Seafood come in many varieties, but what is generally served in quite basic which is a shame as some less popular items are often the tastiest!
This the belief of Vespa-riding big time seafood fan Chingchai Uekrongtham who has put his money where his mouth is by opening Louis Leeman Seafood Restaurants.
Specializing in Cantonese recipes expertly executed, Loius Leeman are now also open on Sukhumvit Soi 39. In the two years since the brand was launched, Louis Leeman Seafood’s reputation for gourmet dining has spread throughout the Bangkok.
Prized specimens of crabs and lobsters – Kenyan Black and Russian Crabs, Tanzanian Rainbow and Irish Lobsters – besides similarly highly selected fish and conch, are kept alive in large tanks, assuring their perfect freshness.
The Kenyan variety, for instance, weigh in at 1.6-1.8 kg, heftier than anything in local waters, and though fearsome looking beasts, they taste wonderful.
Not everything in the tanks is edible, however. Chingchai keeps marlin just to look at. His forté, besides the family fruit-importing firm, is making seafood dishes his way, which is to say perfectly fresh and prime specimens paired with perfectly matched sauces.
The illustrated menu is shown on an iPad so you can zoom in and being Cantonese cuisine, the titles are purely descriptive. Start with delicious deep-fried minced shrimp with pork dripping, wrapped in flaky tofu sheet served with plum sauce. Then tie on your upbeat orange branded bib and tuck into a signature dish of stir-fried crab with salted egg yolk sauce. Also recommended is tender young abalone and shitake mushrooms with baked rice, shredded egg and legumes, all beautifully blended by chef’s gorgeously glutinous secret sauce.
Starring among the fish dishes is French turbot flatfish steam pot – self-simmer snowy white slices of fish in a very fine stock together with fibre-rich veggies and enoki mushrooms. Three condiments are automatically served – boiled peanut and spicy and non-spicy seafood sauces – and each dish arrives with another.
“No seafood, no life” is the motto and after dining here we are sure that you will agree. Loius Leeman raises exotic seafood Cantonese style to an extremely high standard.