Our first time trying out Bangkok Jam, though we see its outlets all the time. Well, actually we decided to try it out because it was relatively empty when queues have started forming at the other cafés and restaurants 😦
We shared the Yang Ruam, which is a platter of mixed grill of chicken, beef short ribs, squid and prawns ($25), as well as the Tom Yum Hua Pla, basically fish head in Tom Yum curry ($23).
The platter looked quite tiny when it arrived, and not as appetizing as the picture in the menu, but it was better than expected! Hubby loved the chicken, which was grilled to perfection, with crispy skin and very tender meat. The squid was also grilled just nice; tender and easy to chew on, without the elastic “skin” that we sometimes found in other squid items that really destroy the dining experience because it was not chew-able and could tangle! The short beef ribs were slightly overdone, but still quite tender. The prawns were also overcooked, with meat stuck onto the shell.
The fish head was too spicy for hubby, while I felt that it was too fishy – not too fresh I think? Quite disappointed as we were both fish head lovers 😦
Overall, we don’t mind coming back to try the other foods!