Presenting delicacies from the sea on the plate
By Morgan Thanarojpradit
By Morgan Thanarojpradit
PEOPLE either love them or hate them, eat them raw or cooked, with champagne or wine but pregnant ladies aren’t allowed. Can you guess what it is? Oysters, of course! This issue, The BigChilli scours the city to bring you a list of places to find these delicious molluscs.
*Prices subjected to 7% VAT and 10% service charge except stated otherwise.
*Prices subjected to 7% VAT and 10% service charge except stated otherwise.
PRIME Steakhouse at Millennium Hilton Bangkok
A luxurious steakhouse situated at Millennium Hilton Bangkok not only offers the breathtaking view of the Chao Phraya River but also offer exquisite indulgences of prime cut meats and more.
On offer today, PRIME Steakhouse presents special Perrier-Jouët & oysters promotion with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët and 12 oysters at B6,500 and a glass of Perrier-Jouët with three oysters at B1,500.
PRIME Steakhouse at Millennium Hilton Bangkok. 123 Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600. 02 442 2000. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/thailand/millennium-hilton-bangkok-BKKHITW/dining/index.html
Scalini restaurant, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
A modern and stylish award-winning Italian restaurant with the reputation for creating a memorable dining experience, Scalini Italian restaurant offers an intimate atmosphere that’s perfect for both family gatherings and friends socialising occasions. Featuring an open kitchen, the overall atmosphere creates a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere. The menu items may vary depending on the season and the available ingredients.
Boasting freshness of the ingredients, the oysters on offer is mainly Fine De Claire oysters priced at B900 for six pieces and B1,700 for 12 pieces.
Scalini Restaurant. Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok. 11 Sukhumvit 24 Alley, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110. 02 620 6666. www.facebook.com/ScaliniBangkok
The Oyster Bar Bangkok
This no-frills restaurant makes guests feel like they have walked into the ocean with the decor and all the seafood on the plates.
The majority of oysters here are from the Pacific Northwest USA, especially Puget Sound, Washington and Northern California. There's a mix of oysters from the Atlantic Northeast USA and Japan from time to time. Boasting the largest varieties (30+ rotation), patrons can choose from 10-12 types of oysters on the raw bar at any given time with prices ranging from B100-165. Opens from Monday to Saturday 6 - 11 pm, Sunday 12-2.30pm and 5.30-10pm. Every Sunday from 12-2.30pm lunch reservations receive 50 percent off freshly shucked oysters.
The Oyster Bar Bangkok. 395 Narathiwas Soi 24, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120. 02 212 4809. www.facebook.com/theoysterbarbangkok
Riverside Grill, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
OFFERING an array of grilled dishes packed full of flavours, a selection of organic salads and tasty dessert that will satisfy all taste buds, Riverside Grill at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers also present an array of delectable and fresh oysters a la carte.
Oysters on the menu include spiced Coral-oysters ceviche (B380), half dozen oysters’ Kilpatrick (B790) and half dozen Californian oysters (B790) all freshly shucked. The Riverside Grill at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers opens daily from 5-10.30pm.
Riverside Grill, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers. 2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30, Siphya, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500. 02 266 0123. www.royalorchidsheraton.com
The Reflexions, The Athenee Hotel
THE Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok presents a luxurious skyscraper in Bangkok’s Lumpini neighbourhood. The old palace architecture inspires the Thai-colonial design of the hotel.
Presenting an array of delectable dishes at The Reflexions includes a great selection of delicious oysters on the menu. On offer include the Majestic oysters from Ireland with special unlimited a la carte brunch menu available only on Saturdays from 12-3pm. Priced at B3,988 per person. The restaurant closes every Sunday and Monday.
The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel. 61 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. 02 650 8800. www.theatheneehotel.com
The restaurant serves Fine de Cancale n°3 from France. The daily a la carte priced at B90 for one piece, B480 for six pieces and B920 for 12 pieces. Special price available every Thursday at B45 net per piece and everyday wine pairing prices range from B750 to B2,950 (six pieces with a glass of wine to 24 pieces with a bottle of wine).
Chef Clément Hernandez also created an Australian Wagyu beef and oyster tartare with shallots cream dark bread and condiments priced at B460.
