Sunday, July 21, 2013

Villa Be Your Guest @ Bangkok


Elizabeth Taylor portraits are everywhere in this Bangkok bungalow restaurant, which features a vivid color scheme that Andy Warhol would have appreciated.


Villa Be Your Guest focuses on private functions, though walk-in customers are also welcome if there isn't an event going on (call first to check).


The food is French-Thai fusion (!); start with a black truffle scrambled egg canape, which sounds European but is laced with gentle Thai herbs for a refreshing feel.


Here's where the cross-continental inventiveness becomes obvious: laab moo (spicy pork) tart & vol au vent topped with crab & curry.


Sweet & savory: shrimp, mango & mozzarella cheese salad with olive oil & dill dressing.


Green curry spaghetti, ideal for carbohydrate-craving vegetarians.


Foil-baked snow fish with lemon & coriander seafood sauce. Slightly too spicy for our liking.


Roasted duck breast with green peppers & cinnamon. Pretty yummy.


Lemongrass creme brulee with macaron. Who knew that French & Thai culinary influences could work so well together? Maybe it's a testament to the kitchen's skill.








Villa Be Your Guest,
24, Sukhumvit Road Soi 23, Bangkok, Thailand. Very near BTS Thong Lo.

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24 comments:

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    1. Mr Lonely: ya, cool spot in Bangkok =)

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  2. Tat macaron looks mighty "bloated" 0_o

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    1. TNG: definitely eye-catching! (and tasted fine in the end!) :D

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  3. Very nice and warm decor here. The roasted duck breast looks very good. Is that green PEAS or green peppers? They look like peas to me. :)

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    1. Linda: ooo, they do look like green peas, but they're actually the thai green peppers that are used to make thai green curries :D

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  4. Love the decor. Very cheery!

    Quite an interesting play of flavours and ingredients:D Artistic in a culinary sense.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, the decor might seem a bit kitschy, because of all the '60s portraits and psychedelic furnishing, but it's groovy that way, heheh! :D

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  5. French - Thai fusion sounds fun and yummy, can we find something similar here?

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    1. CK: ooo, so far, not really, but it would be fun to see something like this in KL. escargot in thai panaeng curry, or maybe foie gras with thai mango salad :D

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  6. My hubby will order tht vol-au-vent if he sees it... cos he loves it so much.

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    1. Baby sumo: and the vol-au-vent here is especially worth having, since it carries a unique Asian twist =)

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  7. Drooling! Food looks good. Oooo...that baked fish - bet it tastes awesome!!!! Slurpsss!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, some of the dishes were a tad too spicy for me, but I think you'd be able to handle them with ease! :D

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  8. I am in need of all those dishes! Looks so appetizing!

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    1. Cquek: yeps, very memorable recipes! :D

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  9. duck breast, I need the duck breast!

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    1. KY: ahhhh, you're a breast man, i see! i'm more into thighs (though the breast here was great too) =)

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  10. Food looks good. Shrimp, mango & mozzarella cheese salad with olive oil & dill dressing sounds just about the perfect thing. And mango in Thailand.....I would very much love to explore this combination. Perhaps I'll start experimenting it at home.

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    1. Sycookies: oh yeah, it's always fun to see how chefs unleash their creativity for combining different cuisines. good luck with your experimentation! i'm sure you'll produce delicious results :D

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  11. Ya...agree with sycookies...love d colours n flavours of the shrimp, mango n mozza cheese salad...quite creative =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, that recipe could easily have turned into a disaster, but the ingredients miraculously ended up complementing each other. still, i wouldn't dare to attempt it at home without expert supervision, heh :D

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    2. Well...either u love it or u choke on it...lolz! :p

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    3. Ulric: i might end up poisoning myself! best leave it to the professionals to whip up this tasty recipe, heheh =)

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