Saturday, July 13, 2013

Khrua Nai Baan @ Bangkok


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,
Bangkok, Thailand.

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24 comments:

  1. Lobster fruit salad looks really refreshing...Lots of seafood here. And all looking decently fresh.

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    1. Sycookies: ya, i think the sauce in the lobster salad was a bit too heavy, but it was enjoyable, all in all :D and yeah, this place has a good reputation for seafood, both among locals and visitors, supposedly, heh =)

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  2. I love Thai!!! All look soooo good! Alamak!!! That mango pulut dessert....my favourite! *goes weak in the knees*

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, it's a really hot, sweltering afternoon in KL today, so i sure could use some cooling mangoes :D

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  3. The salads look very good, except for the beef one. I love the mango! I would love that salad without the beef! It looks very good! :)

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    1. Linda: oh yes, i was pleasantly surprised by the food here. lots of crisp, refreshing flavors, especially in the salads, you're right =)

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  4. Very Thai, I like dumplings with the thickness of the skin just right and this one seems like it, excellent choice!

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    1. Wong: true, i like it when the dumpling skin is not too thick! :D

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  5. Hahahaahh seafood quota overlook Sean! :)

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    1. TNG: heheh, ya, but i cannot take responsibility for this, because someone else placed the orders for this food! :D

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  6. We had a lot of seafood during our recent trip, cholesterol overload! hehehe

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    1. DevilCK: heheh, but maybe seafood is good cholesterol! like how the fat is salmon is considered healthy fat :D

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  7. Omigosh! I love Bangkok. Used to visit a million times while my mom was working there and now I'm craving for sticky mango rice. This place looks good!

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    1. Peoniesandpancakes: sounds like great family memories! my experiences with bangkok are more of the 'working trip' visits, so there's a mixture of fun but also a bit of job stress, heheh :D

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  8. What a place, hidden behind the dazzle and buzzle. A must to visit, lots to choose from.

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    1. Cquek: yeah, a thai person brought us here. we wouldn't have been able to find this place ourselves :D

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  9. that seems like wayyyy too much luxury!

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    1. KY: luckily for me, this was not a meal I paid for! Heheh =)

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  10. The prawns and crabs are moth watering. It does not help that I am now nursing a seafood craving that has to be satisfied:(

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    1. Missyblurkit: hope u get to satisfy the crustacean craving before the weekend is over! With lotsa sweet, juicy flesh! =)

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  11. the prawns are show stopper! i haven't seen this sort of prawns here, we can get them aplenty in sarawak. i bet you paid a huge sum of money for those prawns! in sibu, i have to fork out rm25-30 for a bowl of noodles with ONE piece of those ginormous prawn

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    1. Sibu Food Diva: wow, that makes me glad that i didn't have to look at the bill for this meal! i should have eaten more of these prawns, hahah :D

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  12. wow...I think I'm gonna like all the dishes above! ^_^

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    1. Melissa: ya, a good restaurant with a very solid selection of well-prepared food :D

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