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Get to Know Chef Table Restaurant with Course Menus at Royal Osha

 

“Chef Table” dining is a style that many food enthusiasts are likely well acquainted with, as it involves unique cooking and dining procedures. This style encompasses a variety of cuisines for food enthusiasts to enjoy, including Japanese, Chinese, Western, and Thai food. Royal Osha is one such popular Chef Table restaurant offering Thai cuisine, appreciated by both Thai and international food critics. The restaurant utilizes premium seasonal ingredients, crafted by a master Thai chef, resulting in distinctive Thai Chef Table dishes that capture the essence and charm of Thai cuisine in every bite.

In this article, Royal Osha will introduce food enthusiasts to the concept of Chef Table dining, explaining what it is, why it has become widely popular among food enthusiasts, and how it differs from Fine Dining and Omakase. Additionally, it will recommend Chef Table course menus from Royal Osha that true Thai food lovers must not miss.

1. Chef Table: A dining style crafted to the chef’s whim

Chef Table Restaurant

The term “Chef Table” literally means “the chef’s table,” referring to a dining experience where diners sit in a position that allows them to clearly see the chef’s cooking process. This setup usually involves a table or counter facing the chef’s kitchen area. Each dish served to the diners is crafted according to the chef’s inspiration, featuring a story, meticulously selected ingredients, and careful, intricate preparation to ensure the best, freshest ingredients and flavors.

Dishes are served one by one in a planned sequence to provide the best taste, texture, and aroma, offering a unique dining experience that combines the art of cooking with the pleasure of eating. Chef Table dining encompasses a variety of cuisines, including Thai, Japanese, Western, and Chinese food, as it does not restrict to any particular style or type of cuisine. This flexibility has led to the proliferation of Chef Table restaurants in various styles, which have become increasingly popular among food enthusiasts.

2. Why is dining at Chef Table restaurants becoming more popular nowadays?

Dining at Chef Table restaurants has been increasingly popular among food enthusiasts due to several unique characteristics in cooking, service, and ambiance. Firstly, diners can observe almost every step of the cooking process, making them feel more involved with the chef. This interaction allows them to experience fresh, clean ingredients being cooked right in front of them, enhancing the flavor of the food. Additionally, the atmosphere at Chef Table restaurants is exciting and relaxing, providing a full sensory dining experience as diners can hear and smell the cooking up close. Each dish is served gradually, allowing diners to fully appreciate the details and nuances of the food. The limited seating ensures that the chef can give personal attention to each diner, creating a friendly and intimate dining experience. These distinctive features and the unique charm of Chef Table dining have led more food enthusiasts to choose this type of dining experience.

3. How do Chef Table, Fine Dining, and Omakase differ?

Chef Table restaurants

Dining at Chef’s Table, Fine Dining, and Omakase are popular styles of eating, each with its own unique appeal. However, many food enthusiasts might wonder about the differences among these three styles to choose the one that best matches their personal taste. Dining at a Chef’s Table has its own highlights and characteristics, as mentioned earlier, and Fine Dining and Omakase have their own details and distinctions as well, as follows:

  • Fine Dining is a style of eating that features elegantly decorated tables and the use of luxurious utensils and tableware. There are menu options available in both course and à la carte formats. The presentation is highly creative, and the service is of a high standard and formal. Similar to Chef’s Table, dishes are served one by one in a specific order, allowing diners to fully appreciate the flavors and details of each dish.

 

  • Omakase is a style of dining similar to Chef’s Table, where the menu is chef’s choice. However, in Japanese, it’s referred to as “Omakase” (お任せ), and the difference lies in the fact that Omakase menus typically consist of dishes such as sushi, sashimi, soup, or various other Japanese dishes.

4. Royal Osha: A Chef Table restaurant where every dish is crafted from premium ingredients by a Thai chef with over 40 years of experience

Royal Osha is a Chef Table-style restaurant that meticulously prepares every dish using premium ingredients carefully selected by experienced Thai chefs with over 40 years of experience in the culinary industry. The selection of ingredients at Royal Osha is based on seasonal availability, ensuring freshness, cleanliness, and safety. The method of selecting seasonal ingredients is based on the philosophy of Chef Vichit Mukura, who believes in “Classic Thai Elegance Reinvented,” aiming to convey the culture, stories, lifestyle, and culinary heritage of the Thai people. By using local ingredients specific to each season, along with incorporating modern interpretations, Royal Osha creates a fusion that captures the essence of Thai flavors and aromas, providing diners with a satisfying and health-conscious experience.

