Tsim Sha Tsui spot Soi.29 has brought together the frenetic energy of an indoor dai pai dong with central and northern Thai plates, creating a good type of fusion.

The walk-in restaurant only seats people between 6PM and 12AM, garnering lines snaking the block eager to savour the spice, sour, and salt of Thai food. The menu, written only in Thai and Chinese, holds four pages of traditional street snacks, curries, rice and noodles dishes, and chef recommendations.

The drunken noodles (HKD98), beef lettuce wraps (HKD98), fried tung choi with bean sauce and chilli (HKD78), pork knuckle rice (HKD88), and Thai-style coconut chicken soup (HKD128) are suitable plates to order to enjoy the atmosphere of a dai pai dong with the fierce wok hei of Thai cuisine.

Our tips for visiting Soi.29 are to head there early around 5:30PM to be seated for 6PM, order a few bottles of Chang beer, and sample dishes as spicy as you can handle.

Soi.29, G/F, Po Cheong Commercial Building, 29 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 3795 3775

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