How much of a rule breaker, you ask? Som doesn’t even eat breakfast, and she’s designed a menu of instant breakfast classics you can taste at The Standard, Hua Hin. We sat down with Som to pick her brain on the most important meal of the day.
Breakfast sets the tone for the day. How should breakfast make people feel?
Feeling like today is going to be a splendid day.
When you’re in a hurry, what’s your go-to breakfast?
I don’t eat breakfast.
What led you to open a restaurant, and how did you choose Hua Hin?
The pandemic—you can dine outdoors in Hua Hin!
Since you started, how has the culinary scene changed?
A lot more people are interested in cooking and taking it seriously. Plus, "professional chef" has become a popular occupation.
What advice would you give to aspiring chefs looking to make a mark in the culinary world?
Have a strong understanding of taste.
Tell us about your breakfast inspiration! How did you develop your signature dishes for The Standard, Hua Hin?
Not to stick to traditional kinds of breakfast. I'm not a breakfast person and that helps a lot to create something different.
What’s your favorite breakfast cocktail?
No cocktail—just a glass of Diebolt Vallois Champagne.
Describe the perfect day in Hua Hin.
Mid-December—strong tides, cooler breeze, Champagne.
Give us your best hangover remedy.
“Bloody Hangover Cure” is the name. The way you make Bloody Mary but adding a lot of Dijon Mustard, crushed garlic. Topped with house made fries and grilled Tiger Prawn.