After making its debut as a casual fine-dining restaurant with Thai-centric ingredients in Charoenkrung, Mother is featuring past favorite dishes—and some new inspiration—in its recently unveiled a la carte menu.
Opened in a two-storey shophouse with an earthy, wood-feel, Mother foregoes the usual embellishments found among Thai progressive restaurants and adopts the more straightforward approach with its high-quality produce.
For their new tasting menu, the chef duo Khun Apis and Koranat “Tle” Robkob seek to reconnect with their roots and offer something even more intimate, most of which we find well executed.
The lang lay curry pork katsu (B650) supplants the usual pork belly in Northern Thai hang lay with a massive deep-fried pork chop boasting a luscious interior and arriving piping hot. The squid satia (B360) features a plump squid grilled over fierce heat and topped with sweet and sticky satia sauce.
It’s not about the big sharing plates, though. Mother’s new menu also promises a single serving perfect for lone wolves. Khao pla gae (B285), which sees pan-fried sea bass with crispy skin accentuated by mixed Thai herb salad and egg yolk confit, is a simple dish we couldn’t get enough of, and the portion is big enough for two.
For dessert, there are old dishes inspired from their old tasting menu, like the Wonderfruit (B260) which sees preserved guava sorbet and plum granita sprinkled with salt and chili served alongside salt pepper meringue and mixed fruit salad.
Their tasting menu is still available for B2,750 with reservations for three rounds (6pm, 7pm, and 8pm) from Wed-Sun, while their a la carte menu starts at 6pm-10pm from Wed-Sun.
811 Charoenkrung Rd. Talat Noi, 098-205-6383, Open Wed-Sun 6pm-10pm.