T&K Seafood ต๋อย&คิด – Bangkok

Even though we had at least 18 waking hours daily during our 3-nights stay in Bangkok, the intermittent rain, temple visits, street food hunting, shopping, and massages cramped our schedule so much so that we did not visit any one of the five restaurants P had in mind.

That morning when P returned from her sleepover (8am), we had breakfast in the hotel (breakfast ends at 10am) before the two ladies went to Platinum Fashion Mall while I stayed behind to do some postings on my facebook. I’m not a shopper although I ogled at their loot. J bought 3 to 4 pairs of shoes of the same design in different colours! “They are meant for work”, she defended, as I munched on the goodies they’d brought back; Thai Mortar Griddle Cakes with Corn, and Spring Onions (2 flavours) and the Fried Chicken from a different vendor we had the night before. Yeah, I get it… Wholesale prices if you buy more than one pair.

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The Platinum Fashion Mall is a 5 billion baht (100 million Euro) shopping mall in Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand, which specializes in fashion clothes and accessories retail and wholesale. The clothing shops operate on the principle that buying 1 piece is a retail sale and warrants retail price, but buying 3 (or sometimes more) pieces is wholesale and you get the wholesale price. An example of pricing structure is 1 shirt retails at 250 baht, 3 shirts at wholesale 500 baht. – Wikipedia

After unloading their goods back at the hotel, the girls complained that even though they hadn’t shopped on very floor, their bodies and feet ached, so we went for an hour of whole body massage and another hour of foot reflexology. Shopping is tedious! Now you know why I don’t shop (ignore me – jealous talk here).

Whole body massage with aroma essential oil - 400 baht for an hour.<br />Foot reflexology - 250 to 300 baht an hour<br />Off peaks hours enjoy 20-30% at certain parlours.

Whole body massage with aroma essential oil – 400 baht for an hour.
Foot reflexology – 250 to 300 baht an hour
Off peaks hours enjoy 20-30% at certain parlours.

Before we went into separate rooms in the parlour, we reminded each other that tonight was our last night in Bangkok and we should go to their chinatown. I was afraid any rainfall might hinder our plans so I resorted to wearing my “little miss sunshine” tee-shirt as talisman 😉

Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand.<br />The weather held up :)

Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand.
The weather held up 🙂

Before I left for Bangkok, I asked Alvin, during the Makansutra’s Nostalgic Cantonese Cuisine dinner event, if he knew any makan (makan means eat in Malay) places I should visit. He told me to try this seafood stall in Yaowarat Road, Bangkok’s Chinatown. If I’m not mistaken, this is the roadside eatery he was talking about (next to Nan Sing Restaurant).

T&K Seafood.

T&K Seafood.

We were led up the tight and winding staircase to the second floor with very low ceiling. The waiting staff were all hunching as they served us. In fact, I bumped my head onto the staircase of the upper floor, after dinner, while trying to retrieve my sandals. The higher floors needed a pully system during peak hours, employed by the staff to deliver your food instead of scaling the staircase for any misstep meant spilled food. We sat on the floor while those seated by the roadside had trestle tables and plastic stools.

Grilled River Prawns.<br />By the way, this is the "kitchen" where all grilled foods are cooked, on the street. But there are 3-4 stories of eating space in the old building and more on the roadside, along shop corridors (shops that have ceased the day's operation).

Grilled River Prawns.
By the way, this is the “kitchen” where all grilled foods are cooked, on the street. But there are 3-4 stories of eating space in the old building and more on the roadside, along shop corridors (shops that have ceased the day’s operation).

Lime Juice came in a bottle so I ordered Coconut Drink instead.

Lime Juice came in a bottle so I ordered Coconut Drink instead.

Young Thai Coconut is especially sweet but this is the more matured version so the flesh was slightly more tough. The coconut water itself was refreshing.<br />Cost 40 baht per coconut.

Young Thai Coconut is especially sweet but this is the more matured version so the flesh was slightly more tough. The coconut water itself was refreshing.
Cost 40 baht per coconut.

T&amp;K Seafood's pictorial Menu clearly states the prices of seafood (by per item/dish, not weight), in both Thai and English. It is easy for tourists to place their orders as well as eating the meal in peace knowing exactly how much they'll be forking out.

T&K Seafood’s pictorial Menu clearly states the prices of seafood (by per item/dish, not weight), in both Thai and English. It is easy for tourists to place their orders as well as eating the meal in peace knowing exactly how much they’ll be forking out.

Ah yes, nearly forgotten! Before I start digging in, let me introduce you to the food items. Oh no, I looked messed up. Wait a minute ;-)

Ah yes, nearly forgotten! Before I start digging in, let me introduce you to the food items.
Oh no, I looked messed up. Wait a minute 😉

Let's begin our dinner and find out how the food tastes :)

Let’s begin our dinner and find out how the food tastes 🙂

Fish Cake - 100 baht. for 4 patties<br />We loved these. The crisp chewy texture with the right amount of spice made this dish a very tasty starter to our meal.

Fish Cake – 100 baht. for 4 patties
We loved these. The crisp chewy texture with the right amount of spice made this dish a very tasty starter to our meal.

Fried Rice with Meat Crab - 150 baht for a medium size.<br />This is fried rice with crab meat. Nothing to shout about. In fact, I was a little disappointed with this dish. Rice was slightly harder than al dente and taste was bland. Can't detect much crab meat either.

Fried Rice with Meat Crab – 150 baht for a medium size.
This is fried rice with crab meat. Nothing to shout about. In fact, I was a little disappointed with this dish. Rice was slightly harder than al dente and taste was bland. Can’t detect much crab meat either.

