Downtown Bangkok’s Hidden Secret: Talad Nam Seafood

“What’s the name of the resto?”, we asked. “I forgot.”, Nico replied. “It’s just near the BTS.”

Our ‘localised’ host, Nico, wanted to introduce us to this Thai restaurant and although he had forgotten its name, it was the experience and the delicious taste of the dishes which he did not forget.

Secretly tucked within the highly urbanised area of Silom, we’ll reveal it for you to discover and enjoy. Sure enough, just a few steps away from Saladaeng Station of Bangkok’s BTS; and after a short walk through a dark, run-down alley, you will find this authentic beauty: Talad Nam Seafood.

Travelling together in another country for the first time, good friends: Kenneth, Kristine, Mickee and Cyprus, discovered they were amazing (crazy) travel buddies. It was the final night in Bangkok and after a long day of shopping and city-walk, we had a relaxing moment by the pool before we headed for dinner. Everything went well since we arrived, so a great dinner, with lots of laughs and conversations, would be best to cap the trip.

It was also our farewell meal together with Paul, our dear friend who flew in from Sydney, to spend time with his family and then meet up with us afterwards. Such a superior treat to see Paul again after a long time. He showed up at Kenneth’s ‘surprise’ birthday party (happened the night prior) and then the already happy bunch became more excited, and, yes, even louder.

Now back to Talad Nam Seafood: As soon as we arrived in the restaurant, Nico knew what to order but he’d forgotten the names of the dishes; and so he had to call his friend to ask what they’re called by describing them and recalling the taste and the ingredients. To cut it short, we had successfully ordered everything Nico wanted us to try. (Not in photos below are three servings of fried rice. Don’t judge. Thanks.)

Now, we know what it’s called, we know what dishes to order; and most of all, we know where it is. So the next time you’re in Bangkok, you must try Talad Nam Seafood because we are definitely coming back. We’ve provided a link of the directions below on how to get there. Gin hai a-roi! (กินให้อร่อย or ‘Enjoy your meal.’)

Talad Nam Seafood Bangkok

Talad Nam Seafood Bangkok

Talad Nam Seafood Bangkok

Dramatically Special Egg Omelette – 3 plates of these please!

Talad Nam Seafood Bangkok

Morning Glory aka Kangkong

Talad Nam Seafood Bangkok

Deep Fried Snapper with Mango & Fish Sauce

Talad Nam Seafood Bangkok

Fried Sea Crab in Vermicelli Noodles

Talad Nam Seafood Bangkok

Talad Nam Seafood Bangkok


TALAD NAM SEAFOOD
Address: Silom Prd, Bang Rak, 10500 Bangkok
Telephone: +66 81 457 4455
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Tapas de La Llaura-Dora

La Llaura-Dora is a casual dining restaurant in Denia, Alicante, Spain. It is situated in one of Denia’s oldest buildings—The Building of the Monks (Edificio de los Monjes). This building is said to be about 450 years old and it used to be an abbey and a learning institution for children.

When one walks through Calle Loreto, you will immediately find La Llaura-Dora as it stands out among the entire stretch of restaurants. Aside from the old-fashioned façade, you’ll notice it right away because it’s VEEERY orange (perhaps it’s just seasonal). A friendly waiter will greet you and bring you to your desired table.

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

They serve traditional Valencian cuisine and you’ll have an option to be seated either inside or outside of the restaurant; so it’s a choice between a quiet, antique-filled interior or the lively atmosphere on the street. There will be occasional jewelry/souvenir vendors who will approach your table. The seating capacity would probably be around 50-60 people on a packed, busy evening.

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

On a fine summer day, just before the sun sets, one would prefer to be seated outside as you will have a nice view of the busy Calle Loreto. And as evening draws near, you would suddenly notice this quaint Spanish town’s architecture, amazingly changes colour, and, thus, a warm air of bliss would be felt to complete your meal.

After a tour of the Castle or after sun tanning at the beach, whether you’re having Sangria or sparkling water, the following dishes are highly recommended:

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

Pan de la casa – Tomate en Aciete Y Sal All Y Oli Aceitunas

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

Patatas Bravas

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

Jamon Iberico Y Queso Manchego

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

Chopitos

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

Alitas Y Muslitos de Pollo con Salsa Barbacoa Casera

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

Croquetas de Jamon Serrano

La Llaura-Dora Denia Spain

Calamares a la Andaluza


La Llaura-Dora
3700 Calle Loreto, 12, 03700 Denia, Spain
+34 966 43 17 64
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Savouring Singapore: Aeiou

Aeiou Singapore

It was a fun TuesDate with the witty, funny, multilingual and amazing independent woman, Karen. We sometimes call her, ‘Kareena’ or sometimes just, ‘Krrnn’, without the vowels. It’s been awhile since we last saw each other. She retired from Dragon Boat a few years back and she’s now competing in triathlon races. We used to paddle together, travelled to Bali in Indonesia, Pulau Rawa in Malaysia and Istanbul and Izmir in Turkey, and have remained to be really good friends up to this day.

