Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Swimming in Olive Oil
This is a no-frills Italian eatery not only hidden in a sub-soi on busy Thonglo Road but also we need to ring the doorbell at gates in order to get access to the house (or if you prefer to call it a restaurant). The restaurant has no obvious shop sign and no shop facade as well. It is owner Mallika Margherita's family house that they live there; and it is the six tables Pasta 54.
Food? Non-commercial home-style recipes from the owner's nanny of Naples, Italy; therefore dishes are of basic kind. After all we felt like eating at our neighbor's house with our neighbors.
Customers? Thonglo hi-so residents and paparazzi-sensitive movie stars.
1. green salad Baht 100; 2. ministrone soup Baht 100 (hearty!)
3. grilled fish with rosemary Baht 200
4. spaghetti with fresh tomato and basil Baht 160; 5. pasta D'estate Baht 180
(great if you love olive oil, plenty of them!)
Pasta 54 **3/4
Soi Saeng Thong
off Thonglo Soi 25
Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Open daily: 11am - 9pm
(ring the doorbell to grant yourself an entrance)
Pay (food only for two): around THB 900
one of the two dining room inside the family house compound