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BKK

HER's smoky Thai barbecue canteen is heating things up with its flame-cooked skewers, punchy laab variations and tropical cocktails.
By Libby Curran
March 02, 2022
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By Libby Curran
March 02, 2022
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Sitting on level three of the Arbory crew's new HER precinct, Thai barbecue canteen BKK is celebrating punchy flavours cooked over flame and coal. Up here, a roomy, open-concept kitchen takes centre stage, with exposed brick played against warm orange neon and terracotta floors.

Enjoy the kitchen theatrics as you tuck into fire-driven fare centred around BKK's custom-built five-metre Zesti charcoal grill and oven; the offering driven by Executive Chef Nick Bennett and Head Chef Sungeun Mo. From barbecued meats to authentic curries, the menu pulls inspiration from across Thailand, with a few modern reinterpretations in the mix.

A strong snacking lineup features the likes of mushroom and glass noodle spring rolls ($9), and oysters finished with coconut cream and nam prik pao (a roasted chilli sauce) ($6). There are grilled skewers aplenty, a sweet and crispy stir-fried beef dish ($21), and multiple iterations of the classic laab — including one with barbecued pork jowl and khao khua (ground toasted rice) ($17). Meanwhile, a green curry stars jackfruit and green banana ($22), and the tiramisu is reborn using rum, white chocolate and shaved ice ($14).

The drinks offering's designed to complement the menu's gutsy flavours and heat, via fresh, interesting wines and tropical-leaning cocktails. Continue your Bangkok adventure with sips like the tequila-infused Lychee Spritz ($17) or a charred pineapple margarita ($22).

An adaptation of the BKK menu is also available up on the HER Rooftop.

By Parker Blain

Images: Parker Blain

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