Seven Spoons

When S and I were living in Bangkok we lived in a very Thai area called Pinklao.
It was a mere 2 minute drive (or a fifteen minute walk if you could bear the heat!) to the Chao Phraya river but it was miles away from a MRT (underground) or BTS (sky train) station.
Each trip to central Bangkok would require a pain staking one to two hour journey depending on traffic and how many people were using public transportation that day (clue: thousands. Erry’. Damn. Day!) It was a pain in the butt, but a necessary one as although we had some really nice food in our area, it was limited, and the majority of the restaurants we wanted to try were based somewhere in Sukhumvit.
Well. Such was the case until Seven Spoons moved locations.
Seven Spoons is a minimalist gastrobar that serves modern dishes influenced by Mediterranean flavours. Their journey started in a location that housed just four tables, however word spread about their amazing food, good service and use of locally produced and organic ingredients and it wasn’t long until the much anticipated relocation happened, moving them from four tables, to a restored Chinese shophouse; a much bigger establishment. And this relocation was good news for my tastebuds because it put them just ten minutes from my apartment.
I didn’t actually find out about the move until a little while after it happened, but one morning as I was running out of the door to work I found out, squealed a little and when I returned a few hours later, it was to the news that S had booked us a table for the following evening.
(I know, definitely a keeper!)

The smiles, soft lighting and quirky decor that greeted us, had us feeling relaxed from the moment we walked in.
So we started dinner with cocktails.
(Mojitos for S, Singapore Slings for me!)

Ok. Two cocktails. But when everything on the menu sounds delish, choosing your dishes takes time!
Luckily they bought us over some freshly baked bread to help our tastebuds along.

With our tastebuds awakened we knew what we were going for.
S chose the grilled chicken, cheddar cheese and smoked chipotle pepper quesadilla (180B)

And I had Soft shrimp tacos with golden mango salsa and cilantro (160B)

Before we ordered I spent a few minutes persuading S to go halves on our starters because everything sounded so delicious and I wanted to taste it all I love Asia’s sharing culture. However after my biting into the delicate flavours that were my taco’s I swiftly changed my mind.
I’ve never been one to be selfish with food, always willing to let friends sample my culinary goods.
But one bite of these tacos had me all:
S managed to talk me into giving him a bite (Seriously. Just one!) but he didn’t mind too much as he was pretty besotted by his quesadillas (I kid you not blogstalkers. He called them – and I quote “taste-tastic.” lolol)
And I don’t blame him. They were pretty dang tasty.
But nothing compared to my tacos.
Next up were our mains.
S went for that day’s special of 24 hour slow cooked beef stew (500B).
The meat was soft and tender, and the deep rich tomato and olive sauce practically sang against the mustard mash potato.
Whereas I went for bacon wrapped pork filet with blue cheese potatoes and apple mango chutney (340B)

Wondering how good our mains were?
That’s how good!
S was stuffed but I have a separate stomach just for pudding and couldn’t resist ordering the sea salt and caramel crème brûlée

Which had just the right amount of salt to both bring out the sweetness in the caramel and balance it, stopping it from being overly sweet.
Seven Spoon’s is a special place, and I think one of the reasons it works so well is because it’s owned by five friends, which are all partners in the business. Each person has separate responsibilities in running Seven Spoons and as a result they get to concentrate on what they do best, and this is reflected not only in the standard of which the restaurant is run but by the amazing dishes that flow from the kitchen.
You can find their website here.

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