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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ban Khun Mae


Back to a mom's kitchen!

Bangkok city Thai food restaurant - Ban Khun Mae (literally House of Mother), is always the rescue when diners are lost in the transition of the fusion and confusion food scene at the Siam area (Siam Square, Siam Center, and Siam Paragon).

During the late 90's, this mammy's canteen was a popular after-work beer-and-dine shelter for local white-collars, and also a temple for foreign Thai food enthusiasts due to its very convenient access for tourists. As time goes by, the glory might be faded, but the foreign visitors, many of whom made the restaurant enjoy a nightly full-house, are still the pillar of support for the restaurant.

somtum Thai (shredded raw papaya spicy salad) THB 70;
yum wunsen (bean threads/glass noodles spicy salad with minced pork and prawns)

sakoo sai moo and khao kriap park mor (tapioca pearl balls with minced pork
stuffing, and traditional steamed rice flour wrapper with stuffing) THB 120

tord mun goong (deep-fried minced shrimp and pork patties) THB 170;
phad pak ruam mit (stir-fried mixed vegetables, oyster sauce) THB 90

steamed local sea bass on herbs and lime broth, with chili sauce served
separately for non-spicy eater) THB 280+

pla kapong neung manao (local sea bass on herbs and lime spicy broth) THB 280+;
tomyumgoong nam khon (hot and sour soup with prawns, w/ kati coconut milk)

Ban Khun Mae Thai Restaurant ***1/4
458/6 Siam Square Soi 8
Rama I Road
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel.: 02.250.1953

Open daily : 11 am - 11 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 700


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Stella said...

Look forward to the food at Ma Ma Kitchen.

Fillet-O Fish said...

This is a classic one. Back to the 90's it was really in one of our must eat programs.

in the sea said...

Good that the memory continued.. :)

Stella said...

Fusion and confusion, what a good phrase in rhyme.
The pearl ball and the curry look good.

Fillet-O Fish said...

I almost forget this restaurant in my list. The fish looks tired, but chili sauce on the side, very thoughtful!

in the sea said...

Mr. Fish, the fish is a bit not too fresh. Maybe the people (very tourists) here often order deep fried fish and they forget stocking some more fresh fish in this era. I recall they used to have this one pretty nice and fresh too.

Thailand Club said...

the fish really no good, others were okay though!