couple of days ago my relatives from korea came to visit us but since it’s not their first time here grand palace, floating market, and other-boring-touristy-places could be left out from our itinerary.
one evening we went to dine at sornthong pochana, one of the most famous thai seafood restaurants in town.
my family used to come eat here a lot till there was a time when we had a horrible experience with their service in which we totally boycotted them for years. but since our guests were craving for seafood and this was perhaps the best around where i live, i decided to put my ego aside and give them another try.
it’s crazy how there are so many koreans that come eat here, even the menu is in korean.
three condiments that will complete your thai experience – chilli sauce, fish sauce and seafood sauce.
moo satay with peanut sauce and pickled cucumber in vinegar
gung chae nam pla (raw prawns in fish sauce)
stir fried shrimp with broccoli and mushroom
tom yum gung
kao pad poo/gung (fried rice with shrimp/crab meat)
pla kra pong pad priao wan (fried fish with sweet sour sauce)
poo paht pong karee (stir fried crab with curry powder)
or suan (fried oyster omelet)
sornthong, a longstanding family owned thai seafood restaurant, despite having the reputation for the rather shabby interior with low ceiling making it hard to have conversations without screaming your lungs out and service no where to be found, it does have a good reason why it’s always jam packed. the seafood is fresh, quick and affordable and these people obviously know what they’re doing.
but… that surely doesn’t override the fact that their service was as horrible as i remember.
i recommend this place for the food and food only.