The restaurant at The House on Sathorn used to entice diners’ palates with Chef Fatih Tutak’s modern interpretations of Turkish fare. The imposing mansion has recently said farewell to this Mediterranean cuisine, embracing fancy seafood creations with bold Thai flavors instead with a new restaurant called Paii.
If you’re a frequent diner at The House on Sathorn, you’ll notice a few minor changes. The intricate, awe-inspiring details still remain, but the mansion is now brighter and livelier thanks to splashes of mustard yellow painted throughout its interiors.
Executive chef Weeraket “Joe” Nilyanon, who used to head the Asian kitchen of Siam Kempinski’s Niche, serves only the freshest catches from the sea. Razor clams (B520) become a table spectacle, flambéed with Mekhong rum and spicy XO sauce. (Ask the server to adjust the spiciness if you can’t take the heat.) Another must-try is the charcoal-grilled Spanish octopus (B1,200), a tender and juicy dish elevated by salty larb.
Paii also serves special renditions of other seafood-based Thai staples with a mild taste to appease heat-intolerant taste buds. Choo chee curry (red, coconut cream-based curry) adds intensity and a bit of sweetness to a serving of giant river prawns (B1,950), while giant Maine lobsters find their place in mildly flavored green curry (B2,400). If you come as a group, order the fried rice with crab meat (B2,200), which is big enough to feed six people