Mia is a new restaurant in Bangkok which you should check out! It combines the best of London’s dynamic dining scene and Bangkok’s fun-loving nightlife, presenting to you a playful and informal dining experience. At Mia, you get to enjoy modern European flavours with an Asian edge in a menu designed for sharing.
Located in a stand-alone house off Sukhumvit Soi 26, Mia is a collaboration between Chef Julien Imbert, Chef ‘Top’ Russel and Chef Michelle Goh. Chef Top & Michelle are no strangers to us but if you don’t know, they are previously from Freebird and Sühring (currently number 45 in the world by World’s 50 Best Restaurants). Chef Julien honed his craft in iconic London establishments, including Sketch, Jason Atherton’s City Social, and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
As you enter Mia, you will be greeted by Mia’s Dessert Counter, a dedicated pastry space where guests can come for after-dinner drinks and desserts, in a more upbeat setting.
Helming the dessert counter is Chef Michelle Goh, who was Sühring’s main pastry chef when they won their Michelin stars. It’s hard to find restaurants in Bangkok with a dedicated pastry chef. Mia has recognized this and thus created this space that’s unique in Bangkok for Chef Michelle to show her prowess. Yes, dropping by Mia just for desserts is also highly-recommended.
As you head up, you will find dining rooms which are decorated differently, eliciting a different dining experience.
The Dark Room gives off a more masculine and intimate feel with its graphic shapes, grey-tone wallpaper, thick blue carpets and dimmed lighting. Diners sit on lush sofas along a mirrored wall in a sensual and seductive setting.
Guests at the Floral Room are met with a dramatic flower display suspended from the ceiling. Dusty pink hues mix with raw granite flower displays, marble table tops and golden metallics to create one of the city’s most romantic dining rooms.
The Colour Room features semi-private dining pods with plush velvet seating and straw mesh dividers, while the floral wallpaper gives the room a retro, yet elegant touch. A private dining room seating up to 10 people is located at the back.
Get started with some sourdough with charcoal butter. The breads and pastries are made in-house.
Focaccia to share, served with homemade ricotta and rocket pesto.
Oyster / Ponzu / Apple / Cucumber [150฿/pc]
Foie Gras Donut / Prune Jam / Spiced Sugar [360฿/2pc] – This is one of Mia’s signature, a decadent spiced sugar-dusted donut filled with a generous slab of foie gras torchon. Some will like it while some will not.
Beetroot Pappardelle / Goat Cheese / Candied Walnut [280฿] – If you don’t take / like beetroot, this dish might probably change your mind because it is delicious! [AroiMakMak Recommended!]
Scallop Carpaccio / Green Mango Ice Cream / Shiso [520฿] – Scallop Carpaccio with green mango sorbet! We love the unexpected combination and refreshing zest of this dish. [AroiMakMak Recommended!]
Hot Smoked Salmon / Ikura Salsa / Potato Veloute [620฿] – A popular main from Mia. A comforting dish with the salmon executed to perfection. [AroiMakMak Recommended!]
Truffle Mac and Cheese [250฿] – This is definitely a crowd favourite but we prefer it to be less dense.
Grilled Broccolini / Sesame Seed Dressing [130฿] – The broccoli was nicely charred and the sesame seed dressing hit the spot. For someone who doesn’t really take vegetables, this says a lot.
Slow Cooked & Grilled Short Ribs / Red Wine Sauce / Pine Nut [1650฿] – If you prefer meat over fish, this will work well for you and we are happy with the generous serving of sauce, which paired perfectly with the soft and tender meat.
Time for desserts!
Tarte Tatin [580฿] – There is a need to emphasise that this is the best Tarte Tatin in Bangkok. This dessert is selling like hotcakes so you need to pre-order, else you won’t get the chance to try this. The tarte tatin is good to be shared between 2 to 4 (or 1, if you are greedy like me). [AroiMakMak Recommended!]
If you don’t like apples, how about pineapples?
Roasted Pineapple / Piña Colada Ice Cream / Coconut Snow [290฿] – If you love bright sour notes, this dessert will work well with you.
Cheesecake / Passion Fruit Sorbet / Oats [300฿] Another dessert that showcases Chef Michelle’s ability to execute exquisite sweets that cannot be easily found in other similar establishments in Bangkok.
How about washing everything down with some cocktails?
If there’s only one cocktail you should try, go for the The Thrill of The Dill – Beefeater Gin, Pisco Demonio de Los Andes, St Germain, Dill, Lime Juice [340฿].
Every female who visits Mia will probably have a photo of this. Guys, forget about it because this is within the compound of the female toilet and I got special permission to take a photo here.
Mia is expanding their menu soon and we are looking forward to be back to try more of their dishes!