In a world where chefs are celebrities and channels like “The Food Network” bombard us with culinary propaganda 24/7, food has become something more than just fuel to propel us through the day.

Where you eat, how the food is prepared, what it looks like and where it comes from are as important as the flavor.

Food isn’t just food; its culture, its passion, it is even trendy and fashionable.

This past decade, no trend has been more popular than “fusion” food. Just like musicians are jamming two seemingly unrelated songs together and calling it a “mash up”, chefs the world over are marrying cuisines to create such apparitions as “Korean Tacos”, “Danish Pizzas” and “Sushi Burgers”.

Upon first laying eyes on the fabulous dishes coming out of the kitchen at New Nordic’s Kong Juu Chinese Restaurant, it would be easy to mistake them for some of this high fashion food.

Wave after wave of gorgeous and beautifully presented dishes that are almost too pretty to eat.

 

 

One might think, “This is Chinese food?”

Many westerners enjoy the flavors of China but most embrace their own homegrown versions of this cuisine.

Piles of fried meat on top of rice and noodles with stir fried vegetables is what many Europeans and North Americans consider Chinese food.

Even more knowledgeable and well-travelled westerners who have been to China agree, Chinese cuisine is much more than this but isn’t necessarily the most visually appealing or artistic fare. Real Chinese chefs say their food is all about the ingredients and the flavors.

Kong Juu’s Chef Krist couldn’t agree more but adds, “I don’t make fusion or fashion food, I make authentic Chinese food. But why shouldn’t Chinese food be beautiful?”

Kittipong Sathaworat, AKA Chef Krist, is the Executive Chef at the Chinese Restaurant and Breakfast Restaurants for The New Nordic Group on Pratumnak Hill.

Krist is a native of Bangkok who came up the way chefs should, through the kitchens and dining rooms in busy city restaurants packed with hungry customers and staffed by creative cooks.

He began his career in several popular Chinese restaurants in Bangkok and ultimately landed at The Ambassador Hotel where his friend was Food & Beverage Director.

This is where Krist became totally immersed in the food business learning about European cuisine as well as how restaurants and industrial sized kitchens really work.

Eventually the chef got back to his roots and cooking authentic Chinese food when he became the turnaround chef at the Grand Diamond Hotel in Poipet, Thailand near the Cambodian border.

It’s at this restaurant (now called The Grand China Hotel) he developed his vision of what Chinese food should be. “I call it Contemporary Chinese” Krist beams. “All the authentic Chinese flavors but with modern presentation”.

While Chef Krist isn’t willing to compromise on ingredients or flavors, his culture-correct cuisine has been tailored for visitors and guests to Thailand’s favorite seaside resort.

Since seafood is abundant and available fresh every morning, Kong Juu offers an incredible array of dishes including a huge steamed “Seafood Lover’s Basket” including Canadian Lobster and crayfish.

The basket comes with four dipping sauces that offer a “taste of China” including a pungent and spicy Szechuan sauce and a hearty chili-paste from Shanghai.

Because the crayfish are available live, Krist is developing several dishes featuring the mini-lobster-like crustaceans.

 

 

Along with the seafood bounty, Kong Juu offers an all-u-can-eat Dim Sum special on Sundays.

The Dim Sum treats at Kong Juu are all made-to-order from fresh ingredients. It may take a few minutes to prepare but rest assured, the shrimp, crab and fish stuffed into the bite-sized morsels are bursting with juicy flavor.

So obsessed with fresh ingredients is Chef Krist that he has started his own herb and vegetable garden right on the premises. Tender organic lettuce leaves, sweet and fragrant herbs and even piquant little chilies travel from garden to table in a flash. “We plan to expand our garden” boasts Chef Krist. “More flowers, more herbs and vegetables for more creative dishes”.

Other specialties from the creative mind of Chef Krist are duck dishes, both traditional and modern.

“Our feature duck dish is Smoked Duck with Jellyfish and Sesame Oil” says Krist. The chef also points out that Kong Juu features many tasty and authentic vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Additionally, it appears that besides having a creative culinary mind, Chef Krist is also quite adept at the business and management side of the food business.

Kong Juu is a beautifully designed restaurant with two main dining rooms.

While one is set up for intimate small party dining, the other is wide open and easily arranged for large parties or even business meeting and seminars. “We often host business events” says Krist. “The big banquet room is perfect for these kind of parties and our staff is always prepared for large events”.

For Westerners that still think Chinese food comes in a white carton, it is definitely worth a trip up Pratumnak Hill to Kong Juu.

Chef Krist will open your eyes to what real Chinese food tastes like and share his vision of what it should look like as well. Be prepared to try something different.

Open your mind to experience something ancient and new at the same time. Fresh food that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the pallet. No “con-fusion” … this is Chinese food.

