Silver Waves, Chatrium Riverside Bangkok

| July 5, 2013

Chinese cuisine with the best view in town.

Silver Waves is a fine dining Chinese restaurant located on the top floor of the Chatrium Riverside Hotel Bangkok. The restaurant offers a panoramic view of the Chaophraya River and the surrounding areas. The view is one of the most stunning scenery for a Chinese anywhere in Bangkok.

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We were warmly greeted by the staffs and seated at the corner where the only obstacle between us and the view of the chaotic Chaophraya and Bangkok is the thin glass and iron frames. It had to be one of the best seats in town.

The menu was very extensive. It was difficult to decide what to order. We order everything in small portions so we can try more items. The first dish came to us not long after ordering.


Crispy Roast Duck 320, one of the best I’ve had in a long time, the skin was crisp, the meat was moist. After quickly finishing this dish we all agreed to order a second one.

The soup come is a small bowl, it was meant to be for 1 person per bowl. The soup was ok, it did feel a bit expensive for the small portion.


Double steam fish Maw and Black Mushroom Bouillon 350


Double steam Black Chicken Conch and Bamboo pith Soup  220


Wok Fried Asparagus Abalone 600; the asparagus abalone had a nice texture very similar the abalone both texture and taste.


Wok Fried Whelk with Broccoli 800; Whelk is I guess a large shell fish. It is very tough but the chef sliced it thinly so it is easier to chew. It had an interesting texture but the taste was too mild for me.


Baked Crab Claws with Glass Noodle in Clay Pot 580.


Deep fried snow fish with Soy Sauce 800; the restaurant manager recommended this dish. Instead of just steamed, it was deep fried then steamed. This way there is a crisp texture outside the fish meat inside it was moist a flavorful.


Seafood Fried Rice with XO Sauce 280; fried rice wood have to be the perfect ending to any Chinese meal. The one here was very well done. I can smell the aroma of the hot wok making maillard effect to the seafood and rice.


Pancake stuffed with Chinese dates and Red Bean 250; is the kids favorite, some Chinese restaurant will have it some won’t. The crisp and thin dough along with the sweet and sour Chinese date went together really well.


Sesame dumpling on red bean cream 120; is a common dessert for Chinese and Thai. The one here is a bit different. Instead of sweet ginger soup, they used a red bean and Chinese dates soup.

Coming from a Chinese family, I’m very use to Chinese food. Having so much Chinese when I was a kid makes my craving for Chinese very little now. But the Chinese food here was a worthwhile experience. I’m a big fan of roof top restaurants. The ambiance the view and the food compliments each other. It is Chinese cuisine with the best view in town.

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