One of the Best Restaurants in Bangkok
Le Du restaurant on Silom is one of our favourite restaurants in Bangkok, if not our favourite. We were lucky to discover it from the very early days and enjoyed the evolution from a young and shy hidden restaurant to a world-class Michelin-starred venue.
Chef Ton, a certified sommelier and an accomplished Chef, involved his passion for modern Thai cuisine using local fresh ingredients most restaurants would overlook.
Dining at Le Du is a new culinary journey each time, as the menu often changes. That menu is not very long but covers everyone’s taste: meat, fish, plenty of vegetables and a lot of fun appetizers. The best way to enjoy the experience is to try the tasting menu, offering several smaller portions of the dishes the chef is most proud of.
One lesson learned from Le Du Restaurant’s early days is to forget everything you know about your previous dining experiences. Let me explain… we all have a ‘taste memory’ which kicks in when you read a menu (there are no images). You read snapper, oyster or beetroot; your brain goes back in time, trying to imagine how it tasted like the last time you had some and if you liked it or not. Well, here, forget everything your brain tells you because Le Du manages to create brand-new tastes by mixing the right ingredients.
As always, we also love ordering many more appetisers than main dishes. We always find that appetizers are more creative and fun than heavier main courses. The dishes are superbly presented and well introduced by the team, who speaks perfect English. The trick is to mix all the ingredients, don’t try to pick this or that from your plate; that would defeat the purpose. The balance between sour, salt, sweet and umami combines with textures and temperature. It is fun and never ceases to surprise.
Le Du restaurant is casual, not pretentious and very friendly. To ensure the evening went great, the chef ensured that the wine list was extensive but not expensive.
Le Du should be on your must-try list if you love great food. It’s not full every day because it is a little hidden, but since Chef Ton is now a world-famous chef (but cool and modest), you should call and book in advance.
Le Du Restaurant Info
Address: 399/3 Silom Soi 7
Open: 6 pm – 10.30 pm (Closed on Sundays)
Tel: +66 (0)92 919 9969
Price: A little high
BTS: Chong Nonsi exit 4
Le Du Restaurant Map