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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Xuan Mai


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Viet Blossom in Sukhumvit




Hole-in-the-wall type Bangkok best Vietnamese restaurant. Ooooops make sure that you are a clean citizen and not one in the FBI wanted list. Owner also the sous chef is an ex-FBI agent.

For authentic home-cooking Vietnamese cuisine in Bangkok, Xuan Mai should be in your Must Try list!

Xuan Mai Vietnamese Restaurant ***1/2
32 Sukhumvit Soi 13
Wattana, Bangkok
Tel.: 02.251.8389

Open Tuesday to Sunday, Lunch 11am-2pm, Dinner 5pm-10pm (Fri-Sun until midnight) *Reservations highly recommended!
Pay (food only for two): around THB 1,200

* Updates (on 06/August/2009): From September 1, 2009 onwards, Xuan Mai will be moved to a bigger venue on Soi Thonglo, Sukhumvit 55 (near Thonglo Soi 15), guys don't miss the trend!

34 comments:

Stella said...

I like Khao Chae very much(chilled Jasmine rice soup). I ususly don't like to eat rice soup(porridge or congee). But Khao Chae is the best rice soup I have ever had. A "must try" item at BKK

Anonymous said...

hi, nice to meet you @ BKK, Paul & Henry

Stella said...

Yes, nice to meet all of you at BKK.
Mr. Thai did bring us to eat good Khai Chae and good sticky rice with mango at Thonglo.

Thailand Club said...

Hey i am Tee, not Mr. Thai

Also it was khao-chae the chilled rice soup, not khai-chae

Jonathan (in the sea) said...

Must try the others you post, say the one at Silom 15/17.

Anonymous said...

Yes Mr. Tee. I would like to try Silom 15/17 too as mentioned by Jonathan in the SEA.

Anonymous said...

This is a good website for Thai food. I will refer to more people to read.

Ronald said...

Yes please refer more people to try. All my friends are impressed with this website. US people are not good at doing the blogs or setting up a web site. You need to have good photo skill(good camera is not a must but a bonus), good taste, and you need to be resourceful to find all those good restaurants.

Stella said...

The funny thing is my Thai customers(who open Thai restaurants in LA) don't know most of the places from this blog until they saw your blog, then they go back to BKK and try and said "good good good".

Thailand Club said...

thanks

Anonymous said...

Look forward to more updated blog from you soon. And your book published later.

in the sea said...

Hello Stella, I'm not sure if that Thai restaurant (forgot the name) at La Cienega (close to the junction at Wilshire) close to West Hollywood, is still there (something like Thai Pepper or xxx pepper). My friend and I used to go there and the taste is pretty Thai as far as I recall. Sorry blogger, seems like I am speaking about Korean food in Bangkok and Thai food in LA...

Anonymous said...

I like all kinds of Thai food in HK, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. With price being considered as the factor, Thailand has the best Thai food, in fact, all kinds of food including Western and Japanese.

Keaton said...

u r 101% right

Anonymous said...

I think Thai Government shall do more publicity work to promote its gourmet and tourist business. Thailand is like an unpolished precious stone. And all the gourmet good food unseen. Thank you Mr. Club and Mr. Sea.

in the sea said...

To me, most of the Thai food is on the mixture of ingredients. The use of herb is the key point. Actually my favourite food is Som Tum (papaya salad), Pad Thai (Thai fired noodle) and Khao Khum Moo (pork knuckle's rice), and Sun Mee (thin rice noodle) in brown soup. There was a time my best friend just brought me 2 of the above and I was a bit surprised with what he could recall how much I take those food. So every time when I go to a Thai restaurant, I often order Som Tum and Pad Thai to see if that restaurant is good. Just like steamed rice in Chinese restaurant, I would make it as an index for their appreciation for food and cooking.

Thailand Club said...

just like every cuisine, simple is best

Yai said...

to me is krap-prao-gai (stir-freid chicken meat with basil leaves and spicy sauce) and som-tam (young papaya slice spicy salad) of course

Mike said...

in the sea, next time can try the fruit somtam

Fillet-O said...

my favorite shall be - khao chae

in the sea said...

fruit som tum? I hope it's not durian. However, som tum is with some stiring crushing. the ingredients should be a bit hard, and shouldn't be too sweet.

Anonymous said...

I heard it is a trend to have "physical check up tour" in Thailand. May be the Blogger can consider this idea and do some business. So after the patients have a through check up in Thailand, they can eat their hearts out and indulge.

Thailand Club said...

to anonymous 12:27, i do hv body checkup itinerary in one of my VIP tour programs, they incl. health checkup, spa treatment, and eating, eating and keep eating

Anonymous said...

My banker friend told me she ate the chilled Jasmine rice soup in Hyatt's afternoon tea and it was so delicious. We don't have this here in LA.
(I am a Chinese Thai in LA)

Anonymous said...

Chinese Thai or Thai Chinese? Chinese Thai would mean a Thai origin but with Chinese nationality, vice versa for Thai Chinese. And chilled jasmine rice in Hyatt - which Hyatt, LA or Grand Hyatt Bangkok?

Thailand Club said...

it must be the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel Bangkok, as the one in LA definitely serves no chilled jasmine rice soup (a.k.a. khao chae)

khao chae available at Erawan Tea Room (2/F, Erawan Plaza, adjacent to the hotel) by the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel Bangkok during April each year, yes April only

Yai said...

Don't worry, there are few restaurants have khao chae on a year round basis. Like Lai Rot.

Stella said...

Good to hear that "Khao Chae" is all year round from Thailand Club and Yai. But Thailand Club said "Khao Chae" at Hotel is better.
Congratulations to Thailand Club. You made the title heading on each section like "In-the-Sea" did. Now I don't need to go back to your blog to check how to spell the word "Khao Chae" since is it shown on top here. What a big improvement.

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree with Stella. Thank you Thailand Club for putting the title heading on top to make it convenient.

Fillet-O said...

I tried fruits somtum before, it was a mixed of seasonal fruits in tiny dice without the raw papaya, a bit spicy and a bit salty, interesting dish!

Stella said...

I don't like fruits with spicey and salty taste.

in the sea said...

There are something in common for the Thai cooking and Cantonese cooking. Using salt for sweet, and sugar for salty food. This way it will trigger the original taste instead of putting some other "helpful" ingredients like msg for salty food. The first time I dropped by some fruit stalls of green mango, I saw they have some small plastic bags. In the bags, there are some brown fluid, dried shrimp and other spices. Then the green mango is eaten together with those dried shrimp and brown sauce. It tastes quite nice to me. So mixed fruits in som tum - think i will try it. Thank you Thailand Club.

Stella said...

OK, in this case I think I shall try fruit som tum at least once too.

Thailand Club said...

ok Stella is now a bit innovation