Dinner at Baan Klang Nam

grilled river lobster
We had our best meal in Bangkok at Baan Klang Nam.
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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.
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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.
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Baan Klang Nam specialized in seafood.
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The restaurant was right on the Chao Praya River and Alisa got us the best table which was on the deck overlooking the river. We could watch the boats pass but we were more focused on the food.
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I was fascinated with this lady who made these appetizers one at a time.
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These were the goodies she made. The wrapper was made of sticky rice flour and the filling was minced pork. It was something we’ve never tried before. Yum!
rice flour wrapping with minced pork
rice flour wrapping with minced pork

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
steamed curry with crab meat

The grilled river lobster was the best. Simply grilled it brought out the sweet flavor of the succulent and super fresh lobster. I specially loved the fatty roe.
grilled river lobster
grilled river lobster

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
deep fried false trevally fish

Before leaving Manila Kathy reminded us to order their tom yum soup. We ordered the non-spicy version.
tom yum kung
tom yum kung

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.

The prawn was also delicious. It tasted almost as good as the lobster. It had a different texture which I’ve never tasted in Manila. It was softer yet not mushy.
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We were curious to try ostrich meat. If you didn’t tell me it was oyster I would have thought it was beef.
oyster meat with black pepper
oyster meat with black pepper

Rochelle and Chris were the only ones who ate the crispy pig ears. They loved it. Why I don’t know.
crispy pig's ear
crispy pig’s ear

veggies with oyster sauce
veggies with oyster sauce

Another wipe out!!
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We’ve seen sala in several menus and we wanted to know what the fruit tasted like. It was tangy and firm.
sala in syrup
sala in syrup

black sesame dumplings in ginger
black sesame dumplings in ginger

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.
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Here’s another view of our table just by the river.
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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.

One thought on “Dinner at Baan Klang Nam

  1. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica}p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px}Lobster I’m sure about, but river? I’m not too fond of fresh water seafood, but always willing to give it a shot!Rice flour wraps. Wow. Never seen before. Look very flavorful.Fried fish. Looks great. Easy to pick out the bones it seems also. I’m a bone picking novice!I had 3 shrimps in my fried rice yesterday that was the size of that one prawn in your soup… You have it good, Leslie!


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