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Poor experience at Bo Lan


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Poor experience at Bo Lan

KLfoodie | Jan 23, 2010 07:39 PM

Was quite excited to try Bo Lan having trawled through their gorgeous website and read several glowing press reports about the chefs, attention to ingredients, etc.

In reality, it was one of the worst Thai meals I've had in Bangkok. I found the food to be rather strange and nothing stood out. Had the tasting menu; the prawns were fresh, the green curry beef is supposed to be made with quality meat but was nothing spectacular. Had a far more memorable meal at Chote Chitr the same weekend for a fraction of the price. For a high-end establishment, Basil at Sheraton Sukhumvit offers much better food than Bo Lan. My hotel concierge said I should have tried the fine dining restaurant near Ruen Nuad massage instead (but i was worried that was a tourist trap, dinner comes with a cultural performance).

Although i was a solo dinner, they gave me the bill for 2 tasting menus! and i had to highlight their 'mistake'. I've never encountered such an error in any other restaurant in Bangkok.

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