Bangkok’s most buzzed restaurant is an unparalleled, multi-sensory experience.
It was also an opportunity to test the low-light camera credentials of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. And the device totally rocked it! (All images in this feature were snapped on the S7 Edge)
Chef Fatih Tutak is one of those chefs who stays up all night thinking of his next new recipe. He told me so. He has just unleashed his newest creation – it will be on the menu starting March 28, 2016, a Yuzu tart where you can actually devour the Yuzu skin too!
Chef Tutak’s food philosophy drives this House on Sathorn; it’s truly global. He’s been in some outstanding kitchens – Noma (Copenhagen) included, and when he presents one his three tasting menus he almost throws down the gauntlet. Challenge accepted?
Each of the nine courses in the menu is a culinary journey. It doesn’t just have a personal connection with his global journey but also reveals his evolution. Considering he’s only thirty something, he’s already covered some huge ground.
The space itself is drenched in history and dates back to 1889. It’s now part of the high-energy W Bangkok but this ‘protected’ heritage building has changed many avatars – it was also the Russian embassy at some point. It’s actually three distinct spaces – a cozy bar, a courtyard for a casual al-fresco dining experience and a 38-seater restaurant that is Chef Tutak’ domain.
Hunting is probably the most visually stunning dish with pomegranate extracts to create a blood-splattered effect. Early morning in Tsukiji market is the ultimate play of textures and taste. First you watch the culinary team ‘fire up’ the Tuna that finally sits in a Lotus leaf along with Kaluga caviar, Yuzu mayo and avocado for company. In terms of sheer taste it’s the Foie Gras with Chef Tutak’s clever twist that probably wins. It doesn’t coat your tongue and the 16-YO balsamic adds a great touch.
Everybody loves Chocolate especially this version where Macha green tea-infused cream hides under the chocolate bonbon and is topped with black sugar ice cream.
One night in Bangkok? Make time for a dinner date – a truly sinful (!) experience at that.
The House on Sathorn is at 108, North Sathorn road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500. Phone: (+66) 02 3444025. Open for lunch and dinner. The tasting menus at dinner will set you back by approximately Rs 6000-8000 (THB 3000-4000) while lunch for 2 should cost between Rs 3000-4000 (THB 1500-2000)