Chef Chumpol promises a Thai dining experience of the highest quality in a beautiful restaurant with ‘social distancing’ between tables
Bangkok is now recognized as a genuine international city, yet surprisingly there’s only a handful of truly elegant and sophisticated Thai restaurants that live up to this global stature.
One of those is R-HANN, a Thai fine dining restaurant on Thonglor (Sukhumvit 55) whose excellence has caught the attention of the world with a two-star rating by Michelin. That’s an incredible achievement given that this beautiful venue has only been open for two years. It also speaks volumes of its overall excellence.
R-HAAN was founded by Piti Bhirombhakdi and his business partner, Chumpol Jangprai, a talented chef who has spent his entire career perfecting the art of Thai cooking.
Chef Chumpol is passionate about his work and together with his team is committed to the sourcing and selection of the freshest and finest of ingredients. Through skillful preparation, clever seasoning and time-honored cooking methods, these ingredients are transformed into superlative culinary creations. Add in the immaculate presentation of each dish, plus service that’s friendly and attentive but never intrusive, and the net result is a remarkable dining experience with food that Chef Chumpol describes so eloquently as the “Wisdom of Thai Cuisine.”
The appetizer platter consists of 3 sublime bites of charcoal grilled pheasant, catfish roll with sweet virgin fish sauce and angus beef salad sourced from the province of Buriram. The next dish was a duck egg-yolk confit, with a side of riceberry sponge cake. The accompanying paloh sauce was a huge hit and the Chef commented that it took 8 hours and the finest Kurobuta pork was deployed in the making of this heavenly sauce. Cubes of egg whites were like sprinkles of magic on this decadent plate. What a masterpiece indeed.
Winter Samrub Menu is available from 5 December 2019
Price: 2,912 ++ baht per person
Daily from 18.00 – 23.00 hrs.
+ 66 (0) 95 141 5524
By CK Lee
During summer, R-haan took home 2 distinctive awards - from Thailand Tatler and Bangkok Best Dining. The overflowing passion in this restaurant is palpable - and the awards, a true testament to this.
With the advent of the monsoon season, acclaimed Chef Chumpol Jangprai unveils a whole new menu that is elaborate, significant, creative and all-encompassing. In one dinner, you can traverse the provinces and regions of Thailand.
In R-haan, before you are seated for dinner, you can relax in their comfortable lounge. Unwind and prepare yourself for the culinary journey ahead. Start your champagne early, or if you really must, reply the last few messages and work emails but get a glass from their curated list of wine or refreshing mocktails.
By CK Lee
R-Haan is a Thai fine dining restaurant located on Thonglo Soi 9, Bangkok. In Thai, the word R-Haan means “something consumed for sustenance”. The experience though, transcends far beyond – it is a culinary journey. From plate to palate, the wisdom of Thai cuisine is shared and appreciated. R-Haan received global recognition in 2019 and was awarded its first Michelin star. R-Haan recently unveiled their Royal Summer Menu. As the season changes, Chef Chumpol Jangprai embraces the warmer days and highlights seasonal ingredients sourced from across the country. We were privileged to receive a ‘sneak preview’.
To kick off the journey, we began with Smoked Coconut with Homemade Pork Sausage served with Ground River Fish mixed with Ground Roasted Rice and Aromatic Coconut Milk with Bitter Orange Foam. Great care was given to the presentation of the dish – it was an exquisite sight. Service team executed in perfect sync, always anticipated our needs.
Three appetizers soon followed, each a nod to a medley of ingredients that brought out diverse flavours. For the main courses, five dishes were presented for family style sharing. The steamed new crop Hom Mali rice is from the Yasothorn province. The organic brown rice features 5 different variety including Riceberry, Hill Tribe Brown Rice and Chitralada Palace Rice.
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