A kitchen takeover with clout.

On Jul 4, Phloen Chit’s rooftop lounge Siwilai City Club will welcome American chef, restaurateur and writer Andy Ricker for S.C.C Kitchen Takeover.

As well as being the best-selling author of three cookbooks (Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand, 2013; The Drinking Food of Thailand, 2017;  Pok Pok Noodles, 2019), Ricker is the chef and owner of Pok Pok Restaurants. First opened in 2005, Pok Pok has now expanded to a trio of creative Thai and Southeast Asian restaurants in Portland, Oregon, with a cult following.

A two-times James Beard (the “Oscars” of the food world) award winner, Ricker has been fascinated by Thailand’s food culture ever since his first visit as a backpacker in 1987. His upcoming kitchen takeover at Siwilai will feature some of his greatest hits served family style, using ingredients sourced fresh from Chiang Mai.

Head there for a taste of his deep-fried Vietnamese fish sauce wings, sai ua (Chiang Mai sausage) with steamed veggies and nam prik kha (chili, garlic, galangal dipping sauce), and the signature Pok Pok Affogato. The dinner is priced at B2,200 per person, inclusive of one welcome drink.

You’ll also have the chance to purchase andy Ricker’s cookbooks and perhaps even get them signed! Reservations recommended via Line @siwilaicityclub or call 02-160-5631.

Jul 4, 6pm. Siwilai City Club, 5/F, Central Embassy, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-160-5631


Read more: Check out Andy Ricker’s latest cookbook on our list of favorites here.