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Sunday, March 06, 2011

Krua Nai Baan


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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
Tel.: 02.253.1888

Open daily : 11 am - 11 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 900


Sam said...

Viet cuisine maybe!

Tommy Leung said...

Is it Cantonese dim sum?

Stella said...

Good to have guessing game again. It is fun.
I guess this is Japanese food as I don't think this is dim sum although it looks like one.

in the sea said...

Thai Chinese food.

Fillet-O Fish said...

Me too, I assume it is Thai-Chinese food.

Yai said...

Soi Langsuan have much farang restaurants, fusion food, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants. No have Thai and Thai-Chinese restaurant, except one corner Langsuan and Sarasin, but that one p'TC dislike. P say dirty place, cheap service, and yuck food.

I think this one is a new fusion restaurant. Only farang restaurants serve amuse bouche before a meal.

Anonymous said...

This place is about as far away as fusion as you can get. It is old school Thai Chinese featuring fresh seafood displayed in the glass tanks.

Stella said...

OK. I guess this is side walk cafe style of Thai Chinese food too.
The picture for guessing game does not match the side walk street stall theme though.

Thailand Club said...

also serve amuse-bouche, now u guys know what cuisine is this .. :-)

Stella said...

What is amuse-bouche?
What are you doing to the fish?
Are you pouring the sauce?

in the sea said...

Nice to see it. I passed by it also but wondered if it's good. Stella, Amuse Bouche can mean 是日廚師為客人做的小點. :)

Anonymous said...

And amuse bouche is always complimentary from the chef.

Stella said...

Thank you SEA and Anonymous for the explanation.

Fillet-O Fish said...

I like the fish, with sauce pouring on it.