Wayne's parents were over from Canada for a 2 week holiday and were looking to try out some of the local restaurants in Bangkok. We headed to Somboon for our first night near our Hotel on Surawong Road to sample their famous Curry Crabs.
Fish Maw and Crab Meat Soup
Delicious! The soup was very thick and had a stronger broth than the clearer Cantonese Version from the use of Soy Sauce and Oyster Sauce. The Fish Maw was soft but at the same time had a nice bite and the soup also contained a lot of Crab Meat Chunks.
Somboon's signature dish. The Curry Sauce contained a lot of eggs and was really smooth and flavorful. The crab however did not contain as much meat as I had hoped. Fatty Crab still serves up the meatiest Crabs.
Sauteed Beef with Oyster Sauce
The Beef was way too chewy for my liking. It was like rubber.
Braised Pork Ribs
The Pork Ribs were really tender but the flavor was a little bland.
Somboon's Herbal Duck
The Duck was deep fried and then braised in a broth that's similar to the Fish Maw Soup. The duck was quite crunchy despite being soaked in the Broth.
Goong Ob Woon Sen
Their Goong Ob Woon Sen was good. The glass noodles were not overcooked and absorbed all the flavors of the prawns, pork fat and sauce.
Sauteed Morning Glory
The sauteed morning glory was a little too salty for my liking.
Braised Goose Feet Noodles
Not bad. The Noodles were a little overcooked and was too soft.
I must say after our meal the food was not as what we had expected. The Curry Crab's Eggy Sauce was good but the Crab rarely had any meat. Other dishes were decent but not exceptional except for their Goong Ob Woon Sen and Fish Maw and Crab Meat Soup which were my favorites of the night.
Price: $$ (USD $20 per person)
Address: 169/7-169/ Surawong, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 233 3104