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Saturday, September 08, 2012



The charm of an ancient topaz!

This long time royal cuisine pioneer restaurant - the Bussaracum, has been (finally) moved back to Sathorn/Silom district, after a short operation period at Thonglo under the shelter of its group property; it was her forth relocation since the restaurant debut at Dusit Thani Hotel around thirty years ago.

Recently I revisited Bussaracum at her latest location, Si Wang Road, with some foodie friends.

While many established restaurants will lose their edge on food standards after they earned some 'history', and the kitchen teams started to show that they are exhausted, at Bussaracum, this scenario is a non-existent. In general, the food at Bussaracum is not only kept to their good standards; but in my opinion, it is better!

The only dissatisfaction is their service. The junior waitpersons are nice and attentive, but the manager-look-alike is nothing more than a dumb vase that had been just treated with Botox.

'sangwa' savory dips, fresh vegetables, served with deep-fried ground catfish

leaf-wrapped appetizer 'mieng-kam'; deep-fried 'chom-suan' prawn appetizer

'pha-goong' spicy herbs tossed salad with prawns; savory eggplant salad

massama curry, world No. 1 dish 2011 voted by CNNgo readers survey

grilled river prawns in 'chu-chee' red curry sauce

home-made fish cakes; red curry with roasted duck meats

stir-fried eggplant in basil and hot sauce; deep-fried sea bass, raw mango dressing

phad Thai with prawns

Bussaracum Royal Thai Restaurant ****
1 Si Wiang Road
off Soi Pramuan
Silom, Bangkok 10500
Tel.: 02.620.2216

Open daily : lunch 11 am - 2 pm, dinner 5:30 - 10 pm
Pay (food only for one): around THB 500

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Anonymous said...

The food looks better than those at Benjarong. The squash salad is so stunning. I will bring my family to eat here.

Stella said...

Wow the presentation and decoration of food is so artistic and creative.
All the dishes look very delicious and pretty.
Royal decoration, royal atmosphere, and price quite royal too.

in the sea said...

BTW, one of my friends ate that deco. melon (on photo 1) and the waitress had a very fun look "har..., then we need to carve another one". See how this shop is so tempting. Next time someone may eat the table and chair too. :)

Tommy Leung said...

It is like beautiful food, some arts.

Stella said...

I always eat the carved fruit deco like your friend too to make my money worth.
Sometimes the carved carrots and other carved fruit or flower too if they taste good.

in the sea said...

That's very economical. Next time I wouldn't ask them to serve the food in wok or chop board. :)