After shopping at Siam Square, headed down to Ma Boon Krong(MBK) shopping center, It is not far from Siam Square. It is within 10 minutes walking distance. MBK is a huge shopping center and very famous in Bangkok. You can will find almost anything here, from attire to shoe to watches, food and much much more.
After spending a few hours shopping, we are hungry again. All the the while thinking that the food in shopping complex will not be as good as the hawker food in the night market. Headed to the taxi stand to get a taxi to night market.
On the way to the ground floor taxi stand, we pass by the MBK foodcourt. We notice this restaurant, full of people dinning inside and the food looked nice. We saw one of our favorite food, Crab. One crab cost 199 thai bath (less than rm 19). After seeing that the restaurant serves crab and the big crowd, we decided to give it a try. By the way, this restaurant is called HONGMIN Restaurant.
Picture above is the picture of the crabs displayed at the entrance. This was one of the reason we decided to cancel the night market trip to try the food in this restaurant.
Picture above is Tom Yam Kung. Tom Yam Kung means tom yam prawns. It taste very nice, unlike the tom yam maggie and tom yam that you get in malaysia. It was the perfect blend of spicy and sour flavours. The thais really know how to make a good tom yam. Well, actually they should!! They invented the stuff!!
This dish is called Fish Maw soup. Fish maw soup is very popular and famous in Thailand. You can get Fish maw soup in most restaurants. The soup is double boiled and includes ingredients such as fish maw, squid, slice mushroom and crab meat.This Fish Maw soup is served in claypot, to keep it hot when serve. Nice dish!
The two pictures above are of Three Kings Salad. The Makan Kings personally recommend anyone to try this salad. It is absolutely fantastic. Three Kings means oyster, squid and prawn(hmmm...the three kings of seafood?). The oysters used are fresh oysters. The green colour sauce on the salad was made from cili padi with lemon juice. A word of warning, this is very very spicy, even hotter than tom yam. Most of us at the table couldnt stand the spiciness and the Makan Kings happily goobled every last bit! It is that GOOD!! Would rate this dish 9.5 out of 10!
The picture above is of roast duck. The skin was very crispy and the meat was suprisingly tender, not hard. A very nice dish to go with rice.
Our favorite seafood, Crab. The crab was fried in their own thai style. It was fried with onions, spring onions, chili and egg. Taste different from the usual Malaysian kam heong style and sweetand sour style. Worth a try. Nice as well.
Duck meat and wanton noodle. This dish looks like wanton noodles soup that is available in Malaysia, but taste different. The main difference is in the soup, the soup is very nice. The soup probably uses duck and pork as a base. Overall very nice and satisfying dish.
Black sesame "tong yuen". The "tong yuen" served here is much bigger compared to the ones that are normally served in Malaysia. The skin is thin and bursting with the black sesame filling. The soup was cooked with ginger and brownsugar. Served hot.