(tourismthailand.org) On your visit to Buriram, a province in Thailand’s Isaan region, we have collected five recommended Restaurants for you that will keep you eating throughout the day. From snacking at Pa Nok Meatballs and enjoying Laksana Stewed Pork Legs, to savouring spicy som tam at Tam Laek Restaurant and tasting the delicious grilled chicken at Kaiyang Sida Restaurant, then finally finishing at Night Soh Grao Market, there are a ton of popular dishes to discover. Come enjoy the province’s best dining with us – you will not be disappointed!
1. Pa Nok Luk Chin
Street food stalls selling various types of meatballs, known as luk chin in Thai, are popular in nearly every corner of Thailand, including Buriram where one of the most popular street food stalls is Pa Nok Meatballs.
At Pa Nok Meatballs, they have their own style of serving yummy meatballs. Instead of taking a bag of meatballs drizzled in sauce to go, most customers will stand in front of the stall and enjoy dipping their meatballs right into the pots containing savoury dipping sauces. This is the first food stall in the province to start this unique 40-year-old tradition. The prices here are also very cheap for the level of deliciousness. You can enjoy the meatballs for only 3, 5, or 10 Baht per stick.
Fried pork meatballs Deep-fried, juicy pork meatballs with a signature tamarind dipping sauce and fresh vegetables
Address : Nivas Road, Tambon Nai Mueang, Mueang District, Buriram 31000
How to get there : From Buriram Bus Terminal, go straight on Nivas Road for 4 kilometres. Pa Nok Meatballs stall is on your left in front of the railways station near the clock tower.
Tel. : 044-890-053
Opening time : Daily from 07.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
2. Kha Mu Lakkhana
The tasty meatballs here are only an appetiser before a big meal in Buriram! Prepare your stomach and let’s go to our next stop…
Laksana Stewed Pork Legs has been serving its famous pork leg dishes for more than 60 years. The stewed pork legs’ deliciousness is guaranteed by the Shell Shuan Shim award(awarded for Restaurant or company produces excellent tasting products) and the fact that the restaurant runs two popular branches in the same district (Nang Rong). Here you can enjoy not only stewed pork leg dishes but also tasty homemade baked goods.
Double-boiled pork legs with Chinese herbs Tender and scented pork legs stewed with Chinese herbs for four hours
Stir-fried pork legs with black pepper Juicy pork legs stir-fried with black pepper
Spicy crispy pork leg salad Deep-fried pork legs, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, mixed with a spicy salad
Address : 375 Chokchai-Dej Udom Road (next to Government Savings Bank), Nang Rong District, Buriram
How to get there : From Buriram Town, take Chira Road for 50 kilometres. Turn right into Chokchai-Dej Udom Road in Nakhon Ratchasima’s direction. Continue straight for 5 kilometres. The restaurant will be on your left, next to Government Savings Bank.
Address : 770/12 Chokchai-Dej Udom Road (next to PTT Gas Station), Nang Rong District, Buriram
How to get there : From Buriram Town, take Chira Road for 50 kilometres. Turn right into Chokchai-Dej Udom Road in Nakhon Ratchasima’s direction. Continue straight for 5 kilometres and make a U-turn. The restaurant will be on your left, next to PTT Gas Station.
Tel. : 044-631-158 (1st branch), 044-631-319 (2nd branch)
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/khamoo.nangrong2
Opening time : Daily from 08.00 AM – 8.00 PM
3. Tam Laek Restaurant
These heavenly stewed pork leg dishes can be considered the main course of our culinary journey. Now it’s time for a spicy snack. Onto the next popular restaurant in Buriram: Tam Laek Restaurant.
An Isan (the northeastern region of Thailand) trip is not complete without trying som tam, or green papaya salad, one of Thailand’s most famous dishes. That’s why we are taking you to one of our recommended places: Tam Laek Restaurant. An obvious local favourite with three branches in Buriram province, Tam Laek has long been popular amongst both locals and tourists. You can enjoy its delicious northeastern dishes in Ban Kruat District, Prakhon Chai District, and Nang Rong District.
Som Tam (Papaya Salad) – A rich variety of different kinds of som tam are available including Thai-style som tam, som tam with crab, som tam with pineapple, som tam with vermicelli and salted crab, and more.
