Snuggled in the heart of busy Siam Square with interior that could only qualify as impressive if we are in the 80s, Inter Restaurant is an unpretentious cafe serving the norm Thai dishes. Whether its cheap or not will depend whether, you are comparing it to an even simpler local eatery or with a tourist-filled restaurant. I think Inter Restaurant is between the two – affordable, but comes in smaller portions. I can understand why I don’t see big party dining here.
The staffs are not the friendliest folks but luckily the menu is available in english too, minimizing the need to bother them.
The salads were surprisingly costlier than other dishes.
Som Tum or papaya salad was surprisingly not listed as salad but in the ‘spicy category’ and I made the mistake of pointing at the wrong item. I got the Tum Sua instead. I am going to guess it with the almost alike to Hokkien slang, that it meant Papaya Vermicelli. I like the papaya but not the vermicelli. They got soggy from the acidic sauce.
Inter’s Tom Yum Kung was very much on par with other restaurant’s but I was surprised that, like Ban Khun Mae, they skimped on the shrimps. This dish would have more enjoyable if there’s more ‘kung’ (shrimp) to munch on.
Stir Fry beef in Oyster Sauce. It was enough to perk our curiosity to try, wondering if it will taste the same as chinese style stir fry beef. Either they were using the wrong part of meat or they simply overcooked the beef, it was tough to bite.
Deep Fried Chicken, Middle Wings. The wings were crunchy albeit a little dry, but everything can be compensated with this special chilies sauce. Spicy, full of kick.
Siam Square Soi 9 (not far from Ban Khun Mae)
Nearest Station: Siam
GPS : 13.744254, 100.533533