Thursday, August 28, 2008

Once Upon A Time Restaurant, Bangkok

We tried street food, we had seafood, foodcourts, even thai tai chow (stir fry stalls)...but where's a proper restaurant that serves traditional thai food?
We didn't spot any near the area we stayed nor at the shopping complexes. So we resorted to getting some recommendations from the hotel staff. And surprise, surprise, Once Upon A Time was just a few minutes away from our hotel :)

Very cosy ambiance, alfresco area was filled with lots of green while those who chose to dine in were treated with a cosy and nostalgic interior, filled with antiques and pictures of royal families, movies stars etc.

The menu was very extensive and we took rather long to decide on the dishes...
Had some Tom Yam Goong.. Fiery looking soup but it was not as spicy as we thought it would be. The soup is aromatic, sour and spicy, which hits our sleepy senses immediately. Filled with large, juicy prawns, this was a great way to start our meal.
We decided to have Yam Som O (Pamelo salad) since we have yet to try it before..
The pamelo was topped with mince pork, prawns, chopped peanuts, fried shallots and doused with some intoxicating sauce. The result? Utterly lip smacking, it was so, so scrumptious! I love it, I love it, I love it!
Pineapple Fried Rice for the carbs we so love..
Alicia loved it. Elaine and I find it a tad 'wet' but very tasty nonetheless.
The Kong Kai Ob Sabparod (Shrimp and chicken baked in pineapple) sounds interesting
Most unfortunately, that's about it. It was pratically stir fried chicken and shrimps with pineapple and tomato/ fish sauce combo. I'm all for simplicity, but this was so plain, I almost cried. :(. Give me a plate of goo lou yuk (sweet sour pork) anytime.
Luckily Hou Maeng Phou Phad (pan fried baby clams with yellow curry) was served soon after..
Thick, sweetish yellow curry goes very well with the mussels (i'm quite sure those are Not clams). Beautiful dish to go with white rice, we enjoyed this dish tremendously.

The last dish was Green Curry Chicken..The portion was perfect as we were pretty stuffed by then. All of us tried the curry with white rice to enjoy the taste of the green curry and we were pretty satisfied with it. Though again the curry was rather sweet, we still enjoyed it very much. Plus points as it was filled with lots of chicken chunks and aubergines.
I sorta lost the bill, but it costs us about RM30 per head i think..
Once Upon a Time Restaurant is located at Soi 17, Phetchburi Rd., Pratunam, Bangkok. It's the small road/ lane across from Pantip Plaza. Look for road sign Soi 17, walk about 5 mins and the restaurant's on your right.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Life for Beginners said...

Sounds like a kungfu (or muay thai) movie in the making --- Once Upon a Time in Bangkok! LOL

29 August, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

baby clams curry? that's new! pity about the kou lou yoke wannabe though.

29 August, 2008  
Blogger Jackson said...

u make me miss Bangkok so much!!

29 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: wah, dramanya! we were cracking lame lines like "once upon a time we ate at once upon a time' when we were there :p

j2kfm: the yellow curry was yummy ler..yeah, the goo lou yuk was pathetic.

29 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jackson: time for a revisit? ;)

29 August, 2008  
Anonymous jason said...

Agreed with Kenny... hahaha.

29 August, 2008  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

once upon a time~~~~ sound like fairy tale for me, hehe...

29 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jason and mimid3vils: looks like it's a gender thing? the guys says it reminds them of kung fu, while the gals, it's fairy tales :). yeah, i was thinking more of fairy tales too hehe.

31 August, 2008  

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