01 The TripPacker's Review
Krua Kaoyai Homemade: Specialties are the ‘smoked’ foods
There are a handful of towns and cities in the provinces surrounding Bangkok that are getaway destinations for short 3-4day weekends. If you want to be with the trees instead of the sand and water, make your way to Khao Yai. From Bangkok, you’ll only have to drive 100 or so kilometers to get there. If you arrive sometime during lunch, Krua Kaoyai Homemade is one restaurant you don’t want to miss.
- The weekend attracts a lot of customers. Come early to get a table and be prepared for slow service.
- The grapes and mulberry are grown in the area and made into juice.
Krua Kaoyai Homemade is located on Thanarat road, on the way to Khao Yai National Park. If you come on a weekend, the restaurant is full of customers therefore don’t expect good service. To make up for it, they provide good food. Start your order with a glass of grape or mulberry juice. These cool drinks are refreshing and good for digestion. Follow this with the smoked pork spareribs; pieces of pork spareribs marbled with just enough fat that are smoked just right. It’s a recommended dish from their well-known ‘smoked’ food list.
Other recommended dishes that you ought to try include the fried tofu, Yum Song Hed, and the forest soup with beef. The crispy fried tofu and dipping sauce makes for a delightful snack while waiting. Yum Song Hed is a two-mushroom Thai salad that has Shitake and Straw mushrooms as the main ingredients. Finally, order the Kaeng (soup)Pa (forest) Nua (meat). This northern soup is popular among many. For dessert, you can either have Sala Loy Kaew or Coconut-flavored ice cream. Sala Loy Kaew is a dessert consisting of Salak (fruit) in sweet syrup with crushed ice.
02 General Info + How to go
Krua Kaoyai Homemade
|Address||:||27 Moo7, Thanaratch Rd., Pakchong District, Nakorn Ratchasima 30130|
|Contact no.||:||044 297 137, 089 624 1937, 086 865 9263|
|Number of tables||:||+50 tables|
|Opening Hrs.||:||07.00 -20.00|
|Parking||:||In front of the restaurant.|
How to get there
From Bangkok, take Mitraphap road to Nakorn Ratchasima province. Once you get to Pakchong district, drive towards Thanaratch road that goes to the National Park. Drive for about 10 kilometers and you will see the restaurant on your left.