Sunday, March 06, 2011
Krua Nai Baan
BANGKOK AMAZING GOURMET
While I lived in the Soi Langsuan vicinity, I passed by Krua Nai Baan (Home Kitchen) quite often; but I have never sampled her food. Rumor spreads from some of my friends that this Thai cum seafood restaurant is expensive and lack of culinary passion, thus a place to accommodate tourists and bad-taste diners!
I puzzled. For years I see Krua Nai Baan is always full house; seven days a week, whether it is full moon nights or rainy days, the restaurant is always packed. So I decided to ignore those big-mouths' advise. Proven that we shouldn't listen to rumors, and eating is believing.
Funny that fusion French restaurant La Table de Tee (on Soi Saladaeng) didn't serve amuse-bouche (at least on my previous visit she didn't!), but a Thai restaurant - Krua Nai Baan does. Oops not only food is of satisfactory old-school quality, but service is also (almost) impeccable kind.
yum sam krob THB 80 (spicy salad with crispy fish maw in shredded raw mango)
yum ta-kai THB 80 (lemongrass herbal Thai salad with prawn)
chu-chee goong klam THB 450 (medium size river prawn in chu-chee curry sauce)
pla gao tord sam ros THB 700 (deep-fried live grouper in spicy 3-taste sauce)
live grouper (deep-fried) in spicy three-taste sauce
gaeng liang THB 150 (vegetable curry soup with pumpkin and prawn)
phad pak yod mara THB 80 (stir-fried bitter gourd stem and leaves)
icy cantaloupe on bed of sago with coconut milk THB 50
Krua Nai Baan Thai & Seafood Restaurant ***1/2
94 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road
Prathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Open daily : 11 am - 11 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 900