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Bangkok restaurant REVIEW:
Sri Trat

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The buzz: This restaurant specializes in one of the lesser-known regions of Thai cuisine: the eastern provinces, especially Trat, where the owner’s family comes from. That means Bangkok foodies are already drawing comparisons with Supanniga, one of the city’s most reliable Thai kitchens.

The decor: Aiming to contemporize a countryside house, the wood-heavy restaurant has a luxurious edge (those richly azure, button-backed leather sofas), but still remains casual and down-at-heel. Moody, marine-washed walls and louvered wooden panels meet with pop-art murals of the owner’s beauty-queen mother and King Rama 9. Out the back you have a grocery store selling Trat products. 

The food: The fish sauce, salted fish, sun-dried squid, chamuang leaves and shrimp paste all come from Trat province. Here you’ll find the Eastern staple of moo chamuang (stewed pork belly with chamuang leaves, B220) and crab roe chili dip (B250), as well as creative takes on the cuisine, like a chili dip version of moo chamuang (B220) in which the pork belly is replaced with minced pork. Beautiful seafood also features in dishes like the barracuda spicy salad (B220), which is made like a lime ceviche and served with peanut-brittle dressing and lon pu kai (B540), a creamy chili dip with whole mud crab and coconut milk, served with fresh vegetables. The desserts menu is filled with very regional treats, rare and unfamiliar in Bangkok, including the soft brown sugar crepe with mung beans and coconut filling (B100).

The drinks: Chennarong “Jan” Bhumichitr, the senior brand ambassador at Diageo Moet Hennessy (Thailand), and Paradee “Bell” Sahathanasomboon, previously of Vesper, ensure that cocktails live up to the regional integrity of the food. The purple-tinged Salacca Fizz (B360) features the pungent, sour taste of salak (aka snake fruit), along with butterfly pea-infused gin, while The Garden (B340) is a mix of Pimm’s No. 1 Cup, lychee liqueur, lime juice, elderflower and rambutan syrup. Bursting with freshness, the results are a full-on and aromatic experience.

Why you should care: For a cuisine that’s not very easy to find in Bangkok, Sri Trat does a beautiful job spreading it to our plates, in a friendly and stylish way. 


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Phone: 02-088-0968
Sri Trat, 90 Sukhumvit Soi 33, Bangkok, Thailand

Nearest Train:

BTS Phrom Phong

Opening Hours:

Fri-Sat noon-1am; Fri noon-1am; Sat noon-1am; Sun-Thu noon-11pm

Cuisine:

Thai

Open Since:

February, 2017
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