FOOD BUZZ — Bad Burger in Asoke is now bigger and badder: The American-style burger joint, a favorite among expats, has tripled its space. It also comes equipped with a bar now, and has been serving imported craft beers on tap since last Friday.
Chef Poupée, who refused to be photographed without her Star Wars-style mask on, said she expanded her modest restaurant with the intent to turn it into a new hangout place. She’s named the new bar section “Witch Craft,” and the beers come from microbreweries across the world.
Right now, most of those craft beers come from the Golden State and the Pacific Northwest: Stone Delicious IPA (California), Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (Oregon), Belching Beaver Deftones Good Morning Beautiful (California), Stone Hop Revolver IPA (California), Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout (California), and Deschutes Red Chair NWPA (Oregon).
There’s also the Tuatara Weiz Guy from Wellington, New Zealand and the Heart of Darkness Vast Country New England IPA from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We’ve tried the latter — great if you’re into the bitter bite and body of IPAs, but in the mood for something milder. There’s a strong spike of fresh, fruity flavors, which carry quite a bit of sweetness and may turn off the traditionalists.
These new beer labels are being sold at THB250 to THB285 a pint.
And, more beers are coming.
“[I’m] planning to add more soon but [I] have to go one step at a time. This stuff is expensive, and I don’t wanna charge customers crazy prices. It should be a place where people can relax and not hesitate to order another beer,” Chef Poupée said.
After expanding her empire from Bad Burger, to healthy eatery For Fit’s Sake, and now Witch Craft, the young chef said she her next step is to start hosting fun events in the near future. Asked if she has any more projects in the pipeline, Poupée said she’s simply holding her horses and trying to make some bucks.
“Now I’d love to make this place a new chill hangout place … earn that investment money back a little so I can finally buy new clothes. I’m broke,” she said.
An alley between Sukhumvit Soi 18 and 20
Photos by Prae Sakaowan