Where to enjoy all-day dining in an ultra-stylish setting.
By Nafisa Singhsachathet
Before dining at Chim Chim, the team at Masala had already seen the stylish café grace our Instagram feeds, adding extra excitement to our visit. As we entered, we were immediately struck by the high ceilings, towering windows, and the vibrant colour scheme that seemed to cover every surface, including the eye-catching green bar and the various plush sofas and armchairs that made up the main dining area. On the far side of the restaurant sits a traditional wood-fire pizza oven next to a wall adorned with plenty of contemporary art, and a staircase that leads to a spacious mezzanine floor.
Food and Drink
Focusing on elevated renditions of comfort food favourites, Chim Chim’s menu has a lot of tempting options on offer. From their all-day breakfast, the hearty Breakfast burrito (THB 330) was recommended, a combination of scrambled eggs, sausage from Sloane’s, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, avocado, and tomato salsa wrapped in a tortilla. But if you’re really looking for an indulgent treat, the Hangover brekkie (THB 320) is a generous plate of eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, sautéed mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans, tater tots, and sourdough toast that promises to help you recover from even the heaviest night out.
From the appetisers, we sampled the Hoki poki salad (THB 390) a refreshing amalgamation of tuna poke and mangoes atop leaves of a seasonal ice plant, which is then drizzled over with a sesame-soy-wasabi vinaigrette. For mains, we opted to try the Rocket and prosciutto pizza (THB 270 for 10” and THB 360 for 14”) from their long list of options, which comprised of slices of San Daniele prosciutto, wild rocket leaves, mozzarella, mascarpone cheese, and chilli oil for an extra kick. The dough was fluffy, providing the perfect base for the delicious toppings.
Next up we sampled the Octopus (THB 400), a dish of rigatoni pasta with tender cuts of grilled octopus in a spicy Arrabiata-style tomato sauce. This was merely one out of several tempting pasta choices, and we were told the Beef shank pasta (THB 400) was another signature dish, featuring fresh reginette pasta with a melt-in-your-mouth beef shank ragu, topped with grated parmesan.
Although we were satisfied, we didn’t want to leave without trying one of Chim Chim’s desserts. We selected the signature Corn millefeuille (THB 260), which consists of layers of puffy millefeuille pastry, caramel and salted popcorn, and corn foam served with two ice creams—a corn sorbet and cornflake ice cream. For those who love desserts that are a combination of salty and sweet, definitely try this one.
To complement your meal, Chim Chim has many refreshments on offer, including coffee roasted by Roots, coffee-based frappes, various teas blends by Monsoon Tea, smoothies, and fresh juices. We sampled the refreshing iced Biodiversitea (THB 120) crafted from soothing green tea, pandan, peach, and chamomile. Soon, diners will also be able to indulge in signature cocktails prepared by the team behind the hotel’s swanky rooftop bar, Paradise Lost.
In my personal opinion, The best breakfast milkshake (THB 180) is an indulgent combination of cornflake-flavoured ice cream, crunchy corn flakes, strawberry, and maple syrup. The flavours reminded me of the classic breakfast flavours you’d expect to find in an American-style diner, but the fact that they all came through in every sip of the milkshake, made the drink truly special. I also appreciated the crunchiness of the cornflakes as they added some fun texture.
Ground floor, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok,
865 Rama 1 Road, Wang Mai, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330
Tel: 02 217 3000
Facebook: @ChimChimBangkok | Instagram: @chimchimbangkok
Photos courtesy of Chim Chim.