Genre-bending, spice-saturated southern Thai gastronomy


On the Pass

Supaksorn "Ice" Jongsiri

Pastry Chef

Thanawut Meephom

A potted history: Supaksorn 'Ice' Jongsiri, Sorn's chef-patron, grew up in close contact with his grandmother’s southern cooking. Together with his own personal vision, Chef Ice transforms the flavours and memories of his encounters with diverse southern Thai cultures into a one-of-a-kind innovative cuisine. His thought process is mind-bending and his flavouring explosive, with no compromise on chilli heat and spice.

What should I expect? Sorn is allegedly the most difficult restaurant to book in Thailand and one of the reasons it is so sought after is its impeccable service. The front-of-house team is trained specifically to communicate the stories and memories that the chef puts into every dish. With each bite, you will be inspired by Ice’s love and passion for the south.

Don’t wait to tuck in: Every dish served at Sorn is highly temperature sensitive. It’s something the chef pays special attention to and his kitchen brigade delivers every dish at an incredible tempo – so, don’t take too long photographing them. By controlling the temperature of the dishes, Sorn delivers a sensory-driven sequence that adds a new dimension to Thai cuisine.

Standout dish: Kan Chu Piang (gems on crab stick) is Sorn’s version of Kan Chiang Pu (blue swimmer crab leg), arguably the most fought over part of the crab at any Thai dinner table. In the nation’s households, this part is reserved for the most senior or the most beloved of the family. At Sorn, you become that favourite child for a day. The dish is a marriage of the two most valued parts of the crab: crab roe and swimmer leg. The plump and juicy meat is served chilled and coated with crab roe paste inside a little granite mortar. Inside the mortar is a fiery yellow chilli sauce to dip it in and eat it like a lolly


56 Soi Sukhumvit 26, Klongton Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

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