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    Where's your favorite Thai restaurant?

    In general, I'm bored shitless with the food in Thai restaurants. Every time we go out for a big dinner with a group of friends, the same old boring crap ends up on the table. I normally try to get some decent food in me before I go so that I can concentrate on the drinks.

    There will always be a steamed fish, tom yam goong, crispy pork, shrimp in batter, chicken with cashew....etc...etc...the usual suspects, and if you look around the restaurant every other table has gone for pretty much the same choice as you.

    It's almost as if the government printed off one menu and sent it to all the restaurants and made it compulsory that every place has to serve the same crap.



    My favorite Thai restaurants (that we don't go to enough) that try just a little bit harder to give you some great flavours are:

    1. Harmonique, Charon Krung Soi 34

    2. The Royal Benjarong, Ground floor of the Dusit Hotel

    3. Thonkrueng, Thonglor Soi 13, •‰™€„รืˆ[at]‡ Thonkrueng

    4. Suan Thip, Somewhere in Nontaburi, Suanthip




    I've got a new one to add to that today!!!! The Best Thai Food I've Ever Had!!


    Baan Klang Nam 2, Rama 3 inside Bangkok Square, Soi 30'ish ::: Baan Klang Nam :::

    Sorry, I didn't take any pics but I didn't know it was going to be any good until I started eating it.

    Some of the dishes we had:

    Baked Mussels with herbs

    Ostrich with Black Pepper

    Geng Kiaw Wan, (best I've ever had)

    Something that looked like gai pad med mamuang but there was no chicken and a load of roasted nuts, (horse chestnuts, figs, dates, almonds)

    Crab Curry (best I've ever had)

    Stir fried Japaneses mushrooms

    Steamed Sea Bass (huge, and really nice)

    Grilled River Lobster

    Gar Por Bla

    And loads of Mango & Sticky Rice (we had thirds and fourths)

    Their site looks crappy but from their visitors pics it looks like a lot a famous people eat there. The building was nice and they had an old wooden restaurant boat on the river which might make a nice setting.

    I'd like some more recommendations for some really top spots with great food.

    Where are you favorite Thai restaurants?

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    Best I ever found was Sailor Thai on the Rocks sydney

    fresh tasty poultry light years ahead of Thailand and decent beef instead of having to make do with the diseased buffalos arse thai restaurants normally use

    staff understood English too

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    Alright, I should have added 'In Bangkok' to the title.

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    Baan Kanitha (Suk Soi 23) is the only Thai restaurant I've been to that I would willingly return to.

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    It's not in Bangkok, but I always try to go to Jun Hom on Bang Por beach whenever I'm on Koh Samui.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Baan Kanitha (Suk Soi 23) is the only Thai restaurant I've been to that I would willingly return to.
    Yep, I like it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    Baan Kanitha (Suk Soi 23) is the only Thai restaurant I've been to that I would willingly return to
    I have to agree with the cranky, opinionated one here.

    The restaurant I really enjoy going too, which is famous mainly for Issarn food (they also do traditional Thai) is the one behind the block of shops directly across from the old Seri Centre on Srinakarin Road. Absolutely the best Thai and Isarn food I have ever enjoyed and being an open air restaurant has some great ambiance and the prices are very competitive.

    I cannot remember the name off hand but if you blokes mention it to your Thai partners they probably know where it is.

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    I've been to a few of those and agree that they are good , the original baan klang naam is also just down the road in soi 14 I think and is still in the original old wooden building over the water. Foods pretty good there as well.
    The german long beer tawandaeng is just up the road and also a good night out and the foods not too bad either.

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    My favourite is The Green Terrace on Klong Prapa between Muangthong and The Mall Ngamwongwan. Technically in Nonthaburi but near Bangkok. I celebrated my last birthday there. I'll post some pictures from there later on.

    Beautiful setting, great food, service and atmosphere and they always have a live band playing. I miss it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Some of the dishes we had: Baked Mussels with herbs Ostrich with Black Pepper Geng Kiaw Wan, (best I've ever had) Something that looked like gai pad med mamuang but there was no chicken and a load of roasted nuts, (horse chestnuts, figs, dates, almonds) Crab Curry (best I've ever had) Stir fried Japaneses mushrooms Steamed Sea Bass (huge, and really nice) Grilled River Lobster Gar Por Bla And loads of Mango & Sticky Rice (we had thirds and fourths)
    You ate all that in one sitting?

