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Exquisite Royal Thai Cuisine at Baan Khanitha

Author: Anonym/Saturday, December 11, 2010/Categories: Food & Restaurant Reviews

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Baan Khanitha & Gallery is the gracious host of Thai hospitality, Thai art and antiques, and luxurious and delicious Thai cuisine.

The Venue

Baan Khanitha & Gallery is a tranquil oasis in which to get away from the busy and bustling streets of Bangkok. The restaurant is in an elegant old Thai house that has been lovingly restored. It is filled with beautiful Asian antiques and showcases a revolving art show that displays artwork for sale by local Thai artists. Established in 1999, the Baan Khanitha & Gallery has 6 separate inside and outside dining areas, seats up to 300 guests, and has ample parking outside. This two story house is elegantly decorated in warm polished wood, has Thai silk accents, Thai artifacts, tastefully displayed orchids in beautiful vases and showcases a calming water feature in the downstairs outside dining area. There are cozy and intimate dining rooms, impressive banquet rooms, relaxing outside dining areas, and the main dining terrace hall is spacious and majestic. The overall ambiance is nostalgic and sophisticated, and Baan Khanitha & Gallery leaves the impression that it could easily be the perfect place to have an elegant business meeting or just as easily lend itself as the ideal venue for a special event such as a wedding or formal banquet.

The Food

The menu at Baan Khanitha & Gallery features traditional Thai cuisine and Thai fusion food. Many of the dishes can be ordered in sizes ranging from small, medium or large so that you can enjoy the dishes individually or in larger portions to accommodate groups. All diners at Baan Khanitha & Gallery are treated to the free Miang Kuh appetizer plate which consists of dried shrimp, fried coconut, peanuts, finely chopped chilies, shallots, and lime served with the Thai bitter leaf and a sweet tamarind sauce. Baan Khanitha & Gallery prides themselves on using only the freshest ingredients and their portions are quite generous, as they do not skimp on the size or quality of the proteins used in the dishes. The Tom Yum Goong (240Baht) is an iconic Thai dish and there are countless versions being served in Bangkok. Baan Khanitha & Gallery’s offering is one of the best and it should appeal to a Western palate. Their version is bright and flavorful and predominately features two gigantic prawns. The aroma of prawn is nicely incorporated in the broth; which is not too spicy, and expertly balances the acid from the lime and the bitterness of the lemongrass. The Deep Fried Chicken Wrapped in Pandan Leaves (190Baht) is served with a sweet soy sesame sauce. This starter delivers hearty portions of juicy marinated chicken that is permeated with an earthy and smoky flavor that is well matched with a refreshing Summer Cooling Smoothie (130Baht). The smoothie is made from freshly blended mangos, oranges, honey and lime. Another favorite dish is The Soft Shell Crab with Yellow Curry (480Baht). It is an unexpected delight on several levels. The crab is deep fried so that it retains a crunchy texture after the creamy curry sauce is poured over it. The crab is sweet, rich, and decadent while the curry sauce is luxurious with a mild in flavor profile. Other recommended dishes include the Grilled Curry Mixed Seafood in Banana Leaf Wrap (880Baht) and the Stir-fried Scallops with Black Pepper Sauce. Gust should not forget to order the classic Thai dish of Mango and Sticky Rice with Coconut Ice Cream (190Baht) which is the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.

Baan Khanitha & Gallery is one of the best restaurants in Bangkok to visit for superior Thai cuisine, impeccable service and an elegant Thai dining experience. Baan Khanitha & Gallery offers a feast for all the senses with their colorful dishes, aromatic and delicious cuisine, and an elegantly decorated venue that leaves you wanting to come back for more.

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