There's no surprises on the menu at Nai Meng, just good quality bowls of house made egg noodles with the usual suspects - particularly large yet soft wontons stuffed with shrimp, crab or pork, marinated barbecued red pork, a little crispy belly pork, some soft boiled eggs, slices of sweet cured Chinese sausage, a spoonful of indulgent crab meat. Choose to have broth in the noodles or dry, both are good.
They know how to cook noodles here, very well. Shell Shuan Shim, Thailand's equivalent of Michelin, clearly agree with the culinary award they've give Nai Meng. It's not the cheapest bowl - noodles with all the trimmings is 130 THB (around $4.20) - but top quality ingredients make it worth the spend.
The shophouse is typically of Bangkok, a thin narrow space with a few tables, a kitchen area and pass engulfing the open-sided entrance. But it's a more modern affair than most and though perfectly pleasant, perhaps a little less charming than their competitors. Don't let that dissuade you from experiencing the fine wontons, the star of the show here.