Humble Review: T&K Seafood @ Chinatown, Bangkok

Friday, February 26, 2016

Disappointment.
Here's a disclaimer before I further develop this blog entry, this is solely regarding to the dining experience of my family in our recent visit.

Let me begin to share with you our way to reach Chinatown by public transport. The public transport in Bangkok city is various including motorcyclist ferry service, tuk tuk (three-wheeled taxi that commonly seen in Bangkok), buses, boat shuttle service and cab.

As usual, we headed to Chinatown (Yaowarat) by public transport. You can either take bus no. 73 or 73ก at Pratunam bus stop, opposite Indra Square.


The red pointer is exactly where we wait for bus for about 30 minutes as it was around 4pm, heavy traffic flow occur along the road.

You are welcomed to click here to read my previous visit to Chinatown as well.



This is the interior of the bus. Clean and cool ( air conditioning system working pretty efficient) though it's rather an old bus.

A ticketing assistant approached us shortly after we got our own seats. 13 Baht each passenger of a single journey from Pratunam to Yaowarat. 
 It was about 4.48pm and apparently it's one of the peak hours where heavy traffic flow occur on the road. Thanks God that the flow is smooth though it's slow as compared to my previous visit in the morning.

Despite this is my second visit to Chinatown, I have no clue which station I should get down. No worries, the ticketing assistant is so much helpful that she signaled us when it's about to reach Yaowarat, of course, we did request her to inform us earlier on.


A closer view of the interior.


这真的是水泄不通,车水马龙!
Snapshot of bustling street in Chinatown. We reached Yaowarat about 30 minutes later.


Kindly take extra precautions on your belongings to avoid pickpocketing or any injuries whenever you are there. As you could see the vehicles pass by right beside the hawkers or even just the people flow. Super bustling and crowded!


 This is it, T & K Seafood. Spot this green house (green colour painted building and also green colour t shirt) surrounded with lots of foreign visitors as early as nearly 5.30pm. The restaurant operates at 6pm.  The two ropes here are the delivery way for the upstairs to get order as well as ingredients. 
I watched by myself that the staff hanged a pack of chicken meat and it was delivered up to second floor by manual pull-up. 


This cooking section that set up at outside, right in front of the main door of T&K Seafood would be spotted as well. Alright, forget about hygiene, I would say.

Have no clue where to spot the restaurant? Maybe the following photos of nearby shop lots (landmarks) might help you just in case you are unable to google search for the location.

This is taken from our table at the al fresco area of T&K Seafood Restaurant. As you see, T&K provides dining area at the compound of shop lots which are not operating starts from evening time.


Another near landmark would be KrungThai Bank Chinatown outlet. It is just opposite at the right hand side of the junction of T&K.


Below are the menu I managed to take photo for your reference.
























The actual serving is like that


Seafood tom yum soup (150 baht) and fish maw with crab meat soup (200 baht)
Tomyum soup is densed with the milk. It would be perfectly addictive for people who prefer on more spicy taste of Tomyum instead of sourish. The ingredients inside including fish slices, squids, prawns and button mushrooms.


For both soup, first taste, damn, it's not serving hot, just a bit of warm with the help of the charcoal burning at the bottom. Apparently, it's not an ideal serving. The bean sprout still taste raw even though we have throw it into the fish maw soup, it must be due to the temperature of the soup.



Steamed White Snapper in Soya Bean Sauce (300 Baht)
This is little bit better with the soya bean sauce is 'boiling' with the assistance of the candle burning at the bottom. According to my parents who have more dining experience, they said the fish is already steamed earlier on, like few hours ago and they only take it out and place it with the soya bean sauce to be served up. So, it's kind of 'reheat' servings up on the table. *Face palm*

To make it a more balanced meal, we ordered stir fried water mimosa (80 Baht). What the heck, the hardest stem of vege I've taste ever in my life.菜都老了也敢敢上桌。

The rice comes in a pot with only 40 Baht charged whereas 10 baht for each individual plate. I would advise to go for pot size if you have large dining pax and/or able to take in big amount of rice. Cashed out a total of 840 Baht with four dishes and a big bottle of Coke with a small bucket of ice cubes for five pax.
It's not hard to spot T&K with long queue along the street if you happen to be in Chinatown starts from 6.30pm at the local time. You could see the staff in green t-shirt busily taking order from customers who are queuing up and waiting for table at the same time.

Here's a couple of evening view of China Town



Grand China Hotel is also another landmark in China Town. It was where we got down from bus in our first visit.

It may be a wonderful dining experience for people out there with the servings of big seafood like crab and prawn but not 煮炒 like what we had.  I wonder if the cook can do well in preparing those seafood then why not these rather simple dishes? I guess it's just our bad luck.



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T&K Seafood at Chinatown (Thailand, Bangkok)
49-51 Soi Phadung Dao, Yaowarat Road
Chinatown, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 223 4519
Opening Hours: Daily 6pm to 2am

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