Bangkok's hipster food-trend pioneer will be taking over the food at Maggie Choo's for four weeks.

Ahead of his long-awaited new restaurant on Sathorn Soi 12, chef Jess Barnes of Opposite Mess Hall has announced a Silom pop-up at Maggie Choo's in collaboration with chef Blair Mathieson (formerly of Quince and No Idea).

Called Big Trouble in Little China, the OMH pop-up will be serving what Jess describes as "classic and trashy Chinese food," and will be headed by Blair. 

"We will use organic and free range of course--no cheap shit," says Jess. "The whole idea is you can eat for dirt cheap or spend big bucks if you want to, just like your neighborhood chinese joint."

Prices will range from B150-2,000, with the menu split into eight categories: bao, dumplings, noodle and rice, salad, vegetable, meat, fish and snack. All will be available for both dine-in and takeaway. Guests at the club can place their food orders with Maggie Choo's servers.

Anyone who follows Bangkok's restaurant scene may have spotted some connections in all this. Maggie Choo's owner Sanya Souvanna Phouma is one of the co-owners of Quince, which Jess opened in 2012 as head chef. Until earlier this year, Blair Mathieson was also head chef at Quince, before his short-lived stint at New Zealand restaurant No Idea on Sukhumvit Soi 22. 

In the meantime, Jess has also confirmed that Opposite Mess Hall on Sukhumvit Soi 51 will be staying open till September owing to delays at his Sathorn follow-up Daisy Matthews. 

Big Trouble in Little China will be at Maggie Choo's for four weeks starting Wed Jul 8, open 7pm -12am (closed Mondays).