I don’t normally do restaurant reviews, but I should because there are some chefs beginning to do some amazing things here in Bangkok. One of the newest up and coming new places is called Paste, and by all accounts the Thai inspired menu there is nothing short of otherworldly.
The brainchild of chefs’ Jason Bailey and Bee Satongun, Paste bills itself as being about “allowing the best locally sourced ingredients to fully represent themselves, in turn we refrain from heavy seasoning. By adhering to native Asian herbs and spices, on occasion we choose to bend Thai culinary rules, all from a desire to ensure our cuisine is as crisp, lively, and naturally flavor packed as possible. If a sauce needs thickening, rather than add an artificial starchy solution, we use more natural thickeners or methods of reduction.”
The two chefs come to Bangkok from Australia, where they operated a restaurant that won the Best Thai Food award from the Restaurant and Catering Association of Australia. Seeing a void in the Bangkok Thai food scene, where too many restaurants simply try to dress up street food or recreate palace dishes from bygone eras, they decided to open a restaurant here in the City of Angels that would take advantage of the wealth of fresh local ingredients available.
They have certainly created a splash. Within months of opening they have been featured in Elle Thailand, Bangkok 101 magazine, the Bangkok Post, the Wall Street Journal, and about a dozen other publications. Clearly the pair are on the right track with their food, presentation, and service.
While I haven’t had the opportunity to dine at Paste yet, it is definitely on my “must eat there” list. And if the food taste even half as good as it looks, it will be well worth the average bill of 1,000 THB per person for food and drinks. Now, if someone out there would like to watch our three year old so we can go enjoy dinner at Paste…
Address: 120/6 Sukhumvit Soi 49 (Thonglor)
(Opposite Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital)
Klongton Nua, Vadhana,
Tel: +66(0)2 392 4313