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Issaya Siamese Club

Issaya Siamese Club, the first Bangkok restaurant that's chef Ian Kittichai's very own, puts together modern Thai cuisine with a lounge atmosphere.
ADDRESS
Soi Sri Aksorn, Chua Ploeng Rd., Bangkok, Thailand

The Overview

Thailand's celebrity chef Ian Kittichai has opened restaurants in Mumbai, New York and elsewhere, and consulted at Bangkok mainstays like the hip Hyde & Seek Gastro Pub and the suburban 99 Rest Backyard Café. Issaya Siamese Club, the first Bangkok restaurant that's his very own, puts together modern Thai cuisine with a lounge-like atmosphere. Almost a century old, two-story Thai house has cool green walls, wooden shuttered windows and a large garden, where Kittichai is growing a lot of his own herbs. You can also enjoy a Thai-style cocktail there before dinner. Can't-miss dishes include spiced baby-back ribs, jasmine flower flan and wok-sauteed rice with Chiang Mai mushrooms and mixed grains served sizzling in a hot bowl—a lighter, Thai version of the Korean bibimbap. Wash it down with the kaffir lime, lemongrass and coriander mojito, which comes in tall, brass cups from Pakistan.



T+L TIP Far from the dining thoroughfares of Sukhumvit, Issaya is a bit off-the-beaten-path over in Klong Toei. Look at a map before heading over, and book ahead as there are not many other options nearby should there be a long wait.

Tel: +66 2 672 9040

Website: issaya.com

 

Published on Mar 30, 2012

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