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  • Baan Restaurant

    Thai Family Cooking with a Chef's Touch


    Baan Restaurant on wireless road is a hidden place serving real Thai family cooking, prepared by the very talented Chef Ton from the now-famous Ledu Restaurant in Silom. TThe food at Baan (meaning ‘home’) is 100% Thai without compromise; Chef Ton has brought these recipes from his childhood and added his knowledge of traditional ingredients and cuisine. So if you have been living in Thailand for a while or are a frequent visitor, names listed on the menu such as Som Tum and Kao Pad will definitely look very familiar. Some might (and will) ask why should you to pay more to eat dishes that can be found on the streets for half the price. The answer is simple: this is what makes the difference between ‘Food’ and ‘Cuisine’; between ‘cooking’ and ‘home cooking’ (in addition to a brand new cozy restaurant with air-con of course).

    This is also where the passion for cooking steps into the bigger picture. Chef Ton brought his best Savoir-Faire (means ‘know how’ but you knew that) to Baan, and each dish takes you further than just your regular fried rice on the street. Of course not everyone will be able to appreciate the difference it makes to use free range eggs and grass-fed, dry-aged beef, but let's hope most of you will.

  • We tried many dishes - probably more than should have - but it is common practice in Thailand to share everything then take home whatever you cannot finish for lunch the next day.

    All dishes were delicious and much discussed. We enjoyed the classic but very pungent Som Tum Pa (B120), a green papaya spicy salad with the strong presence of fermented fish, as well as Larb Nua (B350) - a spicy, dry-aged minced beef salad, then 'Moo Satay' (B250) - pork skewers with a great smoky flavor. But most of all we really loved 'Kai Palo Tom Sab' (B280), a five spice egg soup with pork. To end, we had the 'Moo Kluk Foon', which translates as "pig rolled in dust" but is in fact a delicious stir fried pork jawl in a red curry paste. Our Thai guests were genuinely impressed (and impressing Thai foodies is not an easy task when it comes to home cooking).

    At this time Baan only serves a small but great selection of wines by the bottle (Shaky Grounds Sauvignon Blanc, Cherry Pie Pinot Noir and even a Silvio Grasso Barrolo) and even an unusual collection of Japanese beers.

    The restaurant is modest in size but has very high ceilings and a cool design; the atmosphere is fresh and bright with some nice, unobtrusive background music. Staff are very attentive and everything moves in and out without us noticing it. The best way to describe Baan? It’s a great place to meet friends who know what great Thai food is all about, when they want a casual but more sophisticated restaurant to share their passion for food.

      • Kai Palo Tom Sab
      • Som Tum Plaa
      • Moo Kluk Foon
      • Signature Moo Satay

    Baan Restaurant

    • Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30 - 14:30, Dinner 17:30 - 22:30 - Closed on Tuesday
    • Location: Just next to Lumpini Park on Wireless Road, near Japanese Emabassy
    • Tel: +66 02 655 8995, +66 814 324050
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