bangkok, city guide

rama 4 / sornthong – best seafood (service not included)

sornthong bangkokcouple 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.

P1000862 copyone 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.

P1000820 copyP1000819 copyit’s crazy how there are so many koreans that come eat here, even the menu is in korean.

P1000828 copythree condiments that will complete your thai experience – chilli sauce, fish sauce and seafood sauce.

P1000830 copymoo satay with peanut sauce and pickled cucumber in vinegar

P1000834 copyP1000837 copygung chae nam pla (raw prawns in fish sauce)

P1000840 copysteamed shrimps

P1000842 copystir fried shrimp with broccoli and mushroom

P1000845 copytom yum gung

P1000851 copykao pad poo/gung (fried rice with shrimp/crab meat)

P1000853-copypla kra pong pad priao wan (fried fish with sweet sour sauce)

P1000857 copypoo paht pong karee (stir fried crab with curry powder)

P1000858 copyP1000860-copyor suan (fried oyster omelet)

P1000821 copysornthong, 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.

P1000832 copyP1000861 copyi recommend this place for the food and food only.

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