Thursday, July 24, 2008

Makan Thai: Somboon Seafood

The famous and cash only seafood restaurant in bangkok is always a favourite amongst the locals and tourists and often imitated by other seafood restaurants. Somboon only has 5 branches in Bangkok so BEWARE of scammers that uses "similar names". Taxi drivers usually get paid a huge sum of commission for driving you to a "fake somboon". We usually eat at the Surawong branch which we think is nearer to the city center. Somboon is famous for their seafood, even the Japanese royalty once dined at this famous restaurant. Even though the price is abit on the high side but the taste is exceptional that's why people keep on flocking back to this restaurant ever since they opened up their first restaurant back in 1969. Their most famous dish is the Curry Crab similar to the ones that you find in Singapore. The Curry Crab is NOT the reason that keeps the MakanKings for going back there to eat everytime that we are in Bangkok. To us, the Curry Crab is just well like any other curry crab but it's the other dishes in the menu that entices our tastebuds !
Makan King's Favourite Dishes at SomBoon:
(1) Roasted Crab with glass noodle
(2) Tom Yum Goong
(3) Thai Styled Steam Fish
(4) Barbequed Roe Crabs
(5) Fresh Oysters
(6) Water Prawns stir fried in garlic and chillipadi


Photos that we've taken back in 2005 - during our FIRST visit to somboon ^_^ and when we first started MakanKing

MakanKings Rating: 8/10
Somboon Surawong
169,169/7-12 Surawong Rd.,Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel. 02-233-3104Fax. 02-234-4499


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4:17 AM, August 06, 2008  
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1:44 PM, August 07, 2008  
Blogger Christy said...

Thai food....YUMZ!!!
Tomyam Goong and squids somemore...I wanna go to Bangkok-kha!!!!

7:56 PM, August 13, 2008  
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Anonymous pet said...

long time no come here to read this blog already..
keep up the good foods!
by the way, ya.. those taxi drivers like to bring the tourist to somboon seafoods..

11:06 PM, October 11, 2008  
Anonymous William said...

you know some thai tom yum is so spicy that you can barely taste it?

I know one place in kepong where almost everything is super spicy. But apparently it's authentic. The owner is a thai lady who can speak all our chinese dialects.

Puts me to shame =(

1:31 AM, October 21, 2008  
Blogger bizkutraya said...

you make me hungry!!!

1:05 PM, October 21, 2008  
Blogger Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Hi, first time here. Thanks for so much of makan-makan info. It makes life so interesting and easier to find makan...

3:01 PM, October 23, 2008  
Blogger dawn said...

pictures are U.S. thai ingredients are very rare to find any way i have found a resource where i can find all the ingredients at one place.

10:06 PM, March 16, 2009  
Anonymous nicolas yongco jr said...

"Even though the price is abit on the high side but the taste is exceptional that's why people keep on flocking back to this restaurant ever since they opened up their first restaurant back in 1969" - I agree for the price even the price was high but the important is the food was good and will love the customer

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2:19 PM, March 01, 2010  
Anonymous Absar @ Go Go Elite said...

I love Thai food.. unfortunately where i come from its not original Thai..

Stuff looks delicious though!

11:52 PM, October 08, 2010  
Anonymous kerudung paris said...

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2:18 PM, January 24, 2011  
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10:37 AM, January 25, 2011  
Blogger Iklan said...

Hmm, very delicious


10:39 AM, January 25, 2011  

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