Monday, 29 January 2018

Our Best Eats in Bangkok - A Travel Guide for Food Lover (Series 2)

**Sawasdee Ka!**

So, we continue with an extension of our Thailand series, which we will share some of our memorable dining experiences and favourite eating places in this beautiful Land of Smiles from our recent 4 days “jalan-jalan cari makan” trip in Bangkok. If you love Thai food and food hunting, so this post is for you!  

So, here's the list of our favourite eateries spots in town during our recent visit to Bangkok in January 2018:
**Also, be sure that we will continue to update the growing list of new eating places on our next/future visits.

#1. Pe Aor Lobster Tomyum Noodles 
Address: 68/51 Soi Petchaburi 5, Between Soi 5 – 7, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 
Telephone / Website (if any): +66 (0) 2612 9013 
Operating Hours: 10am – 9pm (Tuesday to Sunday), Closed on Monday 
Directions/Getting There: Take BTS sky train (Sukhumvit Line) to Ratchathewi Station, Exit 3. At the junction, turn left and walk along Phetcaburi Road for 5 minutes then turn right into Phetcaburi 7 Alley and keep left. You’ll be able to locate the shop after a few minutes’ walk. 
Highly Recommendable: Fresh water prawn tomyum noodles, Lobster and the gang tomyum noodles, crispy fried salmon, fried mixed crab meat wrapped with tofu skin 
Description: Honestly, locating this restaurant wasn’t easy. We’ve done our research beforehand on this restaurant and yet we still got lost. Offering tasty and affordable Thai fare, Pe Aor is a “fast-casual” eatery located in the heart of bustling Bangkok. Favourite dishes are their fresh water prawn tomyum noodles, lobster and the gang tomyum noodles and fried mixed crab meat wrapped with tofu skin. Portions are available in S, M, L and XL, with L being a good size to feed two hungry people like us. The bigger and more expensive portions (like the one in the pictures), will cost you around THB1200 (around MYR140). Soaked with tomyum goong, the dish comes with crab stuffed with minced meat and roe, a medium-sized lobster, mussels, salmon, sotong stuffed with minced meat, an onsen egg and noodles of your choice. When tasted, the soup (goong) brings on a meaty savoury, sweet yet aromatic with their distinctive selection of herbs and spices. A MUST TRY! Also, you can’t go wrong with their popular side dishes like fried mixed crab meat wrapped with tofu skin and crispy fried salmon. We also highly recommend ordering a glass of Thai lemon grass pandan juice that will help with that belly-fire!   
Price: 60 – 1200 Baht / bowl (S - 699 Baht (300g lobster), M - 999 Baht (500g lobster) L - 1200 Baht (800g lobster) 
 **Tips: Do be prepared to queue if you intend to come here during peak hours
This has to be the most expensive tomyum goong I've tasted so far
Time to put your belly on fire. Check out the ingredients inside the bowl
Famous tomyum goong served together with fresh prawns
Fall in love with their crispy fried salmon skin
A hidden gem - The exterior and interior of the shop

#2. Ban Khun Mae Thai Restaurant  
Address: 458/6-9 Siam Square Soi 8, Rama 1 Road, Patumwan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Telephone / Website (if any): +66 2 658 4112 /
Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm daily
Directions/Getting There: Take BTS sky train (Sukhumvit Line) to Siam Station, Exit 3
Walk to Siam Square. The Restaurant is just a lane down from BTS Siam Station, right opposite Novotel Bangkok
Highly Recommendable: Tomyum Goong, Shrimp Cake, Chicken Panang, Baked Rice in Pineapple, Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashew Nut
Description: This charming restaurant in Bangkok enclave specializes in authentic Thai
cuisine served in a cosy setting. The extensive menu showcases a selection of Thai authentic dishes such as tomyum goong, baked prawn with glass noodles, steamed snapper with lime, chicken panang  as well as desserts like sticky rice with ripe mango and crispy water chestnut in coconut milk with ice. D├ęcor is unfussy and minimalist with dark wood shelves stocked with wines and old framed photos. The tunes of traditional Thai music played lively everyday in the restaurant enhanced the overall ambience too. On our visit, we opted for tomyum goong, shrimp cake and baked rice in pineapple. Ingredients are fresh and prettily presented. The tomyum goong here are good with generous portions of fresh prawns and mushrooms. The baked rice in pineapple is also highly recommended. It proved to be a good choice if you looking for a decent yet affordable Thai meal at Bangkok. Ban Khun Mae prides itself on serving Thai cuisine with laid-back atmosphere by experienced staff members for over a decade. We left Ban Khun Mae with satisfied stomachs.   
Price: 120 – 350 Baht onwards / dish
**Tips: This busy neighbourhood restaurant requires a reservation, especially during peak hours. Be prepared to queue if you intend to come here during (lunch/dinner) hours
Their fiery red tomyum goong is highly recommendable. One of the best I've tasted so far!
Tasty authentic Thai food - Baked rice in pineapple
Classic Thai dessert after your meal - Crispy water chestnut in coconut milk with ice

#3. Savoey Thai Restaurant 
Address: The Mercury Ville@Chidlom, 2nd Floor, Mercury Tower, Ploenchit Road
Branches: Savoey Seafood CO. Sukhumvit 26, Tha Maharaj, Empire Tower, Central Plaza
Pinklao, All Seasons Place, The Shoppes@Belle Grand Rama9, Chamchuri Square Telephone / Website (if any): +662-255-1790 /
Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm (daily)  
Directions/Getting There: Take BTS sky train (Sukhumvit Line) to Chit Lom Station, Exit 2. Walk to Mercury Ville, about 7 - 10mins walk from BTS station 
Highly Recommendable: Deep-fried snapper with sweet fish sauce and mango salsa,
braised oyster omelet, stir-fried “curry crab”, tomyum goong, special baked-pineapple fried rice, Thai green curry with fish balls 
Description: Located just off the busiest tourist hub in Bangkok, Savoey Thai Restaurant is authentically local and real. Dishes at Savoey are made to order and favourites such as deep-fried snapper with sweet fish sauce and mango salsa, braised oyster omelet and stir-fried “curry crab” demand for repeat visits. The deep-fried snapper with sweet fish sauce and mango salsa is Savoey signature dish of all time. This dish is delighted with the combination of its crispy deep-fried snapper and its signature sweet fish sauce, resulting in the unique and amazingly yummy! The stir-fried “curry crab” at Savoey is a must-try dish. This classic Thai dish gains international popularity for its unique, superb taste. With its gigantic fried crab (which is based on market price), well-cooked with the special curry sauce made of curry paste, coconut milk, eggs and spices, this special dish is definitely a “world class” dish and the taste is definitely guaranteed to be delicious! And finally, wash everything down with their signature Thai pandanus juice after your meal! The masterful cooking in Savoey is paired with a serene and contemporary modern atmosphere. Savoey was also crowned Thailand’s Best Restaurants in 2017.  
Price: 95 – 500 Baht onwards / non-market price dish
Their signature stir-fried curry crab is a must-try
One of my most favorite Thai dishes of all time. Tasted good with crispy texture just like heaven -  Deep-fried snapper with sweet fish sauce and mango salsa
Wash everything down after your meal with their pandanus juice!
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