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Somboon Seafood Vs. Rut & Lek In Bangkok

Thanks klyeoh! I'll try A-Roy out. Haven't found any good Thai place in SG except the ones in Golden Miles complex, though I don't make it there too often.

Mar 30, 2012
arunyila in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

Oh really! We were there 2-3 years ago for dim sum lunch and dinner, and I think it was only 1 star then. Even then it was really great food.

Mar 23, 2012
arunyila in China & Southeast Asia

Best japanese BBQ Bangkok?

I love Honmono Sushi. They have amazing fresh fish and Wagyu Beef (which I think you can bbq). They Wagyu suki yaki was delicious, the meat so tender. It's quite an expensive place but if you like Japanese, you would appreciate quality of the ingredients there.

Mar 23, 2012
arunyila in China & Southeast Asia

Patara or Mahanaga for Private Dining - Bangkok

Instead of Lek Seafood, I think you should try T. Restaurant Seafood on Ratchaparop road. I don't think Lek Seafood is all that. There are many more good seafood places in Bangkok. T. Restaurant seafood has amazing quality and popular with the locals. Prices will of course be more than Lek, but you pay for the quality.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/832534

Mar 23, 2012
arunyila in China & Southeast Asia

First Time in Asia- 3 nights Hong Kong, 2 nights Bangkok

I agree. I'm a Thai working in Singapore, and I'd be very surprise if any of my Thai friends/ family would want to go to Seafood Market. It's one of those places that only tourist goes. For Seafood, I like T. Restaurant. It's a place where my family has been since I was young. Love their crispy calamari, but I got to say their baked goose feet with vermicelli is yummy! My favourite seafood restaurant in Bangkok, very popular with the locals.

There's an article on it here.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/832534

I've also been to Lei Garden in both HK (Kowloon Elements Mall branch) and Singapore and I have to say the one in HK is def worth a visit. The roast pork was so good. I wouldn't waste money going to the one in Singapore though...it's no where near the HK standard. Also would recommend Ming Court in the Langham Hotel in Kowloon. It has a Michilin star and the food was delicious! Also TIm Ho Wan for dim sum though be ready to queue and go before the restaurant opens. Their lo mai gai and pork bun were worth the trip, though we got sick of waiting and got take away instead!

Mar 23, 2012
arunyila in China & Southeast Asia

Somboon Seafood Vs. Rut & Lek In Bangkok

T. Pochana or T. Restaurant has moved from Nai Lert Market (it used to stand where Platinum Fashion Mall is now). It moved about 10 mins drive down Ratchaprarop road, close to the Airport link.

T. Restaurant (Seafood)
78/12-16 Ratchaprarop Road,
Makkasan, Phayathai,
Bangkok 10400
Thailand
Tel: +662-247-1061-3

Being Thai myself, I'd say it's one of the old favourites of the locals. Great fresh seafood, especially the curry crab. You can ask for crab meat curry so it comes without the shells but I think using you hands is one of the enjoyment of eating crabs!

Mar 23, 2012
arunyila in China & Southeast Asia