Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sorn Thong Seafood Review

Ask any great Chef the secret to their food, and they will say "fresh ingredients".

That is the beauty of Thailand and eating Seafood in Thailand, the freshness of it.

Sorn Thong, like many of the "street" eat Chinese-Thai Seafood establishments in Thailand have an array of fresh and live seafood from where you eat from, and the prices are not exuberant, and their dishes definitely yummy.

Going in a big group always helps with the volume of food to eat...

Poo Phad Prik Thai Dam (Whole Crab stir fried with Black Pepper) was a treat as the sweet taste of the crab cut perfectly with the black pepper.

Pla Kraphong Neung Manao (Seabass Steamed with Lemon) was soft and extremely fresh. The soup gets tangy and spicy and works perfectly with the fish.

Yum Bhak Boong Krob (Salad of Fried Morning Glory) was sweet and spicy, no surprises there.

Moo Satay (Pork Satay) was chunky and the peanut sauce incredible.

Tom Yum Goong (Tom Yum Soup) had coconut meat in it, was creamy, spicy, sweet, and left you wanting more after the last sip (though that could be the MSG). The shrimps given were chunky and filling, did I say fresh?

And finally, the khao phat bai kra phow (Fried Rice with Chicken and Basil Leaves) was perfect with the Tom Yum.

Probably some will think that this place deserves a great grade with the foods mentioned above, but the amount of MSG in the food does leave one feeling quite sick afterwards, so this was no way an 'A' grade.

Food: 44/50

Service at these Chinese establishments always cover the basic. They have wait staff fulfilling your every need, and because they don't have to live up to a 5 star establishment, they do talk to you with simpler words than address you with wai's, sir's and madam's.

Service: 25/30

Typical Chinese restaurant atmosphere. The only thing 'good' is a flat-screen tv that shows live EPL games on saturdays and sundays, good call!

Atmosphere: 16/20

Total 85/100

Great value for money, and a good place to eat if you're looking to get a good fill of seafood and don't want to travel all the way to riverside Rama III establishments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No address or phone number? How I am going to find this place?