Charoenkrung’s one-Michelin-starred 80/20 is gearing up to unveil a new menu cooked up by its new chef. And it’s one who fans of the restaurant will probably remember.
Canadian chef Andrew Martin is back at the helm. He’s no stranger to Bangkok’s culinary scene, or 80/20.
Martin was chef de cuisine at 80/20 from 2016-2018 and won Top Tables’ Best Young Chef Award 2017 in the process. He’s also worked at Bo.lan, Issaya Siamese Club, and Jaew Jim Thompson.
After the recent exit of Napol “Joe” Nantraget and Saki Hoshino, who have opened a new spot called Samlor, Martin returns to his old stomping grounds, showcasing his culinary creativity which leans heavily on his past travels. 
The 14-bite (B2,800) and 18-bite tasting menus (B3,300) both offer a journey that spans south to north. Highlights include Stormy Sea (squid, mangosteen, chili) inspired by the chef’s fishing trips in the South; Gai Krajan (chicken, chili, cashew), which recalls a dish he had while traveling through Kaeng Krachan National Park; and Isaan Market, a mushroom bite that focuses solely on seasonal mushrooms found in the mountainous regions of the Northeast. 
Dessert includes Suan Maprow (coconut, guava and honey) followed by a selection of petit fours named Black, White, and Gold.
1052-1054 Charoenkrung Soi 26, 099-118-2200,, Line @8020bkk. Open Wed-Sun 5:30-10pm
(Top to bottom) Stormy Sea, Gai Krajan, Suan Maprow, Petit Fours / all photos courtesy of 80/20