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Celebrity chef Ian Kittichai creates Thai fare for a health-focused Bangkok hotel
Ian Kittichai, the chef who built his fame on presenting gimmicky fare at Thai restaurant Issaya and appearing on multiple cooking reality shows, has recently put his unique touch to the cuisine at Khum Hom, the Thai restaurant at urban wellness resort Movenpick BDMS.
The resort is well-known to many for its home-away-from-home feel despite being located in the heart of the Bangkok CBD. Khum Hom, likewise, offers a sense of respite with a wide glass window that looks out to the property’s lush garden. The restaurant evokes comfort and coziness with the use of wooden furniture, local handicrafts and a warm color palette.
Khum Hom puts an emphasis on the quality of its produce, focusing on premium, organic, responsibly sourced ingredients to create delicious regional dishes that pay respect to Thailand’s rich food heritage, while keeping in line with the resort’s focus on health (even condiments like soy sauce are made in-house). Diners can order à la carte or opt for the tasting menu, which includes dishes like a salad of local mushrooms and cashew nut with mint dressing, and beef short ribs in gaeng khua yellow curry with preserved heart of palm.
For dessert, Chef Ian gives a modern tweak to som chun (a traditional Thai dessert of seasonal fruit in syrup). His version is presented as a pandan-flavored sphere encasing indulgent orange cheesecake, and flanked by shallot-topped lychee sorbet.
Movenpick BDMS Wellness Resort
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