Friday, May 27, 2011

Foo Mui Kee Restaurant @ Soi Prachum, Surawong Road, Bangkok

Cuisine: Thai, Chinese, European
Price: THB180 per person without alcohol (what I paid for)
Visited: 21 May 2011
Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 6/10
Value for money: 9/10
Services: 6/10

I probably do not have to say much about the restaurant called Foo Mui Kee, which has been serving a unique and delicious food for many decades. In case you are new to Foo Mui Kee, walking into Soi Prachum from Surawong Road you would immediately notice the restaurant on your right hand side. You may also enter Soi Prachum from Silom side (Soi Silom 22). However, you will have to walk to the end of Soi to find Foo Mui Kee (~ 5 mins walk).  The nearest public transportation is BTS Chong Nonsi station which is 5 mins walk away. Once walking into the restaurant you would immediately feel the atmosphere that resembles tea house in Thailand during 70's. The decor has been kept like this since the start of the business: old wooden tables and chairs.

Foo Mui Kee Restaurant - ฟูมุ่ยกี่

The Old Sign

The Old Table Set - ชุดโต๊ะรับประทานอาหารเก่า

Another View of Foo Mui Kee - อีกมุมหนึ่งของฟูมุ่ยกี่

Let me begin with this basic Bread & Butter, every time I give Foo Mui Kee a visit I have to order this back to back menu. I looked really really basic at first sight but the feel after taste was not that basic I must admit. This bread also went really well with Ox Tongue Stew: one of the best in town I believe. Tenderness with rich flavour with peppery scent, I could just have this every day (9/10).

Bread & Butter - ขนมปังกับเนย

Ox Tongue Stew - สตูว์ลิ้นวัว

Next in line was another of my favourite, Pork Chop. It was just a dish that had delicious taste in home-made style: rather light flavour it was. This one is 7/10 for me.

Pork Chop - พอร์ค่ชอป

Tenderloin Steak Salad was also everyone favourite. The meat was soft, salad was fresh with dressing that had sweet + sour taste.

Tenderloin Steak Salad - สลัดสเต็กเนื้อสัน

Stir-fried Bok Choy with Shrimp Ball was as well a good choice. Crisp vegetable with tasty shrimp ball. I must admit that it is really hard to find good shrimp ball these days. Most of them in the markets are mixed with large portion of flour to save cost. But not in this case (8/10).

Stir-fried Bok Choy with Shrimp Ball - ลูกชิ้นกุ้งผัดผักโสภณ

Last one for the meal was Crab Fried Rice. I was not so impressed with this one as it was rather soaky though taste was good (5/10).

Crab Fried Rice - ข้าวผัดปู

Foo Mui Kee Restaurant @ Soi Prachum, Surawong Road
10 - 12 Soi Prachum
Surawong Road
Suriyawong, Bang Rak
Bangkok 10500

ฟูมุ่ยกี่ @ ซอยประชุม ถนนสุรวงศ์
10 - 12 ซอยประชุม
แขวงสุริยวงศ์ เขตบางรัก
กรุงเทพ 10500

Open Hours: 11:00am - 09:00pm daily
Tel: +66 (0) 2234 6648

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