Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Nhong Rim Klong (ร้าน หน่องริมคลอง), Ekkamai, Bangkok

We arrived at Nhong Rim Klong (Ekkamai Soi 21, Khlong Tan Nuea, Kate Wathana, Bangkok, tel : +66 86 044 9478) ten past eleven in the morning and waited a good forty minutes or so across the road before we managed to get our seats.

While we were waiting, we were given the menu so that they could take our orders ahead.

Once we were seated, it was cha yen with a view while waiting for our orders to be served.

Or also a cha dam yen with a view. In retrospect, the cha dam yen was a better drink here.

Oh yes the view. Strangely tranquil in the pattering rain which brought a reprieve from both the heat and the smell wafting from the canal.

We had stir fried crab with Thai chilli. This was pretty good with steamed rice. The portions were generous and the flavour was also much less spicy than I had imagined. I had thought this to be lip burning but it didn't quite get that far with the heat.

To crab ourselves out further, more crab meat stir fried with egg and cabbage in fish sauce. Not bad too. It came in much larger portions than we had anticipated.

Then came the shrimp stir fried with garlic. Deveined shrimps. Simple and delicious.

Of course, all that food had to go with steamed rice.

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