[Posted in 13th November 2013] This is one of those touristy haunt as it's in a nice air-conditioned environment instead the usual road side stalls and open air concept that most of the locals working in the area goes to. It was also close to this dance venue my friend and I was heading to so it was a moment of let's sit back, relax and enjoy a nice meal before we go off to dance. Tamnanthai Restaurant is located at Sukhumvit, just a stone's throw away from Terminal 21 just to give you an idea of the location.
The address might say 1st floor but it's located below a flight of stairs as you enter from the front of the building but it's not hard to miss as the branding is pretty big at the front of the entrance. Cozy little restaurant, I must say, and as we reach at 6pm, it wasn't really crowded as most crowd showed up 7pm (but then, 6pm is already 7pm in Malaysia and that's when we usually have our meals!).
After ordering our coconut juice, we then proceed to order Spicy and Sour Prawn Soup (Tom Yam!) and as I can't really eat spicy food, I was a bit apprehensive about the soup but it wasn't spicy at all! I then went on to drink quite a few bowls of it in a row!
Then it's the Broccoli and Roast Pork next as I just have to have my pork! Crunchy and the Roast Pork was a tad dry but it was all good. Didn't really expect much when I don't see much fats on the pork.
And then we ordered the Butter and garlic fish or rather, that's what the waiter told us. The fish is pretty fresh and sweet and even though I seldom eat fish, I ate most of what was brought to us. Sorry for the bad photo as I just snap as I go with my phone's camera. Hard to concentrate on taking photos when we are hungry.
Would I recommend the place? Maybe if you have ran out of option on what to eat as a tourist in Bangkok because there's plenty of food out there. Just walk past any stretch of road and highly likely, you'd encounter a food stall. And only when you ran out of places to eat in the area then yes, do check them out, price is quite reasonable but don't expect them to knock your socks off.
Tamnanthai Restaurant1st FL. Ploenchit Center Bldg.,
Soi Sukhumvit 2, Klongtoey,
Tel. : +66 (0)2 656 9428
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