Uncle John

Uncle John
Uncle John

Don’t judge this hole-in-the-wall eatery by its cover. Each evening the John in question stands in front of the small stove outside this homey restaurant, recreating the same dishes he made as the chef at a nearby luxury hotel, but at a fraction of the cost. Think a melt-in-your-mouth yellow fin tuna salad drizzled with a sublime balsamic dressing. Or, a luscious grilled duck breast with gratin potatoes and blueberry orange sauce. Filet mignon and foie gras also make it to his menu, as do pasta dishes like the fiery pasta picante pork, a must try. The seabass fillet accompanied by ratatouille is a big draw too, while the delicious crepe suzette with vanilla ice cream is the perfect way to end a meal here. What began as a small streetside stall, where diners sat on rickety stools sipping local beers as they waited to nosh on these delights has now grown into an air-conditioned space with white-tiled and warm orange interiors and basic furniture. Service is still iffy as Uncle John cooks everything himself, which often translates into long waits. But at Bt129 for the best lobster bisque in the city would you quibble.



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