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Bangkok restaurant REVIEW:
Krua Banleng

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The buzz: Krua Banleng, the decade-old Phaya Thai restaurant belonging to the family of classical music legend Luang Pradit Phairoh, has brought its Thai comfort food to Sathorn. Here,  Asdavuth “Aey” Sagarik, Luang's great grandson, oversees operations, while the kitchen is helmed by Matsakorn Chartviratphuri, daughter of the chef at the original location. 
 
The decor: The cozy two-story house dates back to the ‘70s and has been given a green and cream colored makeover. The interior welcomes lots of natural light and gives nods to family history through traditional Thai musical instruments, old cassettes and black-and-white photographs from Luang’s hey-day. You can also take your meal in the lush backyard.
 
The food: The old family recipes make the most of well-sourced ingredients, such as dried chilies from Bang Chang sub-district in Samut Songkram, and house-made curry pastes. Try them in familiar fare like pad Thai goong sod (stir-fried rice noodles with shrimp, B280), which is zestier and spicier than your usual pad Thai, gaeng puu sen mee (Southern-style yellow curry with crabmeat and vermicelli noodles, B390) and moo ped sood kun yar (stir-fried pork with turnip pickles and young peppercorns, B160). Another house specialty is the Thai-style ox tongue stew (B350), which is deliciously tender. For dessert, the excellent mango and passion fruit toast (B165) also lets quality ingredients do the talking. The buttery brioche (starring real French butter) comes with a tangy mango passion fruit jelly and coconut ice cream. Decadent.
 
The drinks: Equally down-to-earth herbal juices in flavors like roselle, butterfly pea and lemongrass-pandanus all come in at B65. The usual Thai beers cost B120 per bottle, while coffee and tea starts at B55. 
 
Why we’d come back: Homey, unpretentious Thai restaurants are something of a dying breed in these parts, especially ones so charming. Chong Nonsi office workers take note: Krua Banleng is a great spot for a quick lunch, too. 

 

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Phone: 063-184-7928
Krua Banleng, 163/2 Sathorn Soi 7, Bangkok, Thailand

Nearest Train:

BTS Chong Nonsi

Opening Hours:

daily 11am-2pm, 5-10pm

Price Range:

BB - BBB

Open Since:

August, 2017
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