May 13, 2011

DINING: Ban Khun Mae, BKK, Thailand

The gastronomic delights of Thailand are considered among the worlds most delicious. It has unique
blend of tastes – hot and spicy, salty, sweet and the flavors always highlighted with citrus from a lemon
wedge or lime. These well executed balances of flavors are evident from the roadside eateries to quaint
homey restaurants.

And to get our fill of Thai goodies, Ban Khun Mae at Siam Square, Soi 8 is a favorite.The place is softly
lit and live traditional Thai music softly plays in the background serenading you and your company.

Their tom yam kung or spicy shrimp soup is love. The dish got a vibrant orange color with a unique sour
and spicy taste fragrant with herbs and sprinkled generously on top with chopped fresh cilantro.

tom yam kung or spicy shrimp soup

The simple dish of chicken is seasoned well fried perfectly to a crisp but with a moist and juicy meat
infused with garlic.

fried chicken with garlic

They also have chicken satay. Although Indonesian originally, their version is moist and tender seasoned
with special Thai paste.

chicken satay

The pepper and garlic squid is divine – the initial crunch of the batter and the fresh tender almost delicate
squid rings.

Tod Mun Goong or Thai shrimp cakes are fried but deliciously light and springy served with a cucumber

Bagoong fried rice to round up the dishes.

bagoong fried rice

And of course, Khao Niaow Ma Muang or mango with coconut milk flavored sweet-salty sticky rice for
dessert washed down with Cha Yen or Thai milk tea.

Try also other delicious  meals off the menu.

LOCATION: #458/6-9 Siam Square Soi 8, Rama 1 Road, Patumwan District

HOW TO GET THERE: the restaurant is conveniently located in Siam Square, #458/6-9 in Soi 8, Rama 1 Road, Patumwan District.  You can get there by taking the BTS Skytrain and get off at Siam Station and from the Siam Paragon its just a couple of minutes walk.

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  1. It was a mistake reading this post! I am sooo craving for Thai food now. Huhuhu :(

  2. tom yam kum looks so yummy. i could exchange my camera for that. no wait. im kidding.

  3. Hi Gay and Pearl! Had to stop writing from time to time to stuff myself silly with something, anything to satisfy the cravings. Oh food, glorious food!:-D

  4. Food trip kung food trip talaga kayo sa Ban Khun Mae, nakakagutom :)buti na lang sa Bangkok kahit street food ang sarap pa rin, kaya kahit walang budget for resto, pwede pa rin matikman ang authentic Thai food.

  5. Hi Claire, true that! Kahit street food, it surely is a treat.


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