Foodtrip: T&K Seafood Restaurant, Bangkok


I have a confession to make. I am in love with food. I am a hard-core food fanatic. 

This was one of the reasons I was giddy with happiness when I learned that I will be sent to Bangkok, Thailand for a workshop. I've heard so much about Thai food that I just have to see for myself what it is all about.

Ironically, the best meal I have ever had in Bangkok was dished out by a (pseudo) Chinese restaurant. T&K Seafood Restaurant is found on a busy corner in downtown Chinatown. It is not very difficult to miss, because the whole of Thailand eats there. Tables and chairs spill down the lengths of the street, never mind the errant taxi drivers and the dangers of getting hit. What matters is the food.

 
Busy street=Good Food
 


We did not plan to eat there, really. We just chanced upon an english-speaking taxi driver who told us that we should eat there. Now I have always trusted taxi drivers; in fact, here in Manila, I like eating at hole in the walls teeming with all sorts of drivers. That's my indicator that the food is cheap but good.

Anyway, the food is indeed cheap here. The place leans a little bit on the dingy side. Every table and chair in the makeshift restaurant extension found in the street was full, so we were directed to go inside the (real) restaurant. It was full, so we were told to go up. We climbed three (dirty) flights of stairs until we found an empty table. Yes, it is THAT FULL.

Do not be intimated by the dirty dishes =p (Promise, it's worth it)


And rightly so.

The food was amazing. I have always liked spicy food and this is no exception. We got a whole steamed fish for less than 200+ Baht, a plateful of fried rice for less than 100+, a magnificent vegetable dish (a must-try, except I forgot to take a picture) and a panful of steamed mussels (75 Baht). If my Mathematics served me right, we spent about 500+ Baht for the meal, including tip.

 
 
 


I always get dizzy when I'm hungry. In this food trip, I got dizzy because I was full. That was a pleasant surprise every Thai and tourist must get.

HOT TIP:

Eat where the locals eat, that way you are assured of great food. To go to T&K Seafood Restaurant, call them (check picture with the numbers), or have your hotel receptionist write this address down in Thai and show it to your cab driver:

T&K Seafood Restaurant

49-51, Phadungdao Rd, Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, 10100

53 comments:

Jay said...

How interesting that they served the fish in a bowl shaped like a... fish.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Oh my gosh, the food looks so delish! =)

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Kittyluvscolor said...

Looks good! Great tip on having the hotel write out addresses for the taxi drivers!!!

Clare said...

Oooh, I'm so jealous, I want to go to Bangkok! Thai food is awesome :)

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Jenny said...

MMmmmm foooood! the best part of traveling for me is tasting authentic food :D thanks for entering my contest btw!

ROBINE said...

That looks so good!!

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post!
I am in love with food too!

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Katie said...

that food looks deleicious. yummm I love spicy food =) and thanks for the tip! I'll have to remember that next time I travel <3

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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This reminds me of how much I loved the food in Thailand! Yum, it all looks and sounds so good--wish I was there!

xo Mary Jo

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Dina (XYYan) said...

Yummy food post! I really miss Thailand, it's been ages since the last time I visit there.
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daisymay aka Chantele said...

the food looks yummy, pity i dont like spicy food!

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Teeyah. said...

I love bangkok! Especially the food :)

Erika said...

Mmmm...this looks delicious!! :)

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Shop N' Chomp said...

Aw, this makes me miss Thailand so much...

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claire (jazzpad.) said...

Cheap and cheerful, AND that fish looks scrumptious. jazzy ♥

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Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post!
I am a food fanatic too!

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Ms. Emily Ann said...

How funny that your best meal was at a Chinese restaurant? But you're right, ask the cabbies and the local where to go... they are way more reliable than the tour guide books!

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous, darling!
I am a food fanatic too!

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Erika said...

Mmmm...this food looks delicious!! :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I totally agree about eating with the locals. Better food, good experiences and generally less expensive, too!

Ioana Liliana said...

I'm sure this was an amazing experience!


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Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

So lovely. x hivennn.

Barbie said...

My goodness! That food looks amazing (well, minus the one with the fish head... it's a little scary! lol). I absolutely LOOOOVE Thai food and other Asian food! Yummm!


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LUU H. said...

you're not the only one, girl! I love food! sometimes, I use more money on food than clothes, lol!

Vida said...

This meal looks delicious. I love trying new food, you are so lucky you got to go to Thailand!

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GretchTM said...

That food is delicious!

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KC said...

coke in thai!! i like!! and thai cuisine is one i am totally willing to explore.

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Carolina said...

i always gets dizzy when i'm hungry,too!! hope you can check out my blog for some more +vibe and happiness! i also have an awesome giveaway,too.xo

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Nic post.

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Andi Fitz said...

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Gem said...

Hi hun, I just popped over to thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my giveaway blog post. It means a lot to me that you said that - I do pay a lot of attention to making things flow with the pictures and easy to read, so I'm glad it makes a difference!

Can I just say as well, how jealous I am that you get sent to Thailand for work?! Wow! That food looks totally amazing too, I love Thai food =)

Gem xx

Sunny & Star said...

I am currently starving. So the food looks extra delicious.

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Catmare said...

food looks yummy! Made me hungry. lol!

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Marina said...

Woow, looks delicious.. I wish we have some restaurants like that here where I live :(

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Hershley's Sweet Kiss said...

thanks for entering my giveaway!! Aww poor fishy! LOL dont get me wrong i love fish i just hate when the head is attached. Its eyes follow my fork and i get creep out.

Laura said...

wow the food looks amazing!

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Elle Sees said...

are the streets packed with too many people? i would be nervous about that.
thanks for stopping by and commenting

sorelle in style said...

So jealous you got to visit Bangkok! I am obsessed with Thai food! :)

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