Sunday, September 29, 2013

Baan Khanitha Bangkok : By The River

Asiatique The Riverfront is a very popular tourist attraction in Bangkok. Without fail everyday, thousands will flock there to eat and shop. Baan Khanitha is one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Bangkok reason being they serve up very authentic Thai dishes. Having tried Baan Khanitha at Fifty-Three, i knew i had to try the one at Asiatique (know as Baan Khanitha By The River) out as well.

The interior of Baan Khanitha By The River boasts a more modern and classy feel compared to the other outlet, which gave off a more traditional vibe. The chairs (which looked like Philippe Starck) matched the clean white walls. Of course, despite the slightly more expensive looking vibe it gave off, the prices are similar across all their restaurants and their food quality remains the same. 

We started off with the Mixed Appetizer which features deep fried spring rolls, shrimp cakes, fish cakes and pandan chicken. The portion was enough for three to share so i suggest only ordering this if you are dining in a group. The prawn cake was not as tasty as i wished it was, but the fish cake was very flavorful. 

We tried two different kinds of curry. The Roast Duck in Red Curry had green grapes, peas and eggplants in it. The roast duck was tender but the curry was a little too spicy to be eaten alone. The Green Curry Chicken on the other hand, was more sweet than spicy. 

Baan Khanitha also has their own farm which produces organic vegetables. The (organic) Stir-fried Bok Choy with Mushrooms was something we enjoyed as well. The vegetables were not overcooked (and still crunchy) and the sauce wasn't too salty. 

The best dish of the night was probably the Deep Fried Sea Bass with Sweet and Sour Sauce. The crispy fried fish was very fresh and deboned for easier consumption as well, accompanied by a sauce that was a bit tangy yet sweet at the same time. 

For dessert, we had the Water Chestnut in Syrup and Coconut Milk (also know as the "Red Ruby" dessert). The chestnuts were crunchy and didn't have a overly thick coating of tapioca flour. I also liked that it was accompanied with strips of crunchy jackfruit slices in it.

A few of their other dishes you should try out (which we ate again and you can find in my previous review) are the Tom Yum Goong, Pomelo Salad and the Mango Sticky Rice. Baan Khanitha By The River opens only at 5pm daily, but the rest of their restaurants (which you can check on their website) should open for lunch. As usual, service was excellent and the view by the river makes Baan Khanitha By The River my favorite Baan Khanitha restaurant for now. 

Baan Khanitha
2194 Room No 8, Charon Krung Road 
Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem
Bangkok 10120
+662 108 4910-11

This was an invited media tasting.

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