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Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin

Located in the Siam Kempinski, the 70-cover Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin impresses with opulence, and brazenly modern interpretations of Thai food.
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, 991/9 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand

The Overview

Danish chef Henrik Yde-Anderson and Thai partner Lertchai Treetawatchaiwong earned Kiin Kiin, in Copenhagen, the world's second Michelin star for a Thai restaurant, in 2008. Here, former Kiin Kiin chef and London Nahm graduate Morten Bøjstrup helms the kitchen.

 Don't come expecting comfort food: the flavors here may be Thai, but their preparation and presentation are brazenly modern. Tom yam kung arrives deconstructed, a plain broth served separately from three jellies encasing bursts of coriander-and-shrimp, galangal and mushroom respectively; with each alternating mouthful, their flavors escalate to a crescendo. The signature red lobster curry is rich and deeply satisfying, but it comes frozen, almost like ice cream, and topped with a subtle lychee foam; succulent baby lobster, sliced lychee and thread-like slivers of kaffir lime appear alongside as garnishes, while underneath, liquid nitrogen ensures a constant temperature and an exuberant theatricality. Prepare for a sequence of standout desserts, including the Cha Kiin Kiin, flavored with aromatic jasmine and Earl Grey tea.

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Published on Jul 8, 2011

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