Ban Khun Mae @ Siam Square, Bangkok
As a lover of spicy and exciting Thai food, where else to get the best of it other than in Thailand?
On the last night of our last year Bangkok’s excursion, we have chosen the highly rated Thai restaurant at the heart of Bangkok. An excellent Thai dinner that put a nice cap to our fabulous family trip. I have to say that we have chosen wisely!
Ban Khun Mae, located at Siam Square which is easily accessible via the BTS. It is just a lane down from BTS Siam Station, right opposite Novotel Bangkok.
Live dessert cooking station
Staircase leading to first floor heavily decorated with old framed photos.
The restaurant exudes a class on its own with the rustic black wooden theme. I like how atmospheric the entire place is, from the Thai inspired timber structures, charming collection of antique ornaments , old photos to the wooden railing in contrasting yellow and green colour. The tunes of traditional Thai music played lively everyday in the restaurant enhanced the overall ambience too.
The menu is a pleasing range of Thai dishes with affordable price tag. Service was attentive and the server can speak rather fluent English, so no problem at all for food ordering 🙂
Old-fashioned Ice Tea (70 Baht) & Lemongrass Juice (60 Baht)
Tom Yum Kung
Simply the quintessential dish of Thai that not to be missed if dining at Thai restaurant. The fiery red Tom Yum was rich in sourness and spiciness while aromatic with a glorious hint of lemongrass and kaffir leaves. The whole bowl was laden generously with fresh prawns which hubby and I enjoyed tremendously.
Steam Seafood Curry Paste Filled in Coconut (170 Baht)
Served in a young coconut husk, the overflowing Thai Otak Otak looks pretty yum at sight. The soft steamed seafood curry paste was delicate in flavor, it had a good balance of spices and creminess, rendering lovely savory and moreish flavours with some heat.
Deep Fried Marinated Chicken Wrapped with Pandanus (150 Baht)
The well marinated chicken was succulent with subtle hint of the pandanus leaves.
Stir Fried Baby Corn with Shrimps (140 Baht)
Verdict: Hubby and I left Ban Khun Mae with almost resonating burps. It proved to be a good choice if you looking for a decent yet affordable Thai meal at Bangkok. The beautiful interior definitely a plus point!
Ban Khun Mae Restaurant
458/6-9 Siam Square Soi 8, Rama 1 Road, Patumwan District, Bangkok 10330.
Tel: +662-250 1952, +662-250 1953, +662-658 4112, +662- 658 4113