Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Saneh Jaan @ Glasshouse at Sindhorn, Bangkok - เสน่ห์จันทน์ @ กลาสเฮ้าส์ แอท สินธร กรุงเทพฯ

Cuisine: Thai
Charged Price: THB1,000 per person
Visited: 1 June 2016
Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Value for money: 6/10
Services: 7/10
Scale: [1=poor ---- 5=average/standard ---- 10=outstanding/exceptional]

Recently launched, Saneh Jaan, at the new culinary destination of Sindhorn Tower on Thanon Witthayu: The Glasshouse. It hit the town much later than its neighbours which had been around since last year. What I can say about this Thai restaurant is definitely rather positive. It is fabulously charming as its name: Saneh means charm in Thai.

The atmosphere would have already stunned you upon walking in. Well decorated and rather elegant. Thanks god, it is not in modern style but contemporary. For some, the atmosphere can be a little too heavy to their liking. Just for a tip for both local and tourists, though the place does not state dress code, as I am aware of, it is still best to dress in a smart way rather than casual, especially shorts.

As for food, I personally like it. It is not those kind of royal cuisine nor modern nor Thai food for foreigners nor those harsh and spicy. What I like about food here is its moderation. I mean each dish is rich to the taste but not those highly hot and spicy such that foreigners can consume while the local can still enjoy.

Saneh Jaan @ Glasshouse at Sindhorn, Bangkok

the entrance

rather cosy and elegant atmosphere

We began our meal with a bit of cocktail and mocktails to follow during the course. For cocktail, it had to be Margarita definitely. My all time favourite classic cocktail. I did try Classic Margarita and Blue Margarita (THB220 each). The difference between the two is the use of spirit: Classic one uses Triple Sec while the Blue one uses Blue Curacao. Not bad but not good. I would prefer the one without sugar syrup. To me a good Margarita needs no syrup but a decent quality of Tequila. There was also a small portion of amuse bouche being served before the actual meal. For this visit, it was ปลาแห้งแตงโม (pla haeng tang mo) - Watermelon with Sweet Dried-fish and Crispy Shallot. I like its freshness and sweetness that boosted up the appetite.

Pineapple Freeze and Frosty Orange (THB180 each)


ปลาแห้งแตงโม - Watermelon with Sweet Dried-fish and Crispy Shallot

For the meal, we had กากหมูผัดพริกขิง - Stir-fried Pork Rind with Chili, Salty Egg and Kiffir Lime (8/10), แกงรัญจวน - Gaeng Run Juan (8/10), and กุ้งแม่น้ำทอดกระเทียมพริกไทย - Deep-fried Fresh Water Prawns Marinated in Garlic, Pepper, and Coriander Root (6/10). All of which were nice but stir-fried pork rind with chili, salty egg and kiffir lime seems to stand out. To me, the best way of stir-frying cow-pea is by using pork fat or lard. It would bring out the flavour nicely. In this case, pork rind did its job pretty well. Gaeng Run Juan was pretty delicious too. Love the spices and hot touch of the soup which was not overwhelming. However, deep-fried prawns did not meet my expectation. I would love to see better execution for prawn. Prawn is a delicate ingredient and needs attention at cooking in my view. The texture should be crisp but yet tender. For this one, it was the texture that could be improved. In term of taste, it was enjoyable. Rather local taste.

กากหมูผัดพริกขิง - Stir-fried Pork Rind with Chili, Salty Egg and Kiffir Lime (THB450)

แกงรัญจวน - Gaeng Run Juan (THB380)

กุ้งแม่น้ำทอดกระเทียมพริกไทย - Deep-fried Fresh Water Prawns Marinated in Garlic, Pepper, and Coriander Root (THB780)

Saneh Jaan @ Glasshouse at Sindhorn, Bangkok - เสน่ห์จันทน์ @ กลาสเฮ้าส์ แอท สินธร กรุงเทพฯ
Glasshouse @ Sindhorn
Floor G, Sindhorn Building
130-132 Thanon Witthayu
Lumphini, Pathum Wan
Bangkok 10330
Thailand

Open Hours: daily from 09:00am - 03:00pm

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