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.
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.