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    Maesriruen Thai

    ...on the current top floor at Siam Icon. This is a chain with a number of restaurants around the country. We ordered 3 dishes: their "signature" massaman chicken curry (fair: watery, nearly flavorless sauce), a deep-fried sea bass showered with a crunchy topping (not bad, but we've had better in many other places) and a seafood omelet on a bed of cooked sprouts (excellent). A Heineken and a roselle drink accompanied. This is the first Thai restaurant in a grouping of 5 or so that we intend to try (one claims to have a Michelin star) at the Icon...we won't be returning to this one:

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    the massaman looks particularly unappetising, slopped messily into the bowl like that, its obviously impossible to judge the taste from a photo, but if i had been served that in a "proper" restaurant as opposed to the street-side pochanas we usually eat at i would have sent it back.

    even jesus, sitting at the back in your photo, seems unimpressed with the fare on offer.

    the best massaman i have eaten in bangkok was at a small muslim cafe called osman, down a small sub soi off sukhumvit 22 just past the huge marriot hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    even jesus, sitting at the back in your photo, seems unimpressed with the fare on offer.
    ...interestingly, the place was full of Thai families...

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    Thanks for sharing Tom, I'm not big on Massamans myself. Too sickly normally.

    There's another branch of that place in Pattaya near the Hilton. Doubt it's as good as Avani's Sala Rim though(on Eatigo)

    You into Chinese or Cantonese, Tom? I'd like to see your review on Four Seasons, Emquartier,7th floor
    I think it's amazing

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    ^ they defo don’t have a * mate, don’t think they are even in the book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    You into Chinese or Cantonese, Tom?
    ...not overly enthusiastic, no, but I have been tempted to try the Four Seasons duck...SD, being of Chinese extraction, was raised on Cantonese and loves everything from dim sum to shark fin soup...thanks for the recommendation...

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    In that area for Chinese then Yuan’s Ped Paking at the Mel. Hilton is pretty naughty

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    ^^ a Michelin star?

    That means fuckall

    That shitty street food place in Terminal 21 has one of those

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    Quote Originally Posted by knowsitlike View Post
    the Mel. Hilton
    Do you mean the Mil. Hilton?

    Is that you Sid?

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    ^ not best in town status but good, damn good.. now I’m hungry!

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    Uh yes Mil not Mel apologies and i’m not Sid!

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    ^ shame, fancied a night of debauchery with the big gay bear

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    Quote Originally Posted by knowsitlike View Post
    Uh yes Mil not Mel apologies and i’m not Sid!
    Thailand: where you can eat like a king down any local soi, but where you'll eat like a pauper should you bother with most Thai restaurants.

    Schoolboy error that one, Tomcat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    shame, fancied a night of debauchery with the big gay bear
    ...perhaps you could start a thread on the subject...

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    ^ sorry to let you down Dillinger, this is the best I can offer

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    Tomcat have your tried Sanguan Sri? classic place for Thai food, not expensive but a decent local scran somewhat nicely trapped in the past- same family includes the Chef at the excellent R-Haan (they do have a *)

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    ...^not yet...

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    ^^ You had Tom until 'not expensive'

    Quote Originally Posted by knowsitlike View Post
    (they do have a *)

    MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View-
    Chipped dining plates and rudimentary cutlery are all part of the experience, and anyway, it's not like the clientele has been coming here since 1970 for the décor
    There is no way in hell that Tom will be patronising that place

    https://guide.michelin.com/th/en/ban...t/sanguan-sri#

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    There is no way in hell that Tom will be patronising that place
    ......

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    Might be more interesting to review everyday home fare, instead of the usual and proper restaurant and hotel variety.
    Different different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Might be more interesting to review everyday home fare
    ...open to suggestions...

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    ^ I never eat at home so at least that counts me out!

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    Um...yeah, what does that even mean?

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    More understandable than your sniping drivel I guess, wake up man...

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