Originally from Sydney, Christopher Miller lived in Bali for six years before moving to Bangkok to become executive chef at nahm at Metropolitan by COMO – named one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2015.
What does he love most about his adopted hometown? “From up-market restaurants to street food to designer shops to world class healthcare to floating markets, it’s all there in your face all the time,” he says. Known for his respectful sourcing of ingredients, Christopher is the guy to go to for food and drink suggestions.
And when he’s not in the kitchen, he knows a thing or two about how to relax.
City, What City?
How does Christopher escape Bangkok’s hectic pace without, you know, leaving Bangkok? He heads to Lumphini Park, which has 142 acres of green space, plus a large man-made pond, smack in the middle of the business district. “I find an old tree to sit under next to the water,” he says.
Ultra- Authentic Eats
While Christopher loves Thai cuisine, he’s got a global palette. He recommends Appia Roman Family Recipes on Sukhumvit for Italian and Sake no mise on Surawong for Japanese. “They’re as authentic as you can get, and the best in town.”
20/4 Sukhumvit 31, Bangkok, Thailand, 10110
Sake No Mise
Source: Sake No Mise’s Facebook page
9/24 Soi Thaniya, Surawong Rd., Suriyawon, Bangrak Bangkok
Viva la (Drinks) Revolucion!
“My new favourite bar is Revolucion Cocktail on Sathorn Soi 10,” Christopher says of one hip stretch of restobars. “It’s cool, relaxed and has great drinks and music.”
Christopher recommends Grasshopper Adventures’ night-time bike tour. “You see the soul of Bangkok,” he says, “and experience things you could never find walking around during the day.”
“Or Tor Kor market has the best produce in Bangkok,” Christopher says. For “really local stuff,” he heads to Chatuchak (or Jatujak, or “JJ”) market to pick up coconut graters, brass woks and the like.
By Sara Lyle Bow, The Finder, April 2016