Thursday, September 1, 2011

Refined Thai Cuisine @ Baan Khanitta & Gallery, Bangkok

We decided to try visit Baan Khanita after hearing it was consistently ranked as one of Thailand's Best Restaurants by Thailand Tatler nearly every year. The restaurant specializes in Royal Thai Cuisine and is known not only for its Food but also its rustic Thai Interior. The menu is quite extensive featuring a number of Thai Dishes from different provinces.

Miang Kham
Maeng Kham Our meal started with a complimentary appetizer of Miang Kham. The proper way to eat it is to wrap the Betel Leaf with some Dried Shrimps, Lime Slices, Toasted Coconut, Peanuts and Palm Sugar.

Yam Sam-O (Pomelo Salad)
Yam Sam-O (Pomelo Salad)
One of my favorite Thai Salad that balances between sweet, sour and salty. The one here uses ample Pomelo Chunks and shredded Chicken Meat. We asked for mild Spicy because Wayne's parents could not handle the heat.

Neur Yang (Thai Grilled Beef)
Neur Yang (Grilled Beef)
This was really good! Their Grilled Beef was cooked medium and was really flavorful from the marinade. It had the right amount of meat and fat.

Tiger Prawn Pad Thai
Pad Thai with Tiger Prawn
The Tiger Prawns were huge and went well with the Tamarind Sauce from the Pad-Thai. The Pad-Thai was the way I like it, a little sweet, sour and not too oily.

Green Chicken Curry
Green Curry Chicken
A signature of this restaurant. The Curry was thick from the Coconut Cream and contained a lot of Thai Egg Plants. It was very fragrant and went well with White Rice.

Baked Fish in Banana Leaf
Baked Fish in Banana Leaf
The Fish was baked in a chili paste marinade. I liked the flavor of the Marinade which had some Coconut Cream mixed into it but didn't quite enjoy the rough texture of the fish.

Pad Krapao
Pad Kra Pow A popular Thai Street Food Dish. The Basil flavor was well accentuated with this spicy dish. It was a little salty which was great when eaten with rice but not alone.

Glass Noodle Soup with Minced Pork
Glass Noodle Soup with Minced Pork

Dark Chocolate Souffle
Dark Chocolate Souffle
One of the best Souffle's I've had. The Souffle was warm, light and fluffy. The bitter dark chocolate went so well with the Vanilla Ice Cream.

Mango and Sticky Rice
Sticky Rice with Mango
The Mango's were really sweet and went well with the Sticky Rice which had a nice Coconut Milk Flavor. The texture of the rice was just right. It wasn't too wet like many others I've tried.

Water Chestnut Dessert Soup
Water Chestnut Dessert Soup
The Coconut Milk had a nice Jasmine scent to it and was good with the crispy Water Chestnut. It wasn't too sweet and also contained chunks of Jack Fruit. A refreshing Dessert.

The Thai Dishes at Baan Khanita were very good although some people might find it a tad bit pricey. My favorite however, was their desserts especially their Dark Chocolate Souffle. Even though it's not Thai they make one of the best Souffle's I've had. Anyone looking for some good Thai Food with an environment to match should give this place a try.

Food: 4/5
Ambiance: 4.3/5
Service: 4.5/5
Price: $$$ (USD $30 per person)

Contact Information
Address: 36/1 Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Tan Nuea, Vadhana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 258 4181 ‎
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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I love that Miang Kham, and the plates they served also look so beautiful.

“追食富迪” said...

I love thai foods, but never try Neur Yang before, will try to taste it...

AppleEk said...

This is one of my favorite restaurants serving authentic + fusion Thai food. Also, a nearby restaurant, Secret Garden is pretty nice too. For those who craving of Thai food check out this chart about spiciness level of Thai foods, it's really interesting.

Kwong said...

I love Miang Kham as well. There's a lady at the Chatuchak Market that makes it really well! If you have the chance you should go try it! :)