Samrub for Thai
Book a seat at chef Prin's Thai omakase-style counter for some of the best food we've tried this year.
After a short hiatus, one of Bangkok's most exciting chefs has returned full force with an all-new private dining kitchen, Samrub for Thai.
Chef Prin Polsuk surprised us all last year when he left his job as head chef of Nahm for a position at Bangkok Edition Hotel. A genius of Thai cuisine, chef Prin started his career at 30 years old with the Mandarin Oriental’s Sala Rim Naam before being poached by Nahm’s founder, David Thompson.
Chef Prin’s welcoming new omakase-style kitchen is tucked away quietly in the back of Charoenkrung hotspot, 100 Mahaseth, and offers a 10-seater counter bar that looks over the kitchen, where he and his team whip up neoclassical Thai dishes with hints of Chinese influence. While the tasting menu will change monthly according to seasonal ingredients, you can expect to have three canapes, five sharing-style main dishes and one dessert for B3,200-B4,500, depending on the ingredients available.
With recipes dating back to the Rama VI period, you’ll get to relive Thai history through dishes like the Tenfold Fish Dumplings made with snakehead fish and topped with crispy garlic and mustard leaf. The almost spring roll-like deep fried tofu sheet is generously stuffed with pork, prawn and chicken and is served with a vinegar chili dip. The spicy curry made with sweet banana, catfish, green peppercorn and sand ginger might leave you breathing fire but you’ll always go back for more. A sure winner and a must-try is the crab and rosella salad – an herbaceous mix of sweet, sour and spicy notes with crab legs big enough to crack open with your hands. Dessert features a soothing fresh-made ginger ice cream, served with patongo (fried dough) and coconut honey. For cocktails and drinks, you can rely on 100 Mahaseth’s trusty menu for the time being.
|Address:||Samrub for Thai, 100 Mahaseth, 100 Mahaset Rd., Bangkok, Thailand|
|Open since:||November, 2019|
|Opening hours:||Wed-Thu 7-11pm; Fri-Sun 7pm-midnight; Sun midnight-5pm; Mon midnight-11pm|
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