Roasted Duck in Bangrak at Charoen Wiang Pochana (เจริญเวียงโภชนา)

By Mark Wiens 7 Comments
Roasted Duck in Bangkok
Roasted Duck in Bangkok – Charoen Wiang Pochana (เจริญเวียงโภชนา)

Bangrak is one of the street food sanctuaries of Bangkok – meaning there are plenty of wonderful restaurants in the area.

Charoen Wiang Pochana (เจริญเวียงโภชนา) is long standing Thai, with a Chinese influence to it, restaurant that specializes in duck.

They do roasted duck to be more exact, not boiled duck.

And their wooden trophy cabinet in front of the shop shows that they do duck well.

Thai roasted duck
Khao Na Bpet (ข้าวหน้าเป็ด) – Roasted Duck Over Rice

So naturally it was my duty as an eater to first begin with a plate of khao na bpet (ข้าวหน้าเป็ด), slices of roast duck over a bed of steamed rice.

The duck was drizzled a sauce made from its juices that dripped down to permeate the rice and made it a complete delicious dish. While khao na bpet is not my absolute favorite $1 menu dish to eat in Thailand, this was certainly pretty flavorful!

khao moo daeng (ข้าวหมูแดง)
Khao Moo Daeng (ข้าวหมูแดง) – Barbecued Pork Over Rice

Many duck restaurants in Bangkok also serve khao moo daeng (ข้าวหมูแดง), the signature red barbecued pork over rice.

While normally moo daeng is seriously red and very sweet, this wasn’t as sweet as others and included a pleasant smoky flavor to it.

Another bonus was that I got nearly all lean meat, none of the grizzly fat – could have just been my particular plate, but that’s how I prefer it. Still, it couldn’t compare to Bangkok’s best khao moo daeng.

Ba Mee Egg Noodles and Rosted Duck (บะหมี่เป็ด)
Ba Mee Egg Noodles and Rosted Duck (บะหมี่เป็ด)

The bowl of ba mee egg noodles and duck (บะหมี่เป็ด) was particularly well done.

While sometimes on the streets ba mee can be a little rubbery, these noodles were fresh and supple, complementing the roast duck nicely.

Thai street food
A lump of delicious noodles!

The noodles weren’t sticky at all, but were perfectly cooked and after adding a few generous spoons of chili flakes and vinegar, they were ready for consumption.

Bangkok restaurant
Charoen Wiang Pochana (เจริญเวียงโภชนา)

The Bottom Line

The roasted duck was better than average, very good if that’s what you’re in the mood for. The moo daeng barbecued pork was alright, and I thought the ba mee egg noodles were great.

It’s also worth a mention that Charoen Wiang Pochana (เจริญเวียงโภชนา) serves a full menu of stir fry dishes as well, though I haven’t tried any of them.

Charoen Wiang Pochana (เจริญเวียงโภชนา)

Address: Bangrak, Charoen Wiang, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: 0-2235-1088
Hours: Daily from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Prices: Most dishes run 40 – 50 THB

How to Get There

Located in the heart of Bangrak and just across the street from Robinson shopping mall, Charoen Wiang Pochana (เจริญเวียงโภชนา) is easy to get to and in a great location.

The easiest way to get there is to go to Saphan Taksin BTS station (where you can also drop by for some boat noodles), exit and walk towards Robinson, turn on Charoen Wiang road, and you’ll find the restaurant on the right hand side about 20 meters down the road – can’t miss it!


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  • michelle

    7 years ago

    I went to Charoen Wiang Pochana today for duck noodles for the second time. This time, there was a Thai-Chinese man in his 60s taking orders and calculating the bills. I ordered “mee pok”, the wide egg noodles but got the more commonly found ba-mee instead. He told me there were the same, and treated me as if I were an idiot. We ordered regular sized bowls. We got charged for large bowls, 60 baht each for what should have cost 40 each. When I suggested that not only did he get our order wrong but was overcharging us, he yelled at us while he was chewing his food, with bits of rice spewing out of his mouth landing on our table. I told the older woman in charge that she had lost a potential regular customer, as we live just down the road. A shame, really.

  • FarangTalk

    9 years ago

    Posted a thread with link to this article on my forum!