Bangkok has a lot more than just Tom yam and green curry chicken. In fact, there’s not much that they don’t offer. This, we are referring to contemporary restaurants and cafes. And with very little time in Bangkok recently, I managed to slot D’Ark restaurant into our recent 4 days eating trip. D’Ark in the Pinman 49 complex offers elaborated meals covering brunch till late evening, and comfort food all day long with kitchen led by passionate cooks accompanying Michelin star background chefs. Walk through the path of Chef Jeriko Van Der Wolf’s Michelin star background as you dig into delicious mains and appetizers made to challenge the taste buds.
Some of the dishes that we ordered is perfectly encapsulated by quality mix of minimal and creative element and yet not having to splash out on your meals. Spend your hard earned cash here for some fun and delicious without reservations – just walk in and go nuts with the comfort casual and be sure to finish the dessert and booze. The likes of humble yet creative oven roasted Beetroot with Burrata Cheese, pomegranate, truffle oil and honey dressing (B330) or Crispy Snow Pea Salad (B190) covered with a blanket of grated Pecorino cheese, small cuts of cured smoked pork cheek, mint and dressing; share space with timeless classics done well, such as Pan seared sea water Barramundi fillet (B510) served on a bed of creamy and comforting mashed potatoes and roasted cherry tomato or English Cocotte (B 350) featuring a medley combination of Cumberland sausage, baked organic free ranged egg, baked beans in tomato sauce, roasted cherry tomatoes, eryngii and shimeiji mushroom.
The short drinks list, meanwhile, pulls its weight admirably, showcasing classy wines and cheerful beers with playful mix of fun shakes with fancy toppings. We had some sparkling and picked a shake from the glorious page of assorted shakes. At the same time, D’Ark does have an amazing coffee reputation and it is confirmed that coffee choices are commodity. Just don’t go looking for artisanal craft. Take consolation in the smoothie but the small pleasures from the sip of thick liquid is far from the satisfaction from the ice cream.
Monkey Shake (B 350)- Milkshake with banana, honey, peanut butter, topped with whipped cream, Reese chocolate, frozen chocolate banana, toasted marshmallow house made granola.
Capuccino (B 115)- Pick with options like skinny milk, soy milk, extra shot or decaf etc, just add a B10 to suit your caffeine preference.
Refine and elegant (B 330 per glass) -Vouvray ‘Pinon’ Brut Non Vintage, Domain de La Poultiere, Chenin Blanc, Loire, France .Bottle fermented Cremant from a deep chalky cellar.
Take note that they are generously portioned and deliciously served. I have had the best three picks of scoop with the 3 scoop pyramid (B125) but the worst decision of bread pudding when I ordered the Peanut butter Bread Pudding (B 330). Brioche Pain perdu with dollops of peanut butter may sound right but the horrid rendition of blackberry jelly totally ruined it.
D’Ark at Piman 49 is located at:
48/1 Klang Alley,
Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 02 6627900
Daily 8.00 AM – 10.00 PM
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