4th - 8th February 2020
Guest of local chef Dariusz Durdyn, Nira Alpina****-W-
1 Michelin star
Nr. 28 – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019
Top 10 Restaurants 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (BKK Magazine)
Top 10 Restaurants 2017, 2018, 2019 (Thailand Tatler)
Nr. 16 - Top 100 Restaurants Guide 2019 (OAD)
Black Pearl Restaurant Guide China 2019 (Meituan)
Nr. 31 – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018
Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018
Leading Woman in Hospitality 2018 (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
Thailand Chef Ambassador (Gault&Millau Guide)
Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018 Bongkoch “Bee” Satongun is the chef-owner of 1-Michelin-starred Paste Bangkok, which ranks 28th on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019. The star chef’s trademark is a keen ability to coax maximum flavour from a set of ingredients while ensuring that the personality of each individual component shines through. Her pitch-perfect palate for balancing flavours and textures – and her patience to adjust ingredients incrementally – result in masterful combinations of familiar and historical ingredients.
Taking inspiration from aristocratic Thai family cookbooks, Chef Bee strives to convey Thailand’s culinary diversity through her cooking. As a child, she helped out at her family’s food stall business by pounding curry pastes and squeezing fresh coconut milk. Her professional career as a chef only kicked off, however, after meeting Australian chef Jason Bailey, who later became her husband and business partner. Since 2013, the duo have served guests at Paste Bangkok with their brilliant take on Royal Thai cuisine.