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by herbivore

Review: Despite everyone saying how difficult it is to find, we had no problem by following the directions on the main page (to the letter). On a Monday evening at 7:30, we were the only diners there (for half an hour), and the staff attended us quickly and courteously. They don't speak English, but the menus are bilingual, so if you don't speak Thai you can note what you want by pointing to it. The restaurant is air-conditioned, and the decor is a relaxing blend of wood and natural-looking elements... a nice change of pace from the traditional crowded dining halls and open restaurants with fluorescent lighting. We had: - The oft-recommended Spaghetti Carbonara with Tomato Cream Sauce. Not an overly large portion, but beautifully presented with a basil garnish. Very tasty -- especially the meat substitute. It's a little bit over-dominated by the taste of the Thai basil and black pepper, but I would still probably order it again (after trying other dishes). My suggestion to the chef would be to reduce the basil and pepper a bit and add more garlic-butter flavor. - Enoki-apple-vegetable rolls. Very fresh-tasting and creative. We'd definitely order it again. - Stir-fried coconut sprouts with (purple) rice. Tasty, with lemongrass and a hint of galangal... one of us liked it enough to want to order it again, the other not so hot on it, but still enjoyed it. - Stir-fried vermicelli, Thai style - a nice mix of fresh-tasting vegetables. The vermicelli tastes like it might be made from brown rice, i.e. very healthy. Takes a bit of getting used to. - Sesame milk: An odd, chalky flavor. Something exotic and different to drink. I enjoyed it but wouldn't go for it again. - Hibiscus juice: Nice and refreshing. I'll get that next time. - Chewy cherry chocolate cake: Verrrry nice. We should have got it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. - Blood orange sorbet: Also very nice, with little chunks of fruit. Tangy, not overly sweet. - Cappuccino They have an amazing-looking selection of desserts, including unusual items like rose-petal scones, clafouti, and "chocolate-chip pizza." Total for all of the above: 810 baht. One of the more expensive meals we've had in Bangkok, but we ate a lot, and it was a nice break from the same-old fare and we wouldn't call it overpriced (85-110 baht per dish). We'd definitely go back again.

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