Muum Maam & Tuk Shop
Thai street slang for ‘little glutton’, you’d be forgiven for living up to this transforming lunch box’s namesake. With wood benches, besser block walls and fiery red-orange Thai street-art, it’s a hotbox of flavour and visual excitement. The kitchen is on display down one wall, while naked light bulbs swing overhead, illuminating the buzzing hive of activity beneath.
But it’s a two-faced affair in the best possible way – by day it’s the comfortably low-key timber shack of Tuk Shop out the front, busting out green papaya shrimp and peanut salad and sour pork sausage fried rice. But by night things take a step up with a more substantial menu of Muum Maam – think crispy pork belly and snake bean phrik king or Tom Yum Kai chicken lime soup. After dark, diners are looking to laze around longer with a relaxing drink. Owners Ratchada Jittopast and Top Arayarungro can be found managing the long communal dinning table, while chef Apple Payakachon plates up dishes that look like art.
Coconut milk is extracted fresh on the premises (no nasty fermented notes here), cocktails are a tropical burst of flavour and the food packs a vibrant punch, with plenty of gluten free and vegetarian options. Get your glutton on!