Paii at The House on Sathorn, casual dining in the historic 130-year old landmark.
Built in 1889 during the reign of King Rama V, The House’s neo-classical structure originally housed wealthy businessman Luang Sathorn Rajayutka, who created Sathorn Canal. The home was later was passed down to his descendants. In the early 1920s, the site was converted into the Majestic Hotel Royal. Later, from 1948 to 1999, the building served as the Russian Embassy.
‘Paii’ (พาย) means to paddle, usually use full sentence as Paii Rue (to paddle the boat) honouring the legacy of the founder of The House on Sathorn, Luang Sathorn Rajayutka, who created Sathorn Canal.
The interior design of Paii retains the opulence of its gilded past while modern elements, including contemporary Thai artwork such as tapestries, paintings, photography and sculpture, come into play, injecting modern vibrancy into old-world glamour.
A bar for an enticing mix of crafted seasonal cocktails, good wines list or if you are tea lovers, try out some of their special blends. Green Garden Tea – Green tea, grapefruit, chamomile and rose or Starry Night Tea – Black tea with jasmine aroma, lavender and vanilla
The kitchen team led by Chef Joe Weeraket who passions about cooking Thai cuisine, using lots of great seafood from local and imported products. He doesn’t fancy his food, rather keeps the dishes simple but with full flavors allowing clients to enjoy freshest of seafood and ingredients.
Paii offers indoor and outdoor dining and is open daily for lunch and dinner. Below are some of their highlights.
Po Piah Poo- Blue swimmer crab – Crispy spring rolls, jicama, Ajard pineapple sauce
Yum Hua Plee Nuea Poo – Banana blossom – Mud crab, Paii chilli jam, lemongrass
Hoy Shell Pad Phong Kari- Hokkaido scallops – Stir fried, yellow curry powder
Goong Line Seua Pad Kra Tium Prick Thai- Tiger prawns – Stir fried, garlic, pepper or try out Hoy Lord Pad Sauce XO- French razor clams – Mekhong flambéed, homemade XO sauce.
Larb Nhuad Pla Mhuek Yak Yang- Spanish Octopus – Charcoaled, larb salad, mint
Panang Mhoo Yang- Pork shoulder – Grilled, panang curry
Tom Yum Goong Mae Nam- River prawns – Thick “Tom yam “ broth
Thai Tea–ramisu- Thai tea, mascarpone
Tangerine Chocolate Choux Cream- Tangerine marmalade, chocolate sauce
Today, The House on Sathorn further stands out as a tremendously eclectic location. The building and grounds – directly adjacent W Bangkok – comprise four separate buildings including Paii presenting modern Thai seafood cuisine and function rooms for meeting and social gatherings.
Getting there: BTS Chong Nonsi station
Address: 106 The House on Sathorn Ground Floor, North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak (1.34 mi)
Bangkok, Thailand 10500
Tel: 02 344 4025