 

 

Comments

  1. Nakliyat paltformu uygulamamız sayesinde son iki yıl içerisinde binlerce mutlu müşteriye ulaşıldı. Kaliteli hizmet ile ihtiyaç sahiplerini buluşturuyoruz ve onların daha iyi bir hizmet almasını sağlıyoruz. Evden eve nakliyat paltformu bünyesinde görev tüm firmalarımız gerekli belge ve donanımlara sahip kuruluşlardan oluşmaktadır. Her biri kendi alanında yılların birikim ve tecrübesiyle kendini kanıtlamış şirketlerden oluşur. Nakliye ve taşımacılık alanında gösterdikleri bu başarıyı müşterilerden aldıkları yorumlarla kanıtlamış bulunuyorlar.

    https://www.tumnakliyatcilar.com/

  2. Let me say that there are also few good quality TV softwares that actually have very high quality and at lowest cost. I think the PC 2007 Elite Edition stands a good number among top 10 software for online networks.

  3. When someone writes an articlepostpiece of writingparagraph he/she keepsmaintainsretains the ideathoughtplanimage of a user in his/her mindbrain that how a user can understandknowbe aware of it. SoThusTherefore that’s why this articlepostpiece of writingparagraph is amazinggreatperfectoutstdanding. Thanks!

  4. Kocaeli Güven Nakliyat Kocaeli’de şehir içi ve şehirler arası olarak profesyonel bir evden eve nakliyat hizmeti sunmaktadır. Kurumsal kimliğimiz, teknik personelimiz ve kaliteli, mukavemeti yüksek ambalaj malzemelerimiz ile sorunsuz bir taşıma işlemi sunuyoruz. Uzman mobilyacılarımız ile her türlü mobilya aksamını en iyi şekilde söküp takıyor, hizmetlerimizde sınır tanımıyoruz.
    Kocaeli Güven Nakliyat’ı tercih eden müşterilerimiz yaptıkları olumlu geri bildirimler ile memnuniyetlerini bizlere ve çevresine bildirmişler, bu sayede genişleyen portföyümüz ile daha çok hizmet etme imkanına kavuşmuş bulunmaktayız. Kocaeli Güven Nakliyat olarak müşteri memnuniyetinin çalışma hayatımızda ve işimizin devamının sağlanmasında ne kadar büyük öneme sahip olduğunun bilinci ile hareket ediyor, böylece müşterilerimizin her türlü istek ve beklentilerini önemseyerek, hizmetlerimizi bu yönde şekillendiriyoruz.

    https://kocaeliguvennakliyat.com/

  5. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

  6. ISO 27001 Baş Denetçi Eğitimi, kurum veya kuruluşlarda olan ISO 27001 Bilgi Güvenliği Yönetim Sistemininin dışında risk yönetimin, iç tetkiklerin yönetimi, denetim ve denetçi kuralları gibi konulara bakış açınızı değiştirecektir. Ayrıca iç tetkikleri gerçekleştirme, ISO 27001 tekikçilerinin yeteneklerinin belirlenmesi ve onaylanması konusunda iyi bir yol gösterici olacak ve sizi ISO 27001 Baş Tetkikçi sertifikasını almak için gereken sınava hazırlayacaktır.

    https://www.burakeksi.com/iso-27001-egitimi-iso-27001-bas-denetci-egitimi-irca-onayli

  7. Good day I am so grateful I found your weblog, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Yahoo for something else, Regardless I
    am here now and would just like to say thank you for a tremendous post and a all
    round entertaining blog (I also love the
    theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the minute but I
    have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I
    have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  8. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is great blog.
    An excellent read. I’ll certainly be back.

  9. I definitely wanted to type a brief note in order to thank you for all of the lovely instructions you are writing at this site. My prolonged internet research has now been paid with awesome content to talk about with my classmates and friends. I would point out that many of us readers actually are very lucky to live in a perfect site with many outstanding professionals with very helpful things. I feel truly fortunate to have seen the webpage and look forward to some more fun moments reading here. Thanks a lot once again for everything.

  10. This sounds like a fantastic tool! I always buy domains for my affiliate links so there’s no chance of anyone stealing my links! But I will definitely look into this, thanks!

  11. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your blog. You have some really good articles and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Regards!

  12. When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me
    when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment
    is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment.
    There has to be a means you can remove me from that service?
    Cheers!

  13. We areWe’re a groupa gagglea bunch of volunteers and startingopening a newa brand new scheme in our community. Your siteweb sitewebsite providedoffered us with helpfulusefulvaluable informationinfo to work on. You haveYou’ve performeddone an impressivea formidable taskprocessactivityjob and our wholeentire communitygroupneighborhood will beshall bemight bewill probably becan bewill likely be gratefulthankful to you.

  14. The midfield stalwart, whose contract expires next summer, is a product of the famed La Masia academy, joining at just 12 years of age on the brink of one of the club’s most successful periods. Andres Iniesta reveals he is yet to sign a new contract as he hints at Barcelona exit: ‘Three years ago I never imagined leaving… now I think about the future’

  15. You should be able to write a chapter including the transitions in approximately two hours at the maximum. Do not text now edit your work leave that until the end. You can, however, hire an editor to go through the material as you continue. You will find your best writing happens when you do not have a chance to think about it. It was Jack London that never went back over a script and he wrote many a great novel. You may not be Jack London, but you will be on your way to your first book.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.