Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sharks Fin @ Kieak Sharks Fin, Bangkok

Wayne and I were in Bangkok for four days during which we met up with Eric’s Grandpa (Uncle Low) from Hong Kong on our first night. Having visited Bangkok for the past thirty years, Uncle Low decided we have dinner at one of his old time favorite Kieak Sharks Fin.

Most people would have had Sharks Fin Soup prepared the Cantonese way but in Bangkok it is done Fujian Style. Served in a huge clay pot, Fujian Style Sharks Fin Soup tends to be creamier in texture and stronger than the Cantonese Versions.

Having had quite a few Clay Pot Sharks Fin Soup in Bangkok I must say Kieak is definitely the best I’ve had so far. The key is their creamy and flavorful soup which went so well with the generous serving of Sharks Fin.

Clay Pot Sharks Fin Soup

Uncle Low also ordered quite a few of my favorite Thai Chinese dishes. Our first dish was Stir-Fry Fish Maw which, was a little bland and under seasoned.

Stir-Fry Fish Maw

The Goose Feet Noodles was also disappointing. Although the noodles were cooked perfect it was way too salty and dry.

Goose Feet Noodles

Goong Ob Woon Sen (Baked Prawn with Glass Noodles) came with the largest prawns I have ever seen on this dish. However the prawns were way overcooked and the noodles were again very salty.

Goong Ob Woon Sen (Baked Glass Noodles with Prawns)
Goong Ob Woon Sen (Baked Glass Noodles with Prawns)

Our last dish was Stir-Fry Sharks Fin with Eggs. It was a little dry but the egg flavor was well drawn out. The combination of Shredded Sharks Fin and Egg tasted similar to Chinese Stir-Fry Vermicelli with Egg both in terms of flavor and texture.

Stir-Fry Sharksfin with Eggs

Overall Kieak’s Clay Pot Sharks Fin Soup is definitely the best I’ve had. However all the other dishes we ordered weren’t very good. Anyone that is craving for some good Sharks Fin Soup should definitely come here, but if you’re looking for a complete Thai-Chinese meal that is good, Kieak might end up disappointing.

Food: 3.5/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Price: N/A (We were treated for this meal)

Contact Information:
Address: 294/3-4 Surawong Road , Bangkok (Next to Toyota Showroom)
Tel: +66-2236-1747

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