Bangkok eating..

Dec 16th, 2007, 07:39 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 32,984
In my experience, it is a very rare taxi driver who can read a map, so the map is more for you than the taxi driver. Note that Somboon has several locatons.

There was a post here a couple of years ago about a couple who where taken to a different restaurant than what they asked for by a taxi driver. So it does happen. But it's a ununsual scam. And it could be any restaurant, not just Somboon.

Really, in all of my trips I've not had problems with taxi drivers. On my most recent trip, we did have a taxi driver who took us to the wrong hotel, but he was just confused and the kind people at the Sukothai gave him directions.
Kathie is offline  
Dec 19th, 2007, 12:38 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 22,016
Interesting, from Somboon Seafood:

ekscrunchy is offline  
Dec 19th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 32,984
Very interesting that is has happened enough that they post it on their website!
Kathie is offline  
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:31 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 22,016
Just wanted to bring this up once more to see if anyone has any new comments; I am leaving tomorrow and am very excited! Thanks to all who responded!
ekscrunchy is offline  
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:53 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,343
ekscrunchy - just saw this but I think you already have my Chote Chitr info - also we had a really good meal at Coconut Palm near Wat Po (a favourite of Tong's - you're meeting up with her - right?).

Can you point me to any Barcelona restaurant suggestions of yours - just read you're *famous* on the Europe board for Spain recos! We leave in 10 days for Egypt/Jordan then 2 months in BCN.

Have a wonderful trip - say hi to Ta from us (and Tong and Dara if appropriate!)

Elizabeth_S is online now  
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:01 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 236

I have seen Tong mentioned several times on this site.

I presume Tong is a ?guide.Any details of the service and contact?
angelnot1 is offline  
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 32,984
angel, do a search on Tong. There are many dozens of posts about her and the days people have spent with her.
Kathie is offline  
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:58 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 22,016
Elizabeth..You are off on an adventure, too! I have Jordan on my list for the future. As for Barcelona, I have not been in about 6 years and the last time I was there (for a week) I ate most of my meals (sometimes lunch and dinner on the same day) at Cal Pep which ranks up there with my favorite restaurants in the whole world. But you know it is counter only and they do not take reservations. And it has received so much press in the past few years that I am afraid there might be many tourists... But try to go an an off hour; you must try at lest once. Also, Pep has a more formal restaurant that you can reserve...if the whole lining up and sitting at the counter does not appeal, you could try that..

I think the food scene there must be just spectacular nowdays..truly you probably have many options...please let us know how you fare (with the fare..sorry for that!!) And many many thanks for all of your help. I am meeting Ta next week and Tong in a few days (can this be true??) and I will fill everyone in when I return...
ekscrunchy is offline  
Jan 3rd, 2008, 05:09 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 435
Favorite BKK Restaurants:

Tawan Dang
The Bed
Neil's Tavern
Crepes & Co
Food Loft

If you want great Thai food with entertainment and a crowd that is 99% Thai, Tawan Dang on Rama 3 is my favorite by a long shot.
BradinBangkok is offline  
Jan 4th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 173
Actually you need to be very careful about Somboon Seafood, there was a post here around Xmas time... entitled something like I &#*#&@ HATE BKK & a NY man on business, sent his younger brother & sister out in a cab & the DRIVER took them to the fake one... very similar name, they had lunch & were charged $400. The NYer went back to confront them, called the police, the owners chased him with a spiked board... anyway, the scam is the prices on the menu are PER GRAM... although it doesn't say per gram on the menu... which means you have a good chance to fight it on your CC, but when you question the tab, that is what they say "price is per gram"...

So, if you're going to go to Somboon, get the exact address written in Thai & English from your hotel... and get them to order you a cab, or you may end up at this other Somboon... as they have the same name... w/ a slight difference... check for the NYer's post to read the gory details. There's also a website dedicated to BKK Scams & this has happened to hundreds of tourists...
AskOksana is offline  
Jan 15th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 22,016
Does anyone care to add new info on Bangkok eating--especially places with good seafood....extra points for being not too far from the Four Seasons..

Kristina: I just want to tell you that at this late date I discovered your food blog....excellent!
ekscrunchy is offline  
Jan 15th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 6,664
How can there be any new places to eat? It's only been two years since the inception of this thread. Is there an unspoken prohibition against starting new threads? How does she even remember these threads are there?
Gpanda is offline  
Jan 15th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 779

But heck, as Panda says, if the thread is two years old, are these places even still open . . .?"
tengohambre is offline  
Jan 15th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,943
glad to see AO is back at the top...

hanuman took us to jok kitchen in was fantastic....small place but res are essential way in advance... i think its just the kind of place you might like, and its all fish...

Tel: 0 2221 4075
23 Trok Issaranuphap, phlap phla chai rd, khet pom prap sattru phai, bkk
rhkkmk is offline  
Jan 16th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,400
How nice of you to put a link to my blog here. Thank you. I didn't end up posting anything new there about Bangkok from our last trip because we didn't really have any outstanding meals. However, I know how much you like Rome and I have some of my more recent Rome dining experiences there and I'm about to do a post just on Rome Markets. My new favorite, the Andrea Dorea market is thanks to your recommendation. You can sign up for email updates so you don't miss it if you want. Or come say "hi" on my new Facebook Fan Page (link on blog).
Kristina is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Nov 9th, 2010 03:01 AM
Aug 21st, 2010 10:50 AM
Nov 8th, 2009 05:46 AM
Nov 26th, 2005 06:01 AM
Jan 9th, 2005 02:59 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:54 PM.