Steve Café & Cuisine – Bangkok

My rating:

I’ve noticed this restaurant on my last several trips on the river. There’s something about a Thai restaurant called “Steve” that just appeals to my penchant for quirkiness, and so when I found myself in the area, and hungry, I decided to give it a try. The restaurant is set right on the river next to the Tewet Pier, although it’s across the canal from the dock. It’s largely open-air, although there are a few inside tables and it’s all covered.

The menu is all Thai, with promises of an authentic home-made taste just like granny made. There is quite an extensive selection, making this a good choice for a small group of people. However, as I was on my own, I chose something from the small list of single dishes: One of my favorite Thai dishes, pork stir-fried with holy basil, chili and garlic.

Pat Krapao

Lots of love on a plate – Stir-fried pork with holy basil served with rice and fried egg

The dish was served in a reasonable about of time. As you can see in the photo, the presentation tended towards the Thai penchant for cutesy. Of course, it’s the taste that matters, and the stir-fry, although it appears a bit more ‘soupy’ than pat krapao usually does, tasted excellent. It was much spicier than you normally gets, especially at tourist-oriented Thai restaurants.

With a drink, tax and service charge, the meal came to just over 200 Baht, which given the location is quite reasonable.

The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. See the Steve Café & Cuisine web site for additional information and directions.

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