Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็ดย่าง) – Another Legendary Duck Restaurant in Bangrak

By Mark Wiens 13 Comments
Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็นย่าง)
Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็ดย่าง)

Roast duck is commonly found throughout Bangkok, especially in the heavily Chinese influenced areas of town like Yaowarat (video) and Bangrak.

Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็ดย่าง) is one of the most famous of the selection, a legendary Cantonese style duck restaurant located right along Charoen Krung road, opposite Robinson’s department store.

I’ve walked past this restaurant countless times, but somehow I never stepped foot inside, until I met up with fellow Thai food lover and photography David Salmanowitz.

Pet yang (เป็ดย่าง large duck plate) at Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็นย่าง)
Pet yang (เป็ดย่าง large duck plate) at Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็ดย่าง)

It didn’t take long for us to know exactly what we needed to eat…

…duck of course, being THE reason you go to eat at Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็ดย่าง).

We got the pet yang (เป็ดย่าง large duck plate), which came as a decent portion sliced into bite sizes pieces and overflowing with duck juices.

The sauce was on the sweeter side, but it really went well with the salty duck and that slightly crispy melt-in-your-mouth duck skin. Along with nibbles of pink pickled ginger, their pet yang (เป็ดย่าง) was quite marvelous.

Price – 100 THB

Ba mee boo (บะหมี่ปู)
Ba mee boo (บะหมี่ปู)

Dave, a long time eater at Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็ดย่าง), suggested we have bowls of his favorite ba mee boo (บะหมี่ปู), which I was happy to eat.

The egg noodles were fresh and tossed, so each noodle was separated without any clumpage. The portion of shell-less crab on top added a wonderful touch. A splash of soy vinegar and a scoop full of chili flakes brought the noodles together in a sweet symphony and spicy noodle collage.

Overall, great bowl of noodles for a light meal. And paired with alternating bites of sweet succulent duck, I was quite happy.

Price – 45 THB

Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็นย่าง)
Here’s what you’ll see on the outside at Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็นย่าง)

Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็ดย่าง), along with Charoen Wiang Pochana, are two of the most well known duck restaurants in the Bangrak area of Bangkok.

From the outside you’ll just see the hanging beauties with a door to the right hand side.

The front of the restaurant doesn’t look too big, but go inside and you’ll find seats and even a couple floors of available tables – so it’s bigger than it looks from the outside.

For a quick and tasty meal of duck and noodles, head over to Prachak.

The Bottom Line

Eat duck, it’s good!

Prachak Pet Yang (ร้านประจักษ์เป็ดย่าง)

Address: 1415 Thanon Charoen Krung, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand
Open hours: 7 am – 10:30 pm daily (only closed during Chinese New Year and Songkran)
Prices: About 50 – 100 THB per person

ที่อยู่ : 1415 อาคาร ตรงข้ามห้างโรบินสันบางรัก ถนนเจริญกรุง แขวงสีลม เขตบางรัก กรุงเทพฯ
โทร. 08-3910-1444 , 02-234-3755 , 02-235-6324
เปิดทุกวัน เวลา 07.00 – 20.30 น. (หยุดเทศกาลตรุษจีน,สงกรานต์ )

How to get there:

It’s located right along Charoen Krung road, just opposite Robinson’s department store. You can take the BTS skytrain to Saphan Taksin, exit #3 (pass the Saphan Taksin boat noodles), head down Charoen Krung to your left, cross the road, and you’ll find the restaurant.


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  • Lou

    11 months ago

    My partner and I cannot wait to visit this place – we’ll be there in a few weeks and are already salivating at the prospect!

  • Antonio

    3 years ago

    We are just back from Bangkok. We stayed at Bossotel Inn ( good hotel and convenient location close to the river and BTS) so we went often to Prachak Pet Yang. Always wonderful duck with egg noodles !! The only bad thing is they close ay 8:00 PM but it is better you don’t go after 7:30 unless you want to eat in a hurry!

    • Mark Wiens

      3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing Antonio, glad you ate at Prachak a few times during your visit!

  • Felix

    4 years ago

    Correction: Prachak is only open till 8.30pm (officially), and they actually close closer to 8.00pm.

  • Rakhal

    4 years ago

    Went to this restaurant and Charoen Wiang Pochana today to compare the two, it turned out that to me there was no comparison, this place blew away the competition!!! While CWP had overly sweet molasses flavored sauce that completely overpowered the flavor of the duck, PPY had a more subtle sauce that was full of duck flavor and a hint of peanut and ginger that really brought out the flavor of the tender roast duck. This place is my new go-to spot for roast duck in Bangkok, thanks Mark!!!

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Rakhal, cool to hear that, glad you enjoyed it.

  • Palmz

    5 years ago

    I’ve been there today. marvelous !!! This is a must for the roast duck lover. Actually, if you can read Thai, The menu writes about history of this restaurant which said has been opened for 104 years and have 5 generation of owner. Also this restaurant share the same descendant with the famous Ba Mee Boo Silom restaurant (Crab noodles) at Silom (BTS Sa La Daeng station).

  • Trent @ Food Assault

    5 years ago

    Duck Rocks!

    I always enjoyed the duck at MK when going a session of dim sum & sukiyaki. It’s great to find some Authentic Asian duck places to eat in Bangkok

  • Scott

    5 years ago

    Top effort Mark, duck rules!

    Can you remember the name of the restaurant you took me to near Thaksin pier for some duck on the food tour? It was the first place we went and was delicious.
    That said I will be searching this place out as its not far from Silom.

    Cheers.

  • Kitti

    5 years ago

    Bangrak, near my area. Well done, Mark !!!

  • Viktor

    5 years ago

    That looks ducking delicious!