The famous Kang Ban Phe (Mantis Shrimp Noodle Soup) from Rayong can also be enjoyed in Bangkok. The mantis shrimp is a delicious type of crayfish with a sweet taste like lobster and tender meat like crab.
The Kang Ban Phe Noodle & Seafood Café is located in a hip spot in the area of Lumpini Park, near Ploen Chit BTS station in Bangkok. At the prices of around 200-250 baht per dish, it’s quite a reasonable price, given the quality; fresh mantis shrimp caught in the morning. The only downside is the small portion. If you love seafood, give it a try, but avoid rush hour (12-1 p.m) if you don’t want to queue.
My wife ordered the Creamy Tom Yum Seafood Noodle Soup with mantis shrimp, squid, prawn, fish and crab.
I ordered a Pad Thai with prawn, crab and mantis shrimp. Yum!
It’s a chill place with a sea theme decoration.
The restaurant also has a bar.
Old mooring hook.
Kang Ban Phe Noodle & Seafood Café at Soi Ruam Ruedi in Bangkok.