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Best Restaurant Bangkok-Sra Bua by Kin Kin

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By Frank Lihn

If one is looking for elegant modern Thai cuisine…

presented in flawlessly impeccable fashion by a professional and attentive staff in luxurious surroundings reminiscent of an ancient royal Thai retreat, then Sra Bua, in the Siam Kempinski Hotel is where your search ends.

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I chose a set lunch (any one of three) although a la carte service is also an option.

My lunch began with three small plates of innovative appetizers: Squid and Prawn Chips, Soy Meringue w/ Roasted Cashew and Crispy Kaffir Lime Leaf Scented Lotus Root.

Did I say innovative? Let me add unusual and tasty.

The first course was perfectly seared Hokkaido Scallops w/ Tamarind and Lemongrass accompanied by sweet/spicy dressing that was simply lovely. A companion ordered House Signature Cold Red Curry and Lobster (the first time I have tasted a cold red curry sauce) that in combination with a generous portion of lobster, was..

..a revelation.

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    Best of Vacation Thaiiland SRA- bua- special
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    Best of Vacation Thaiiland Sra-buaFrozen--Red-Curry-with-Lobster-Salad
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    Best of Vacation Thaiiland Sra Bua Scallops- lunch

My entrée was Five Spice Braised Pork Belly w/ Cracklings & Pumpkin, served with braising liquid so tasty as to yearn for its transformation into a consommé, which would complement the inventiveness of Sra Bua’s menu. Yet here, it was simply a surprisingly subtle flavor that enhanced and elevated perfectly braised Pork Belly.

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    Best of Vacation Thaiiland Sra Bua PorkBelly2

A delicious and creatively presented Banana Cake w/ Salted Ice Cream and Caramelized Milk (served on a carved slab of wood) was a perfect finish to a wonderful luncheon.

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    Best of Vacation Thaiiland sra bua Dessert

One might consider a 1350 baht tariff as a bit pricey for lunch. But if consideration is to be given to quality preparation, inventive and attractive presentation and flawless service in quiet and elegant surroundings,

it is Baht quite well spent.

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