Soi Polo Fried Chicken sits on the outskirts of Lumphini Park. It is located own a small street, that is more on alley.
Although there is a gigantic sign with “Polo Fried Chicken” this is not the restaurant, but is the place where all of the cooking is done.
The actual restaurant, is located several doors down on the left. There was no sign indicating that this was Soi Polo Fried Chicken with the exception of a small banner with a picture of a chicken encased in Thai writing.
The Papaya Salad with Dried Prawn (Somtam Thai) (฿50) was nice and crunchy. The green beans were crisp, while the tomatoes were slightly mushy. Even though I ordered it “hot”, it really wasn’t all that hot. The dressing is bright, acidic and sour thanks to a hefty amount of lime juice, but also very sweet. This is probably the reason why the salad wasn’t on the spicy side. For the price, this was well worth it.
The Half Fried Chicken (Kai-Todd) (฿130) was a generous portion. The chicken was moist, juicy and tender on the inside, with a nice crisp skin. It was topped with loads of fried shallots and tamarind, for a nice sweet, onion-y bite.
The restaurant might be off the beaten path for most as its not in the most touristy location, but the restaurant is famous for their fried chicken. If you are near Lumphini Park, it’s is definitely worth a try.