Popular Thai restaurant Fish Cheeks is opening in New York with a sequel

The owners of Noho Thai restaurant, Fish Cheeks, will open a Bangkok supper club on Wednesday, at 641 Hudson Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort streets in the West Village, joining a host of Thai restaurants in New York looking to Thailand’s capital for inspiration.

While partners Jennifer Saiso and Chat Swanselvong describe Fish Cheeks as comfort food, the Bangkok Supper Club — which has about 60 seats in the dining room and 11 at the bar — is more polished, relying on chef techniques to serve up creative takes on the city’s street food. Curries and regional dishes. It is the second restaurant at 55 Hospitality to include Fish Cheeks in its portfolio.

Dark colored dining room with rattan chairs around the tables.

Dining room at Bangkok Supper Club.
Evan Song/Supper Club Bangkok

A charcoal grill sits in the center of the open kitchen, which serves a menu of 10 small dishes and seven large dishes that cost $20 to $47. Saesue points out chef Max Wittawat’s chicken wings stuffed with sticky rice (a version of Hainanese chicken); A tri-egg dish consisting of fried duck eggs, trout roe, and salted egg yolks with tomatoes and celery; Massaman curry with beef cheeks. And the sea bass in Shakram curry with sea beans as prominent features. Witawat competed as a sous chef Iron Chef USA, Japan, Thailand; He opened four New York City locations for Spot Dessert Bar; He worked with Ian Kittichai at the consulting firm Cuisine Concept Co.

The cocktail menu is inspired by Bangkok’s drinking trends, and enhanced with ingredients like pandan, coconut, fish sauce and coriander root.

Thai chef in chef's white.

Chef Max Witwat, originally from Bangkok.
Evan Song/Supper Club Bangkok

Saesue and Suansilphong have known each other for a decade, and two years ago in the midst of the pandemic, they began planning their plans for the restaurant, down to the smallest details. On Instagram, the team pays tribute to small producers of items in the kitchen and dining room, including a mortar-and-pestle ceramicist who creates the restaurant’s dishes. The minimalist space was designed by Taste Space Thai of Suansilphong’s sister, a Bangkok-based designer.

“Everything you see in the room is from Thailand,” Swanselvong says. “Even paint.”

Bangkok Supper Club is open seven days a week, from 5pm to 10:30pm from Sunday to Thursday and from 5pm to 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

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