Monday, April 26, 2010
BANGKOK AMAZING GOURMET
Fusion in sight
Samsen Villa is one of my favorite restaurants in Bangkok. When a friend called me to eat there, I immediately flew there though the restaurant is just a stone throw away from the ruling Democratic Party where the 'red-shirts' splashed human blood at its entrance few weeks ago.
The restaurant facade is decorated in European villa style but does not serve innovative nor fusion Thai meal, it just serves honest grandma recipes proven a success for decades.
As Samsen Villa is a family restaurant, I need to compromise by its high db noise in the dining room in exchange for a good meal. Now I enjoy those yelling in this no-frills restaurant.
1. spicy lemongrass salad with river prawn
2. pork satay
3. deep-fried sea bass topped with fried lemongrass and sauce
4. gaeng kua curry with prawn (gaeng kua krathong goong)
5. stir-fried Thai suki
6. red rubies water chestnut dessert (tabtim krob)
Samsen Villa Thai Restaurant ****
49/2 Soi Sethasiri
off Rama 6 Road
Samsen-nai, Bangkok 10400
Open daily : 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 600