With a restaurant name like “I want to cook, but I don’t want to eat (อยากทำแต่ไม่อยากกิน),” you know you’re in for a unique eating experience. And then you arrive, and to get there you have to maze your way through the backstreets of Bangkok through a very industrial warehouse area. Even when you arrive, you’re not sure if you’re in the right place. #FrenchFood #Bangkok #อยากทำแต่ไม่อยากกิน
Thanks to my friend iTan ( for getting us a reservation, which happens to be one of the hottest restaurants in Bangkok – fully booked for months in advance. Chef Big cooks gourmet and traditional French food from his house, which is his parents’ print shop warehouse. He has a seriously cool story, led by passion, a desire to do what he loved to do despite his family wanting him to choose another direction.
I asked Chef Big if he ever thought about cooking Thai food or another type of cuisine, and he said that as soon as he started learning about French food and cooking techniques, he was in love and he knew this is exactly the food he loved the most and the cooking. There are rules for almost everything he mentioned, and you can tweak things to your liking, but the methods are so well in place. Chef Big spent time learning and cooking in Switzerland before returning home to Thailand to start his own restaurant which is literally in their home on the top of their family print shop warehouse.
This Bangkok restaurant is a Chef’s Table style dining experience, where Chef Big, his brother, and their team, assemble a set meal of gourmet French food and serve course by course.
The food was spectacular, one of the most memorable French meals I’ve had. I especially loved the exploding pastry soup, and the Beef Wellington.
Truly an amazing French meal and entire experience in the heart of industrial Bangkok, Thailand!
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