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Somboon Seafood Restaurant: Curry Crab is to die for!
Somboon is actually a Chinese-style seafood restaurant. Nevertheless, the curry crab, grilled cuttle fish (similar to squid) and the tom yam kung were some of the best I've ever had! Considering their Surawong location, 1000B for 3 people is really not bad.
They have a picture menu with tons and tons of dishes, mostly seafood. You won't starve, trust me!
Would gladly go there again and again!
Favorite Dish: Curry Crab! Hands down!
Somboon Resto: chinese/thai food
Favorite Dish: (last date visited - July 15, 2006)
a) deep fried crab meat rolled cake
b) fried morning glory
c) fried oyster with egg
d) tom yum kun
e) crab curry with egg
f) shrimps with mushroom
h) shrimps with garlic sauce
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Somboon Seafood Restaurant: Our best meal in Bangkok!
No wonder every single person I asked recommendations from listed this restaurant. It's become such an institution in Bangkok and is so sought-after that they've created a knock-off version.
They gave us picture menus which facilitated the ordering process. We tried not to overdo it, but everything looked and sounded so good. Within minutes our table was crowded with plates of super fresh and gorgeous-looking seafood. A cart was wheeled up to our table and here they set up a mini bar for our drinks and ice. The waitstaff was very friendly and accomodating. It was already 10:00 and yet the place still had a good crowd.
Somboon is a no-frills Chinese-Thai seafood restaurant. Your first sign that there will be Chinese flavors are the chopsticks on the table because the Thais do not use chopsticks. I will not even attempt to describe the food because I couldn't do it justice. Even the pictures (only the steamed prawns with garlic is not pictured) fail to capture the freshness and scrumptiousness of these gifts from the sea. Everything was superb! And from the mouthful mmmms and ohmygods from around the table, it was obvious everyone agreed.
But my most favorite of all was the fried fish! It was crispy on the outside and super soft and juicy on the inside. The sauce with which it was glazed and on which it lay was sweetened fish sauce or naam pla. It was just the most delightful sauce and I couldn't get enough of it. Good thing this dish came last because as soon as I tried it, I practically forgot about the other food.
It was unanimous that this was the best meal we had in Bangkok!
Favorite Dish: The fish in sweet fish sauce!
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