[Bangkok] Fiery Southern Thai Cuisine at 1* Sorn
Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ (5/5)
The best meal we had on this trip to Bangkok was at 1* Sorn which serves up some of the most refined and fiery Southern Thai cuisine I've ever had! Helmed by chef-owners Supaksorn Jongsiri and Yodkwan U-Pumpruk, the restaurant has become one of the hottest and hard to book restaurant in town with only 20 seats. The 22-course tasting menu took us on a gastronomic journey through the colorful ingredients of Southern Thailand. It's definitely a must-try in Bangkok...if you can score a reservation that is.
Eating at Sorn is almost like eating at someone's house as it is located in an elegant two-story house. The tables are scattered in different rooms and we sat in the middle of the house with a direct view of the open kitchen. Southern Thai cuisine is known to be really spicy so we asked them to dial down the spiciness to medium which was definitely a good call. Not every dish was spicy of course; in fact we experienced a roller coaster journey of different flavors from dish to dish.
Our view into the open kitchen
There is only one tasting menu at Sorn which costs 3200 THB currently, and it is split into sections - the first part is a series of small bites which is then followed by mains and rice to be shared among your table.
Young Mangosteen with crispy krill, crispy shallot and coconut plum sugar
The Beach with sand mole crabs, seaweed powder, scallop and curry paste
2° Lobster with Phuket lobster, mixed Thai herbs and lime zest
Satun Local Clam with Auty clam, pickled bird's eye chili, garlic, coriander root and lard
Gems on Crab Stick ver.2 with crab, crab roe, yellow chili paste, ginger and lemongrass
Coco on Coconut with all good things from coconut, Southern plants, dried squid and shrimp
Fresh of the Boats with squid, squid ink and squid roe
Roti Crab Curry ver.3 with Roti pastry, crab curry and pepper-tree leave
The Forest Meets the Sea with Southern herbs, turmeric rice, morinda rice and fish innards dressing
Cooked by charcoal in clay pot, Ranong mineral water, rice from Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung
The Thai Way of Sharing, "The Classics"
Fresh Yellow Curry with young mangosteen, fish roe, gaew gu fish and crispy fish skin
Pumpkin and Egg with Nakhon Si Thammarat pumpkin, free range organic egg, lobster and pork
Grilled Wild Quail Rolling with Spices with Southern chili paste and Nakhon Si Thammarat quail
Soup with steamed egg, winter melon, pickled garlic and roast garlic
Stinky Beans with homemade abalone, mantis shrimp and hoof fermented sauce, stinky beans and sea conch
Oxtail Curry with oxtail, curry paste and fresh coconut milk
Pork rind, sweet pork, chili paste, sun-dried fish, chili with fish sauce
Torch Ginger Sobert
Sweety Until Midnight with soy milk ice cream and fried dough
Natural Tapioca boiled in coconut water with longan ice, longan jam, frozen coconut milk and grilled coconut
Ending the meal with petit fours and Southern style coffee
56, Sukhumvit 26 Alley, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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