Brasserie Cordonnier. 33/29, 33/30 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110. 02 038 5113. www.facebook.com/cordonnierbkk
Goji Kitchen + Bar, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
PRESENTING an array of delicious oysters including Fine de Claire, Coffin Bay, Ireland, Surat Thani and Bouzigues, the delectable selections are available at Goji Kitchen + Bar, an impressive all-day dining restaurant at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. Price for the a la carte menu is at B990 per dish.
The international restaurant serves up an extensive selection of authentic cuisines from across Asia with popular Western dishes and a series of sumptuous buffets and dramatic live cooking stations.
Goji Kitchen + Bar, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Klong Ton, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110. 02 059 5555. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bkkqp
Café Claire, Oriental Residence Bangkok
A classic elegance with a touch of modern inspiration, Café Claire offers a gourmet comfort food concept using quality ingredients and wholesome dishes with chic presentations. Presenting a perfect combination of the classic hard shell, big-clawed Maine lobster prepared per order with six freshly shucked Fine de Clair, the Lobster & Oyster dish is B1,200 for food only and B1,800 for food with two glasses of sparkling wine. The special promotion is available daily from 5.30pm onwards.
Café Claire, Oriental Residence Bangkok. 110 Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330. 02 125 9000. www.cafe-claire.com
Espresso, InterContinental Bangkok
ESPRESSO presents truly moreish seafood delicacies. Savour the world’s finest varieties including Fine de Clair, Coffin Bay and Smokey Bay oysters complemented by an array of condiments and sauces. Priced at B1,400 per person, the special menu Oysters Extravaganza is available from today until March 31, from Monday to Thursday evenings.
Oyster extravaganza at Espresso, InterContinental Bangkok. 973 Phloen Chit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. 02 656 0444. www.bangkok.intercontinental.com
Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro
INTRODUCING Cocotte’s new sister restaurant, Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro, presenting the Mediterranean seaside dishes and imported seafood alongside delectable meat dishes. Located on Sukhumvit Soi 39, not far from Cocotte, the blue and white house features open kitchen and fresh seafood market complete with tanks of live Maine lobsters and oysters.
With selections of three, six and 12 per plate, Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro presents delectable choices of oysters which include Fine de Cancale n°3 (B320, B630, B1,260); Bouzigue n°3 (B410, B770, 1,490); Special Geay n°2 (B520, B990, B1,920); Krystal n°2 (B610, B1,170, B2,280); Gillardeau n°2 (B870, B1,690, B3,330). Prices are subjected to VAT and ten percent service charge.
Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro. 39 Ekkamai alley soi 12, Watthana, Bangkok 10110. 063 267 7778. www.facebook.com/PESCABKK
Blend Bistro & Wine Bar
OFFERING an exquisite selection on the menu including authentic French and Italian Mediterranean style cuisines in a chic and relaxing atmosphere, guests can find the finest cuts of meats, freshest seafood and delectable seasonal organic produce every time.
For fresh and premium quality oysters, Blend Bistro & Wine Bar presents selections like Fine de Cancale, currently on special offer at only B62 each or B740 for 12 pieces; Sydney Rock, Kumamoto, Harty, Barron Point and more. The prices range from the current special at B62 to B175 each. The restaurant and wine bar receives two deliveries per week to ensure optimum product freshness. Also on offer is daily white wine and oyster promotion comprises of two Fines de Cancale oysters and one glass of French Chardonnay white wine for B350.
Blend bistro & wine bar. 531-533 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110. 02 258 8808. www.blend-bistro-bkk.com
Uno Mas, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
SURROUNDED by the bustling ambience, Uno Mas - Spanish for ‘one more’ presents unique flavours and vibes to the 54th floor at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok. Presenting the delectable Boudeuse oysters priced at B130 a piece from David Hervé oysters farm in Charente-Maritime (France), Hervé’s oysters are exported to some of the best restaurants in the world.
Uno Mas, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. 99, 999 Rama I Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330. 02 100 1234. www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cgcw/restaurant/uno-mas
FROM the brains behind Fallabella, the Pirate Chambre is a collection of European bistro trends with worn-looking rustic bare brick walls, wood panel bar with brass railings, steel frame beveled glass and neon light marquee signages topped with a few crystal chandeliers.
