Road returns chef to Bangkok’s 80/20 with delicious things he picked up along the way

Charoen Krung’s one-Michelin-starred 80/20 is gearing up to unveil a new menu by its new chef. And he’s someone fans of the restaurant will probably remember.

Canadian chef Andrew Martin, who’s no stranger to Bangkok’s culinary scene or 80/20, is back at the helm after the recent exit of Napol “Joe” Nantraget and Saki Hoshino, who have opened a new spot called Samlor.

Martin was chef de cuisine at 80/20 from 2016 to 2018 and won the Top Tables’ Best Young Chef Award in 2017. He’s also worked at Bo.lan, Issaya Siamese Club and Jaew Jim Thompson. Now he’s returned to his old stomping grounds to showcase a culinary creativity which leans heavily on his travels.

The 14- (THB2,800) and 18-bite tasting menus (THB3,300) both offer a journey that spans south to north. Highlights include Stormy Sea (squid, mangosteen, chili) inspired by the chef’s fishing trips in the south; Gai Krajan (chicken, chili, cashew), which recalls a dish he had while traveling through Kaeng Krachan National Park; and Isaan Market, a mushroom bite that focuses solely on seasonal mushrooms found in the mountainous regions of the northeast.

Dessert includes Suan Maprow (coconut, guava and honey) followed by a selection of petit fours named Black, White and Gold.

FIND IT

80/20
5:30pm-10pm, Wednesday to Sunday
1052-1054 Soi Charoen Krung 26
099-118-2200

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This story originally appeared on BK

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