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Bangkok - T. Restaurant Seafood

klyeoh | Feb 8, 201205:32 AM

I fell in love with T.Restaurant's food as a teenager - that was 3 decades ago. I still go back to the restaurant now for its marvellously fresh and decently-priced seafood. T.Restaurant used to be more centrally located in Pratunam, 10-15 minutes' walk from Central World and Siam Square.Its new location is about 10 minutes' drive up the road along Rajprapop Road.

Had a family dinner whilst visiting Thai relatives last weekend:

- Crab curry: supremely fresh, meaty crabs - the lump crab meat may not be as meaty as the larger Sri Lankan crabs we get back in Singaporem, but the Thai crabs had much sweeter and tastier flesh. The creamy, eggy, oniony thick yellow curry cloaking the crabs, is probably Thailand's answer to Singapore chilli crab. I could eat this every day!

- Crisp-battered fried squid rings - not one of my fave items, but Thai cousins loved it;

- Fried oyster omelette, yet another T. Restaurant staple which betrays the restaurant's Thai-Chinese Taechew roots. The oysters here are delicious, and fried with eggs and the typical tapioca-starch mixture which gave the omelette its signature gooey-gloopey texture - an acquired taste for non-Chinese diners;

- Steamed "Pla Bu" (marbled Goby fish) with shredded ginger. Super-fresh fish here, perfectly-time steaming technique. I especially loved the fish liver which was barely cooked and had that rich, unctuous taste (much like Japanese "ankimo"). Precious!

- Crab-meat fried rice, with eggs & scallions. Thai-style fried rice eschewed soysauce atypical of Chinese-style fried rice. Thai fried rice is also sweeter (from the addition of white sugar) and more onion-flavored with minimal or no garlic added. I loved T. Restaurant's version - not necessarily the best I'd tasted in Bangkok, but a taste I grew up with.

Address details
T. Restaurant (Seafood)
78/12-16 Rajprarop Road,
Makkasan, Phayathai,
Bangkok 10400
Tel: +662-247-1061-3

T. Restaurant (Seafood)
Soi Ratchaprarop, Bangkok 10400, TH

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