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Sunday, June 06, 2010



Waves on land

Some friends still go to Sukhumvit Soi 24 for their lousy but expensive seafood meal; I would recommend that they travel a few hundred meters down the road (towards Rama IV Road direction), make a left turn, try Sornthong.

This decades old pochana (small restaurant) is about seafood for serious eaters, and she deserves you became one of her regulars, like all Bangkok gourmets do.

1. the well marinated and ultra tender pork satay THB 70
2. the moist and bouncy deep-fried sea prawns with garlic THB 300

3. mouthwatering spicy and sour seafood soup (tumyum talay) THB 150
4. fresh and scrumptious deep-fried grouper in three-taste sauce THB 500

5. stir-fried Hong Kong kale with sea asparagus (shellfish) THB 400
6. sinfully delicious iced fresh and condensed milk mix with ginkgo nuts THB 120

Sornthong Restaurant ****1/2
2829 Rama IV Road
Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
Tel.: 02.258.0118

Open daily : lunch 11 am - 2:30 pm, dinner 5 - 10 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 1,200 for seafood dining


Stella said...

This looks good to me.
Is the meal expensive?
Make sure you will bring me to the flame big prawn this time.

in the sea said...

Satay and prawns and tom yam look nice! Is the last one a Thai milk tea or a dessert drink? Then re the last 2nd one, is the asparagus and white asparagus? That big seafood market restaurant on soi 24 is for entertainment more.

Fillet-O Fish said...

Wow the prawn looks tempting to eat, and the tomyum soup looks good too.

Once in a while you come up with some good restaurants. How many are you still hiding from us?

Expect more from your reviews. Thanks!

Stella said...

Hi Fish Burger,
Good to see your "once in a while" comment once in a while.

Thailand Club said...

Sea, the last one, something quite Chinese, and i never thought when mixed it that way could be such heavenly delicious

u know i don't like over-sweet TH desserts, but this one a must try

:-) u will find out what is it soon when i put description on each dishes

stay tuned!

fish-burger, i am not hiding food la, but hv to show a little by little, always hv better places come up next ..

Stella said...

Thank you for all the good food and good photos here.

in the sea said...

I see. the drink looks like it's a pomelo mango sweet 楊枝甘露。

Thailand Club said...

sorry Sea, not pomelo mango sweet, a simple sweet but we may never thought about .. so sometimes simple is best :-)

Stella said...

Is this a mango drink?

Yai said...

I know what is in the glass. Something yellow! But sure no mango. And the cream colour juice is milk. Am I correct p'TC?

in the sea said...

no. 5: the white thing is kind of mushroom.
no. 6: the milk looks like it's the thick condensed milk. The yellow ones are ginklos.

Thailand Club said...

wow good guess nong Yai and Sea, u will find the answer by tomorrow


Thailand Club said...

so no. 6 is a devil dessert, iced fresh and condensed milk mix with ginkgo nuts sweet

everyone know me well notice that i don't take condensed milk dessert and i am not a fan of ginkgo nuts neither, but this one at Sorn Thong is a to-die-for dessert after a round of scrumptious seafood meal

simple ingredients mixed, become this devil like sweet :-) bravo!

in the sea said...

Wow I don't like ginkgo either, not even condensed milk. From your description, it seems it's an irresistible evil drink.

Fillet-O Fish said...

Fresh and condensed milk mix with ginkgo nuts just a baby version to show how Chinese can mix, in Hong Kong they have the coffee and tea mix, called ying yang.

Thailand Club said...

har ying-yang? one of the most talk-about HK invention

Stella said...

Yes I like the "In Yang" drink as it has the good aroma of both coffee and red tea. The best is mixed with "little car red tea".