Fried Chicken with Salt – One dish is not enough of this signature deep-fried chicken – crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside.
Stir-fried noodles – Stir-fried noodles with dark soy sauce, a recommended dish to tone down the spiciness of som tam.
Ban Kruat Branch Address : 93/6 Moo 2 Tambon Prasat, Ban Kruat District, Buriram 31180
How to get there : From Buriram Town, take Road No. 2445. Drive past Prakhon Chai Hospital and Ban Kruat Market. Keep going straight for 800 metres then the restaurant will be on your left.
Nang Rong Branch Address : 651/2 Chokchai-Dej Udom Road, Nang Rong District, Buriram 31110
How to get there : From Buriram Town, take Road No. 218. Drive past Nong Song Hong Police Station and Ban Kok Soong School. Turn right at Thanon Hak Intersection onto Chokchai-Dej Udom Road. Continue straight and the restaurant will be on your left.
Prakhon Chai Branch Address : 493/2 Moo 3 Tambon Prakhon Chai, Prakhon ChaiDistrict, Buriram 31140
How to get there : From Buriram Town, take Road No. 2445. Drive past Sanam Bin Reservoir. Continue straight for another 2.5 kilometres. The restaurant is will be on your right.
Tel. : 089-011-3610 (Ban Kruat Branch), 098-620-1140 (Prakhon Chai Branch),
061-161-6729 (Nang Rong Branch)
Opening time : Daily from 09.00 AM – 5.00 PM (Ban Kruat Branch)
10.00 A.M. – 17.30 PM (Prakhon Chai Branch)
10.00 A.M. – 17.30 PM (Nang Rong Branch)
4. Kaiyang Sida (Sida Grilled Chicken) Restaurant
Eating som tam is not complete without pairing it with grilled chicken. We highly recommend trying the savoury, juicy grilled chicken at Kaiyang Sida Restaurant
Located in Buriram Town, Kaiyang Sida (Sida Grilled Chicken) Restaurant is well-known for its signature grilled chicken. You will love the fragrant, juicy chicken marinated in spices and grilled perfectly over charcoal. We also recommend the flavourful som tam here as well if you haven’t had your fill yet! On your visit to Buriram Town, don’t forget to try the tasty eastern Thai dishes at Kaiyang Sida.
Grilled chicken – Savoury, juicy chicken perfectly grilled over charcoal
Pad Thai – One of the restaurant’s signature and most popular dishes
Som Tam (Papaya Salad) – There is a variety of som tam to choose from and each one is delicious!
Address : 303/9 Sunthon Thep Road, Tambon Nai Mueang, Mueang District, Buriram 31000
How to get there : Kaiyang Sida (Sida Grilled Chicken) Restaurant is located 2 kilometres away from Buriram Town. Take Highway No. 218 and turn right at the intersection near Mueang Buriram Police Station onto Sunthon Thep Road. Keep going straight for 1 kilometre. The restaurant will be on your left, close to Sapan Yao Bridge.
Tel. : 089-720-4297
Opening time : Daily from 08.00 AM – 3.00 PM
5. Night Soh Grao Market
Our trip ends at Night Soh Grao Market where you can sample snacks, dishes, and desserts more than 30 food stalls at budget-friendly prices. See what catches your eye then enjoy diving into your finds at the market eating area.
Night Soh Grao Market is a night market located near Chang Arena Stadium. The sprawling market opens from 05.00 PM until late. You can enjoy trying a wide variety of authentic local food and soaking up the market’s lively ambience. There are also various other products and souvenirs to buy at affordable prices. Come enjoy your night at Soh Grao Night Market – we guarantee that you will never get bored!
How to get there : From Buriram Town, take Road No. 2445 and drive past the King Rama I Monument. Continue straight, pass Jae Ya Restaurant, and make a U-turn. After that, go straight to Chang Arena Stadium; the market is next to the stadium.
Opening time : Daily from 10.00 AM -10.00 PM
Our trip ends with a full stomach and a happy heart. If you fall in love with the deliciousness of Buriram’s dishes, don’t hesitate to come back! This lovely province will welcome you with its tempting signature dishes that you can enjoy again and again.