The Dusit group’s Asai brand opens in Chinatown with all-day dining restaurant Jam Jam.
Dusit’s affordable new brand presents what it calls “lean luxury,” offering modern spaces that reflect the local neighborhoods where they’re located. Notably, the hotel centers around its common space. That’s where flagship restaurant Jam Jam, set in an open area next to the bar and the outdoor patio, comes into play.
If you’re thinking, “not another hotel restaurant,” think again. The restaurant is headed by two of Bangkok’s top chefs, Paolo Vitaletti and Jarrett Wrisley (Appia, Peppina, Soul Food Mahanakorn). They have created not only the menu, but also a few of the cocktails to pair with their food. To that end, the menu puts a twist on local and international flavors. For example, the Swing rolls (B240) offer both fresh and fried versions of the Southeast Asian bar snack staple. With Rome-born chef Vitaletti behind the wheels, the pappardelle ragu (B360), made with fresh egg pasta and Jam Jam bolognese, is a no-brainer. The cacao-braised pork belly (B280) sees braised belly coated in chocolate from serial collaborator Kad Kakao, alongside a hard-boiled egg and jasmine rice. There are also updated versions of local favorites, like the “seaside krapao” (B290) made with stir-fried squid and prawn.
Enjoy happy hour with one of the signature cocktails like the Rocket Festival (B300), a blend of El Jimador tequila, orgeat syrup, lime juice, egg white and bird’s eye chili, or the Election Special (B300), made with Iron balls gin, kaffir lime, lime juice, syrup and soda. The coffee here is no afterthought, either, as it comes from Chiang Mai’s Akha Ama. Try it in the Akha Ama Sunset (B180), a specialty drink made with espresso, freshly squeezed pineapple juice and burnt pineapple.
All photos: Jam Jam
|Address:||Jam Jam, 531 Charoen Krung Rd., Bangkok, Thailand|
|Price Range:||BB - BBB|
|Opening hours:||daily 6:30-2am|
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