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Laem charoen Seafood – one of the most loved seafood restaurants in Thailand
We had the Famous Soi Polo Fried Chicken for lunch and since It was the 1st night in Bangkok for our dinner, we decided to take the opportunity to catch up with an old friend who has been posted here in Bangkok, he suggested Laem charoen Seafood at Siam Paragon for the meet up and we more than happy to oblige knowing this is one of the beloved seafood restaurants by the local.
More than 40 years, Laem charoen Seafood has grown to become one of the most loved seafood restaurants in Thailand with many branches across the country. Laem charoen seafood claimed to use freshest produce and cooked with Thai style flavour and cooking technique, so naturally a good choice for this trip.
You can find many good restaurants in Siam Paragon which can be classified as a “highly dangerous zone” to visit, while we were walking around the complex, my glutton wifey already started taking notes what are the potential good makan places she wanted to target, adding to the already long list of makan places that she already planned to explore, my goodness……….
Deep fried Seabass with signature aromatic fish sauce 490 baht
You can give any of the dish amiss but definitely not their deep fried Seabass with signature aromatic fish sauce, the freshness of the fish was a guaranteed, masterly deep fried in oil so the whole fish has a crisp exterior but retained tenderness of the meat, Served with aromatic fish sauce and we did enjoy every bite of the fish, a must try here. (4.2/5.0)
Tom Yum Goong (hot and sour shrimp soup 320/580 baht
Something is missing without trying the Tom Yum Goong when visiting Thailand, the iconic yellowish version of this Thai seafood soup served in Laemcharoen was flavourful but not speculative that can make your eyeballs rolling, seafood was fresh and the soup was not fiercely hot, well within the tolerable level for most of the diners. (3.5/5.0)
Stir fried crab and curry powder 550 baht
The softshell crabs were deep-fried and served with buttery curry gravy, the perfect size of mini softshell crabs were juicy and complemented well with the flavourful curry gravy. A dish worth the try here. (4.0/5.0)
Stir fried Cha-om 170 Baht
This vegetable dish is common in Thailand but not so in Singapore, its fairly assertive flavor and high price make cha-om more like the flavour enhancer than stir-fried, most common dish being Cha-om omelette, a well-loved Thai dish by many. The mild bitterness vegetable was stir-fried here and its particular “frangance” may seem unpleasant at first to the unaccustomed, but ones can quickly become likable once your tastebuds got used to it. (3.8/5.0)
Thailand is a place to enjoy good seafood, dinner at Laem charoen Seafood is just fulfilling, the dishes are reasonably good from quality and flavour aspect, Deep fried Seabass with signature aromatic fish sauce is a must try here likewise the soft-shell crab. We wish to try more dishes but with so many makan places yet to explore per my wife’s agenda, we need to reserve some capacity for the rest.
“Let’s go Starbuck for a cup of drink and let the food digest first, we shall decide what to eat next.” wife is well prepared for the next target.
Laem Charoen Seafood – Siam Paragon
A: 4th Floor, Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand
T: +66 2 610 9244
H: Lunch and dinner