Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nai Lieak Beef Noodle @ Ayutthaya - นายเลี๊ยก ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเนื้อเอ็นตุ๋น @ อยุธยา

Cuisine: Noodle / Street Food
Charged Price: THB100 per person without alcohol
Visited: 5 May 2016
Food: 9/10
Atmosphere: 4/10
Value for money: 10/10
Services: 6/10
Scale: [1=poor ---- 5=average/standard ---- 10=outstanding/exceptional]

Ayutthaya is not all about river prawn. When talking about visiting Ayutthaya, the first question that would literally pop up from everyone would be "going there for grilled river prawn?". Since when that Ayutthaya, the old capital city of Thailand, has become river prawn destination.

During early May 2016, we had a brief chance to visit Ayutthaya for a couple of days. After had sought opinion from local friend, we did hesitate at all to stop by Nai Lieak Beef Noodle as our first destination of the trip. Beef noodle seems to be another famous food in Ayutthaya and this local store does it exceptionally well. Nai Lieak is located on Thanon Pa Maphrao; towards the end of the road. Beware of parking space, it can be very difficult to find a parking lot along the road, especially, during public holiday. 

Nai Lieak Beef Noodle @ Ayutthaya - นายเลี๊ยก ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเนื้อเอ็นตุ๋น @ อยุธยา

Nai Lieak, the Master

typical noodle joint

price list

If you have a chance to visit Nai Lieak, I would recommend to try both with and without soup. Personally, I would go for stewed noodle for the first one. Then follow with non-noodle braised beef soup. Both are equally delicious. The stewed noodle gives simpler touch in mouth-feel, while soup based one shows more complexity in flavour from the soup. I like the way that notes of spices explode from the soup. The beef has also been wonderfully braised giving tenderness and flavour.

For me, this is a destination that cannot be overlooked. So classic. Yet at a budget too. Love to go back there.

Beef Stewed Noodle (THB40)

zooming onto yummilicious

Beef in Soup (THB50)

Classic Iced-cold Beverage

Nai Lieak Beef Noodle @ Ayutthaya - นายเลี๊ยก ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเนื้อเอ็นตุ๋น @ อยุธยา
6/7 Thanon Pa Maphrao
Moo 4, Tambol Ho Rattanachai
Amphoe Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya
Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya, 13000
Thailand

Open Hours: daily from 09:00am - 03:00pm
Tel: +66 (0) 35 251 761

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