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Address:112, Soi Sukhumvit 53, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Tel:+6622587696

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 11:30-22:30

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Arroz is situated in a dainty house on the lower end of the leafy street of Soi 53. A quiet residential area that's been asking for an eatery that serves up something other than pizza and sushi.

Chef Victor Burgos is both the owner and the man behind the kitchen. He told us that he wanted to showcase Spanish food from various regions of his home country as well as introduce Bangkokians to other types of rice dishes beyond paella.

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The rice president

White chocolate ganache.

 

THE SETTING: Arroz is situated in a dainty house on the lower end of the leafy street of Soi 53. A quiet residential area that's been asking for an eatery that serves up something other than pizza and sushi.

Chef Victor Burgos is both the owner and the man behind the kitchen. He told us that he wanted to showcase Spanish food from various regions of his home country as well as introduce Bangkokians to other types of rice dishes beyond paella.

The restaurant is decked out in a rustic manner, with dark wood and splashes of bright hues and colourful window panels. The atmosphere is casual and pretty relaxed while the food is impressive and exciting.

THE MENU

Contrary to its name (which means rice in Spanish), Arroz's offers much more than paella. Think, cold and hot tapas, wholesome mains and rice-based dishes.

On our visit, we began the meal with Gazpacho soup (B150++) which was a cold and refreshing tomato soup, perfect for cooling off from the summer heat. A generous amount of feta cheese sits atop, which rounds off the soup nicely with a little creaminess.

An array of hot and cold tapas was served. The highlights being the Anchovies (B850) which were imported from Cantabria and drenched with extra virgin olive oil. Simple and delicious -- our ideal Spanish meal. The Padron peppers (B220) were also super tasty and rather addictive to snack on. They are served with their skin brown and blistered with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes. Think of them as what edamame is for Japanese food -- you know, the stuff to keep the monster in your bellies at bay while waiting for your mains to arrive. Salad fans should opt for the Duck salad (B380) which is comprised of succulent duck breast, fresh strawberries, gorgonzola cheese and pine nuts. This dish is one of the most surprising for us, and having tried it, we're now totally digging the aroma and complexity of blue cheese paired with the tartness of the strawberries. All the cheese and cold cuts are imported from Spain and if you're a fan of Jamon iberico (B750), you won't be disappointed here.

We know this is going to sound ludicrous but for the mains, do skip the paella and opt for the Seafood brothy rice (B550) instead. Why? Because chances are you've never tried one of these before. And you can always come back for the paella another day. We loved the sumptuousness of the dish, the broth itself flavourful yet well-balanced with lots of depth to it. It certainly pairs well with the short-grained Spanish rice that's been cooked perfectly, giving the dish a nice bite. The seafood is fresh and of the finest quality; plump prawns, delicious clams and mussels -- all just waiting to be slurped down with the savoury broth.

Though the dessert list is still relatively small, we've found one treat that rounds up the meal perfectly: the White chocolate ganache (B200). While it may look deceptively simple, it is rather sophisticated in taste, with an ideal balance of sweet and sour and a contrasting texture of smooth and crunchy. It's also just about light enough so that you can actually carry your full bellies and walk to your car instead of rolling out and hoping someone will carry you back home.

Drinks-wise, there's an extensive list of Spanish wine, craft beer, cider and other soft drinks.

Seafood brothy rice.

INSIDER'S TIP

The mural paintings you see inside the restaurants were hand-painted by Victor's friend. So as you wine and dine, do take a look around and you'll be able to spot authentic and original works here and there.

VALUE & VERDICT

Thong Lor isn't known for being a Spanish food destination. Sure, there's plenty of Italian food to choose from but before Arroz, you'd have to travel to lower Sukhumvit just to get a decent paella. The restaurant comes with a price tag to match its fine food and location, but we think it's definitely worth the splurge that's perfectly suited for a date or family get-togethers. g

ARROZ SPANISH

Mon, Wed - Fri 5:30-10pm; Sat-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-10pm. Closed on Tuesday. Sukhumvit Soi 53 www.fb.com/arrozbkk 02-258-7696

Anchovies.

Padron peppers.

 

 

Duck salad.

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112, Soi Sukhumvit 53, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

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