Things to do in Phrom Phong
Yunomori onsen & spa boasts a Japanese garden and sources the mineral water all the way from the thermal springs of Wat Wangkanai in Ranong province, Southern Thailand to its onsen. Other facilities are also available including Japanese baths, sauna, steams and showers.
Offering classes such as drums, keyboards, guitar, bass and private vocal sessions with professional instructors. Group rehearsal is also set weekly for student to perform together. Rockademy divided their lessons into two modules: the first—Rockacademy 101—is for beginners who’d love to study music and another is Rockacademy Live is for advanced students to aim to perform live.
The Friese-Greene Club only costs you B200 per year for a membership fee which is cheaper than a cinema ticket! You might notice most of the crowds are foreigners at the club while a very few Thai people come here. The cinema may be small and can offer only nine seats, but if you are in search for films that are hard to find, or old films, they might be hidden here.
This magical Japanese owner has turned an old medical room and the other recycling pieces into furnitures and beautiful decorations, such as an; abandoned sushi counter, mortar, and even the broken glass. An old wooden bench is also transform into a sleek timber table for display. The store offers Japanese arts and crafts products including natural dyed clothes and handmade accessories. Though you didn’t manage to get anything from the store, having a sip of juice or tea is already worth the visit.
The former grandma’s house was turned into an non-benefit art gallery named after ‘ar-ma’ (granny in Thai) as RMA offering a non-profit creative space featuring art exhibitions like photography as well as other media. RMA also provides regular creative workshops, artist talks, screenings, performances, and exhibition openings. Keep an eye on their website for the upcoming events.
Co-working space is a new business model that’s booming recently in Thailand. However, the investors of One Day I Pause & Forward project extend the idea to a different level. With the concept of one day living, the space is divided to 31 hostel rooms, mini office, meeting rooms, and individual desks with high-speed internet and office supplies to rent daily or monthly. The idea is to be able to do all activities as if you’re at home. Give it a try and see how productive you can be in 24 hours.
Numerous cooking lessons with respected Thai food master Srisamorn Kongpun inspired Kannida “Gift” Thantisunthorn to bring century-old, royal-court-style recipes to new life at this modern Thai restaurant. At-Ta-Rote means “heartfelt wording” in poetic Thai, while rote by itself means “flavor.” The space was dressed up by same teambehind coffee house Casa Lapin’s interiors, so do expect a combination of wood, metal and brick, and glass walls that bring in plenty of natural light. Old school kitchenware deals in a homey, vintage feel. Entice your palates with ancient recipes taken from Srisamorn’s cooking tomes. The miang kham (B185) wraps Thai condiments in lotus and betel nut leaves and comes with a sweet roasted coconut sauce. A simple fried rice dish like nam prik long ruea (B220) highlights the delightful contrast between salty shrimp paste and caramelized pork, while a stir-fried snakehead fish dish (B210) is livened up by homemade chili paste. The dessert menu is filled with traditional Thai treats injected with a few twists like caramelized dried bael served with ice cream that’s been smoked with an aromatic candle (B155).
A trading post is where people gather and meet to exchange goods as well as ideas—and that’s the concept behind this new café on the ground floor of 137 Pillars Suites. Step inside and you’ll find yourself in a welcoming high-ceilinged chamber set off by natural light and light-colored furniture. An adjoining terrace and white garden pavilion expose you to surrounding greenery and offer great spots to unwind. International comfort food, from healthy salads to quesadillas to brunch dishes, makes up the menu. Dishes we like include the Blackened Tuna Tataki (B340), a raw tuna mixed with black and white sesame salad dish with grains and fresh herbs; the soufflé-like Farmer’s Omelette (B290) made with organic eggs, homemade Boerewors sausage, goat cheese, tomatoes and sliced potatoes. The desserts are equally appetizing. Try their signature Sweet Potato Cake (B105), a soft, layered treat that’s not too sweet or the Triple Chocolate Texture (B255), which pairs a decadent hot fudge brownie with white chocolate cream and Belgian chocolate ice cream. To satisfy your thirst, the café has a wide selection of coffee, tea, smoothies and milkshakes, as well as wines and local beers such as Chalawan Pale Ale and Chatri IPA.
The space recently vacated by Thai fusion eatery Baa Ga Din has been taken over by Le Cochon Blanc, Sukhumvit’s new “pig” on the block. Instead of vibrant hues and quirky Thai pop culture motifs, the restaurant gives way to the darkly cool interiors curated by co-partner Frederic Meyer (the man behind the cutting-edge designs of Issaya Siamese Club and Pizza Massilia). Black paint, chandeliers and wall-mounted taxidermy are evocative of a Greyhound restaurant—but a tad bit more luxurious. Flamingo-patterned wallpaper provides a vivid contrast to the dramatically dark décor. The entrance is dominated by a gigantic open-flame grill helmed by Ba Gaa Din’s former chef Chandler Schultz who delves into his American roots and cooks up perfectly-grilled meats like smoked barbecued pork ribs (B580 for half/B870 for full) and dry-aged Angus strip loin (B1,000/350 grams). House-made barbecue sauce, infused with pineapple, green chili and spicy Isan-style dipping sauce, is reminiscent of the flavors of Baa Ga Din. Also on the menu are smoked salmon from Scotland served with lemon cream and small blinis (B490), meaty crab cakes served with smoked remoulade sauce (B490) and a salad of duck ham with Belgian endive, fennel and mandarin, and drizzled with brown butter vinaigrette. Legendary sausage master Emmanuel Chavassieux from France produces sausage exclusively for Le Cochon Blanc. Chef Arisara “Paper” Chongphanitkul from the Issaya Group churns out superb desserts like a signature st
The spacious, high-ceilinged space once occupied by hip gastropub All Six To Twelve has been taken over by Gismo, a new casual eatery that takes a similar Western-centric stance. All Six To Twelve’s industrial interiors have been stripped away to make way for a whitewashed space decorated with plastic greenery, patterned black wallpaper and vintage-style ornaments. The bar facing the entrance features a zinc wall and blue stained wood. The overall effect is one of charming rusticity. Chef Pratchaya Kroekarchachai, whose portfolio includes experiences at Dusit Thani’s 22 Kitchen and Bar whips up western-style grub that has been adjusted to appease the Thai palate. Expect all-day brunch dishes like avocado open sandwich with tuna in spicy mayonnaise (B320), and hearty mains like linguine pasta with tiger prawns, tomato, garlic, parmesan and langoustine sauce (B450) and grilled scallops served with squash, barley risotto, baked parmesan and caramel sauce (B480). The drinks list carries colorful and refreshing cocktails like watermelon juice with bourbon and dashes of basil and lime (B290), as well as coffee (from B110) and chocolate drinks topped with cornflakes (B150).