Bangkok, 2 April 2023 – The renowned one-Michelin-star restaurant for six consecutive years, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok celebrates the warm and pleasant season with the new ‘Summer Journey’ from 1 April until 30 September 2023. Continuing its legendary modern-Thai gastronomy, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin remains consistent in composing unique and innovative modern Thai dishes created by award-winning Michelin-star chef Henrik Yde-Andersen and senior head chef Berm Chayawee Suthcharitchan.
The ‘Summer Journey’ is designed to reflect Chef Henrik’s gastronomic travels as he reminisces on his ventures throughout the regions of Thailand and life in Europe, where he has a vineyard and farm in Spain. Inspired by the multifaceted ‘summer’, Chef Henrik and Chef Chayawee join forces to develop menus to suit the season using the finest summertime ingredients in all inspired dishes.
The ‘Summer Journey’ menu embraces 16 invigorating courses, beginning with Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin’s famous eight ‘street food’ canapés to delight guests upon arrival at the lounge, and was inspired by Chef Henrik’s food travels. It includes the all-time favourite soy meringue with wasabi yoghurt; moon food edible bag with puffed rice-flavoured ‘tom yum’, crispy chicken skin with ice-cream satay; chicken green curry ice-cream cornetto; and more, which have been incorporated into his street-food bites.
The journey continues with the ninth course at the dining table with a refreshing ‘red raw prawn carpaccio, lemongrass gel, crispy lime leaf tapioca’ with bursting flavours. The tenth course presents the signature ‘five-spice duck consommé’ served with two homemade duck condiments, including duck sausages and laab duck.
This leads into the 11th course, which features the grilled and tender Hokkaido scallop served with Thai seafood sauce and smooth-textured corns and celery spinach purée. The 12th course portrays an Alaskan king crab served with cold ‘tom kha’ semi-frozen and white asparagus ice cream, which completes this dish.
The 13th course is fried lobster with red curry flan and lobster bisque with a creamy-and-savoury taste that cannot be missed. The 14th course is the highlight main-course dish, with ibérico pork slow-cooked for 12 hours served with soy butter sauce with ginger, onion and pickled pineapple on the side. This dish is also served with aromatic jasmine rice from Yasothon province baked with pork.
The excitement is not yet over as this 16-course journey concludes with classic European desserts and a touch of Thai to celebrate the meal. The 15th course begins with the ‘fruit of the month, rose gel and lemon mousse’, which is a perfect dessert to relieve the summer heat. This surprise dessert will require a spoon to break open an ice dome before enjoying what is waiting beneath. Last, but definitely not least, the meal finishes with the 16th course, ‘rhubarb soup with pandan ice cream and financier’, from Chef Henrik’s grandmother’s recipe, presented as a beautiful white iceberg, before concluding in style with the imaginative and very creative petit fours.
The playful flavours and elements of the ‘Summer Journey’ set menu are crafted and choreographed with care and precision to bring out the distinctive Thai flavours in each dish using daring combinations.
This ‘Summer Journey’ is available at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin from 1 April until 30 September 2023 for lunch, with a selection of an eight-course journey at THB 2,600++ and a ten-course journey at THB 3,200++; and dinner with a 16-course journey at THB 4,300++.
Additional wine pairings are priced as follows: eight-course journey – THB 1,800++; ten-course journey – THB 2,700++; 16-course journey – THB 2,900++.
An additional refreshing seven-glass beverage pairing is priced at THB 990++, including fresh juice, tea, a mocktail and infused sparkling soda. Sra Bua signature seven-glass beverage pairing is priced at THB 1,800++, including Thai-inspired craft cocktails; local beer; infused gin and tonic; sake; and whisky.
*All dining prices are exclusive of 7% government tax and a 10% service charge.
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is open daily for luncheon from 12:00 noon to 15:00 hrs (last orders for ten-course journey at 13:00 hrs and eight-course journey at 14:00 hrs), with dinner served between 18:00 and midnight (last orders at 21:00 hrs). The restaurant is located on the lobby floor of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin on +66 (0) 2 162 9000. Email [email protected] or visit our website: www.kempinski.com/en/siam-hotel/restaurants-bars/sra-bua-by-kiin-kiin/sra-bua-by-kiin-kiin-summer-journey-content
About Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin: Voted as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2014 and 2015, and adding a sixth year to its one-Michelin-star status from the ‘MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023’, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin offers a dining experience that is a true culinary adventure. The modern Thai-inspired cuisine with exciting contemporary touches never fails to surprise and delight diners. The restaurant aims to dazzle and form a memorable culinary experience for every guest. Chef Chayawee invites guests to enjoy an extraordinary culinary performance as chefs choreograph different tastes of basic Thai ingredients from traditional recipes in daring combinations. Behind Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin’s exquisitely composed food presentation using global cooking techniques, the familiar flavours of traditional Thai dishes are well maintained. The cuisine is widely recognised as ‘modern gastronomy at its best’ – making it very different from home-style cooking. Diners may experience a curry served with the texture and temperature of ice cream, and bites of lobster locked inside gelatinous pearls that melt in the mouth with a sip of tom yam broth. Everything from fish sauce to prawn crackers is homemade in the Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin kitchen.
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]