The fresh oysters on offer are available in one, six and 12 pieces per plate. The available options include Barron Point (B125, B720, B1,440), Kusshi (B175, B980, B1,940), Kumamoto (B175, B980, B1,940), Pickering Passage (B135, B790, B1,560), Pacific (Australian) (B125, B730, B1,440), Fine de Clair No. 2 (B125, B730, B1,440), Tsarkaya (B205, B1,220, B2,400), Normandy (B125, B720, B1,440), Coffin Bay (B125, B720, B1,440) and Tasmanian (B125, B720, B1,440).
Pirate Chambre. 518/5 Phloen Chit Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. 02 252 5131. www.facebook.com/piratechambre
Lobster & Oyster by Chef Marian Baranek
WITH more than six years serving as a professional seafood chef, Marian Baranek brings with him an extensive experience in the premium seafood industry. Lobster & Oysters moved to a new place under the new name, Marian with a new concept called Urban Gastro Bar. The new exciting oyster menu include fresh oysters imported such as Royal Cabanon and Marennes Oleron from France, Tara from Ireland and Pacific from Holland. The most popular dishes are L’idéale or the ideal oyster from France and La Royale Cabanon from France. Price ranges from B145-B2,100.
Lobster & Oyster/Marian Urban Gastro Bar. 251/2 Thonglor 13 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, 10110. 092 662 5555. www.facebook.com/lobsterandoyster
FOUNDED in 2008 by Julian G Davies and Yeeran G Davies, Thammachart Seafood is currently the largest operator of seafood counters in Thailand boasting over 155 outlets and 450 staff members throughout the country.
The signature is the live oyster tank with imported oysters from Australia, there are approximately 10-15 varieties from around the world. On offer include Tsarskaya, Gillardeau, Belon , Loch Fyne Rock, Sydney Rock, Tasmanian, Fine De Claire, Kumamoto, Gallagher Special, Coffin Bay, Ostra Regal, Marennes-oleron, Irish Premium and Pickering Passage. The prices range from B99 to B289 per piece.
The Dock Seafood bars are available in six locations: Gourmet Markets Siam Paragon, Emporium, EmQuartier, Bluport Hua Hin, The Mall Bangkae and at its first standalone restaurant at Maze Thonglor.
The Dock Thonglor. The Maze Thonglor, 1st Floor, 148 Soi Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor), Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110. 02 381 5373. www.facebook.com/TheDockSeafood
L'Appart, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
THE Parisian-style rooftop bar and restaurant is the perfect venue for delectable food, exquisite view and great time with family and friends. One of its gourmet highlights include the seasonal oyster platter and Tin of Curried lobster mayo with Arenkha caviar. Price ranges from B270-B810++ per dish.
L’Appart, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. 189 Sukhumvit Road Soi 13-15, Klongtoey Nua Wattana, Bangkok, 10110. 02-126 9999. www.sofitel-bangkok-sukhumvit.com/restaurants-and-bars/lappart-restaurant-rooftop-bar-bangkok
Belon Oysters & Raw Bar
PRESENTING all customers with comfortable and inviting bar seats, this bar features different types of oysters laid out of an ice bed. The Raw Bar offers fresh and raw delish as the name suggests. The Raw Bar presents an extensive list of 16 different types of oysters imported from all over the world. Shipments come in four times a week so freshness is guaranteed.
The oysters menu on offer include Gillardeau, Natural Wild, Pink oyster, Royal, Tsarkaya, Fine de Claire, Blea Mara, Kushi, Shigoku, Barron Point, Kumamoto, Coffin Bay, Tasmanian, Umami, Magaki, Irish, Bouzigues and more. The prices range from B195 to B1,940.
The Raw Bar Thonglor. 440/9, Soi Thonglor 14-16, Sukhumvit 55 Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110. 02 713 8335. www.facebook.com/TheRawBarBKK
El Mercado Bangkok
A charming little old house, El Mercado is a restaurant serving only the freshest food at a reasonable price and when it comes to oysters, the restaurant import its own ingredients.
There’s an array of oysters on offer at El Mercado including Fine de Claire n.4 (B45), Fine de Claire n.3 (B55), Fine de Claire n.2 (B89), Fine de Cancale n.4 (B35), Fine de Cancale n.3 (B49), Spéciales n.3 (B99), Excellence n.3 (B145), Fine de Claire Verte n.3 (B99), Belon 00 (B189), Gillardeau n.3 (B165), Gillardeauy n.2 (B189), Pousse en Clairen.3 (B119) and Bouzigues n.3 (B89). The prices are subjected to change depending on the market buying price but usually the prices are stable.