Not much crab meat in the fried rice but it's okay. We've ordered stir-fried crab meat with yellow curry powder.

Not much crab meat in the fried rice but it’s okay. We’ve ordered stir-fried crab meat with yellow curry powder.

Stir-fried Crab Meat with Yellow Curry Powder - 300 baht.<br />The curry gravy had beaten eggs in them but not a lot of crab meat. Better to have order whole crabs but we were too lazy to use our hands.

Stir-fried Crab Meat with Yellow Curry Powder – 300 baht.
The curry gravy had beaten eggs in them but not a lot of crab meat.
Better to have order whole crabs but we were too lazy to use our hands.

Seafood Lemon Grass Soup with Milk (Tom Yum Soup) - 150 baht for large portion. This was large and it came with flaming charcoal in the steamboat dish. Ingredients were generous.  The squid was thick and fresh and we like the soup.

Seafood Lemon Grass Soup with Milk (Tom Yum Soup) – 150 baht for large portion.
This was large and it came with flaming charcoal in the steamboat dish.
Ingredients were generous. The squid was thick and fresh and we like the soup.

Steamed Prawns with Glass Noodle - 150 baht.<br />These are River Prawns. The large heads do not have much roe though. The meat was very fresh and slightly chewy and juicy. They did not come in the same size but my girlfriends were kind enough to let me have the biggest "caterpillar" (it looked like one to me after peeling off the shell). The noodles had some white peppercorns and pieces of pork in them so they were quite tasty although I personally feel that a little more salt or soy would be better. I like the slippery smooth noodles much better than the fried rice though.

Steamed Prawns with Glass Noodle – 150 baht.
These are River Prawns. The large heads do not have much roe though. The meat was very fresh and slightly chewy and juicy. They did not come in the same size but my girlfriends were kind enough to let me have the biggest “caterpillar” (it looked like one to me after peeling off the shell).
The noodles had some white peppercorns and pieces of pork in them so they were quite tasty although I personally feel that a little more salt or soy would be better. I like the slippery smooth noodles much better than the fried rice though.

Fried Crab Meat in Crispy Wrap - 100 baht.<br />This dish failed miserably. It looked quite different from the menu; the cylindrical coins were very much thinner and overdone so it was very dry. The dipping sauce didn't help either.

Fried Crab Meat in Crispy Wrap – 100 baht.
This dish failed miserably. It looked quite different from the menu; the cylindrical coins were very much thinner and overdone so it was very dry. The dipping sauce didn’t help either.

Fried Stuffed Crab with Crab Meat and Glass Noodle - 50 baht a piece.<br />I thought this was quite good compared to the other restaurants I have eaten before. The stuffing was compact, not too dry although I couldn't taste much crab. I like the texture and found the seasoning to be pleasant enough that I didn't need the sauces provided. There's a greenish chilli sauce which I liked very much and found an excuse to dip the stuffing of this dish in it.

Fried Stuffed Crab with Crab Meat and Glass Noodle – 50 baht a piece.
I thought this was quite good compared to the other restaurants I have eaten before. The stuffing was compact, not too dry although I couldn’t taste much crab. I like the texture and found the seasoning to be pleasant enough that I didn’t need the sauces provided. There’s a greenish chilli sauce which I liked very much and found an excuse to dip the stuffing of this dish in it.

Spicy dipping sauce that I liked.

Spicy dipping sauce that I liked.

Stir-fried Bittergourd Tip - 60 baht.<br />This was a token dish (vegetables we had to order) and it was quite enchanting actually. I thought the tendrils may be bitter but they weren't. There's a delightful crunch in its texture. The taucheo (fermented soy beans), chillies, shallots and garlic made this dish a welcome change from the typical oyster sauce we use in cooking vegetables.

Stir-fried Bittergourd Tip – 60 baht.
This was a token dish (vegetables we had to order) and it was quite enchanting actually. I thought the tendrils may be bitter but they weren’t. There’s a delightful crunch in its texture. The taucheo (fermented soy beans), chillies, shallots and garlic made this dish a welcome change from the typical oyster sauce we use in cooking vegetables.

T&K Seafood - very reasonably priced for their fresh seafood. We paid 1280 baht for our drinks and 8-dishes meal.

T&K Seafood – very reasonably priced for their fresh seafood.
We paid 1280 baht for our drinks and 8-dishes meal.

Chaotic traffic conditions but no problem for the skillful tuk tuk drivers.

Chaotic traffic conditions but no problem for the skillful tuk tuk drivers.

Of course the bingeing did not end with dinner. We had to navigate across the road for dessert. See you on the other side (tomorrow’s post).

Platinum Fashion Mall
Phetchaburi Road, Pratu Nam, Bangkok, Thailand.
Location: Petchburi, Ratchathewi (next to Pantip Plaza).
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

T&K Seafood (ต๋อย&คิด)
Address: 49-51 (ซอยผดุงดาวน์ ถนนเยาวราช แขวงสัมพันธวงศ์)
Soi Phadung Dao, Yaowarat Road,
Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100,
Thailand.
Phone:(+66) 2 223 4519
Opening hours: Daily 4:30pm – 2:00am (safer to go after 5pm)

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Comments
8 Responses to “T&K Seafood ต๋อย&คิด – Bangkok”
  1. love the “little miss sunshine” t-shirt. Will have to get a few when I plan my next image change 😉

    food looks v well presented for stall food.

  2. daniellajoe says:

    Little Miss Sunshine, that food looks gourmet, why cook at home when you have all this great food around 🙂

  3. wen says:

    Hi, safer to go after 5pm to T&K Seafood is bangkok or singapore time? thanks!

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