Situated on the bypass road of Chonburi’s well-known Nong Mon Market, lies a popular noodle shop worth visiting. Gŭay-dtĭeow Ah Ngĕe (Ajarn Ngee’s Noodle Shop) offers a variety of noodles dishes with the prefered meat selection. Viewing the shop’s appearance from the outside may not look like much, but once you’ve manage to slurp those first spoonfuls of soup, it’ll warm your soul and tantalizes your taste buds. In the end you’ll be thanking yourself for finding this jewel.
The aromas of the flavored brown soup is enough to activate your senses and lure you into the shop. Ordering your noodle dish is by simply placing a checkmark next to your selection of noodles varying from thin angle hair to large, egg noodles or white rice noodles. There is also the option to choose between a steamy hot broth of pork or beef.
The contents of the soup also have a selection according to your liking:
- Fresh Meat slices (beef or pork)
- Stewed Meat, boiled until soft and tender (beef or pork)
- Meat Balls (beef or pork)
- Morning Glory vegetables
For any typical Thai noodle shop, condiments are customary and made readily available for customers to mix-n-match in accordance to their taste preference. Although the broth is exquisite, I prefer mine to be a bit more salty, sour, and sweet by adding fish sauce, vinegar, pickled fresh chilis, with a pinch of sugar to balance it out. The finishing touch is the fried chili in oil that takes the soup to another level in terms of giving it that extra burst of flavor and aromatic scent.
So if there are ever days when you need a break from the typical rice or bread dishes then be sure to have your helping of savory noodle soup. This will definitely cure those internal cravings you have to complete your soul.