Sunday, 27 March 2011

The only Thai restaurant with a Michelin Hat ... and her new sister.

You'd think they'd mow the lawn more regularly here.
A lot of folks are talking about Sra Bua restaurant in the new Siam Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok.

It's not like Bangkok really needed another Thai restaurant when this one came along, really. I mean there are already around 65,000,000 Thai restaurants in the country ... approximately one for every man, woman and child.

But Sra Bua comes in with a huge pedigree. You see, it's the sister restaurant of Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen which is the only Thai restaurant in the world to ever win a Michelin star, jing jing.

So the expectations are high. Is it any different? Well yes. Don't go in there expecting your standard pad thai goong for 25 baht though.

Instead, in the surreal rice-paddy-in-the-city setting, you will find your green curry comes out in a mousse form. (No, not the deer with antler, I meant the foamy whipped format). Or your red curry is served like an ice cream. Or your veggies look like they just been pullled from the earth and are still covered in soil. 

"Waiter, there's sand in my meal."
"No, sir, that's just decoration."
"I knew that."

So for something different, something special in the modern Thai department, I certainly take my hat off to Sra Bua.

Have you tried Sra Bua? Share your comments on the meal and experience here.

Address: Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, 991/9 Rama 1 Rd. Tel: 02-162-9000

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