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Bangkok restaurant REVIEW:
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The buzz: Vichit Mukura, who was head chef of Mandarin Oriental’s Sala Rim Naam for 28 years, has opened a new venture in partnership with the owner of high-end Japanese restaurant Yuutaro. Situated on the same premises, this Thai food chef’s table restaurant hosts 4-12 people per evening, making for one very intimate dining experience.
 
The decor: More like a clean and cozy dining room than a restaurant. In the middle of the frameless, glass-walled room stands a large wooden dining table with matching chairs. A small open kitchen sits at the back of the room, comprising a marble counter and two shelves with dry ingredients jars above it. A couple of functional wooden cabinets storing wines and water bottles complete the muted picture.
 
The food: Thai cuisine, made with premium imported ingredients and modern presentation. The set menus run from the Maled Khao six-course discovery menu (B4,990) to the Ton Khao eight-course seasonal menu (B7,500) and Khao ten-course complete experience (B9,900). Each morning, chef Vichit goes shopping for produce at the market, and so the dishes vary according to that day’s available ingredients (though you can make some special requests). He also uses some of the premium Japanese ingredients from Yuutaro. Expect modernized traditional Thai dishes like red curry with grilled taraba crab leg, and akami (non-fatty tuna) with mango and papaya spicy salad. Each curry dish is served with red jasmine rice from the chef’s own farm. Desserts are just as creative, such as the red-beanand-chestnut-filled tua paep (sweet split mung bean pocket) and the whole strawberry-stuffed yokmanee (emerald tapioca with shredded coconut).
 
The drink: A choice of sparkling or still water is included in the set. The chef can recommend you the wine to pair with each dish. You can also order any drink available at Yuutaro, including juices, soft drinks and alcohol.
 
The crowd: Chef Vichit’s patrons from Sala Rim Naam and the same cashed-up clientele as Yuutaro. 
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Phone: 098-829-8878
Khao, 64 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Bangkok, Thailand

Nearest Train:

BTS Thong Lo

Opening Hours:

daily noon-3pm, 6-10pm

Price Range:

BBBB

Cuisine:

Thai

Open Since:

December, 2014
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