I just lunch with my brother at Jay Jia Yentafo (เจ๊เจี่ย เย็นตาโฟ), my all-time favorite restaurant. Jay Jia is a person’s name and Yentafo is the name of soup that this restaurant is renowned for. This restaurant mainly serves noodle dishes. Well, unfortunately, the menu is in Thai only. Even if the most popular main dish for Thais is rice, but i like noodle more. So, I think it would be a good idea to share you steps to order noodle dishes which can apply to other restaurants serving noodle dishes in Bangkok as well.
There are only 3 main steps. First is to select whether you want the noodle with soup or without soup (dried noodle). Second is selecting the soup that you want (even if you choose a dried noodle). This restaurant has 3 types of soup available: clear soup, tom yum soup, and yentafo soup (pink soup). Then, the last step is selecting the noodle type. This restaurant has 5 types of noodle available: fat noodles (wide rice noodles), skinny noodles (thin rice noodles), yellow noodles (Chinese egg noodles), rice vermicelli, and rice drops (sliver needle noodle and rat tails). That’s all. Easy, isn’t it?
This is what we ordered. The upper left is yentafo soup. The lower left is egg noodles with tom yum soup and the lower right is dried egg noodles with tom yum style.
Even if this restaurant is renowned for yentafo soup, but what you cannot miss are fried shrimps balls and fried wonton. Everyone orders them! And I’m so sorry that I cannot show you a photo of fried shrimps balls because they were sold out!
And here is fried wonton. What makes this dish special is the minced pork inside. Order one first, and then you will order more.
Well…please bear in mind that this restaurant is popular for locals and always full with customers especially during lunch time. I had an experience waiting for 40 minutes there! So, if you plan to go there, you should go early.
Update: January, 2014
Location: 598 Soi Chomsomboon Rama 4, Mahaphruet Tharam, Bang Rak District, Bangkok 10500. The easiest way to go there is to take MRT, get off at Sam Yan Station, and then walk for 10 minutes.
Price: 240 baht/ 2 people
Opening Hours: Everyday from 09:00 to 17:30