The Sühring Twins Playful German Fine Dining in Bangkok

Entering the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list this year as no. 54, was something as rare as a German fine dining restaurant situated in Bangkok. Restaurant Sühring is run by the two identical twins Thomas and Mathias Sühring. We paid the siblings a visit back in January in the beautiful and charming 1970s townhouse surrounded by a forest of plants in the heart of Bangkok. In my experience, Sühring is even more German in style than many restaurants in Germany. This is the magic that can happen when someone emigrates to a new country. Suddenly, they rediscover their own culture and in the process, they end up re-inventing it and creating something brand new and modern, while at the same time paying tribute to the traditions.

Thomas and Mathias Sühring
Thomas and Mathias Sühring

Sühring Erlebnis – The Sühring Experience

Sühring is a modern and inventive restaurant. The menu is playful and elegant at the same time. Featuring fun servings like a savory Berliner Pfannkuchen, rollmops, spätzle, and a mini currywurst set accompanied by miniature-sized beer mugs. Currywurst is the ultimate German street food for me. I always look for the best wurst-shops whenever I’m in a German city.

Sühring Erlebnis, or the Sühring experience, is designed to showcase the best of modern German cuisine inspired by the twin brother’s childhood memories and family recipes. In line with Thai traditions, a lot is made to be shared. Like the bread serving, Brotzeit, which was another highlight on the menu for me. Similar to the bread presentation at Taubenkobel in Burgenland, Austria, Sühring also offered a range of different condiments to choose from, thus making it a standalone dish.

The experience menu (erlebnis) is currently priced at THB 4400, but there’s also a classics menu (klassiker) priced at THB 3400, as well as à la carte options. Thomas and Mathias were also awarded one Michelin-star when the guide launched in Bangkok last year.

Savory Berliner Pfannkuchen filled and topped with truffle
Savory Berliner Pfannkuchen filled and topped with truffle
A delicious start to the meal at restaurant Sühring
A delicious start to the meal at restaurant Sühring
River trout, potato crisps, and horseradish
River trout, potato crisps, and horseradish
Rollmops herring
Rollmops herring
The Sühring brothers' take on classic German rollmops – pickled herring fillets rolled around a filling and stuck on a cocktail skewer
The Sühring brothers’ take on classic German rollmops – pickled herring fillets rolled around a filling and stuck on a cocktail skewer
Eisbeinsülze – brawn of ham hock on rye crackers
Eisbeinsülze – brawn of ham hock on rye crackers
Toast Hawaii
Toast Hawaii
Miniature-size beer mugs
Miniature-size beer mugs
Miniature-size currywurst!
Miniature-size currywurst!
Currywurst Molle Liebe
Currywurst Molle Liebe
One of the many tattoos of Klaus Albert Mayr
One of the many tattoos of Klaus Albert Mayr
Claus Preisinger, Pinot Noir
Claus Preisinger, Pinot Noir
Rindertartar a la Borscht
Rindertartar a la Borscht
Brotzeit – the bread serving with lots of toppings
Brotzeit – the bread serving with lots of toppings
Chestnut liqueur
Chestnut liqueur
Flusskrebssalat – crayfish salad
Flusskrebssalat – crayfish salad
N25 caviar
N25 caviar
Pillowy snacks
Pillowy snacks
Spätzle – soft egg noodles, with Allgäuer mountain cheese & winter truffle
Spätzle – soft egg noodles, with Allgäuer mountain cheese & winter truffle
Weingut Knipser Reserve Spatburgunder, Pfalz, Germany
Weingut Knipser Reserve Spatburgunder, Pfalz, Germany
Hay-smoked duck
Hay-smoked duck
Hungarian duck aged for 7 days and smoked in hay, red cabbage & cranberries
Hungarian duck aged for 7 days and smoked in hay, red cabbage & cranberries
"Gin & tonic"
“Gin & tonic”
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte – chocolate, cherry & meringue
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte – chocolate, cherry & meringue

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