Sorn Fine Southern Cuisine
Remedying Bangkok’s insatiable hunger for Southern Thai cuisine.
The buzz: There are two types of Bangkokians. Those who have dined at Sorn, the 20-seat southern Thai restaurant from Baan Ice founder Supaksorn Jongsiri, and those who haven't. Joining Ice is chef Yodkawan U-pumpruk, whose five-course sharing menus are causing a sensation thanks to bold flavors, traditional techniques—fermentation, coconut milk squeezed on-site daily—and a decadent, exclusive dining room.
The food: Five courses take on the customary Thai sharing style. The yellow curry with young mangosteen and gu fish is fresh and fragrant, while the morning glory with coconut rice and baby shrimps is a must-try. The minute attention to detail in each dish is apparent, with the process seeming closer to a construction project than simple cookery—the fish is lightly charcoal-grilled for a touch of smoky flavor, and the soup is stewed for hours with specially selected beef bones, before being combined with grilled vegetables. Does it really need to be this fussy? Perhaps not, but it is this complexity that results in dishes that truly nourish the soul.
The place: The sleek interiors reference Thailand’s southern rainforests, with arched-metal works reflective of slender palm blades adorning the windows, and wood accents, earthy tones and lush green plants permeating throughout the various art deco-style dining rooms. The house itself is as old as 90 years and retains much of its original structure
|Address:||Sorn Fine Southern Cuisine, 56 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Open since:||June, 2018|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun noon-2pm, 6-11pm|
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