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Pump Up The Jam

June 01, 2015
The Jam Factory
If you thought La Rive Gauche was all Hemingway, Miller and Picasso, think again. Forget Paris, in fact, and look instead to the burgeoning left bank of the Chao Phraya, where Bangkok’s bohemian quarter is coming into a league of its own courtesy of starchitect Duangrit Bunnag’s creative complex, The Jam Factory.

Nestled around a lush and leafy courtyard between behemoth Bodhi trees on the banks of Thonburi, an enclave of former medicine, ice and battery factories has been transformed into one of the city’s most desirable design-led destinations. Home to Bunnag’s own office, The Jam Factory also hosts an art gallery, a Candide biblio-tique and stellar shop-cum-resto The Never Ending Summer, plus another eatelier and waterfront deck slated for later this year.

Showcasing a rarely seen and seldom sampled selection of traddy, hi-so Thai bites that hark back to Bunnag and partner Naree Boonyakiat’s well-to-do childhoods, the epicurean experience, not to mention the on-point industrial-chic interiors, have been much admired by gourmands from Bangkok and beyond. Tease your tongue with a taste of the high-life, and tuck into the moo sarong (pork stuffed with salted egg and wrapped with noodles), and pla too tom kem (soup with mackerel). Mmm, tom yum!
41/5 Charoen Nakhon Rd / Khlong San / +66 2 861 0950 / lunch Tue-Sun, dinner daily
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