El Mercado Bangkok. 490 Soi Phai Sing To, Rama IV Road, Klong Toei, Bangkok 10110. 099 078 3444. www.Elmercadobangkok.com
Bourbon Street Restaurant & Oyster Bar
BOURBON Street Restaurant & Oyster Bar by Doug Harrison offers authentic Cajun and Creole Cuisine in Bangkok. Located on Ekamai Road, the venue presents delectable Louisiana favourites including blackened fish, Gumbo, Jambalaya, fresh live imported oysters, boiled live crawfish, USDA prime steaks, Hickory smoked ribs and even pizzas and Mexican specials.
Oysters on offer at Bourbon Street include Barron Point, Eagle Rock, Majestic, St Kerber, Fine De Clair Vendee, Creuse, Fine De Clair and Pink oysters. The prices range from B80-B150 each, B540-B900 per half a dozen and B960-B1,800 per a dozen with a choice of caviar from France at B1,650.
Bourbon Street Restaurant & Oyster Bar. 9/39-40 Soi Tana Arcade, Sukhumvit 63 Road, Ekamai, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110. 02 381 6801. www.Bourbonstbkk.com
ZOOM Sky Bar & Restaurant, Anantara Sathorn Bangkok
THIS restaurant is Bangkok’s newest rooftop chilled-out venue, offering innovative bar and restaurant experiences with towering 360 degree cityscape view on the 40th floor of Anantara Sathorn Bangkok. Open from 5.30 pm to 1 am from Monday to Sunday, the ZOOM experience starts with relaxing sunset refreshments that lead into a fresh approach to urban dining. Featuring Fine de Claire oyster nº4 priced at B590 per half-dozen pieces served with lemon gel and Miso chilli powder.
ZOOM, Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel. 36 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 8/1 Alley, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120. 02 210 9000. bangkok-sathorn.anantara.com/zoom-sky-bar-restaurant
Cocotte Farm Roast & Winery
TUCKED away deep in Sukhumvit Soi 39, Cocotte Farm Roast & Winery is located in the 39 Boulevard Building. Operating on noble principles, it claims to prepare every dish using only the ingredients sourced from local organic farms and food artisans such as the Royal Projects in Chiang Mai.
The interior is split into two areas featuring rotisseries on one side and a bar bistro on the other, while showcasing the open kitchen in the back. On offer includes an array of Irish oysters (Majestic) in orders of three, six and 12 for B640, B1,220 and B2,200 respectively.
Cocotte Farm Roast & Winery. Soi Sukhumvit 39, Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110. 092 664 6777. www.cocotte-bangkok.com
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Flare restaurant, Hilton Pattaya
INDULGE in a sophisticated ambiance and stylish decor, guests can experience a unique dining venue while enjoying the lively beach in Pattaya. Offering a variety of premium Asian cuisine and selections of imported oysters from Australia, France, Ireland and USA, all oysters are served fresh with crispy shallots, seafood sauce, roasted chilli paste and lemon. Priced at B950 net for half-dozen and B1,800 net for a dozen.
Flare Restaurant, Level 15 of Hilton Pattaya, 333/101 Moo 9, Level 15, Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20260. 038 253 000. facebook.com/PattayaHilton
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
THE COAST Beach Club & Bistro at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya transforms daily into one of Pattaya’s most sophisticated dining venues showcasing chilled and grilled seafood and more. The restaurant opens for lunch and dinner from 11 am - midnight.
On offer includes half a dozen Fine de Claire served with red wine vinegar, shallots and lemon wedges priced at B550++ (B648 net).
The COAST Beach Club & Bistro at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Soi Nakluea 18, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150. 038 714 981. www.centarahotelsresorts.com
McFarland House, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
AT McFarland House, oysters are presented in two different styles, chilled on ice and served with the signature dressing or grilled in the shell and topped with roasted garlic butter. There is nothing quite like indulging in fresh oysters by the beach.
Oysters on offer include Fine de Clair served with McFarland signature sauces, cucumber, shallot and sweet ginger and lime. Grilled Fine de Clair oysters served with roasted garlic butter, green onion and lime. Both are priced at B599 for six pieces and B999 for a dozen.
McFarland House, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin. 91 Hua Hin-Khao Takiab Road, Nongkae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110. 032 521 234. www.huahin.regency.hyatt.com