28 October 2019

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summary : The Kitchen Table combines the elements of a modern bistro with food that is honest, wholesome and full of flavor. Every element has been designed to reflect the heritage of Thai cuisine through the use of modern cooking methods.

Located in the ultra-modern W Bangkok Hotel, The Kitchen Table manages to effortless blend iconic Thai and Western design elements with a sleek and contemporary urban aesthetic. High ceilings, holographic art inspired by the Thai folk tale “Krai Thong”, American diner-style seating, and the infamous “community table” with a view of the kitchen all conspire to make this venue truly unique. They also have an outside terrace where you can relax before or after your meal. 

Once you arrive you will discover compelling cuisine that is bright and vibrant along with a nice selection of craft beers, wine, and signature cocktails and it should appeal to a wide demographic of diners including, families, groups and anyone who appreciates the sublime pleasure of great food.

During the day, The Kitchen Table favors its a la carte menu alongside an international buffet offering a wide variety of delicacies. By night, the restaurant expands to include their popular “Tipsy Cow” menu which is exclusively available every day from 5:30 - 10:30 PM. Guests are encouraged to “meat- up” and indulge in the pleasure of carefully selected meats prepared using various American cooking techniques, including low-temp, slow-cook, smoked, grilled and much more.

We started off with the scrumptious “Buns” which is a black charcoal Chinese bun or “bao” stuffed with smoked brisket, BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese and served with cucumber relish. This was an extremely successful reimagining of a classic Asian dish as it was exotic, yet familiar and the tangy homemade pickled relish was a nice counterbalance to the rich and cheesy bun.

We next enjoyed a duo of “Tacos”, one pork and the other beef brisket. The beef brisket is Smoked Wagyu Stanbroke Beef Brisket with a 4-5 marble score from Australia. It is excellent and the beef was served with a delightful pickled red cabbage and mustard caviar, while the pork was topped with fresh onion, salad verde, pineapple, and coriander. Paired with a vibrant homemade guacamole, they were satisfying tacos due to the freshness and quality of the ingredients. I highly recommend washing it all down with an IPA or a local Pale Ale such as the Andaman Phuket from Thailand.

For the main course go for one of their luscious steaks and their signature BBQ Smoked Pork Ribs. The ribs are fall off the bone tender, they have a nice char from the dry rub, yet are still juicy and plump with a semi-sweet tangy BBQ sauce that will have you licking your fingers. We also ordered a side of Truffle Mash which had fresh shaved black truffles on top and was incredibly smooth, creamy and buttery. For steak, we enjoyed the succulent Jack’s Creek Wagyu Sirloin with a 6-7 marble score that is also from Australia. Grilled to perfection and served with a bit of sea salt, it was sheer perfection on a plate; especially when paired with a red wine like Rawson’s Retreat, Cabernet, Sauvignon, 2017 from Australia.

The only thing I did not try that I really wanted was the Miso Bacon, but I will be sure to save that for next time. We ended our meal with the 20-layer Chocolate Cake w/ Raspberry Sorbet. It was acceptable but I could tell that the cake was not fresh and had been previously frozen or refrigerated, as it was a bit dry and not as moist as it could have been. But overall it was a thoroughly satisfying meal that stimulated the senses. Suffice it to say, The Kitchen Table is a breath of fresh air where you can expect quality cuisine, in a laid back and contemporary atmosphere.