Find the Dim Sum at Thonglor cocktail speakeasy

Chinese drunken chicken, at left, and shrimp and pork shumai dumplings, at right. Photo: Coconuts Bangkok
Chinese drunken chicken, at left, and shrimp and pork shumai dumplings, at right. Photo: Coconuts Bangkok

Not-so-secret speakeasy Find the Locker Room now features a dim sum menu that’s surprisingly affordable – for Thonglor, anyway. 

Doubting Thomases might ask how an award-winning booze bar pivots to serving quality Chinese bites? Doing it their way, says the brains inside the locker room who came up with authentic dim sum for their patrons.

“The idea is to let our customers have these affordable dim sum while coming to our venue,” owner Rojanat “Ping” Chareonsri  said. “But we also want to make all these adjustments to make these dumplings match our style.” 

Popular Chinese appetizers like shrimp and pork shumai dumplings shine with a little taste of home. Instead of using regular liquor, the bar swaps Japanese plum wine umeshu for his Chinese drunken chicken.

Shrimp and pork shumai dumplings. Photo: Coconuts Bangkok

Baozi, such as steamed pork buns and custard buns, are painted in black to match the bar’s sleek, sultry interior, Ping said. A platter of gelatinous jellyfish swimming in spicy hot sauce, meanwhile, offers a very pleasant taste and it disappears in a flash.   

Sesame jellyfish salad. Photo: Coconuts Bangkok

Each dish is priced at THB80, but patrons who arrive early can get them for THB50 during happy hour – 5pm to 7pm – and wash them all down with cocktails.

Find the Locker Room is a cocktail bar situated behind a set of metal lockers inside a shophouse at sois Thonglor 14 and Sukhumvit 55. It’s best to get there by motorbike from BTS Thong Lo.

Steamed pork buns and custard buns. Photo: Coconuts Bangkok

Chinese drunken chicken. Photo: Coconuts Bangkok

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