20 (Wed) November 2019
Maine Lobster in Thai Chili Sauce
Mission to Thailand, Day 2.
In Bangkok. Here to participate in a consultation – “Innovations for Strengthening National Capacities in Health Law & Ethics” – as a pre-event at the 51st Conference of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium on Public Health. I had attended a similar event in Malaysia last year (see 9.249 Ostrich in Oyster Sauce).
Seafood Market & Restaurant is a Thai restaurant. Specializes in seafood, sold by weight, made to order.
As GMTD readers are well aware, Manila has its own Seafood Market & Restaurant (see most recently 10.276 Miso Soup with Parros Clams (No Ginger)). One of the most featured and celebrated spots in the history of the blog, mostly in the context of dinner functions hosted by Korean staff at WHO.
A long time ago, someone had told me that the restaurant was Thai in origin, which I had taken to mean that the market thing was Thai in concept (see for example 6.173 Black Pepper Giant Prawns). After tonight’s experience, I am convinced that one place has something directly to do with the other, though not sure what.
It was the most impressive selection – seafood and veg and other – that I have encountered at such buy-your-own-ingredients restaurants.
Though not at all cheap, especially not the fancy stuff that dumb tourists go for, like lobster, including the scam cooking charge that’s applied after the fact.
Reaffirming my personal rule when traveling for work: if fresh lobster is on the menu, order it – I deserve lobster.