Pimp My Salad: Sathon joint creates a ‘playground’ in a bowl

A bowl of ‘Miso Hungry.’
A bowl of ‘Miso Hungry.’

Experimentation is encouraged at a new Sathon salad joint that says it won’t judge you. So go ahead and pair that baked falafel with coconut ranch and buckwheat soba. A sai-ua patty with smashed avocado and grilled focaccia? Why not. Or just keep it simple with some plain steak and seared banana.

Opening its doors just before pandemic lockdown hit, Pimp My Salad is back in full swing – dine-in, takeaway and delivery – bringing to the table a fresh, quality, healthy and delicious choice of ingredients mixed however you like in a hearty bowl.

“Everyone has their own definition of being healthy, and we have something for everyone,” said Eric Chan, whose face might be recognized by regulars at Singapore-imported cafe Sarnies in Charoen Krung. 

With a simple philosophy that eating salad doesn’t have to be “bland or sad,” Pimp My Salad (or its abbreviation PMS) amps it up with customizable salad bowls featuring a variety of ingredients – hot and cold alike – that anyone can enjoy, whether they are committed carnivores, vegetarians, vegans and those who are on gluten-free or ketogenic diets. 

Northern-style Thai sausage “sai-ua” patty
Northern-style Thai sausage “sai-ua” patty

Even protein cultists can hammer down the meat on their way to the gym with flame-grilled options such as a sous vide rump steak (THB120), cured and smoked salmon (THB130) and pork collar with paprika (THB85).

“It is like a playground for everyone,” Eric said.

Unlike some typical salad bars that use canned goods and sugary dressings, Pimp My Salad prepares its ingredients daily. Some are made from scratch while others are sourced locally. Zero preservatives and no sugar are added.

Patrons who don’t like to BYOB (build your own bowl) can let the kitchen do it. Pre-made bowls on the offer include Cool Gai (coconut chicken with kaffir lime, chickpea larb, sauteed mushrooms, brown rice, nam jim jaew mayonnaise for THB215), Miso Hungry (grilled salmon, miso-braised fennel, roasted Japanese pumpkin, buckwheat soba, edamame for THB290). Non-meat eaters can opt for the Rainbow Vegan (baked falafel, beetroot hummus, roasted Japanese pumpkin, mixed greens, spiced quinoa and sun-dried tomatoes for THB250).

A customizable 'breakfast bowl' featuring grilled focaccia, scrambled egg, sai-ua patty and roasted tomatoes.
A customizable ‘breakfast bowl’ featuring grilled focaccia, scrambled egg, sai-ua patty and roasted tomatoes.

More vegan-friendly items will be added in the future, according to Eric.

For those who can’t suffer even the thought of a salad, it is worth coming in for a cup of coffee roasted and brewed by Sarnies without making the trip to BTS Saphan Taksin for the real deal. They can go a little nutty with signature Coconut Long Black (THB120) or just-launched Coconuts Coffee Frappe (THB120).

Coconut Long Black (THB120) and Coconuts Coffee Frappe (THB120).
Coconut Long Black (THB120) and Coconuts Coffee Frappe (THB120).

Currently open 8am to 8pm, PMS is looking to stay open until to 10pm to welcome the late-evening office set and gym-goers. Eric said a selection of craft beers and wines may be added in the future, too. 

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Pimp My Salad
Soi Sathon 8, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Opens from 8am – 8 pm every day
Phone: 02-550-7623
BTS: Chong Nonsi

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