Monday, December 22, 2008

Baan Nok Restaurant (Thai Market Font), Pandan Indah

The deed is done. I’ve ventured into a restaurant with no signboard. Its name only appeared in the dog-eared menu.Dragged a skeptical Phitoy upstairs. Note the stairs on the left?Inside, a bit dingy with simplistic furnishing and wall decorations that surely have seen better days. Only other table was occupied. By a rowdy bunch of manly men gulping beers by the crates. It was obvious the manly men were friends of the restaurant proprietors. After all it’s not everyday patrons and service staff get to clang mugs and get to challenge drinking speed.

Notwithstanding the boisterous scene, service was attentive and patient. The Thai ladyboss spoke rather good Cantonese with a singsong tilt. Most of the staff do too.

Fresh Coconut drink. Mine.Both of us were served free plain water infused with pandan fragrance. My guess is the water was boiled with pandan leaves.

Deepfried Shrimps in Lime Sauce. Ladyboss's recommendation. The sauce was appetising but oily. Would be better if the prawns were bigger.
Tomyum Pork Ribs. A first for both of us in having tomyum without seafood. Clear water runs deep. Clear soup burns lips. And throat. And tummy. All thumbs up!
Kailan stir fried with Salted Fish. Their version is with considerably big pieces of the salted fish. Easy to pick the pieces out if one finds them too salty but we preferred them shredded and all mixed up.

We missed desserts. Ladyboss informed that desserts are served from their shop downstairs. I think we only asked for it after 9pm so it was closed. ;-(

Bill:-
So how was this compared to this? Hmm let you know after a few more visits .. to both!

23 comments:

thenomadGourmand said...

hhmm.. so does the verdict reads "good and should try?"
I rmbr this sometime back, i think u said u wanted to try out this plc rite n it was closed or something?

J2Kfm said...

the next door is Thai Orkid right?
y nobody tried eh?

opens at night, DAMN spicy also

jason said...

Hehe, you finally made it here. Your pics look better than mine; mine was like taken by someone who're high on estacy. :S

worldwindows said...

I love the clear soup tom yam with seafood. This looks authentic to me. If possible throw in some clams or lala. I avoid the FGO (floating green objects). If it is crushed get ready the ice water.

Tummythoz said...

thenomadGourmand, what good memory you have. Since blogger friends that it is still in business, I tried again. Yes, good & should try. Next, I'll hope to make time to visit its special Sunday market.

J2Kfm, no tables was occupied-wor ..

jason, thank you. It was with your assurance that I was confident in walking up those stairs.

worldwindows, I had a good lala tomyum in Penang and posted it. Pity last visit, it already 'tutup business'. :,(
Np prob avoiding the FGO. It's the MGOs that's scary. Minced Green Objects (cilipadi) in stirfried dished.

Life for Beginners said...

"Clear water runs deep. Clear soup burns lips. And throat. And tummy."

Ah looks can be deceiving... Hehe.

Precious Pea said...

Spare rib tom yum soup..definitely first time hearing this.

Tummythoz said...

Life for Beginners, =D

Precious Pea, still cannot get over the size of the oyster you had. Of all places, in Malaysia! That's a first for me too.

joycy said...

pandan water is actually good for high blood pressure patients

Tummythoz said...

Hello there joycy. Took a peep at your new foodblog. A shrimps lover paradise indeed.

Nic (KHKL) said...

OMG! babi tomyam! apasal they never recommend that dish to me last time ar? hmmmm....hehe, ok, must go again d! ;)

mimid3vils said...

Tomyam spare ribs, origin from Thai too???? o.O

Kok said...

tummythoz,
Kailan with salted fish? Nice meh?

Tummythoz said...

Nic(KHKL), spoken like a true babiturian.

mimid3vils, dono. Haven't noticed it in any menu in Thailand before.

kaya kok, sedaaaaap!

sc said...

ooo, the tomyam looks interesting..i've tried duck meat tomyam type soup in thailand before, but never pork ribs..yums looking

Jason said...

You're most welcome, dear :)
By the way, their salad like the som tam is also prepared downstairs.

Tummythoz said...

sc, I've already noted down to look out for ducky tomyum nx trip.

jason, remember reading about it but nobody mentioned desserts.
=(

Little Inbox said...

Hi, just dropping by to wish you and your family Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Ethan said...

Presentation wise, Restoran Pee Nong's ones definitely look superb compared to this :D

Interestingly, the bill is written is Thai. That's even worse than showing a bill written out in chinese to a banana like me.

worldwindows said...

This Christmas season may you find joy and blessings! Have a fruitful New Year too.

Tummythoz said...

Little inbox, TQ. May you have a superb NY too!

Ethan, to be fair I did not order the same dishes. Will try too nx visitS.
That reflects its authenticity, no?
=D

worldwindows, wish you an abundant 2009!

Timothy Low said...

Ohhhh .. now I am craving for some Thai food too !!!!!

Tummythoz said...

Timothy Low, go satisfy it soon! Happy new year.

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