Tuesday, September 15, 2009
BANGKOK AMAZING GOURMET
Rim nam chill chill riverside
Hong Seng by the Pak Kret Pier, a five decades old community restaurant offers a breezy riverside cum countryside dining atmosphere, is renowned for the freshwater catches the Chaophraya (River) has on offer. I traveled almost 100 miles to Hong Seng due to dear recommendation by a celebrity chef, TV host and food critic McDang (M.L. Sirichalerm Svasti). Taste of food here is definitely local, heavenly spicy and sinfully salty.
1. phlaa goong salad; 2. deep-fried marinated chicken with salt and lemongrass
3. grilled river prawn (Baht 450 each); 4. stir-fried bitter gourd
5. tom yum goong; 6. kra-tawn (santol) loy-kaeo
not only dine by the river, but also dine on the river!
Hong Seng (Rim Nam) Pochana ***
280 Moo.2 Pakkret Chaengwattana Road
at Pak Kret Pier
Pak Kret, Nonthaburi, Thailand 11120
Open daily: (Mon-Fri) 10:30am - 2 pm, (Sat, Sun and public holidays) 10:30am - 6pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 700