This Charoenkrung diner has serious "In the Mood for Love" vibes.
The old shop-house on the corner of Charoenkrung Soi 31 has undergone a makeover and is now the FooJohn building. Step inside and you're transported to a retro Hong Kong diner like something out of In the Mood for Love—think warm lighting, carefully positioned mirrors, vintage mosaic tiles.
FoudeJoie takes over two lower floors of the building, with the downstairs bistro serving cold cuts (from B180 for three items) and crepes alongside wine (from B140 by the glass). French owner Romain Dupuy (also of Soulbar and Cho Why) whips up a few varieties of galette (savory crepe) including Parisienne (ham, raclette cheese, egg and chives, B200) and Feeling Blue (duck, blue cheese, walnuts, raisin, B200), plus sweet crepes like lemon and honey (B160). On top of French imported ingredients, he also works with local producers like Eden Deli from Phitsanulok for foie gras.
A prohibition era-themed cocktail bar sits upstairs, where French spirits are spotlighted in classic cocktails (from B280) based on The Savoy Cocktail Book (first published back in 1930). The space will accommodate performances as well.