By Masaharu Morimoto – World Renowed Iron Chef Launches in Bangkok
3 August, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand – Acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is pleased to announce the opening of Morimoto Bangkok this August 4th. The restaurant is located at MahaNakhon Cube, a Lifestyle and Retail Centre which adjacent to the city’s tallest building and architectural landmark, MahaNakhon.
Chef Masaharu Morimoto has created a bridge between the culinary traditions of his native Japan and the International palate, bringing intense excitement, exquisite technique, and perfectly balanced flavors to thousands of diners through out the world. He has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of International and Japanese ingredients and has effectively created a signature style that positions him as one of today’s foremost chefs.
At Morimoto Bangkok, Chef Morimoto showcases signature dishes from his eponymous restaurants throughout the world, with highlights including his famed Tuna Pizza with anchovy aioli, olives and jalapeno; Hamachi Tartare with wasabi, nori paste, and sour cream; Rock Shrimp Tempura with spicy kochujan and wasabi aioli; and Braised Black Cod with ginger-soy reduction.
Alongside Executive Chef Arnaud Drouville, Chef Morimoto also introduces brand new dishes that utilize the local ingredients and flavors of the region, with highlights like Pork Chashu Salad, braised pork shoulder, cucumber, daikon with braised chashu sauce, crispy garlic chili oil; Morimoto Black Pepper Shrimp, with Chinese greens, Thai peppers, green asparagus, black pepper sauce; Whole Roasted Lobster ‘Epice’, Thai peppers, Thai basil, egg, Pad Thai noodles, spicy tamarind sauce, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaf.
Led by renowned mixologist Shingo Gokan, the beverage program will feature an intimate list of cocktails that feature traditional Japanese spirit ingredients including Japanese whiskies, umeshus, sakes, and shochus. Further, cocktails such as “The Yuzu,” balance the spirits with other Japanese ingredients such as shiso leaves, and umeboshi. An equally playful mocktail list will also be featured as part of Shingo-san’s program.
Designed by Bangkok based architectural firm MPD Studio, Morimoto Bangkok offers an elegant yet inviting atmosphere, creating a balance between luxury and casual dining. The 165 seat restaurant offers a woodsy dining room, a terrace overlooking the MahaNakhon building, a bar area designed with pre-and- post dinner drinking in mind, a sushi bar, and a private dining room that seats 12 with it’s own private terrace.
Morimoto Bangkok is led by Big Bad Wolf Hospitality Group Director and Bangkok born Pranitan “Pete” Phornprapha. Heavily involved with numerous other lifestyle brands, Pete, also part of the Siam Motors clan, has had significant influence on Thai trends in recent years with “Wonderfruit,” and “Asiola.” Further, Big Bad Wolf has been an evolutionary leader seeking sustainable and leading edge practices. Pete, on his involvement with Morimoto Bangkok states, “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Chef Morimoto, his creativity, his inspirations, and his team. We wish to create an international dining experience with a local flavor and welcome everyone to try the experience.”