Getting to Iya Chiya Huad involves some manoeuvring through small sois branching off the Pathum Thani-Sam Khok-Sena Highway (see map), but once you arrive it has the kind of old-fashioned appearance that alerts the tutored eye to the possibility of good things waiting inside. On the day of U-a T's visit, big bamboo trays of limes and chilli were drying in the sun out in front, and there was a kitchen garden that combined ornamental plants with herbs for cooking.
The dining room was decidedly unglamorous but spacious and airy, furnished with functional chairs and tables with plastic tablecloths and filled with the kind of clutter that can accumulate over the years in an old-fashioned restaurant that doesn't place its prime emphasis on decor. It faced out on to a narrow canal that was invisible under its covering of water hyacinths.
The recommended dishes are phad khanaa plaa khem (Chinese broccoli stir-fried with salted fish), tom khloang plaa maa (a sour-hot fish soup), goong phat kraphrao krathiem thone (shrimp stir-fried with fresh basil, chilli and garlic) and luuk chin plaa kraai phad phrik lueang (balls of pounded fish stir-fried with chilli and long beans).
All in all, simple food expertly prepared. Prices were very reasonable - under 700 baht for a meal for three - and service was friendly and attentive.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 to 18:00
Remark: Cost of meal per person
Iya Chiya Huad, Pathum Thani-Sam Khok-Sena Highway Rd., Muang Pathum Thani, Pathum Thani 12000 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2-593-1267
- Mobile number
+66 (0) 83-602-7555
Bangkok Post reviews
Pure and simple
By Bangkok Post Editorial