Restaurant Krua Apsorn Samsen 1 Alley Wat Sam Phraya, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016
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Why Krua Apsorn is special ?
If you haven’t been there before, mark it down in your itinerary, for the next time you are in Bangkok, you know you will be in for a treat at Krua Apsorn.
The signature Stir-fried Crab in Curry Powder (THB 400) is one of the best stir-fried crab dishes that we’ve had in Thailand, and definitely a must-order when dining at Krua Apsorn. It also comes in a spicier version – the Stir-fried Crab with Yellow Chilli (THB 400). Pay attention to the tables around you and you would realize that every table has the stir-fried crab dish.
The Omelet with Crab (THB 90) – a super thick and fluffy omelette that comes with generous chunks of crab meat – pleased our tummies too. Eggs can be so satisfying, and even better with sweet crab meat.
A popular dish is the Stir-fried Green Mussels with Basil Leaves and Chilli (THB 100). It was hot and very spicy, just like how the Thais love it. And do so we.
Deep Fried King Mackerel with Mango Salad (THB 250) was another winner. The fish was perfectly fried, not overly oily and paired with a superb mango salad that was tangy and sour, it whet our appetites so.
The only letdown was the Deep Fried Chicken Wings (THB 90). There is quite a few raves about this dish online but sadly, it was run-of-the-mill and not worth the calories at all, especially when there are so many delectable dishes that you can order at Krua Apsorn. Skip this please.
Most of the dishes range from THB 90 to 200, and the most expensive dish on the menu is the Stir-fried Crab (THB 400). Besides the items that we’ve had, there are also the usual Thai classic dishes such as Tom Yum Kung (THB 170), Green Curry Chicken (THB 110), Papaya Salad (THB 70), and Pad Thai Goong (THB 80).
How to get to Krua Apsorn?
.Krua Apsorn has several branches in Bangkok, but go to the original outlet at Samsen Soi 9 – located just north of the National Library in the old town of Bangkok. Getting there can be quite a challenge because it is relatively inaccessible, but if you are planning to make a trip to visit Dusit Palace or Khao San Road (the backpackers’ district in Bangkok), then it is in the vicinity; just approximately 10 minutes away. Of course, when in doubt, just hail a cab. The journey from the main Siam area is about 20 minutes without traffic.
- Good Thai dishes near the Democracy monument
- Must try when in bangkok
- Impressive taste and decor
- Superb food”
- Amazing Curry powder Crab
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Krua Apsorn Samsen 1 Alley Wat Sam Phraya, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tips for you
Not saying this isn't a good thing, because spice really brings out the flavor in food. However Thai people love spice, and because this restaurant is geared to locals, expect more spice than in the tourist restaurants. But we go to Thailand to eat as the locals do, so be prepared. Actually, the food was not so spicy that I wasn't able to enjoy it. I just needed to blow my nose often to clear my sinuses. Good thing I was dining solo -lol. I arrived early for lunch, at 11:00 am, because I read that this place can get very busy. And while I was lucky to get a table in the front corner, it did get busy. I caught the #47 bus from the Grand Palace and got off at the National Monument stop, about 4 stops. The restaurant was across the street and make a right turn...quite easy to find. I ordered the fried mussels, Tom Yum soup,(both quite spicy) and the wrong crab dish. I meant to order the crab with yellow curry sauce and inadvertently ordered the crab with yellow chilies. Completely different dish, however the chunks of crab were plentiful. What I observed and made me feel a little uncomfortable was the owner sitting in the back appearing to stare at me throughout my entire meal. It would have been nice if she came over to greet me. But other than that, it was a nice meal...much better than a tourist restaurant I had visited in Chiang Mai with very bland food. I would rather have the spice and would definitely visit again. Visited March 2015