Traditional Thai Fine Dining
Situated right behind the crystal-shaped glass building of the Glasshouse@Sindhorn, on the ground floor of Sindhorn Building, an authentic Thai restaurant Saneh Jaan embodies a journey of the senses through the original charm of Thailand’s culinary traditions in an elegantly modern setting.
Named by Mr. Chalalak Bunnag, Director and CEO of Siam Sindhorn, Saneh Jaan (which literally means “charm of the moon”) is actually the name of an ancient Thai dessert traditionally served in auspicious occasions. It is also believed that those who eat it will charm all those around them.
Contemporary Design with Thai Twist
Beyond the dark wooden doors reveals the beautifully-appointed dining area turned stylish and contemporary, with a collection of poems about Thai food composed by Naowarat Pongpaiboon, the national artist of poetry literature and SEA writer, along with exquisite objets d’art and remarkable images of Bangkok adding a dramatic effect to the white walls. The interior gives the space a luxurious appearance, whereas the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing.
The attractive lounge area, Jaan Jarung, located next to the main dining area, instantly demands attention with its unique design bar, serving up an extensive selection of fine wines, cocktails, and spirits, as well as Thailand’s local whisky, ya dong. For the utmost privacy, three intricate private rooms—Jaan Prung, Jaan Prang, and Jaan Horm—provide an elegant yet comfortable backdrop for an exclusive meeting or dining experience.
Reviving Classic Thai Dishes
The food at Saneh Jaan celebrates the original palates of Thai food with its focus on homegrown recipes created with high quality local ingredients, some of which are grown in the building’s backyard.
The sweet and sour Mee Krob Goong made with crispy-fried rice vermicelli with tamarind sauce, red onion, pickled garlic, and bitter orange peel, crowned with crusty omelet and served with sweet prawn, bean sprouts, and banana blossoms, is a splendid starter to entice one’s appetite.
The spicy salad Yum Som-O Goong Sieb, a rare treat consisting of fresh pomelo, fresh shrimps, crispy shrimps, minced pork, with tamarind sauce and Thai roasted chili paste delivers a harmonious blend of flavors with a unique fruity note.
Inspired by the recipe of Sangkhlaburi, Kai Palo Moo Tao Jiew is simple, yet sophisticated with eggs braised in aromatic Chinese spices like cinnamon sticks and star anises, as well as tender braised pork belly in salted bean paste and spongy tofu, bathed in sweet and savory soup.
Kai Baan Kua Bai Jaan provides a distinctively strong taste of Thailand’s southern region with free range chicken from Tanaosri stir-fried with Thai yellow curry paste and Thai spices like ginger, lemongrass, red onion, and turmeric, along with fragrant wild basil leaves
The addictively hot curry, Kaeng Kua Poo Bai Cha Ploo steals the show with its delicate crabmeat chunks and scented wildbetal leafbush precisely cooked with a curry paste of fresh spices and coconut milk, exhibiting a bold and spicy blend that is unmistakable.
Desserts for Prosperity
For the sweet escape, go for Khanom Thong Ruam, a dessert platter crowded with a golden collection of traditional Thai bite-size sweets—each comes with its symbolic meaning in Thai culture—which include khanom thong ek, a classic dessert garnished with gold foil; foy thong, sweet golden silk threads; thong yod, a beautiful water drop-shaped dessert; med khanoon, a propitious dessert made with jackfruit seeds; khanom dara thong, a Thai sweet decorated with watermelon seeds; and khanom saneh jaan, a dessert with a shape and aroma of a golden apple.
Upscale Ya Dong
At Saneh Jaan, the local herb-infused liquor, known as ya dong in Thai, goes upscale with its health benefits and unique flavors. Among the restaurant’s signature ya dong, Naree Ram Peung (Wailing Women), served along with aromatic pandan-infused water, tamarind, pickled olives, and salt, helps improve blood circulation in body, especially recommended for women with menstrual problems.
Although located in the avant-garde structure of the Glasshouse@Sindhorn, Saneh Jaan still stays true to its original roots and authenticity in terms of taste and presentation.
Thai Classic Summer Treat
Available from 1st April to 31st May 2017
THB 490++ per set.
The Flavorful Charm of Thai Cuisine
Lunch from 11:00 – 14:00 hrs.
Dinner from 18:00 – 22:00 hrs.
Directly contact 02 650 9880