Most of the restaurants in Siam Paragon were full-house on a Saturday night, and the food court was even worse with groups of people waiting to occupy the seats of those who were about to finish their meals. However, I was lucky enough to get a seat in Taling Pling, a restaurant serving Thai food which has four branches in Bangkok.
Yum Crispy Fried Fish with Lemongrass - Taling Pling Style THB 135.00 (~S$5.35)
Unlike many Thai style salad dishes, the lemongrass salad wasn't overly sour or spicy with just enough piquancy to whet the appetite. The crunchy, aromatic lemongrass slices were complemented by the crisp and the mild saltiness of the fried fish in batter.
Crispy Pork Lardons Omelette THB 120.00 (~S$4.75)
The omelette was nicely crispy on the outside, but the inside was a bit disappointing as it wasn't entirely fluffy. The pork lardons managed to add a savoury note to the dish. As for the chili sauce, it was a bit sour and not too spicy. Pika's advice: Cut up the omelette into pieces, and mix them thoroughly with the lardons, shallots and chili slices. Finally, drizzle them with lime juice and chili sauce for a punch!
Fried Squid with Garlic and Pepper THB 185.00 (~S$7.30)
Deep-fried with an adequate amount of pepper, but not enough garlic, the not-so-chewy squid came with light, crispy batter. The chili sauce was similar to the one that came with the omelette.
Traditional Coconut Ice Cream with Assorted Topping THB 95.00 (~S$3.75)
The coconut ice cream was somewhat creamy with the right degree of sweetness. Topped with items such as peanuts, glutinous rice and some sweet strips of unknown origin, it was a nice dessert to end the meal, but it certainly wasn't extraordinary.
Frankly speaking, I was annoyed, or rather, disgusted by the condescending manner of one particular staff who took my order. Other than that, service was actually efficient.
991 Rama I Road
Unit G30, G/F Siam Paragon
(Daily: 11.00am - 10.00pm)
*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT.
Have a nice meal,