So... the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 awards are done and dusted, and it was now time to paaaaartaaaay! First stop was back in the courtyard of the House on Sathorn, where we have a ton of food and drink.
There was a ton of local food, organised by the region in Thailand where they originate - so we've got sai ua sausages from Chiang Mai, barbecued whole pork, and they even brought in the famed Thip Samai to serve their signature pad Thai and Soi Polo Fried Chicken. Of course where was also an oyster bar and a ton of meat - including a really impressive hip of Tajima wagyu that was slow-roasted.
But as good as the food looked, I really wasn't interested in most of it. So I nibbled on some of the roast pork, grabbed a few people, and headed for a "second round" at an old favorite.
A few of us snuck out of last year's after party at the House of Sathorn and skipped the after party at Gaggan (which was definitely a mistake...) to go to Raan Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฟ). We loved it so much that we went back 2 nights later. So there was no way that we'd come to Bangkok this year without hitting it at least once!
We were here to watch Sister Mole work her magic, as she stands in front of her charcoal-fired woks in full regalia - knitted cap, ski goggles, and pink wellies.
Crab meat omelet (ไข่เจียวปู) - as a certain hit from last summer says... this is what we came for. Arguably the most expensive omelet in town, but so, soooo worth it.
Hello Kitty was getting a little tired, so we ended up leaving the party "early" somewhere around 2:30 a.m. Word was that some people stuck around till 6ish... after the boss himself had gone home at 4 a.m. and handed the keys to his restaurant to Richard Ekkebus...
P.S. In case anyone was wondering, there were katoys among the crowd last night. All those "ladies" dressed up in Thai costume? Uh-huh...