Additionally, the restaurant follows the principles of Thai traditional medicine, which suggests that eating seasonally contributes to good health and strengthens the immune system. Furthermore, Royal Osha embraces the concept of “food as medicine” by incorporating indigenous Thai plants, vegetables, and herbs known for their medicinal properties into their dishes. By preparing ingredients seasonally and infusing them with the seven essential tastes of Thai cuisine—sour, sweet, salty, bitter, spicy, savory, and astringent—Royal Osha aims to bring out the distinct flavors and characteristics of Thai cuisine, allowing diners to fully experience the charm and identity of Thai culture.

Royal Osha’s menu covers all four regions of Thailand—Northern, Southern, Central, and Northeastern—and is divided into three seasons: hot season, rainy season, and cold season. Each season features a diverse range of dishes, providing diners with a variety of flavors and allowing them to sample new Thai cuisine from each region. This approach ensures that diners can fully experience the richness and uniqueness of Thai cuisine.

In every dish, Royal Osha doesn’t just use premium ingredients; they’re also meticulously crafted by renowned Thai Chef, “Chef Vichit Mukura,” the Executive Chef of Royal Osha. With over 40 years of culinary experience, Chef Vichit has earned the title of a master chef. He aims to deliver the deliciousness of Thai cuisine in the Chef Table style under the belief that “Thai food is as good as any cuisine in the world.” Thai cuisine stands out with its completeness, diversity, vibrant colors, and a combination of flavors like sour, spicy, salty, sweet, along with the use of indigenous herbs that not only enhance the taste but also promote health.

Chef Vichit’s journey began at the age of 24 when he managed a team of up to 32 members at the renowned “Riverside Court” Thai restaurant of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. He dedicated 27 years to establishing this restaurant as a leading culinary destination in Thailand. His expertise and experience are now poured into every dish at Royal Osha, ensuring they encapsulate the essence of authentic Thai cuisine in taste, presentation, and identity.

 

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5. Recommended course menu from Royal Osha: Contemporary Thai Chef Table cuisine

Chef Table restaurant

For food enthusiasts who want to experience the authentic taste of Thai cuisine from Royal Osha, a Chef Table Thai contemporary restaurant that meticulously selects ingredients and presents Thai flavors by experienced Thai chefs like Chef Witchit Mukura, creating a diverse course menu for diners to fully enjoy the Thai identity. Here’s the menu:

  • The Green Chilli and Apple Granita with Blue Crab Meat is a starter dish in the course menu crafted from fresh, sweet, and non- pungent blue crab meat. It comes with green chilli, adding a spicy kick, and apple in the form of granita, enhancing the delicious taste with a refreshing and intense flavor profile. This dish is perfect for starting a meal with its well-balanced, vibrant, and fresh taste.

 

  • The Foie Gras Mousse with ‘Tom Yam’ Powder is a starter dish in the course menu crafted from a special recipe of crispy pastry from Royal Osha, known for its fragrant and crispy texture. It’s served with a rich and intense foie gras mousse and sprinkled with ‘Tom Yam’ powder, which brings out the herbal aroma and bold flavor. When enjoyed together, they complement each other perfectly, aiding digestion and providing a delightful culinary experience.

 

  • The Grilled Japanese Taraba Crab with Yellow Curry Croquette is a starter dish in the course menu crafted from premium Japanese Taraba crab, grilled to perfection to enhance its aromatic flavor. It’s served alongside a rich and intense yellow curry, prepared in the signature style of Royal Osha, which perfectly complements the fresh and delicious taste of the crab.

 

  • The Tuna and Herbs Salad with Yuzu Mayo is a salad dish in the course menu meticulously crafted from tuna, tossed with various aromatic herbs, resulting in a rich and flavorful combination. It’s dressed with a tangy, creamy yuzu mayo sauce, providing a perfect balance of sourness and creaminess. When enjoyed together, this dish offers a harmonious blend of aromas and flavors, creating a truly delightful culinary experience.

 

  • The Hokkaido scallops with chili and herbs salad is a salad dish in the course menu meticulously crafted from premium Hokkaido scallops, known for their large size and sweet, tender flesh. They are grilled over low heat to perfection. Served alongside a salad dressed with a mixture of chili and various herbs, this dish offers a blend of

herbal aroma, spiciness, and balanced flavors, reminiscent of traditional Thai spicy salads.

  • The Grilled Carabinero with Vegetable Consommé, Black Peppers, and Seasonal Vegetables is a soup dish in the course menu meticulously crafted from large Spanish carabinero prawns, grilled to perfection. It’s served alongside a consommé enriched with the aroma of vegetables, sweetness, richness, and just the right amount of spiciness, along with a variety of seasonal vegetables that enhance its delicious and well-balanced flavor profile.