    What are the prices like ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii
    You ate all that in one sitting? What are the prices like ?
    There was about 22 people, 11 on my table and they had one of those big spinney discs in the middle so you could try everything.

    I didn't see a menu, it was my mates wife's birthday so he ordered for both tables, but I think I heard the figure 15,000bt which is pretty good value. About 700bt a head.

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    sounds lovely,

    I might treat her next week, I fancy some of that crab curry

    whats Gar Por Bla bud ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii
    whats Gar Por Bla bud ?
    Fish stomach. I only found that out after I tried it.

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    None of my favourite reaturants have names, apart from 'Lard Ped' which is a real cracker.
    In all honesty I can safely say I have never once eaten in a Thai restaurant in Bangers.

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    That Suan Thip place looks nice and is not too far from me. How are the prices and are you paying for good food or atmosphere.

    As for myself and friends our favourite and regular is ' Kruachaiklong '
    ( ครัวชายคลอง ). Very good food , extensive menu ( Thai, seafood, Chinese northeastern and a seperate Italian section ) good service and very good prices. Also no corkage charge.
    Its on the edge of a canal and has both air con and open air dining. There is usually some kind of entertainment from the usual crooners to magicians and comedians. However, if you hate that sort of gimmick ( Thais lap it up ) its easy to get a booth away from the noise. There is also a small childrens playground.

    Popular with stars and gets crowded on the weekends. Whereas it might not quite be 5 star I'd give it 4 and a half for covering all the bases.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    How are the prices and are you paying for good food or atmosphere.
    I think it's quite reasonably priced from what I can remember. The setting is beautiful and the food matches it. Great place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    How are the prices and are you paying for good food or atmosphere.
    I think it's quite reasonably priced from what I can remember. The setting is beautiful and the food matches it. Great place.
    I'll check it out then. Normaly, in fancy places I have to leave Ms Bangyai in the car whilst I go in and check out the prices as she hates losing face if I feel like doing a 180. Doesn't bother me being a bit brazen like. I just order something they havn't got , like ' toad in the hole ' then look crestfallen and leave to find somewhere I can afford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    I just order something they havn't got , like ' toad in the hole ' then look crestfallen and leave to find somewhere I can afford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    None of my favourite reaturants have names, apart from 'Lard Ped' which is a real cracker.
    In all honesty I can safely say I have never once eaten in a Thai restaurant in Bangers.
    You've never eaten Thai food in Bangkok?

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    Being as tight as a paranoid Jew at a Muslim fund raiser I stick to any busy market food stall with seats and a Kapow moo on the menu, i really hate spending money in over priced restaurants when a hundred baht meal will do the same job.
    Fucking peasant aren't I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky
    Fucking peasant aren't I
    Not at all mate..........Plus eating gets in the way of drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    one of those big spinney discs in the middle so you could try everything.
    It's known as a "lazy Suzan" although I doubt the Thais know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky View Post
    Being as tight as a paranoid Jew at a Muslim fund raiser I stick to any busy market food stall with seats and a Kapow moo on the menu, i really hate spending money in over priced restaurants when a hundred baht meal will do the same job.
    Fucking peasant aren't I
    Nope,im with you on that i can feed 3 people in our local Thai restaurant for 200 baht including a drink each.
    That's 3 mains plus 3 sticky rice.
    But i did take her indoors to Somboon on Ratchadapisek Rd,that was pretty good value for money,no toad in the hole though.
    somboon seafood

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    It's almost always street food with me, in fact I probably snack BBQ off of carts more than eat a proper meal because I'm never that hungry when it's hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge
    It's known as a "lazy Suzan" although I doubt the Thais know that.
    "A Lazy Susan is a big spinney disc, placed on top of a table to aid in moving food on a large table or countertop."

    Lazy Susan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You are correct sir! Here, have a big spinney disc with fish on it!


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