Located on level four of Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Nuer Koo is known for its premium beef noodles, with prices ranging from THB170 for the sirloin to a whopping THB950 for a bowl of Kobe beef noodles.
In Bangkok, a city that is famous for its delicious and cheap street food, you can easily get a bowl of beef noodles from any street stalls for THB30. So with Nuer Koo charging relatively more for beef noodles – is it worth your money?
The beef comes in different cuts such as sirloin (THB170), under-rib (THB350) ribeye (THB 450), Australian Wagyu (THB 550), and Kobe (THB950). You pick your preferred cut, then choose the carbs add-on. There’s a choice of Japanese steamed rice, but the wiser choice is to go for noodles (both flat and slim ones work) that comes in a bowl of fragrant, savoury broth.
There is also a traditional beef broth noodles (THB85) option – which is a friction of the cost of the premium beef noodles.
We went for the Ribeye Beef Noodles and it sure lived up to expectations. The ribeye beef came soaked in a bowl of warm and rich beef broth. Every slice was slightly under cooked with its marbling well retained.
Everything was gone in a flash. Killed it in less than five. Our only gripe was the small portions and we’d probably need at least two bowls to be full.
Continue filling yourselves up, we say! That was what we did.
Beef rice bowls, darling. Glorious beef rice bowls!
Nuer Koo’s Australian Wagyu Rice Bowl (THB 570) has their own version with slices of (slightly overcooked) beef and sweet onions. Not too keen on well done beef, and maybe that’s why the beef bowl disappointed us a little. And there could have been a runny onsen egg too. Nonetheless, still a decent one if noodles ain’t your thing.
The beef noodles may be pricey by Bangkok’s standard, but by its quality and taste, it is still considerably reasonable, especially when we are talking about premium beef cuts such as wagyu and kobe.
Siam Paragon, Level 4
991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest BTS: Siam
For more recommendations, read our guide on the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok.