From delectable dishes to non-stop flights from Delhi to Phuket.
By Mahmood Hossain
Soho Hospitality launches El Santo
Fuelled by the artistry and passion of Luchador wrestling and traditional Mexican entertainment, comes a dining experience like no other by F&B maestros, Soho Hospitality. Named after Mexico’s greatest luchador legend, the newly opened El Santo, led by Chef Daniel Calderon, is Bangkok’s first and only authentic Mexican lifestyle restaurant, with the largest collection of tequila and mezcal in Thailand. El Santo provides an immersive experience with a fusion of authentic Mexican flavours and a spirited ambiance that appropriately echoes the vibrant world of Lucha Libre! Visit El Santo at Novotel Living Bangkok Sukhumvit Legacy.
Indus opens new culinary chapter with Jharokha by Indus
Jharokha by Indus, an entirely new concept led by Chef Sanket Hoskote, will soon open its doors to its Rambagh Palace-inspired interior and open kitchen with a kopa – a cross between a smoker, oven, and barbecue, serving mouth-watering rib eye steaks, grilled whole seabass, organic whole chickens, Nawabi raan, and much more. Providing the most authentic experience possible, Jharokha by Indus also features a bar inspired by the Rambagh Polo Bar within the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. Sid Sehgal, the restaurant’s owner, told Masala in an exclusive statement, “18 years after launching Indus, we are excited to bring to you our next concept: ‘Jharokha by Indus’ – a restaurant and bar inspired by Rajasthan’s love of delicious food, beautiful architecture, and polo. We have been working on this project for over a year and can’t wait for people to experience what we have come up with.” The newly-opened restaurant is located on the 2nd floor at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, adjacent to the Erawan Tea Room.
More Indian restaurants in Thailand are recognised by the Michelin Guide
In the 2024 MICHELIN Guide Thailand, Gaa, led by the famed Chef Garima Arora, gained a MICHELIN star, becoming the second Indian restaurant in the world that currently holds two MICHELIN Stars. Additionally, a star was awarded to the newly-opened, modern Indian restaurant Inddee, which takes diners on a unique and intimate culinary journey through various regions of India. Inddee can also boast about their very own Thanakorn ‘Jay’ Bottorff winning the MICHELIN Sommelier Award. Inddee joins the well-deserved ranks of other Indian restaurants in Thailand featured in the MICHELIN Guide, spanning one-MICHELIN starred Haoma (which also has a MICHELIN Green Star for its efforts towards sustainability); Punjab Grill; Gaa; Indus; Tiffin by La Sala in Phuket; Jhol; and Ms.Maria and Mr.Singh.
NILA opens soon at Amari Bangkok with coastal Indian flavours
Opening soon at Amari Bangkok, NILA will welcome guests to embark on a culinary voyage through the coastal states of India with the rich traditional dishes of the Malabar coast infused with Portuguese nuances. The new restaurant’s vibrant interior design will be a homage to both cultures, and its enticing cuisine will be comprised of handpicked ingredients from the coast and hinterland, ensuring authenticity in every bite. Chef Bharat, renowned in the Thai-Indian community and formerly of Punjab Grill, joins the team at NILA, all of whom are ready to take guests on “a journey through time, tastes, and tales.”
Non-stop flights from Delhi to Phuket by Air India
Air India recently announced its non-stop flights from Delhi to Phuket, Thailand, which is a part of the airline’s expansion plans throughout the Far East and Southeast Asia. The aircraft making these trips with be the A320neo, offering 162 seats, with 150 in economy while 12 are reserved for business class. With plans for daily operations in January, this particular flight currently operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Moreover, Air India has an interline partnership with Bangkok Airways, providing connections via Bangkok to and from ten destinations in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.