Chef Aom Sujira Pongmorn


Chef Aom Sujira Pongmorn

Award: Young Michelin Chef Thailand 2021

In 2016, Chef Aom returned to her roots on Charoen Krung Road, opening Baan Phadthai in a renovated shophouse. Specializing in Thailand’s beloved national dish, Baan Phadthai quickly gained acclaim, earning a Bib Gourmand in the first Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018. The same year, The Baan Phadthai Cookbook was released.

Her latest venture, Saawaan, represents the zenith of her culinary journey. Here, the menu showcases ingredients from across Thailand, each dish epitomizing traditional Thai cooking techniques like boiling, steaming, grilling, stir-frying, and fermenting. Chef Aom blends her experiences with world-class chefs and her traditional Thai upbringing to craft innovative dishes that honor Thai culinary traditions and ingredients. Saawaan has received a Michelin Star annually from 2019 to 2022. Additionally, Chef Aom was the inaugural recipient of the Michelin Guide Young Chef Award in 2021. In 2020, she presented a dish at the Michelin Guide Bangkok Star Revelation and Gala Dinner.”

“In September 2023, Chef Aom Sujira launched her restaurant, introducing a captivating street-to-royal culinary concept. Inspired by the allure of street food, cherished by both locals and visitors for its approachability and gratifying flavors. Chef Aom’s familial cooking passion and her adeptness in traditional Thai recipes, passed down by culinary experts, infuse each dish with heartfelt warmth that resonates with diners.

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Passion and a profound love for the art of cooking Thai street food

Chef Sujira ‘Aom’ Pongmorn, born and raised on Charoen Krung Road in Bangkok in a family of professional cooks, developed her passion for cooking from a young age. By six, she was already learning to prepare Thai-style omelets over a charcoal firepot, inspired by her father and aunt’s traditional Thai cooking.

After completing high school, Chef Aom graduated from the School of The Oriental Hotel Apprenticeship Program (OHAP) at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. She began her professional career at the hotel’s renowned Lord Jim restaurant, where she assisted various Michelin-starred chefs like Juan Amador and Thomas Keller during their guest stints at Le Normandie.

Her fine dining journey continued at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, mastering molecular gastronomy techniques under Michelin-starred Chef Henrik Yde Andersen. Subsequently, she became Executive Chef at the award-winning Issaya Siamese Club.

Chef Aom then honed her skills at TWG, creatively incorporating various teas in both Thai and European dishes. She later contributed to the pre-opening phase of The House on Sathorn and now she open Thai Restaurant in Bangkok