While randomly looking for a place to eat Thai food in the Silom area of Bangkok, we came across this outdoor covered restaurant on one of the side streets. The restaurant actually did have an indoor section, but it seated only maybe 12 people, whereas the bulk of the tables were outside. I have eaten here several times now, and overall, I do prefer sitting outside for the nice atmosphere and lack of al fresco dining in Hong Kong.
Tom Yum Goong – In many places in Thailand, I have found the level of spicyness for Tom Yum to be insufficient. I suspect that the chef is trying accomodate for the tourists who aren’t necessarily accustomed to spicy food. Me who loves spicy food however, has been disappointed with those places as Tom Yum is supposed to be spicy! Luckily, at Dee’s, the soup was made spicy and quite tasty. The shrimp however was overcooked probably due to the soup continually being heated at the table.
Thai Beef Salad – Very refreshing with the standard Thai flavours of lime, shallots, chlli, cucumber, garlic, nuts and coriander. The dish overall was spicier than expected but the combination of its chilled salad mixed with warm beef, the sourness and excitement of the lime and the kick of the chilli was excellent and wakes you up.
Grilled Mussels – Originally wanted grilled cockles but they ran out. In any case, the grilled mussels with lemongrass and basil were juicy and went well with the chilli sauce that was provided.
Pad See Ew – This Pad See Ew came with chicken. It was a bit more oily than I would have preferred but taste wise, it was nice.
Crabmeat Fried Rice – I will never forget the crabmeat fried rice I had in a local restaurant in Pattaya. In that particular restaurant, the amount of crabmeat was just ridiculous as there was more crab than egg or anything else for that matter. Unfortunately I do not know the name, just that it was on Pattaya Sai Song on the left hand side and a walkable distance coming from the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort. I also do not know if its still around. Anyway, since that wonderful meal, I have been on the lookout for a comparable crabmeat fried rice. Although the one at Dee’s did not have nearly as much crabmeat, it was still nice with the lime and chilli fish sauce and went eaten with cucumber, it perked up.
Thai Green Curry with Chicken – The green curry itself was a bit watery, but this seems to be the case with much of the green curry I’ve tried in Thailand. It was good to have with rice and there was a generous amount of chicken given. Still would have preferred to have a thicker sauce though.
Overall, the meal was very very decently priced and easily worth another try. In addition, the ability to just chill and eat outdoors appeals to me alot!
- Grilled Mussels
- Thai Beef Salad
- Crabmeat Fried Rice
19, Silom Soi 6, Bangkok, Thailand 10500 (near Silom MRT/Saladaeng BTS)
+66 02 634 2200