Faiekham Restaurant – A Popular Local Haunt for Thai Cuisine!
Located along one of the longest bridges in the world — the Bang Na Expressway — Faiekham Restaurant serves up authentic Thai cuisine. We popped by for dinner and realised that we were the only tourists around. Almost all the other diners were Thai nationals.
The restaurant has both al fresco and indoor dining areas. Since it just rained and the weather was really cooling, we opted to dine al fresco and sat next to the restaurant’s little garden that was adorned with fairy lights.
We asked for recommendations and we went ahead with 4 of them. We had the Fried Sea Bass with Garlic & Chilli Sauce (360B), Prawn in Tom Yum Soup (150B to 200B), Thod Man Goong (200B) and Fried Morning Glory(90B).
Although the meat flaked off the sea bass beautifully, it was a little too oily. We guessed it was because the oil used when deep frying wasn’t hot enough, hence the sea bass retained too much oil. The naturally sweet flesh went well with the garlic and chilli concoction, which was sweet, tart and spicy. The sea bass is best paired with a bowl of white rice.
I’ve always liked Thai-style prawn cakes. For me, a good prawn cake must have a springy and light texture, and definitely a strong flavour of prawn, even though the cakes are usually a blend of different seafood, such as fish paste and squid paste. However, the prawn cakes, also known as Thod Man Goong, at Faiekham Restaurant really disappointed me. There were very little prawn flavours, and the cake was a bit too tough for my liking. It reminded me very much of the deep-fried fish cakes that you can get from our local economic bee hoon stalls.
The tom yum soup at Faiekham Restaurant is a milky version, with copious amounts of bamboo shoots, straw mushrooms, prawns and even coriander root. Well, there’s nothing much to shout about.
The morning glory, also known as kang kong in our local context, was the best dish of the meal for me. I liked how there was a good amount of spice to it, which was complemented by the addition of fish sauce. The good amount of wok hei was the cherry on top.
Ultimately, I think it wouldn’t be worth travelling all the way to Faiekham Restaurant just to have a meal there. It’s more of a place to go to if you are lost and stranded in the Bang Na vicinity and don’t really know where to dine. Nevertheless, Faiekham Restaurant has a really extensive selection of dishes, so maybe you’ll be able to find something right up your alley.
Address: Km. 3, Bangna-Trad Road, 10260 Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: 0-2393-0736, 0-2393-0652, 0-2746-8772-4
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.