Dinner at Khrua Nai Baan (Bangkok)

For dinner, we were brought to Khrua Nai Baan, a Thai-Chinese Restaurant that has been in business for more than 30 years! The location of the restaurant is a little out of the way, near the end of Soi Lansuan, but the crowd just kept on streaming in. Khrua Nai Baan was on the recommendation of our driver, and he highly recommended the green curry and tom yum seafood soup. 

Khrua Nai Baan

Khrua Nai Baan is not a fancy restaurant and is similar to Singapore’s zhi char stall with air-conditioning. The ambiance is homey and the menu with prices has English on it too, even the wait staff can understand English so communication was not a problem.

Khrua Nai Baan
The drinks menu
Khrua Nai Baan
both back and front

After ordering our food, we were served an appetizer of sorts that was similar to dumplings with thin translucent skin that encased the yummy ingredients within. The dumplings were served with a sauce that was tangy and a tad salty, perfect for the dumplings. The ingredients were mostly vegetables like radish, spinach etc... Since there were 4 of us, we took one flavor each.

Khrua Nai Baan
The dumplings!

Before we were finished with the dumplings, the food that we had ordered earlier started streaming in along with the bowls of fragrant white rice. And here they are in no particular order.

Dinner at Khrua Nai Baan (Bangkok)
Green Curry (Beef): The green curry was really yummy and not too spicy either. The beef was well done but I think they used too much tenderizer that the meat lost its original texture. The addition of peas and eggplant helped to get rid of the tiring taste of the meat (with too much tenderizer). They not only added flavor to the green curry but also absorbed the coconut-liciousness of it too.
Dinner at Khrua Nai Baan (Bangkok)
Seafood Tom Yum: True to our driver’s recommendation the tom yum was nicely spicy and tangy with large fresh prawns and fresh seafood such as fish and squid pieces, along with some mushrooms and tomatoes. The only compliant I would have would be that the pot was too small! If only the pot were bigger, or maybe the pot was good for 2 persons instead.
Dinner at Khrua Nai Baan (Bangkok)
Stir Fried Chicken: This dish was served with cashew nuts and some slices of carrots, along with some dried chillies to spice things up a bit. The chicken was well marinated and was one of DramaQueen’s favorites!
Dinner at Khrua Nai Baan (Bangkok)
Oyster Omelet (a.k.a or luak): The oyster omelet was a common favorite. It was so good that we ordered a second plate of it (and one more bowl of rice each; we ate alot that day). One of the main differences was that underneath the oyster filled omelet, there was also generous helpings of beansprouts which added a different flavor and texture to the overall experience.
Dinner at Khrua Nai Baan (Bangkok)
Vegetables: And of course, after having so much meat, we had a simple but delicious plate of stir-fried vegetables that went well with the white rice.

By the time we were done with dinner, we were almost in a food coma! The total bill came up to 1140 baht which was about S$44; quite reasonable for a group of 4 and relatively good portions. Definitely worth the trip down for the food!


Khrua Nai Baan

Address: 94, Langsuan, Lumpini, Bangkok, Puthumwan, Bangkok 10330
Phone: +662 255 8947




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