Restaurant POTONG, the finest Thai-Chinese dining establishment on Yaowarat Road.
Restaurant POTONG, the finest Thai-Chinese dining establishment on Yaowarat Road. I highly recommend making a reservation in advance at the exceptional Thai-Chinese fine dining establishment, Restaurant POTONG, nestled in Yaowarat road, Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown. This culinary gem, a brainchild of Chef Pam (Pichaya Utharntharm), is a must-visit for those seeking a remarkable gastronomic experience.
Located within a meticulously restored 19th-century building that once housed her family's pharmacy, Restaurant POTONG seamlessly blends tradition with modernity. The decor harmoniously fuses classic Chinese elements like wood-paneled walls and antique furniture with contemporary features such as sleek lighting and minimalist design.
Chef Pam's culinary creations are a harmonious fusion of Thai and Chinese flavors, emphasizing the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Her dishes often draw inspiration from cherished childhood memories spent in her family's pharmacy.
The restaurant's pièce de résistance is undoubtedly its 20-course tasting menu, a captivating journey through the rich tapestry of Thai-Chinese cuisine. Each dish is thoughtfully crafted to highlight the five quintessential elements of Chinese cuisine: salt, acid, spice, texture, and the Millard reaction.
The 20 course set includes
kombucha of the day
potong’s charcuteries & collaboration wine
kitchen bite / chicken coconut mousse /crispy chilli paste/ micro cilantro
dear | phang district orange / wild chrysanthemum honey / salted plum leaf
born | palm-meat bun / cashew nut pate
in love | marinated palm seed / shaoxing wine / cilantro oil
details | palm “jao” / 5-spices / chewguk
memories | toddy palm sugar lollipop
grateful | ‘baan raj” palm juice / burnt bamboo
alive | “surat thani” oyster / black squid / black pearl
reincarnated | grated shrimp yolk / yin-yang egg noodle / morel / caviar
beautiful | blue crab / mud crab roe emulsion / black pepper jam / crab butter bread / crab broth
Delicious and healthy clear soup from quality broth
This bite is totally tasty, crispy creamy and sweetness from fresh crab.
sacred | chinese date / carrot tuile
proud | pomfret fish rillette
humble | skeleton / dehydrated herbs / lapsang souchong
favorite | dry aged surat thani white pomfret / kapi / tamarind
community | 14-day 5-spiced aged duck
bold | roasted duck brain / duck heart
thai-chinese | sichuan pepper duck / egg custard / scallion
layers of flavours | inside-out pomelo
history | chrysanthemum / cacao nibs
legacy | the remake of thai-chinese street desserts
thank you | fortune
Price 5500++ THB per guest (Wine Pairing package separate)
The menu evolves with the changing seasons to showcase the finest, freshest ingredients available. Among the standout offerings, the Roasted Duck is a signature dish that demands attention.
It's worth noting that Restaurant POTONG has garnered well-deserved accolades, including a coveted Michelin star and recognition as one of the World's Best New Restaurants in 2022. The restaurant's commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its achievements, such as the MICHELIN Guide Thailand Opening of the Year Award (2023) and the 1 Michelin star accolade from Michelin Guide Thailand 2023. It's a destination not to be missed for enthusiasts of Thai-Chinese cuisine and innovative dining experiences.
For a truly immersive experience, I recommend indulging in the 20+ course Chef's tasting menu, which includes a welcome glass of wine, and savoring the kombucha of the day. The array of potong's charcuteries and collaboration wines is a delightful start to the gastronomic journey, followed by an array of delectable dishes that will tantalize your taste buds. From the chicken coconut mousse with crispy chili paste to the exquisite reincarnated dish featuring grated shrimp yolk and morel, every course is a masterpiece.
Khun "Sacha," the restaurant director and wine expert at Restaurant POTONG, excels in recommending wine pairings that perfectly complement the flavors and textures of each dish without overpowering them. The restaurant offers a diverse selection of wines from various regions, ensuring a harmonious marriage of flavors with your meal.
Restaurant POTONG goes beyond merely serving exceptional food; it offers a meticulously curated sensory experience. With its commitment to the highest quality, the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients, and creatively presented dishes, it captivates diners from the moment they step through the doors until they bid farewell.
The ambiance at Restaurant POTONG is nothing short of enchanting, boasting a warm and inviting atmosphere, elegant decor, and comfortable seating. The staff, known for their expertise in both the menu and wine selection, provide attentive and knowledgeable service.
During our second visit to Restaurant POTONG, we found ourselves enchanted once again. We fell in love with the food, cherished the relaxed ambiance, enjoyed the company, and left with memories of a truly exceptional dining experience.
For more information visit Restaurant POTONG website
Call for a reservation 0829793950