The Original Issaya Siamese Club in Thailand

The original Issaya Siamese Club in Thailand is honored as one of the recipients in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2014, 2015, and also 2016. (Yup, another Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants post like Eat Me Restaurant.)

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Issaya Siamese Club in Thailand is hip, young and colorful (inside.) The restaurant is spacious and situates itself inside a historical 100-year-old Thai villa (including a tropical garden and spacious outside patio area.)

We went with the Issaya set menu which will set you back 1500 baht++ ($335HKD) a person to try out their signature starters, mains and dessert.

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Yum-Hua-Plee | Banana blossom and heart of palm salad, crispy shallots, and roasted peanuts in a chili jam dressing was a refreshing start to our lunch- it wasn’t my favorite of the bunch but I appreciated the pretty presentation.

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Yum Nua| Beef, fresh herbs organic vegetables in a charred bird’s eye chili vinaigrette. The beef was nicely grilled and tender over the crunchy organic vegetables. I liked the distinct contrast between the various different textures!

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Kradook Moo Aob Sauce | Spice rubbed pork baby back ribs glazed w/ Issaya house-blended chili paste. My FAVEEEEEE of the starters. The pork meat practically slid off the bone. I loved the slightly spicy and extremely sweet chili marinade. This was practically perfect. The only downfall was there wasn’t enough of it. Totally would’ve ate both pieces (and possibly more) 😉

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A refreshing strawberry sorbet palette cleanser.

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Wok sauteed short grain rice with “Hed Por” | Asian multigrains, Chiang Mai mushrooms and garlic sprinkled with mushroom-scented oil. Okay, this looks sorta ordinary… but boy did it pack a punch! It was flavorful, aromatic and incredibly delicious. One scoop was not enough of this hearty and healthy rice medley. I can’t believe there wasn’t any meat in this rice dish- it’s THAT good.

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Goong Pad Char | Day boat caught tiger prawns in a house blended pepper-holy basil sauce. The jumbo tiger prawns were plump, juicy and scrumptious drenched in a very addictive sauce.

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Mussamun Gae | Boneless lamb shank simmered in Mussamun curry served with pickled cucumber. OH WOW. The lamb shank was mouth watering GOOOOOOOOD. Another meat dish where the meat practically slid off the bone (just like the pork baby back pork.) I loved the aromatic, rich and filling curry. #gLAMBorous (the pun doesn’t really work…but I thought it was pretty clever…hehe!)

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Gai Aob | All-natural Sankaburee chicken, “Issaya- spiced” rubbed and charcoal grilled. The chicken was nice and simple but a little under seasoned. I liked the flavorful chicken skin but the white chicken meat was definitely on the bland side.

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Kano Dokmali | Jasmine flower panna cotta served with Jasmine rice ice cream and Jasmine rice tuile. Everything about this Jasmine flavored dish was perfection. All the elements of this delightful dessert from the super soft jelly-like panna cotta to the chilly and tart jasmine rice ice cream and last but not least the crispy and crunchy Jasmine rice tuiles were spot on!

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What could this be used for!?

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Well it’s Issaya Siamese signature “Broken Baguette” dessert which is a piece of artwork in itself. Thanks to the manager for this sweet treat!

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I was super stuffed by this point so barely dented this dessert. But overall I really enjoyed myself at Issaya Siamese Club and I definitely will be frequenting the Hong Kong branch to get my Thai food fix once I’m back! 🙂 Hope you enjoyed this Travel with Jess post!

 Issaya Siamese Club 4 ซอย ศรีอักษร Chuea Phloeng Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 

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Lots of <3, Jess