Provence is a little restaurant located in the center of 2 upscale shopping centers in the Peninsula Plaza and Graysorn Mall. Mr. A had insistently brought us to Provence, since it was my first time to Bangkok. One thing is for sure, Mr. A, knows his noodles. So I knew I could trust his judgement.
Provence is known, as I was made aware, of their Beef Boat Noodles. This simple soup noodle dish is about the noodles – which had a nice firm, but not too al dente, mouth feel and the tender beef. With the dark soup base, you could tell that the beef was cooked for awhile. The dark ring around the bowl showed that they just kept the beef in the soup and served it all together. I think the ring is from the fatty and the spices. At shabu shabu restaurants, they scoop out the fatty remains, as much as they can, to retain a more clearer broth. Though you might feel the soup might be too fatty from the beef, sometimes this fatty element makes a more hearty and flavorful soup.
What to Order: Boat Beef Nooodles
What not to Order:
Price Range 1 $/¥/NT