Recently I had been visiting numerous freshly opened restaurant by passionate and innovative chef around Bangkok. All of these places have one thing in common as they run their business with quality menu which reflects their background to their customers. Pho Kitchen are hidden in Ladphrao soi 29 which could be difficult to access under rush hour. Luckily, the place is not quite far from MRT Ladphrao station.
So what is special about Pho Kitchen? First of all, it took me whole month reservation before my first visit due to seat limitation and since all of their menu are freshly made in an open kitchen (not just an open kitchen with glass protection, this one you can literally smell your menu being cooked). That leads to the second point where you could order your menu and take your time to study and decide menu before visiting the place without pressure.
Organic Salad (Organic Veggies, Chibi Tomato, Fried Banana, Seasonal Veggies) [110 THB]
A generous portion of salad originated from A little farmer in Nakornpathom area of Thailand. More beautiful Veggies are placed in Salad plate when less aesthetic ones are fed to Chicken in their farm which their eggs are also used in this restaurant. All green veggies and tomato are just enjoyable. I like the idea where small spliced banana are presented for a small crunchy kick and still not overpower the salad which is the same for pumpkin portion.
Summer Pasta (Spinach pasta, tomato, onion, bacon mushroom) [135 THB]
I would say this pasta is just suitable for a refreshing summer with a acidity from tomato and sweetness from supporting elements.
Carbonara Pasta (Spinach pasta, cream, Parmesan cheese, Bacon, mushroom, egg yolk) [120 THB]
This menu just amazed me. Normally Carbonara pasta are heavy and packed with cream and cheese which is yummy at first and ended up too fillings sometimes. This alternative twist are just light and refreshing. I ended up finishing the plate without feeling too full at all which is a rare occurrence.
Forest Bacon Pizza (Homemade Marinara Sauce, Bell pepper, Onion, Mushroom and Bacon) [199 THB]
Firstly, that 199 THB is a good deal for this pizza. Remember when I said the kitchen is just next to me? Cooking odor just leave more excited for this pizza. Seasoning are just satisfying for this menu. Only improvement for me is crispier bottom crust.
Overall, I would say reservation are worth the wait and pricing are just net price without any service charge. If you are taller than me I would say watch out for the roof since toilet roof are just same with my height. Khun Gig and Khun Mosh (The owners) are just friendly and passionate about their restaurant.