 

  • The Green Herbs with Perilla Seeds is a main course dish in the course menu meticulously crafted from premium quality sweet and juicy watermelon. It’s served alongside a salad of green herbs and perilla seeds, providing a refreshing, sweet, and aromatic flavor profile. This dish offers a perfect blend of freshness, sweetness, richness, and delightful aroma, delivering an authentic taste of traditional Thai cuisine in every bite.

 

  • The Deep-fried Giant Octopus Tentacle with Salted Egg Yolk and Pickled Chillies is a main course dish meticulously crafted from premium-quality giant octopus tentacles, known for their full-bodied texture, tenderness, and fresh, sweet flavor. They are deep-fried to perfection and then coated with a rich and intense salted egg yolk sauce. Served alongside pickled chillies, this dish offers a well- balanced and flavorful experience, with a perfect blend of richness and spiciness. Enjoying these elements together provides a full- bodied and authentic Thai culinary experience.

 

  • The Grilled Australian Wagyu Beef Striploin with Thai Spicy “Pad Cha” served with sautéed vegetables is a main course meticulously crafted from premium-grade Australian Wagyu beef striploin, renowned for its tender, juicy texture and rich flavor. It’s grilled to perfection to ensure a delightful aroma and succulence without being overly dry. Served alongside a flavorful and intense Pad Cha sauce, and sautéed asparagus, this dish offers a harmonious combination of robust flavors and tender textures, creating a truly satisfying culinary experience.

 

  • The Wild Honey Roll Cake with Thai Tea Ice Cream, Crumble, and Pop Rice is a dessert in the course menu featuring a fragrant, sweet, and soft vanilla roll cake paired with rich Thai tea ice cream. It’s drizzled with wild honey from forest flowers and served alongside crumbled crispy rice cracker, providing a refreshing and palate-cleansing touch. Enjoying these elements together completes the meal perfectly, offering a truly delightful culinary experience.

 

Apart from the menu included in the course offerings, there are also over 50 a la carte Thai dishes available for diners to choose from. You can also reserve your seat in advance to indulge in the contemporary Thai dining experience at Royal Osha’s Chef Table. Simply visit our Line Official: @royalosha or click here.

 

Click here to access Royal Osha’s menu page.

6. Reviews of Royal Osha: Authentic Thai Chef Table cuisine from Thai and international food critics

Apart from the various prestigious awards that Chef Table’s Royal Osha has received, such as the Michelin Guide award for six consecutive years and many others, which guarantee its quality, taste, and service, it has also been reviewed by Thai and international food critics who have visited to experience the authentic Thai cuisine at Royal Osha firsthand. Here are their genuine impressions:

K. Annie21:

“Thai cuisine reaches a new level with Chef Vichit. It’s creative, beautiful, maintaining the essence of Thai in every dish, and the taste is absolutely delicious. The ambiance and service are excellent too!”

K. Coryne S Suzuki

“Celebrated a very special birthday here Food was outstanding! Both delicious and beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and for making this evening so memorable!”

K. WoWVal:

“Royal Osha offers the pinnacle of beautiful Thai cuisine. The flavors of Thai food here are innovative, and the presentation is exceptional. It’s surprising why it hasn’t received a Michelin star yet.”

K. Jennifer Hsu

“A very nice, elegant restaurant. Nice food, beautiful restaurant, and high end service. Highly recommended.”

K. Yuphavadee:

“It’s Thai cuisine with delicious flavors, maintaining the traditional Thai essence. It introduces younger generations to Thai food. The chef’s skills are excellent, the place is beautiful, and the presentation is elegant. Royal Osha truly lives up to its name.”

K. Trairuk

“Fine dining, authentic Thai food, out of this world service”

K. Yupin:

“Delicious food, beautifully presented dishes, very appetizing. The staff provides excellent service, and the restaurant’s atmosphere is warm and beautiful, perfect for welcoming foreigners and special occasions. I highly recommend coming here.”

K. Cathryn Cole

“Great Thai cuisine. Some of the best food I have ever eaten in Thailand.”

 

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7. Experience contemporary Thai dining at a Chef Table restaurant at Royal Osha

Chef Table restaurant

For food enthusiasts who enjoy contemporary Thai dining experiences, Chef Table at Royal Osha offers just that. Every dish is meticulously crafted from seasonal ingredients, carefully selected and expertly prepared by Chef Vichit Mukura, who is renowned for his culinary skills. Each dish showcases the essence of Thai cuisine, allowing diners to fully immerse themselves in the charm of Thai flavors. Loved by both locals and foreigners, Royal Osha is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it easily accessible for any occasion.

Therefore, diners who wish to experience Thai cuisine in a contemporary Chef Table setting can make reservations in advance or inquire for more details through the following channels:

Click here to access Royal Osha’s reservation page.