In fact, it was really good for us to catch up as we had lots and lots of updates about stories and adventures we’ve missed to tell each other and there were occasional sharing of retirement plans, too.

a.e.i.o.u.a.d.a.y.o.

To our circle of friends, Karen is the ‘Siri’ (Apple) or the ‘Iris’ (Intelligent Route Information System) of what to do, how to get to a particular place, and where to eat in Singapore. That evening, I collected her from her office tower and after almost an hour of travel (via Metro and some walk) from her work place to the restaurant which she suggested, we arrived and discovered that they are closed on Tuesdays.

l.o.v.e.s.m.i.l.e.h.u.g.

So ‘Iris’ was automatically activated and then just another 15min walk, we reached at this hip cafe called: aeiou. Suprisingly, it turned out to be just the perfect place for us to eat, drink and enjoy each other’s stories. Photographs we’ve taken will show you the vibrance and character of the establishment. Its name also mirrors the owners’ love and appreciation of the arts, food, crafts, and, quite obviously, letters.

Let’s do this again soon, Karen. We always wish you happiness and joy; and we love you dearly with all the vowels and consonants!

Aeiou Singapore

Yes, as always, we each ordered a different main dish so we could share and we’d be able to try more food on their menu. Good (foodie) friends do that in restaurants; it’s universal. Since Karen had only tried their desserts previously, here’s what the friendly staff recommended to us for dinner:

Mains 1: French Roasted Chicken – Roasted Chicken stuffed with garlic, rosemary & thyme; served with stir fry baby potatoes & sliced carrots + condiments

Mains 2: French Duck Confit – Slow cooked duck confit served with sour red cabbage + gratinated noisette (hazelnut) cauliflower

Drinks: Albens Apple & Mango Cider; Sangria Lolea Clarea No. 2 (White Wine)

Aeiou Singapore

Aeiou Singapore

Aeiou Singapore

Aeiou Singapore

Aeiou Singapore

Aeiou Singapore

Aeiou Singapore

AEIOU
111 King George’s Ave, Singapore 208559
Website: aeiou


This is part of the blog series called: “Savouring Singapore,” which aims to feature and promote restaurants, bars, hawker centres, mamak stalls, kopitiams and cafes of any kind, in and around the Garden City. Featured images are snapshots of food, drinks, desserts or the physical look of the makan place.

Everyone is welcome to send their submissions here.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Provide complete name of place. Double confirm spelling can?
2. Identify the name of each particular dish/specialty.
3. Creative shots from a camera phone or professional food styling photography also can.
4. Where is it lah? Tell us the address, telephone and website if got.
5. You may opt to say a bit about the place or the food, but photos can already.

Savouring Singapore: The Tea Party

The Tea Party

The Tea Party

Simple Salad

Simple Salad

Pork Burger with Yum Yum Sauce

Pork Burger with Yum Yum Sauce

TTP Calamari

TTP Calamari

Chorizo Hash

Chorizo Hash

THE TEA PARTY
1 Biopolis Drive
Singapore
Telephone: +65 6334 3289
Operating hours: Mondays to Thursdays 8am-8pm; Fridays 8am-930pm; Saturdays 1030am-1030am
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This is part of the blog series called: “Savouring Singapore,” which aims to feature and promote restaurants, bars, hawker centres, mamak stalls, kopitiams and cafes of any kind, in and around the Garden City. Featured images are snapshots of food, drinks, desserts or the physical look of the makan place.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Provide complete name of place. Double confirm spelling can?
2. Identify the name of each particular dish/specialty.
3. Creative shots from camera phone or professional food styling photography also can.
4. Where is it lah? Tell us the address, telephone and website if got.
5. You may opt to say a bit about the place or the food, but photos can already.

Everyone is welcome to send their submissions here.

Savouring Singapore: Yoshimaru Ramen Bar

Yoshimaru Ramen Singapore

Sesame Seeds in Suribachi

Yoshimaru Ramen Singapore

Yoshimaru Ramen Singapore

Chicken Gyoza Platter

Yoshimaru Ramen Singapore

Yoshimaru Tan Tan Mian

YOSHIMARU RAMEN BAR
31 Lorong Liput, Holland Village, 277742
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun from 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Telephone: +65 64633132
Website: www.yoshimaruramen.com.sg


This is part of the blog series called: “Savouring Singapore,” which aims to feature and promote restaurants, bars, hawker centres, mamak stalls, kopitiams and cafes of any kind, in and around the Garden City. Featured images are snapshots of food, drinks, desserts or the physical look of the makan place. Everyone is welcome to send their submissions here.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Provide complete name of place. Double confirm spelling can?
2. Identify the name of each particular dish/specialty.
3. Creative shots from camera phone or professional food styling photography also can.
4. Where is it lah? Tell us the address, telephone and website if got.
5. You may opt to say a bit about the place or the food, but photos can already.