Friday, May 23, 2008

Bangkok - Basil

Our flight to Bangkok was delayed for more than an hour and by the time we got to Bangkok it was way pass lunch time. We were so hungry we could have eaten a horse. We headed down to one of the hotel restaurants, knowing that prices would be high and the food most likely average at best. We were right.

I have yet to work out what that brown-color dip is. It's very pungent and I suspect fish sauce is the culprit. It's not really my cup of tea.

Spicy Thai beef salad (~US$10). It was average at best. We appreciated the mostly lean cut with the beef but the dressing and seasoning were nothing spectacular. You'd think they can do much better with all those fresh ingredients right on the doorstep.

Deep fried grouper topped with chili sauce (~US$17). It sounded and looked good but the fish was actually really chewy. It was like chewing leather. Was it overcooked? Or perhaps the fish was once upon a time frozen?

Fried glass noodles with egg and mixed vegetables (~US$9). Not bad as I like both glass noodles and egg. Taste wise it was rather plain. I wonder if it's meant to be plain?

Roast duck in red curry (~US$9). It was probably the best dish (and best value) for the entire meal. I guess it's difficult to screw up a red curry dish.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok. Tel: 649-8366