Ruen Urai is a Thai fine dining restaurant that’s hidden amidst the concrete jungle of Bangkok.
Some tables are close to the pool so you get a lovely view.
For starters, we had pomelo salad with prawns (229 Baht). I was expecting lots of green leafy vegetables adorned with pomelo pieces, but instead it was chunky pomelos that made up the main bulk of the dish. The dish was elegant with the pomelo’s subtle fragrance. With the pomelo’s mild sweetness, spices such as chili flakes, fish sauce and ground peanuts merged with the dish in peace without being too contrasting in flavor
The herbs in the crispy cup include lemon grass, onions and scallions – all of which would normally be powerful spices but when chopped finely, the combination was refreshing and these little flower-shaped cups were excellent finger food with a dash of citrus dressing.
I haven’t had any Thai fine dining experience prior to this so Ruen Urai was a first, and an amazing one too with the charming atmosphere and sophisticated dishes.
More Info on Ruen Urai
Address: At The Rose Hotel, 118 Surawongse Road, Bangkok 10500 Thailand (very close to the Patpong Night Market)
Tel : 66 02 266 8268 72
Getting there : 1. By Skytrain or BTS –> Stop at Saladeng Station and use the exit Thaniya Road. 2. By MRT Subway System –> Stop at Sam Yan Station. See Rose Hotel Website for detailed direction.