Bangkok - ONE non touristy dinner, critique my list!
Panic! Himself has surprised me with a free Bangkok trip first week August. I normally spend, oo, about a YEAR researching trips, so am sweating already. He's on work so I will pootle around during the day eating myself silly on street food and in markets and cafes and stuff (will post that list soon for advice).
I only have 3 dinners with him. We've booked Nahm as a blow out. I think we have to go with his colleagues to Spice Market as we're staying in the 4 Seasons which I'm not that excited about but heck, I'm not paying. So we only have ONE night for me to impress him with something brilliant and orfentick I've 'found'. From here and a quick trawl of blogs my current thoughts are:
Likhit Kai Yaang (the chicken looks and sounds amazing)
But also v tempted by crab curry so:
T Restaurant (is that the same as E/T Pochana? Am getting confused!)
Or should we just stroll around a street food district? He's a very amenable companion, isn't as foodie as me but tolerates all my wilder adventures. He'll probably be shattered from meetings though so nothing that's a million miles away.
Any help warmly appreciated x
I think "Pochana" roughly translates to "sustenance" or "comestibles".
T Restaurant is T Pochana (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/832534). However, E Pochana is a separate restaurant altogether (http://www.austinbushphotography.com/...). Both restaurants offer the yellow-coloured Thai-style crab curry, which is slightly sweet-ish and oniony.
Another place you may want to consider is Bussaracum, which serves impossibly delicate Royal Thai morsels like "Rhoom Chor Muang" (steamed rose-shaped dumplings with minced chicken filling) and "Kra Tong Thong" (egg-net parcels with minced pork and toasted peanuts filling), pictured below:
re: helen b
Precisely the point with regards to Somboon: its inconsistency. I'd been there once and thought the food was okay, not blow-your-mind good. But its garlic-chilli prawn dish was so famous, some seafood restaurants even in Singapore simply called this dish "Somboon prawns":