BANGKOK | Yasothon Duck Larb is a great place to visit if you’re looking to enjoy Issan-style Thai dishes. It’s a proper street food experience. The restaurant is set up along the street with small tables and stools lining either side of the kitchen and counter. It’s full of locals, and has a wonderful, lively atmosphere.
Everything is in Thai by default, but an English menu is available on request. On it, you’ll find the same dishes as the Thai menu, with nothing toned down. Larb, as the name suggests, is a signature dish. A well balanced mince dish filled with perfectly grilled duck offal, and zesty fragrant sour notes.
Seafood is another speciality of Yasothon Duck Yarb. What’s on the seafood menu changes daily, and it can sell out earlier in the night. It’s all dependent on what’s available fresh at the markets each day. Pla pao (charcoal grilled whole fish) is popular, as is the salted egg stir fried squid.
Be sure to get some kor moo yang (grilled pork neck) and fiery, fresh som tam to complete your meal. Other popular dishes include tom saap moo (sour Issan pork soup), gai yang (grilled chicken), and yum talay (spicy seafood salad).
To drink, it’s soda, juice, and cold beer.
Yasothon Duck Larb
519 Soi Sueksa Witthaya
Silom, Bang Rak
Telephone: 081 754 9867
Tue – Sat: 4:00pm to 10:00pm