Bangkok, 17 June 2023 – The renowned Korean celebrity chef Edward Kwon will launch an exclusive pop-up modern Korean restaurant at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok from 7 July until 7 October 2023. As the head chef and proprietor of ‘LAB XXIV by KUmuda’, selected as one of the world’s top 1,000 restaurants in the world-famous gastronomic guide ‘La Liste 2023’, chef Edward Kwon has created a culinary haven for gourmands in South Korea and is endeavouring to help Korean cuisine become more widely known internationally. Join ‘Edward Kwon in Bangkok’ for an unforgettable modern Korean dining experience with a 12-course gastronomy revelation of classic Korean recipes with contemporary modern cooking techniques. With every bite, explore the authenticity of Korean taste and a fascinating presentation in completely new ways.
Chef Kwon's passion for the cuisine of his home country is reflected in every dish he creates, showcasing his love for blending traditional Korean flavours with a modern twist. His meticulous attention to detail, which produces visually stunning and mouth-watering dishes that are nothing short of masterpieces, distinguishes him from his contemporaries. Using only the finest, locally and internationally sourced ingredients, Chef Kwon transforms his culinary creations into true works of art. Each dish is carefully thought through and crafted to perfection, showcasing his talent for pushing culinary boundaries while still paying homage to his roots.
The 12-course journey is designed to reflect signature Korean dishes with the finest ingredients with a contemporary presentation, beginning with five famous canapés to offer guests a new perspective featuring ‘Sae Woo Jang’ – sweet shrimp tartlet, fermented in soy sauce with yuzu puree, sea grape and crispy white kumbu; ‘Bulgogi’ – 10-years-aged soymarinated beef fritter rice ball with a slices of black truffle; ‘Dakgalbi’ – spicy chicken croustade, a quintessential Korean spicy chicken stir-fried dish with the rich gochujang sauce and the various vegetables served in a flaky French croustade, nuts and cilantro; ‘Yukhoe’ – Korean-style Wagyu beef tartare served on a brioche with Korean pear and Avruga caviar; and ‘Gimmari’ – chilli-marinated seaweed cannelloni served with otoro, kimchi and sea urchin, which cannot be missed.
The journey continues with the sixth course, presenting ‘Corn Tarak-Jook’ – corn porridge served with squid, brown rice and potatoes, which is a popular dish served in the palace during ancient times. The seventh course includes the ‘Abalone Jjim’ – steamed egg custard served with abalone, salmon caviar and enoki mushrooms. This leads into the eighth course featuring ‘Mulhoe’ – chilled raw sea bream with chilli broth, octopus and Gochujang paste.
The ninth course is ‘Samchi Gui’ – charred mackerel from Busan served with thress kinds of sauce including Samjang, red chilli and chives. The tenth course is the main course, ‘Galbi’ – slow cooked premium Wagyu beef at 58 degrees an hour with Ganjang, garlic and served with ‘Banchan’ Korean fermented condiments, which complete this dish.
The 12-course menu concludes with surprise desserts to celebrate the journey with ‘Hu Sik’ – Korean-inspired desserts including Gamte, tangerine and omija, before concluding with ‘Da Gwa’ – petit fours of black sesame macaroon, jujube rocher, red ginseng caramel and wild raspberry.
Immerse yourself in this Korean fairy tale of Edward Kwon in Bangkok and become part of a special culinary experience. Chef Kwon invites you to experience the flavours and aromas of Korea in a completely new way. Get ready to indulge your senses and discover the true artistry of culinary innovation with every bite.
This 12-course menu is priced at THB 4,900++ per person. An additional ‘seven-glass wine pairing’ is priced at THB 2,700++ per person and a refreshing ‘seven-glass beverage pairing’ is priced at THB 870++ per person, including fresh juice, tea, mocktails, infused water and ginger beer.
*All dining prices exclude a 7% government tax and a 10% service charge.
‘Edward Kwon in Bangkok’ pop-up restaurant will be available from 7 July until 7 October 2023 daily except Tuesday, for dinner with two-period selections of 18:00 and 19:30 hrs. The restaurant is located on the lobby floor of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call +66 (0) 2 162 9000 or email [email protected], visit the website kempinski.com/en/siam-hotel/restaurants-bars/edward-kwon or use the Line Official Account @Siamkempinskihotel
- ENDS -
About Chef Edward Kwon: Chef Edward Kwon's culinary expertise is unmatched, establishing him as a true master of the kitchen and setting him apart from the rest. With frequent appearances on television and a reputation that precedes him, Chef Edward Kwon has solidified his position as a force to be reckoned with in the culinary world. As the head chef and proprietor of LAB XXIV by KUmuda, Chef Edward Kwon has created a haven for food enthusiasts in South Korea. LAB XXIV by KUmuda's inclusion in La Liste's annual ranking of the world's top 1,000 restaurants is a testament to the exceptional dining experience that Chef Kwon and his team provide.
With a career boasting numerous remarkable achievements, Chef Edward Kwon has won the hearts of many with his talent. He has also shared his expertise as a judge on popular cooking shows in Korea and has authored several cookbooks that have captivated culinary enthusiasts worldwide.
About Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok: On 27 September 2010, Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, opened its first Thailand property in the capital city of Bangkok, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the city-resort adjacent to Sra Pathum Palace, and located in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment district. The luxury five-star hotel combines Kempinski’s trademark European flair with traditional Thai hospitality. Every one of the hotel’s
397 guestrooms and suites overlooks the property’s surrounding gardens and pools, and 22 rooms have direct access to the pool. Thailand’s artistic heritage is a key theme of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. The property displays 2,000 pieces of art, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned to create art for the property.
Lalidapun Chavananand · Director of Public Relations
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road · Pathumwan · Bangkok · Thailand
T +66 02 162 9000 · [email protected]
Kullakitti Charoenmuang · Assistant Public Relations Manager
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road · Pathumwan · Bangkok 10330 · Thailand
T +66 2 162 9000 · [email protected]