THE WISDOM OF AUTHENTIC THAI CUISINE
Welcome to R-HAAN! A fine dining and local artisan-focused restaurant serving authentic, heirloom Thai recipes, in an elegant setting reminiscent of the Rattanakosin era.
Our understanding of food is shaped by the environment we live in, and we are blessed to have learned so much from the rich tapestry of our Thai culture. There are several essential factors when creating a truly exceptional and memorable dining experience. In Thai culture, these elements are warm and caring hospitality, impeccably balanced seasoning and the freshest and most premium ingredients.
We are committed to the sourcing and selection of the freshest and finest locally produced ingredients, the skillful, yet subtle art of seasoning, and stellar service – all that embodies the core essence and wisdom of Thai Cuisine.
The Thai proverb, ‘There are fish in the water and rice in the fields’, gains its significance from Thailand’s rich agricultural heritage and royal heritage and legacy of the Kingdom of Thailand. It emphasizes the fertility of the land and the strong bond that Thai people have with the land and to khao (rice), which is the staple food of Thailand and the backbone of Thai agriculture throughout our colourful history.
This ancient saying speaks to the abundance of fish and rice in Thailand to the cultivation and harvest of all types of produce, herbs and spices that has given birth and life to the concept and cuisine of R-HAAN. It also represents the global popularity of ‘R-HAAN Thai’ (Thai food) alongside the unique and exquisite beauty of Thai art and culture, passed down from generation to generation.
At R-HAAN, we contribute to the preservation of Thailand’s rich cultural heritage through extolling the virtues of the art and practice of Thai cooking and supporting artisan craftwork in the production of exquisite traditional Thai ceramics. Every dish that appears in front of you has not only been carefully prepared by our experienced and talented Head Chef, but is also served in a beautiful, hand-painted ceramic dish or bowl that has been lovingly crafted by skilled artisans. These artisans have reproduced, to a high degree of perfection and replication, the Thai tableware once used in the Royal Palace during the Rattanakosin era.
Our dining experience is designed to showcase the sheer wealth and abundance of the flavours, textures and colours of our food. Our guests will experience at least 18 individual menu dishes as we present our dishes in the traditional Thai way called a ‘samrub’. We serve two options of either the “Royal Thai Taste Samrub”, reflecting the dishes royalty would eat, and the “Amazing Thai Taste Samrub”, inspired by Chef Chumpol’s innovative style. Both are served family style, for sharing. The meticulous amount of attention to every detail – from the carefully selected ingredients in our thoughtfully composed menus to the picture-perfect presentation of your truly authentic meal – is a testament to our commitment to provide you with an original and memorable dining experience in an exquisite setting that serves to heighten the dining experience. The setting, tableware and menu all combine to deliver a dining experience that is found in no other restaurant in the world. It is an experience that has led to several esteemed awards for R-HAAN, including our first Michelin Star.
From your plate to your palate, we wish to pass on to our diners the history and excitement of real Thai cooking. As we see the surprise and smiles on the faces of our diners from the moment they enter until their very last bite at ‘R-HAAN’, we know we have achieved our goal. Come and experience the historical and culinary journey of ‘R-HAAN Thai’ at R-HAAN. From your plate to your palate, we wish to pass on to our diners the history and excitement of real Thai cooking. As we see the surprise and smiles on the faces of our diners from the moment they enter until their very last bite at ‘R-HAAN’, we know we have achieved our goal. Come and experience the historical and culinary journey of ‘R-HAAN Thai’ at R-HAAN.