Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Jae Nui review เจ็นุ็ย

Jae Nui เจ็นุ็ย

The food here is GREAT. But you have to order what they are good at:
Pla Krapong Kaeng Som: Seabass in Orange Curry. It is a wonderful dish, not too spicy, yet has the tangy flavor expected in orange curry. The fish is fried and very meaty.
Pla Kao Sam Rod: Fried Garoupa Fish with 3 flavor sauce. Also well made, cruncy, meaty, and a good combination of the spicy, sour, and sweet flavors.
Poo Phad Ton Hom: Full Crab stir-fried with garlic and spring onions. Wow! Sweet, meaty, goes well with their seafood sauce.
Goong Ob Woon Sen: Bakes Prawn with vermicelli. The greatest thing about the Good Ob is that they don't use much pork fat, the flavor of the prawn is perfect, not too oily or pork smelly. The noodles taste great with the seafood sauce. So good, my mouth still waters thinking about it.
Goong Sub Krapow: Diced Prawn stir fried with basil leaves. The krapow is not too spicy and overpowering, very good with rice.

Note: This restaurant, you cannot order their fried rice, it is really bad.

rating: 48/50 (food)

Service: Most of their staff seems to be FOBs (Fresh off the boat). Either from Mainland China or one of the Doi's in the north of Thailand. In other words, they can be hard of understanding, and don't know Thai very well. They have two 'captains' who take the order, both are knowledgable about food.

rating: 26/30

Atmosphere: Serves the purpose well, a/c, big screen tv with karaoke apparently. Got some big cocks guarding the front of the restaurant (you have to come here to see it). Also a photo of McDang on the wall with the Jae herself.

rating: 16/20

Total: 90/100

Value for money: SUPERB. You get the most amazing seafood at prices that would be considered 'very cheap' when comparing to anywhere in Bangkok.

How to get there: If coming from Bangkok, drive down RamaII road until you pass Mahachai Mueang Mai (the highway will go under a bridge, and there will be red/orange rooftops). Take an exit after that, and drive pass Tum Thai restaurant as well as Muang Le and a Honda Showroom. The restaurant is next to the Honda showroom.

You know you've gone too far if you're driving past the Mahachai Hospital

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