Hipster tempura arrives on Charoenkrung.
Batt Tempura has bid farewell to its tiny Ekkamai Soi 21 hovel and resurfaced near the river. The flashing neon signs remain, but Batt mk. 2 is an altogether bigger venture, in terms of both space and menu.
Here, chef Chatphon Thavornvanit calls upon high-profile neighbor Napol “Joe” Jantraget, of 80/20, to help take the restaurant in a more local and sustainable direction. Order the tendon set (B350) and you’ll get juicy shrimp tempura and various types of local fish, joined by miso soup and salad showing off crisp veggies from organic farmers.
The ultimate plan is for the restaurant to rotate its menu based on the latest catches from sustainable suppliers—you’ll want to try the Fish Set (B340), with its crispy snapper and sandfish.
In one corner of the shop you can also shop for ‘60-’70s LPs and on-point streetwear.