Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar
The iconic and unmissable pixelated King Power Mahanakhon building between Sathorn and Silom roads boasts the Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar, Thailand’s highest restaurant located on the 76th floor. Aside from breathtaking views, this modern brasserie has both indoor and outdoor seating areas, where guests can enjoy signature dishes by Executive Chef Joshua Cameron.
Open daily for lunch and dinner from
11am - 3pm and 5pm - 1am.
Chef in focus
Mr Chumpol Jangprai Chumpol is a true ambassador of Thai cuisine. He pursued a cooking career and acquired experience at the Blue Elephant in Copenhagen when he was only 19 and became the executive chef of the BE in Brussels not long after where he was worldwide corporate head chef in 2002. In April 2018, Chef Chumpol opened R.HAAN restaurant in partnership with Khun “Todd” Piti Bhirombhakdi, Director & Executive Vice President at Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd., and was awarded 2 Michelin Stars for 2020.
R-HAAN : Open daily from 6pm – 11pm. 131 Sukhumvit 53 (Pai Di Ma Di), Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110.
Tel: 095 141 5524, 02 059 0433–34
In the international culinary scene, Chef Chumpol Jangprai needs no introduction. Nominated ambassador of Thai cuisine, Chef Chumpol started cooking with the Blue Elephant group at the age of 19. The former Iron Chef and TV celebrity co-founded R-Haan and has never looked back since. We sit down with him for a quick banter after his restaurant was awarded 2 Michelin Stars
What’s your best kitchen experience in the early years?
Well, I will need to go back to the time when I was assisting my mum in the kitchen. Seeing her cook everyday, meticulously without fail - was and still is an inspiration for me. My mum takes only a few days off each year. Every day you will find her in the kitchen, preparing the spices, the ingredients and cooking for everyone. Cooking gives her happiness and her happiness is shared with her guests. That is the most important experience for me and one of the memories I will forever cherish.
What is your cooking philosophy?
For me, it is all about Thai repertoire, Thai taste and Thai ingredients. The caviar used in my dishes are all locally sourced. I take pride in using 100% Thai ingredients. The meat I use, the fish are all caught in Thailand! In my latest winter menu, I showcase a duck egg-yolk confit from my friend’s organic duck farm in Saraburi.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
I have been truly blessed with all my culinary adventures. I travel extensively around the world to champion Thai food and Thai cooking. And with R-Haan, we appreciate every guests that come to us. It fills my heart with joy and it humbles me when everyone who taste my food is beaming with pride for Thai cuisine. To be able to contribute in spreading the wisdom of Thai cuisine so more people globally can experience our food, that is my greatest achievement.
Built almost 100 years ago in the style of an elegant Italian palace, Praya Palazzo is an incredibly romantic venue set on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River. It is accessible only by a free transfer boat. Completely restored in 2009 using original materials and craftsmanship to reinstate the house’s former glory, Praya Palazzo is today a popular luxury 15-room boutique hotel with a wonderfully atmospheric Thai restaurant serving popular dishes from the various eras of Thailand’s past.
757/1 Somdej Prapinklao Soi 2, Bangyeekhan, Bangplad,
Bangkok, 10700, ThailandTel+662-883-2998 or +66 81 402
In this monthly column, The BigChilli celebrates restaurants in Thailand that excel in their design as well as their cuisine.
Dining in beautiful surroundings is regarded by many as a key element in their choice of restaurant for lunch or dinner. It sets and maintains the mood for a memorable dining experience — and is often the main reason for a return visit. The purpose of this photo feature is therefore to pay homage to those owners who have invested in creating a Beautiful Restaurant for the pleasure of Bangkok’s diners.
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Le Crystal restaurant has been serving the finest French cuisine for 14 years, recognised by numerous awards, including Thailand’s Tatler Dining Award for Best French Restaurant on no less than ten occasions.
Ajava-Riddhi Diskul, second generation owner of Le Crystal, combines classic French flavours with a modernist presentation. The menu and the restaurant’s architectural setting combine to reflect this vision.
In addition to its two rotating set menus, highlights from the à la carte menu include classic French fare such as seared foie gras and signature dishes like its truffle soup. Guests can dine on premium imported meats such as the lamb rack , beef Wagyu from Australia, prime strip loin from the USA, or Hida beef strip loin from Japan.
Bangkok has always been a foodie paradise, Thanks to the astonishing preponderance of Thai restaurants serving some of the best World’s most delicious food unique to this Country.
In recent years, that wonderful Stock has been enhanced by a host of Newcomers from overseas bringing with Them all kinds of brilliant culinary ideas and Influences. Today, Bangkok is today without Question the gourmet capital of southeast Asia, attracting worldwide attention.
The following seven pages feature those Bangkok restaurants recognized as star performers in the 2019 Michelin guide.
TWO STAR RESTAURANTS
ONE STAR RESTAURANTS
Canvas serves six and ninecourse tasting menus that change seasonally to reflect the best local ingredients at each time of the year. The restaurant works closely with farmers and suppliers to source ingredients of top quality from all regions of Thailand. The cuisine is influenced by international favorites, local street food and markets, traditional Thai preparations, modern techniques, and the city of Bangkok itself.
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