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Bangkok restaurant REVIEW:
Broken Eggs

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The buzz: After making a name at Phra Khanong’s W District, chef-owner Jacobo Astray (also of private-dinner-Gula fame) has claimed a space of his own on Ekkamai. The new room displays the full breadth of his traditional-to-progressive tapas prowess.
The decor: The usual trappings of bare-bones industrial—polished concrete, woodgrain, naked Edison bulbs—feel true to the restaurant’s down-to-earth origins, as do the long bar and huge mural of a toque blanche-wearing elephant and a utensil-wielding octopus. Astray also has plans to turn the upstairs into a cooking studio.
 
The food: Longtime devotees of Broken Eggs can celebrate the return of traditional bites that hark back to the chef’s Galician home. Try the grilled octopus, which comes with a silky potato puree and is dusted with paprika (B380), or the Iberico pork shoulder with its addictive chimichurri sauce (B380). The flavorful gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp, B210) come in an ample portion with plenty of robust, crispy garlic. The house signature and namesake, huevos rotos, is, naturally, broken eggs cooked in olive oil and topped with cuts of salty Iberico ham (B220). As good as the classic tapas are, now’s not the time to cleave to the old. Our unconventional favorite is the creamy, locally made burrata with fresh berries and a drizzle of basil oil (B260). The restaurant also boasts a delicious seafood paella (B180), cooked on the weekends in a big pan by the front door.
 
The drinks: Wine here starts at B220 for a glass of the fresh, date-sweet Haceinda Lopez de Haro’s Blanco, or its mellow, liquorishy sibling, the Tempranillo. Ribera del Duero is also available by the glass at B250. Buy a whole bottle for a 20-percent discount. Otherwise, quench your thirst on the Mediterranean-style gin and tonics (starting B200) or in-house sangria (B180). The bottled beer selection is dedicated to small Thai breweries, such as Mahanakorn’s pale ale (B180) and A-Go-Go’s IPA (B200).
 
Why we'd come back: Broken Eggs manages to reinvent tapas while staying true to the cuisine's ethos—that is, punchy, shareable bites that go well with a strong drink and good company. 
 
 
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Phone: 02-047-7811
Broken Eggs, 112/7 Ekkamai Soi 69-71, Bangkok, Thailand

Area:

Ekkamai

Opening Hours:

Tue-Sun 5-11:30pm

Cuisine:

Spanish, Tapas

Open Since:

October, 2017
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