A Bangkok seafood outlet with cooking that hovers between Thai and Chinese.
Start with delicate dumplings, packed with plump prawns and crunchy leaves.
Then move on to a lobster fruit salad, nicely presented with the shell.
Steamed crabs. Big ones, with plenty of sweetly moist flesh.
Salt-baked grouper. Expertly executed, though fish tends to be overshadowed by crustaceans.
Gosh, we ate too much. Can't recall what this was. Chicken with cashews? Maybe.
Lovely aromatic beef salad, to remind us where we were.
River prawns, or something like that. Would be perfect for sang har meen.
Errrm, another fruit salad, maybe with breaded shrimp.
Fried rice, bristling with squid and more to boost its flavor quotient.
Pad Thai! Slightly less greasy and guilt-inducing than what a street vendor might sell.
Mango with sticky rice. Could there be a better end to a meal in this city?
Fresh coconut juice (hurray!) and red wine (double hurray!).
Khrua Nai Baan,