We had our best meal in Bangkok at Baan Klang Nam.
A big thanks to Kathy for recommending this restaurant and to her friend Alisa for making the reservations. We heard it was virtually impossible to dine here without a reservation. We left the elephant village past 4 pm and made it to the restaurant a little after 7:30.
The restaurant was actually an old wooden house converted into an open air dining area. The place was very charming and had a romantic feel to it with the lighting and river right next to it. My pictures don’t do justice to the place.
Our server recommended this appetizer. It was a good thing we only ordered 3 pieces. There was very little crab and it was too spicy. This was the only thing we didn’t like.
steamed curry with crab meat
We didn’t really know what kind of fish this was. We just saw it on the other table and pointed it out to the waiter and said, “we want that!” It was the best decision. The fish was very crisp and the very light, tender and flaky. This is how I like my fish cooked. I don’t like rich sauces that can mask the taste of the fish.
deep fried false trevally fish
She was right it was the best we’ve ever had. It wasn’t too sour and the flavor was rich from the prawns.The soup had a mild and natural sweetness that we suspected came from the use of coconut water. There were even strips of coconut in the soup.
Our entire meal cost a very reasonable 2,600 baht or P3,700 or US$85 for 5 people. I’m glad someone told me about this restaurant. When we were researching for places to eat this never even came up. I don’t know why. I think everyone who goes to Bangkok should try the seafood at Baan Klang Nam. I’m not a seafood lover but I thoroughly loved all the seafood we ate.
Baan Klang Nam’s menu
Baan Klang Nam
762/7 บางกอกสแควร์ ตลาดนัดจตุจักรพระราม3
ถนนพระราม 3 แขวงบางโพงพาง เขตยานนาวา กรุงเทพฯ 10120
762/7 Bangkok Squar Jatujak Market – Rama III Rd.,
BangPongpang, Yannawa, Bangkok, Thailand 10120
telephone: 02-682-7180 , 02-682-7186
Open 11.00 a.m. – 10.30 p.m.