A trip to Bangkok is not complete without having authentic Thai cuisine. Aptly named, Baan which means “Home” in Thai whereby the restaurant believes in making guests feel right at home by delivering comfort food. Located just minutes away from Lumphini BTS station, the restaurant has a jovial atmosphere with fashionable marble tables and benches. Serving classic local dishes inspired by the owner’s family recipes, some with an unique twist to the traditional which diners would not find anywhere else. The staff are very caring and attentive always ready to give recommendations on food and beverage choices. On top of that, Baan has a good selections of cocktails, mocktails, and other non-alcoholic drinks such as the all time favourite Thai ice milk tea.
Begin your meal with some light snacks, Moo Dad Deaw, sun-dried pork coated in sesame and fried with curry leaves. By using pork jowl and pork loin in the mix bringing forth various textures with every mouthfull.
Try the signature Ka Pao Nua, stir-fried minced beef with spicy holy basil, chili padi, cuttlefish and coriander seeds. The beef used in this dish is purposefully dry-aged for 30 days bringing out rich intensities that goes well with white rice.
Next must-try dish is the much-beloved Kung Ob Woon Sen, Baan Signature Casseroled Prawns with glass noodles. Cooked with ginger, celery and garlic lining the base of the casserole as well as exceptionally large and juicy prawns from South Thailand adding dimensions of flavours to the glass noodles . Chinese wine is also added to make this dish particularly aromatic and fascinating to the nose and palate.
As mentioned, Baan’s family recipe makes some of the familiar dishes uniquely-Baan. For example the tantalising sour and spicy Kai Da Loew Tum Zap, tom yam-spiced egg stew with chili padi. The ingredients within the stew includes a refreshing mix of kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, red onion, galangal, salt, pepper and parsley to taste, so good you can eat it on its own.
When it comes to Thai desserts, Mango Sticky Rice is one of the first that comes to mind. The rich, creamy and smooth coconut milk poured onto the delectable sticky rice is like yin and yang a perfect match together with the naturally sweet mangoes. A repeat order is in the works.
139/5 Wireless Road Lumphini Pathumwan Bangkok 10330
PHONE: +(66) 2 655 8995