KHAAN Restaurant Concept

KHAAN Fact Sheet

  • 18 Seat (Maximum) 2 floor | 1 Private room up to 10 pax
  • 10 Parking (Share with community)
  • Operating hours (17.00 – 0.00) | 2 turn 17.30 and 20.30
  • Location: https://goo.gl/maps/tF5LnBxt3riBW24q8
  • Line: @Khaanbkk
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KHAAN Restaurant Concept

KHAAN is a Thai restaurant offering an innovative tasting menu that reimagines traditional Thai cuisine. The name ‘KHAAN’ translates as ‘tiger’ in Thai but also carries multiple meanings of speaking, singing, and proclaiming, conveying both positivity and michelin restaurant in bangkok auspiciousness. 

KHAAN Bangkok is now recognized as one of the Top 80 Asian Fine Dining establishments in the 2023 awards. This accolade is a testament to our commitment to culinary excellence and innovation.

The restaurant is situated on bustling Somkid Street, an area well known to both locals and international visitors. Our location is surrounded by residences, offices, and shopping michelin star bangkok centers. 

The KHAAN interior reflects an extraordinary fusion of traditional and antique Thai styles, creating a captivating blend of elements, with rich hues of shellac red and gold symbolizing the gentleness and elegance of Thai aesthetics.  

Chef Aom Sujira Pongmorn aims to present Thai cuisine by utilizing the highest quality local Thai produce, maximizing each ingredient’s intrinsic value and enhancing their flavors to add intricate layers to each dish. Through the harmonious incorporation of foreign ingredients, a fresh representation of Thai cuisine emerges, thoughtfully aligned with the preferences of Thai people. The tasting menu is composed of a meticulously curated sequence of eleven courses, unfolding in a way that evokes the harmonious and precise sounds of a musical performance.  

This culinary journey has been  inspired by street food, renowned for its accessibility and satisfying nature, holding appeal for both Thai locals and visitors to Thailand. Another important source of inspiration is Chef Aom’s own family who share her passion for cooking. The genuine warmth in Chef Aom’s heart, coupled with her mastery of traditional Thai recipes handed down by culinary masters, is transmitted to guests through each dish.  

Traditional Thai recipes are recovered and find new life through Chef Aom’s distinctive style. With 18 years of experience in the food industry, she adeptly marries traditional techniques with innovative presentation while staying true to the essence of traditional Thai cuisine.  

Starting October 1st, we welcome reservations for both November and December dining experiences. Embark on a culinary journey with our meticulously prepared 11-course tasting menu, priced at 3850 baht. Please note that prices do not include a 10% service charge and 7% VAT. Enhance your experience with wine pairing: 6 glasses for 2450 baht or 4 glasses for 1900 baht. For non-alcoholic options, enjoy our tea pairing at 690 baht.

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About our Chef: Chef Sujira Aom Pongmorn

Born and raised on Charoen Krung Road in Bangkok within a family of seasoned culinary artisans, Chef Sujira ‘Aom’ Pongmorn was immersed in the world of gastronomy from a tender age. She grew up observing her father and aunt meticulously prepare traditional Thai dishes, and at the remarkably young age of six, she discovered her fervor for cooking when she mastered the art of crafting Thai-style omelets over a charcoal firepot.

Upon completing her high school education, Chef Aom embarked on a transformative culinary journey by enrolling in the School of The Oriental Hotel Apprenticeship Program (OHAP) at the renowned Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. Her professional career commenced in the prestigious Lord Jim restaurant within the hotel. During this formative period, she had the invaluable opportunity to collaborate with several Michelin-starred Chefs, including luminaries like Juan Amador and Thomas Keller, during their guest appearances at Le Normandie.

Chef Aom’s odyssey through fine dining continued at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, situated in the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Here, she explored a distinct facet of Thai cuisine, immersing herself in the intricate molecular gastronomy techniques championed by Michelin-starred Chef Henrik Yde Andersen. Subsequently, she assumed the role of Executive Chef under the esteemed Thai Chef Ian Kittichai at the award-winning Issaya Siamese Club.

Following her tenure at Issaya Siamese Club, Chef Aom lent her culinary creativity to the renowned TWG, where she harnessed various tea varieties to craft both Thai and European culinary delights. Later, she contributed her expertise to the pre-opening team of The House on Sathorn.

In 2016, seeking fresh challenges, Chef Aom spearheaded the launch of Baan Phadthai, a culinary gem nestled in a converted shophouse on Charoen Krung Road—the very place where her culinary journey began. Specializing in Thailand’s iconic national dish, Baan Phadthai swiftly gained acclaim, receiving a coveted Bib Gourmand in the inaugural Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018. The Baan Phadthai Cookbook was subsequently set for release in 2018.

Saawaan stands as Chef Aom’s magnum opus, the culmination of her culinary voyage. The menu spotlights ingredients sourced from across Thailand, with each dish exemplifying the diverse techniques intrinsic to traditional Thai cuisine, including boiling, steaming, grilling, stir-frying, and fermenting. Fusing her experiences gleaned from working alongside some of the world’s most esteemed chefs with her upbringing in a traditional Thai household, Chef Aom crafts innovative dishes that pay homage to the richness of local produce and the heritage of Thai gastronomy. Saawaan has been awarded a prestigious MICHELIN STAR since 2019, consecutively in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Notably, Chef Aom earned the distinction of being the inaugural recipient of the MICHELIN GUIDE Young Chef Award in 2021. In 2020, she presented her culinary creations at the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok Star Revelation and Gala Dinner.

In 2023, a new chapter unfolded in Chef Aom Sujira Pongmorn’s illustrious career as she introduced her intimate restaurant, bearing the name “KHAAN.” This establishment promises a distinctive blend of Thai fine dining, the essence of street food, and contemporary gastronomy, inviting guests to embark on an unforgettable culinary journey.

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