Gourmet Trips

One night in Bangkok

When you are in Bangkok, you would be eating a lot of seafood. They are readily available everywhere, for every budget, and prepared in every style you can imagine. Definitely done over more than one night in Bangkok.

First night

Heading off to the train night market, it was one of the best places to soak in the atmosphere of Bangkok.

Walking around, I settled for a popular store that had more locals than foreigners. Fortunately, they have English menu with pictures. The grilled Thai big head prawns were excellent. They were not the gigantic ones that have become popular these days, but normal sized one. So the flesh were sweet and tender, unlike the humongous ones.

Cockles of this size, “hum” as we called it, were almost not available in Singapore anymore. So how can we resist? We ordered a blanched one, and one that’s mixed in Thai spices.

And of course, oysters. Raw oysters on ice served local herbs and vegetables, raw too. Too risky, cockles and then oysters. Luckily I had my Hepatitis jabs.

Ratchada Rot Fai Train Night Market
Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Second Night

We threw a welcome dinner for our visiting channel partners at the reverent Somboon Seafood in Central World.

“Somboon Seafood” first opened in 1969 in Samyan Area, occupying a shophouse close by Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy. This was where the famous “Poo-Phad-Phong-Karee’’ (Fried Curry Crab) was originated and became very popular among Thai diners for its freshness, deliciousness and reasonable prices.

The second outlet ‘’Surawong’’ opened in 1990 on the more urbane Surawong Road and the brand Somboon Seafood started to be well-known among Japanese and international expatriates. This would be most likely where you would know Somboon from.

This branch in Central World just brought this perennial favourite for seafood to downtown.

Somboon Seafood Central World
6th fl., CentralWorld 4, 4/1-4/2, 4/4 Ratchadamri Rd., Pathum Wan, BKK 10330 (BTS Chit Lom Station Exit 1)
Tel : +66 2 090 6602


Third night

After so much good food, I decided to go easy. So a simple Ayuthaya boat noodle will do.

Nara Erawan Bangkok
Erawan Bangkok, Lower GF, 409 Ploenchit Road,
Lumpini, Rathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel : +66 2 250 7707

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