BANGKOK | Located in a atmospheric, converted old house in Bangkok’s trendy Charoenkrung neighbourhood, you’ll find chefs Chalee Kader and Chaichat ‘Randy’ Noprapa’s restaurant, 100 Mahaseth. Since opening in 2017, the restaurant has cemented its reputation for cooking some of the best contemporary Thai food in town.
100 Mahaseth is a ‘nose-to-tail’ and ‘root-to-fruit’ restaurant, focusing on modern takes on the Isaan food heritage of Thailand’s north-east. Ingredients are of the highest quality, sourced from local farmers and producers across the country. A page of the menu, outlines the provenance of each ingredient.
As much as possible is done on site, including dry aging and fermenting. A cabinet full of meat and charcuterie, and jars of ferments are on display for diners to see as they enjoy their meal.
100 Mahaseth is the kind of restaurant that ticks all of the boxes for me. Modern and exciting, yet rooted in tradition, with a true sense of place and an eye towards sustainability. The nose-to-tail philosophy means that offal features heavily on the menu. The prime cuts are there if offal isn’t your thing, but this is exactly the kind of restaurant that changes minds and encourages diners to step outside of their comfort zones.
The signature charcoal and longan wood-roasted bone marrow topped with toasted perilla seeds, chillies, scallops, palm sugar, lemongrass, and fish sauce, is a must try. A creamy, crunchy, umami delight. Dry-aged beef tongue, topped with pickled black pepper, pickled radish, and chamuang leaves is another must try.
Succulent, smoky, fire grilled pork jowl, served with dry chilli jeaw, and a Thai herbs take on chimichurri is one of the best versions of pork jowl I’ve tried anywhere. For fun takes on familiar favourites, you can’t go past the ‘Northerner’s Hot Dog’. It’s the popular street food snack, smoky sai ua sausage, served inside a soft hot dog bun with nam prik pao, pickled radish, and Thai holy basil. Also try the highly addictive chicken wings, deboned and stuffed with fermented stick rice and garlic.
100 Mahaseth Road
Telephone: 02 235 0023
Tue – Sun: 11:30am to 12:00am