Yong He Dou Jiang – Awesome Chinese Soup Dumplings (xiao long bao) in Bangkok

By Mark Wiens 12 Comments
Chinese food in Bangkok
Chinese food in Bangkok

You don’t have to worry, these mini steamed soup dumplings won’t poke you (like the menu may suggest)!

But rather they will explode with delicious porky juices and the prefect ratio of ingredients. When you’re looking for delicious Chinese soup dumplings (xiao long bao) in Bangkok, there’s one place to come: Yong He Dou Jiang.

The Silom restaurant serves quite authentic Taiwanese style Chinese cuisine, and if you’re craving some Chinese food, this is a good place in Bangkok to dine.

Steamer of delight!
Steamer of delight!

It’s (almost) a requirement to order the pork filled soup dumplings (xiao long bao). They are served piping hot, and I mean smoldering on the inside like hot oil.

Chinese soup dumplings (xiao long bao) in Bangkok
Chinese soup dumplings (xiao long bao) in Bangkok

As soon as you pick up a dumpling you can feel the soup sloshing around the interior, it’s a wonderful sound.

Be careful eating these dumpling, a wrong bite and hot pork soup could splatter across the table – for real –  I shot pork juice out of my dumpling on my first attempt!

The key is to bite off the top, suck out the juice, and then go for the bulk of the dumpling.

They are amazing! I’d really be happy to walk into Yong He Dou Jiang by myself and devour a few steamers solo.

Price – 170 THB

Mapo tofu
Mapo tofu

We also tried the mapo tofu, usually one of my favorite dishes, but it was surprisingly not very good. It was much too soupy and not spicy enough.

Normally mapo tofu comes with that signature layer of red chili oil on the bottom, but this was more of a gravy. It wasn’t bad, but not what I was expecting as mapo tofu.

Pad yord mara (ผัดยอดมะระ)
Pad yord mara (ผัดยอดมะระ)

The stir fried melon leaves (ผัดยอดมะระ) was excellent, fried to perfection, and including a generous amount of lightly cooked garlic.

Fried fresh noodles
Fried fresh noodles

The last dish we ordered was a plate of stir fried hand made noodles. The noodles were marvelous and reminded me of those incredibly tasty hand pulled lamien noodles I feasted upon in China.

The noodles were also vegetarian, including hard tofu and cabbage in the fry. The menu includes quite a few vegetarian options.

Along with fried noodles, you’ll also find a number of soups utilizing the same noodles and some that include beef. I highly recommend the noodles!

Price – 90 THB

Eating at Yong He Dou Jiang
Eating at Yong He Dou Jiang

Chinese soup dumplings, a plate of fried fresh noodles, and many scoops of roasted chili suace and its oil, and I was very happy at Yong He Dou Jiang!

Yong He Dou Jiang
Yong He Dou Jiang – Bangkok

The Bottom Line

For soup dumplings (xiao long bao) and fresh noodle soup and fried noodles, Yong He Dou Jiang serves marvelous food! I didn’t have a chance to try their house made soy milk, but that seemed to be the standard beverage that everyone else was drinking when I was there. Next time I go, I’ll be drinking a soy milk as well.

Yong He Dou Jiang

Address: Naradhiwat Rajanagarindra Rd. (near BTS Chong Nonsi) Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Open Hours: 11 am – 10 pm daily
Prices: 100 – 200 THB per person
Phone: 02 635 0003

How to get there:

Go to Chong Nonsi BTS station, take Exit #3, walk down the steps, go straight for just a minute and the restaurant is on your left hand side in the shophouse. It’s just a 1 minute walk from Chong Nonsi BTS station, and on your way to or from, you can conveniently grab a coffee at HelpLive coffee kiosk!


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  • Chun

    8 years ago

    Hey Mark, really enjoy your excellent blog! Was in BKK last week and tried this place out. Many thanks for the tip! Great veggie dumplings & fried noodles, green onion pancake — all washed down with cold soy milk. As good as the stuff I had in Taiwan! Cheers

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Great to hear that Chun, glad you enjoyed it!

      • Chun

        8 years ago

        Thanks Mark, and look forward to trying more culinary gems — keep on eating and discovering!

  • Frans

    8 years ago

    Their beef -noodlesoups are also out of this world. Plus they have a interesting roasted duck pancake…I’ll try to post some picks of both on your EatingThaiFood-FB-page if that’s ok with you.

  • Mike Czyzewski

    8 years ago

    is this a branch of the famous Taiwanese Yong He Dou Jiang?

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Mike, hmm, I’m not totally sure, but I think it’s separate.

  • Larry

    8 years ago

    Ha, ha. When I saw the first picture I thought you were introducing us to frozen packaged dumplings. I was thinking that was the cover of a package not realizing it was a menu.

  • Steve

    8 years ago

    My wife has been craving xiao long bao recently and now I have a more affordable option versus Din Tai Fung at Central World. Thanks Mark!

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Steve, ah great, these dumplings are excellent!

  • Scott

    8 years ago

    I’ll try that next week Mark. My wife and I walked past it many times back in June but never went in.
    Shame about the Mapo Tofu as thats super delicious and a real comfort food when done right.
    For future reference is readily available in lots of Japanese eateries throughout Osaka…when you make it over that way.
    If I was still living there I’d be doing Osaka food tours galour.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Scott, yah, I was disappointed with the mapo tofu, maybe it was a different style from what I’m used to? I’ll be visiting Japan for 2 weeks next year in March, so if I can fit in Osaka I’ll definitely ask you for some tips!