Friday, March 18, 2011
BANGKOK AMAZING GOURMET
Where chefs eat
Whenever crave for Chinese Cantonese food, I choose (to eat) from a short list of Bangkok's top five-star hotel's Chinese restaurants due to hygiene measurement and quality of ingredients. Also because of those Chinese chefs (in five-star hotels) are mostly "imported" from Hong Kong while a few from Singapore and Mainland China, to ensure authentication of the cuisine they serve.
One question always wandering in mind, as, where do those Chinese chefs eat after work? I assume they might go to a pub to have a couple of bottles of beer and snack, or sing while they eat at a karaoke, or just eat at their hotels. While I have a chance to chat with (any) Chinese chef, I quest for the answer.
Survey says, Boon Chinese Restaurant on Silom Road near Narathiwas intersection is where they enjoy a late night feast and gathering with fellow chefs after a day of sweat in kitchen.
stir-fried mutton with CN celery; deep-fried and braised tofu in gravy
steamed eggs Canton style
(silky texture as smooth as silk, best that I ever sampled in Bangkok)
steamed live sand goby (bamboo fish) in warm soy sauce
pot baked live frog in CN wine and house sauce; stir-fried sugar peas
Boon Chinese Restaurant 食得福 ***3/4
152/18 Silom Road
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Open daily : 11 am - 3 am
Pay (food only for two): around THB 600