With culinary mastermind Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn behind the concept, Nusara has gained the recognition and respect it deserves in no time at all. Ton is known for the coveted and accolade-ridden restaurant Le Du in Bangkok but had honed his skills way before that when he worked for other respected restaurants Eleven Madison Park, The Modern and Jean-Georges.
Nusara is named after Ton’s late grandmother as a tribute to his culinary muse. Unlike the ultra-modern Le Du, Nusara focuses on authentic family recipes but still uses meticulous methods and sophisticated presentation. The restaurant serves a 12-course tasting menu comprising small, innovative bites. Highlights include spicy squid salad and wok-fried wagyu beef with basil, and the show-stealing, crab curry on a crispy betel leaf with horseshoe crab roe.
The restaurant sits just above Ton’s other venture, Mayrai Pad Thai and Wine Bar, offering an idyllically intimate dining experience for a maximum of 10 guests. In the cosy space, diners get to revel in a combination of Old Town-era glamour and modern sleekness.
- Spicy squid salad
- Wok-fried wagyu beef with basil
- Crab curry on a crispy betel leaf with horseshoe crab roe