Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Filling the hunger
Hua Seng Hong in Yaowaraj is one trusted Thai-Chinese restaurant with specialties of shark fins soup and Thai-Chinese delicacies for half a century. Due to its location (I always avoid that dirty and messy Chinatown) and my habits of no-fins dining, this outstanding Yaowaraj restaurant doesn't earn my blessing. Nevertheless, it is a blessing to me that Hua Seng Hong operates a number of sister branches in major shopping malls, as Hong Min.
This all-day-dining venue serves scrumptious Hong Kong dimsum, light meal, hot-pot and Chinese cuisine in a Thai-Chinese accent. Food is pretty good in local standard, or compare to her competitors in similar cuisine in Bangkok, Hong Min is definitely a standout from them. Currently, Hong Min offers live crab at THB 288 per crab. You may ask the chef to prepare your crab in stir-fried with curry powder, or black pepper with chilies, while I had mine in stir-fried with phad prik prao (fried pungent chili paste). Surprisingly it was one of the best crabs in prik prao sauce I have sampled. Hong Min (@MBK branch) earns my applause.
Hong Min by Hua Seng Hong 香味 ****
Shop#3A09-11, 3/F MBK Centre
(also a branch on G/F near Tops Supermarket)
444 Phayathai Road
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Open daily : 11 am - 9 pm
Pay (food only for two): Around THB 150 for noodles/one dish menu, or THB 600 for full course