There are several things on the menu at Pe Aor Tom Yum Kung Noodle, but most make the culinary pilgrimage for their outrageously indulgent tom yum, the classic spicy and sour soup packing some serious seafood including a whole rock lobster.
While every tom yum is different, the basics are the same regardless of where you dine, a tripod of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal ginger. Without these, it simply isn't tom yum. Thai chillies, tomatoes, lime juice and fish sauce are also important elements. Then there's the seafood. Most often prawns are used, but Pe Aor Tom Yum Kung Noodle excels with their over-the-top seafood feast of squid, fish, prawns, mussels and a whole lobster. It's easily the best tom yum in Bangkok, if not in Thailand.
As you can imagine, it's not cheap. But hovering between 1000-1500 THB (about US $32-48) it isn't bad value, particularly when you consider that the enormous bowl can easily be shared between several people. If that's a bit rich for you, fear not because there are plenty of more reasonably priced seafood tom yums on the menu.
You'd think the surroundings would match the opulence of the dish, but it's served in a typical shophouse somewhat modernised with air conditioning and plastered with large framed pictures of the food and photos of their customers and staff.
Other than Mondays and public holidays when they are closed, they are usually open between 10am and 9pm every day.