Fowlmouth (Sukhumvit Soi 11)
Thonglor's home of Nashville hot chicken spreads its wings.
The buzz: Joining the influx of newcomers to Soi 11, Fowlmouth’s second branch builds on the Thonglor original with a new “secret menu” to accompany their fried chicken signatures and a fresh selection of beers that’ll have you torn on which branch to run to.
The decor: Located in the back area of Soi 11’s new dining complex Eleven, the simple style of the restaurant is enlivened by loud bursts of red and brightly colored murals painted by local artist, Jayoto. The ground floor has a few tables that allow a peep into the kitchen, while upstairs the light-filled seating area offers a space to unwind.
The food: They go big on Nashville hot chicken, a Tennessee-hailing specialty of the deep-fried, cayenne pepper-seasoned variety that gets treated to a slathering of spicy paste. At Fowlmouth, they offer different heat levels ranging from the compassionate mild to the scorching Death level—beware of contact with your skin! Those in the know will go for the classic Little Fowl (B250), which sets a perfectly crisp quarter chicken with pickles atop classic white bread, which absorbs all the juices and flavor. The heavenly Fowlmouth hot chicken burger (B250) combines crispy chicken, dill pickles, creamy coleslaw and homemade sauce, served with a side of curly fries. If you’re looking to try something new, ask for the secret menu which is exclusive to the Soi 11 branch: think slaw-loaded fried chicken tacos (B200) and an oozing grilled cheese chicken sandwich (B250).
The drinks: As at the Thonglor branch, you’ll find the usual soft drinks and the Arnold Palmer (B100), a classic American combo of iced tea and lemonade. The Soi 11 branch differentiates itself, however, on the alcohol front. Here, you’ll find beer and ciders that offer a cooling counter to their hot chicken—for beer, try the Rogue Dead Guy Ale (B260) or the local Mahankhon White Ale (B150) and for cider, check out the brightly flavored Happy Monster Bow Berry (B250) with hits of blackcurrant and lime.
Why we’d go back: That deep hankering for a good fried chicken sando always comes back around, and the Fowlmouth signature hits all the marks. This new location is super accessible from the BTS and there’s even parking, for a fee. Plus, beer. Megan Leon