Once Bangkok re-opens to tourism without onerous quarantines (potentially in places like this), I have a new reason to return: a cool restaurant concept onboard a Lockheed L-1011.
A Gourmet Restaurant Onboard A L-1011 In Bangkok
Regular readers know I love the Lockheed L-1011, which I have written about here:
The restaurant is called Na-Oh Bangkok, a name which comes from “Noah’s Ark.” You’ll note taxidermy throughout the restaurant (the opposite object of Noah’s Ark…) and a sort of doomsday theme:
“Diaspora talks about an imaginative scenario after the doomsdays, where all the living creatures has evacuated on to Na-Oh. The story portray sequences of life and emotions, sadness, sorrow, lost celebration and the feeling of adrift inside this gigantic figure through the food.”
And the menu looks great:
One regular reader is not happy, commenting, “Hipster bullsh*t and psycho-babble at outrageous prices, out in the boondocks. Awful. Pass.” He’s correct, to an extent. 1,199 THB (~40 USD) for a three-course meal or 1,800 THB (~60 USD) for a five-course meal is a lot of money for Bangkok, where you can enjoy delicious street food for just a few dollars. The location is not ideal.
But I can tell you right now: I’m going next time I’m in Bangkok. In fact, I may try to prospective reservation now to coincide with a summer trip (which may or may not be happening, but hey…corona numbers are dropping).
I think one reason Na-Oh excites me is because I have not been to Asia in about a year and a half…whether it is Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia…I just cannot wait to get back. And I love the L-1011. A perfect match!
(H/T: One Mile at a Time, with special thanks to JRL)