Food – Phimai grilled duck

There is a method of cooking grilled duck that is called after the town or district of Phimai – Phimai duck.

The ducks are flattened, grilled in a dry smokey atmosphere and then chopped up before serving. The result is this:

Phimai grilled duck

It is the method of cooking that gives Phimai duck its name, not the origin of the birds.

There are two restaurants in Phimai that specialise in “Phimai grilled duck”. One is called Tiew Pai (bamboo row) and the other one is called Pote Grilled Duck.

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Tiew Pai restaurant

Tiew pai grilled duck

Tiew Pai restaurant prepares about 160-170 ducks a day. The restaurant is located next to Phimai Hospital. You can see this large white duck standing outside the restaurant.

Phimai duck – Tiew Pai restaurant

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Pote restaurant 

Pote Grilled Duck restaurant is located just outside Phimai town not too far from the bypass junction, about 2km from Tiew Pai restaurant heading towards Talat Care.

Pote grilled duck, Phimai

Pote Grilled Duck restaurant is open from 9am to 6pm. Below you can see a duck outside the restaurant beckoning you into the restaurant.

Pote Grilled Duck restaurant, Phimai

On the map below you can see the location of the two duck restaurants in Phimai town.

Pimai duck restaurants location map

Other restaurants in Phimai town serve duck dishes but only the two restaurants above sell grilled “Phimai duck”.

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