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Monday, March 31, 2008

Sorn Daeng


BANGKOK HIDDEN GOURMET
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Sorn Daeng

Sorndaeng locates in the city's historical area; and it is very close to Khao San Road, a backpackers heaven. One night, passed by Sorndeang, happened to see some farang (Western tourists) eating there. I have the flashing idea that it is another Lonely Planet kind of restaurant. I was wrong! Sorndaeng offers noble Thai cuisine since King Rama VI regime. Main clienteles are those big wigs aunties and greased hair uncles those own some medals on their suits if not uniforms.



Food is definitely good. Surprisingly price is inexpensive at all. Service? For the Nobles perhaps!

Methavalai Sorndaeng ****
78/2 Rajadamnoen Klang Road
Phranakong, Bangkok 10200
Tel.: 02.224.0388

Open daily : 11 am - 11 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 800

18 comments:

Thailand Club said...

lobster was marinated with salt because it was not very fresh though we understood it was frozen one, whole meal was average, not impressive!

Thailand Club said...

Peking duck in Shang Palace was a treat, duck skin skillfully being peeled without a single drop of fat, the soup of duck meat/bone and preserved Chinese vegetables was wonderful

Stella said...

Totally agreed with your 2 comments Mr. Thailand Club.
The Peking duck at Shang Palace is the best one we've ever had, also it is cheap after 50% off.

Jonathan (in the sea) said...

Last time when I was at Shang Palace, it wasn't that good. However, I would love to give it try some time later.

Stella said...

Jonathan in the SEA: I think Shang Palace is only impressive to those from LA, but not to those from HK. HK shall have the best Cantonese food in Asia(if price is not considered).

in the sea said...

well, I tried some very nice Cantonese restaurants in Singapore, KL, Bangkok and Vancouver. I think there shall be some undiscovered ones in other places.

Ronald said...

The 4 of you are lucky to eat so many different restauraats here(David, Jonathan, Chris and Stella).

in the sea said...

Yes, I am thankful for taking on my each day with so many good food. Actually some of my friends told me I am a person who can get contented easily. The person who told this is actually almost like a "picky to thousand things" person. When I chatted with her, she said "except Lord Jim's, I don't all those food you recommend". Then for Korean food in Seoul, she simply commented "oh, just only kimchi - that's it". (Then I told her "do you know there are more than 108 types of kimchi?"). Then for Taiwan, her reply is "so so - just some ordinary people's food". Anyway, I am glad that Lord Jim's can cater to her need. So it's all up to us to judge on something we take in our daily life. However, we need to be more appreciative and receptive.

Anonymous said...

many people are so picky, but most of them losing points when they pick, haha

Mike said...

well, good to be picky, but must pick with a point

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is any cooking skill in this kind of food(Teppenyaki)

Anonymous said...

In-the-Sea,
Your girl friend will miss out a lot of fun in life if she is so picky. We need to appreciate all kinds of food, even those on the street has its uniqueness.

Thailand Club said...

well well well, teppanyaki does hv certain cooking skill, the control of heat and oil are the first to be learned, and it took a new chef years usually, then the balance use of seasonings, and the playful attitude, it is fun in front of the teppanyaki table

btw, Edogin version was not impressive, the vent. was no good, the air-con not cold enough, and the food esp. the Phuket lobster, not fresh although it was frozen one

i went to other teppanyaki they are good, such as Kisso @ Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, Maru on Suk. Soi 33, and Serina on Soi Thaniya off Surawong Road, they are better (esp. Serina installed the under-table smokeless vent. so no smoke no bad smell, but more expensive than hotel's teppanyaki)

another hotel teppanyaki has a big name with a BIG price but not that good is the Nami @ JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, no need to go there unless u r knee on sponsoring the chef's salary

Anonymous said...

I agree with Thailand Club's latest comment on Teppanyaki culture.

Fillet-O said...

I saw Nami (advertisement) in every tourist and lifestyle magazines in Bangkok, so she rely on PR to boost the sell, not the food and cooking technique!

in the sea said...

Yes, agreed with Thailand Club. The Japanese culinary culture requires a strict training like Teppanyaki. It's more than a cooking as you will see how they "ping ping pang pang". It's not just a kid's game. Then about sushi - don't think it's just a squeezed up of a rice roll. Then about the soba and tempura - I really wish I could now be in Japan! That's why I am so happy with all those Japanese food finding in Bangkok. Ticket and hotel are cheap and besides, I can eat more other food.

Thailand Club said...

why not, Bangkok, the culinary capital of the world, u eat all walks of food here, and most of them are good and inexpensive

Yai said...

Teppanyaki is an interesting cuisine, but too expensive for me. Any wallet-friendly teppanyaki restaurant in Bangkok?