Sunday, 3 April 2011
Bangkok: Le Danang
Me and friends were craving some veggie meal so last week, S pitched in the idea to eat at Vietnamese restaurant in Sofitel Central Lad prao. I know, that sounds like high-end expensive meal but it wasn't that bad. We decided to go for all you can eat meal which is about Baht580 including tax and service charge (not inc. drinks though).
The menu is quite extensive, pretty much like a la carte one except in smaller portion. After serving food, they served us bowls of fresh vegetables and sauces. I ordered long island ice tea for a drink, I know I'm such an addicted for cocktail!
The fresh crab stick spring roll was a good start, light and fresh. Roast pork with lemongrass and noodle came next and it was one of the winning dishes of the night. The pork was tender withe nice fragrance. Very enjoyable.
Next up were the salads; avocado mango salad with crab meat, soft shell crab with spicy salad and rocket salad with shrimp. I must tell you they all were good. The salad dressings for each dish were more than just perfect. I love the avocado and mango salad so much, the sweetness from ripped mango really brought out the best of taste. Really satisfied with their salads.
We ordered roast duck breast with tamarind sauce and deep fried sea bass to try. The tamarind sauce might be too sour for my liking but I guess it did kill the duck taste some people might not like. The sea bass was okay, I guess nothing special after I had those amazing salads.
I can't remember what desserts we ordered. Probably all of the choices they have on their menus. My favourite was the crepe with ginger ice cream which is more like vanilla and cinnamon ice cream. My friends approved all of the dessert dishes.
I'm sure I will return for a meal there again as there are so many dishes I haven't tried and things I want to repeat (the salads!). Highly recommended if you look for nice Vietnamese food (and if you have a little more in budget).
Sofitel Central Lad Prao
Opening hours: 11.30-14.30/ 18.00-22.30
MRT station: Paholyothin