The three Jim Thompson restaurants in Bangkok were established to preserve the atmosphere that prevailed at dinner parties hosted by Jim Thompson.
Café 9 located in the main silk shop, Saladaeng Café – an old two-storey house on Saladaeng Road and Thompson in a Thai-style building adjacent to the Jim Thompson house, the last being the latest and most elaborate addition to the group. All three restaurants serve a selection of Thai classics in relaxed, tasteful surroundings.
In keeping with the pioneering spirit that marked all of Jim Thompson’s endeavors, novel dishes have found their way onto the menu. Thai-Muslim and Thai-Continental are among the fusions that take place in the kitchens of Jim Thompson Restaurants, and are reflective of the colorful string of guests who found themselves being entertained at his house.
The restaurants seek to recreate the sparkle and effervescence that made his parties such singular affairs through their décor, service and the superb culinary creations that were always the highlight at Jim Thompson’s table.
And if you happen to be visiting Thailand, the cookbook offers an opportunity for you to bring the restaurant’s signature recipes back home with you.
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BANGKOK’S LEADING FARANG HOST
Unforgettable Evenings with Bangkok's Leading Farang Host
"No one will ever know how many people first developed an affection for Thailand simply because of having spent an evening with Jim Thompson."
At the Table of Jim Thompson –
now available at all Jim Thompson shops
Introduction by William Warren
Recipes by Chefs of the Jim Thompson Restaurants
Photography by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
Published by Archipelago Press for the Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company Limited