Opening in April, Hybrid Restaurant and Wine Bar is a new Thai-Italian restaurant in Ploenchit’s busy Mahatun Plaza, mixing two favorite cuisines for elevated bites.
Headed by Chef Yodying “Sasha Phoomcharoen who graduated from the Rome Chef Academy and who lived in Italy for nearly a decade, the new spot offers progressive Thai cuisine and mostly small production wine. The current mashup menu includes three tasting menus, the largest being the nine-course Travel Diaries Degustation Menu (B4,120 and B2,190 for the wine pairing).
The opening Garden of Flavor is a blue crab dish with jalapeno, tom kha, coriander pearls, and crystal ice plant. The classic tom yum gets a mashup with the River Prawn Hybrid featuring bisque espuma, a tom yum bouquet, pancetta mushroom, and lime, and the duck confit comes with red curry, star anise, pineapple, macadamia, and kumquat.
Mahatun Plaza just off the Ploenchit BTS has long been a stop for Bangkok foodies looking for the likes of Santiaga, and the wine bar addition from Hybrid Restaurant and Wine Bar adds another high-end option to the area’s nightlife features like Hair of the Dog.
Mahatun Plaza Room 876, 878 Phloen Chit Rd. Open Tues-Sat 6-10:30pm / wine bar open from 5pm-midnight.