When Anuluk Pitaksitiporn was selling noodles from a barrow
in Chiang Mai University some 30 years ago, he couldn’t have dreamt that one day
he would be cooking and serving his culinary delights to Her Majesty Queen
Sirikit in Phuping Palace.
and you’ll miss it…Just about every noodle dish can be found here.
It wasn’t long before Anuluk put his hard earned money into a small noodle shop
near Wat Phra Singh, and 20 years ago he moved to 29/10 Samlan Road, Soi 1 (off
Arak Road) where he opened his now famous Trup Noy restaurant.
“In those early days I did everything myself,” Anuluk told me. “After pushing
the cart around town for a few years, I carried out all the chores in the
restaurants, from cooking the food to washing the floor.” But as the menu at
Trup Noy became more popular, and later acquired Royal appointment, Anuluk has
been able to employ some staff to help out.
Trup Noy is a come as you find us sort of place – a barn like structure with
rustic wooden tables and chairs surrounded by plant life, half a dozen tropical
fish tanks and a number of caged birds that range from budgies to parrots and a
As customers walk into a relaxed atmosphere, some birds screech and squawk, some
pronounce hello in Thai, but the fish don’t say much.
The menu at Trup Noy has just about every type of noodle you can think of, and a
specialty is the noodles with boiled chicken and brown sauce served in an
earthenware pot. There are the usual Chinese noodles with chicken or pork,
traditional gouy taew pad thai, and wonton – large noodles stuffed with pork.
And not forgetting the wonsen – bean vermicelli accompanied by fish balls, pork
owner Anuluk Pitaksitiporn in front of his famous Trup Noy restaurant.
For something with a little more spice to it, ask for noodles with gaeng som and
herbs, or tom yam gung or gai, as these dishes are usually available but do not
always appear on the menu. For a departure from noodles, Trup Noy also offers a
variety of gaw law soup, excellent macaroni and rice dishes of shrimp, crab and
All these items come at around Bt40 each on the menu, plus a selection of Thai
desserts, tea, coffee, fruit juices and beer at reasonable prices.
“I was commissioned to cook for Her Majesty soon after opening Trup Noy, “said
Anuluk, as he proudly showed me certification pinned to the wall. “I could
hardly believe the day I was asked to pack the ingredients for the food she had
chosen and take them up to the palace and cook for her. It was such a very great
honour for me.”
Since then, Her Majesty has placed an annual order with Anuluk and by now she
has tasted many of the choices on the menu, including macaroni, kaew man gai,
gaw law and fried chicken with noodles.
So, if you would like to experience food fit for the Queen, just drop into Trup
Noy between 8.30 am and 5 pm, and for further information ring 053 277949.