Sukhumvit Soi 38
Terry Intarnkhamhaeng grew up around his aunt’s street food stall. If something wasn’t in season, it wasn’t at the market. If it wasn’t at the market, it wasn’t on the menu.
This reliance on local and seasonal produce is what Terry and wife Daisy have tried to emulate at Sukhumvit Soi 38. It’s a big step away from the year-round menus you find at many Thai restaurants.
Green chicken curry and pad thai are still available, but they’re alongside less common dishes. Travelling through Thailand’s different regions, there are Malay-influenced specialities from the south, the familiar flavours of Bangkok, and simple but spicy dishes from the Isan region in the northeast. The variety of meals, along with many vegetarian and vegan alternatives, makes the menu accessible to everyone.
Just don’t go expecting a gentle atmosphere harking back to old Siam. Sukhumvit Soi 38 is modern Thailand – busy, loud, and vibrant.
The cocktail list is a fun nod to Bangkok’s nightlife, while shakes designed to beat the city’s humidity translate well to Adelaide’s hot summers. If you prefer wine, the small wine list is surprisingly well matched.