Restaurant Sühring – Exceptional Modern German Restaurant In Bangkok, Ranked No. 4 In Asia
[Bangkok] Sühring is the first German fine dining restaurant in Bangkok, open since February 2016.
It was quickly debuted as No. 13 in the 50 Best Restaurants in Asia, a list sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. For Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list, the restaurant was highly ranked at No. 4.
It also earned the top spot as No. 1 in BK Magazine’s Top Tables 2017, as well as a special award as Best Debut Restaurant.
You may not know this, but Gaggan Anand of Gaggan, the best restaurant in Asia for 4 years running, is an investor of Suhring. (Perhaps it is psychological, but you may see traces of inspirations from him in the food presentations.)
It showcases the best of contemporary German cuisine, inspired by childhood memories, family recipes and years of travelling experience of twin German chefs Mathias and Thomas Suhring.
Together they combined the essence of traditional dishes with contemporary Central European influences.
(The other twin was not around.)
After years of working experience in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Thailand, Thomas and Mathias settled down in a charming 1970s villa situated in the heart of Bangkok to open Suhring.
It became the twins’ home for their culinary creativity and the venue where they invite guests and friends to taste their take on German gastronomy.
Suhring’s ambience was relaxed and homey yet elegant, particularly located in a quiet neighbourhood in the centre of Bangkok.
The glass house is a beautifully restored townhouse on Yen Akart Road that retained the building’s original floor plan. Floor-to-ceiling windows give you a great view of the outside world, overlooking a tropical, rustically-landscaped garden.
Like a home, it has cookbooks lined up on shelves, and comfortable cushions all around.
There is a mezzanine where you can go to enjoy your drink or listen to music.
The house has 3 sections: Wintergarten (Winter Garden), Wohzimmer (Living Room), and Kuche (Kitchen).
The winter garden allows guests to dine in the most relaxed atmosphere. The living room is the main dining area where you can choose from a private round table or a seat by the window. The kitchen is open-type, so guests can watch the chefs in action. The large open-plan kitchen is located at the back part of the house, with an area for an intimate chef’s table.
Explore Suhring’s 12-course or 8-course dinner menus where the chefs will guide you to a culinary adventure through a series of small plates.
Prices are at 3,400 baht or 2,900 baht (SGD143,SGD122) for the “Sühring Klassiker”; 4,400 baht or 3,800 (SGD185, SGD160) for the “Sühring Erlebnis”. The “Klassiker” presents more of their hits, while “Erlebnis” is for most up-to-date creations.
Most dishes are light, contemporary fare using seasonal ingredients and technical skills. Occasionally, the chefs take on classic German dishes appear in tasting menus.
The small plate creations change continuously. Dinner starts with a small beer mug of shandy and goes on to finger-food items and main dishes like Cured Arctic Char Cornet, Currywurst in Potato Wafers, Frankfurter with seven-herbs sauce, Herring with bread, Simmental beef tartare and smoked eel, Brotzeit: Sourdough bread with spreads and cold cuts, Spatzle pasta with mountain cheese and truffle, Hungarian duck with spinach, quail egg and chervil, and Buttermilk with gin and tonic.
Suhring is known for their brotzeit (literally means bread time) sharing selection of breads, spreads, cold cuts and pickles.
The little surprise was the offering homemade sourdough and soft pretzel served with Oldenburger butter, schmalz (lard), obatzda cheese dip, pickle, Black Forest ham and dry-aged beef.
After all, pickling is a popular German cooking method as well as smoking. These methods are combined with modern gastronomic flair in dishes like the pork knuckle sandwich topped with Riesling sauerkraut cream and sous-vide Simmental beef, grilled over charcoals and presented to the guests with kasespatzle (German-style pasta cooked with cheese).
There is also a Speisekarte (A La Carte) menu where you can enjoy a limited selection of the twins cooking.
Their Weinkarte (Wine List) is predominantly old-world wines from the regions of Rheinhessen, Pfalz, Burgenland, Alsace, and Burgundy.
An exceptional meal with that element of fun. Many surprises throughout the meal – I won’t spoil it for you.
Reservation recommended. You can reserve your table or an event online via their website. For a piece of action, get the kitchen counter seats.
No. 10, Yen Akat Soi 3, Chongnonsi, Yannawa 10120 Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 287 1799
Opening Hours: 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon-Sun)
Google Maps – Suhring
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