30-40 meters and take to the right into Phetchaburi Soi 19. You find the restaurant 30 meters down the road on your right side.

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