One of the greatest things about living in Hua Hin is the food, there are many many lovely restaurants offering different cuisines from around the world to suit all tastes. So to find such a unique dining experience here is something quite special.
The farm is run by James Douglas Noble, a Michelin starred chef, and his wife May. The farm provides quality, organic ingredients to some of the best restaurants in Bangkok and it also provides the ingredients for the restaurant located on the farm (which is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) in the beautiful area of Pak Nam Pran, about 25 mins south of Hua Hin. What this means is that you are getting delicious dishes served to your table using locally sourced, fresh, organic ingredients. ‘Cooking with karma’ one might say as this is about as natural a dining experience one could partake in.
What adds to the whole experience is that you pay for a set menu and then the food starts coming and it doesn’t stop until you say enough (it’s wise not to have breakfast before you go here for lunch). The other great thing is that you have no idea what’s on the set menu, beautiful looking plates appear at the table and it’s your job to taste everything. Different tables receive different dishes so it’s all a wonderful mystery. Fussy eaters need not apply, you get what you are given.
The food is all delicious hearty stuff with some interesting twists on mexican and Indian; this past Sunday we had a great dish that consisted of scotched eggs and kimchi. Also, we were served the most succulent chicken I’ve ever eaten; all very healthy fare. James uses some really interesting ingredients including black carrots, water melon radishes, mulberries, land seaweed and Pakwan.
The other great thing is that you can set the pace, Sunday brunch is 4 hours long so it’s wise to take a break and have a walk around the farm. Once service slows down a little bit James is out of the kitchen chatting to his guests or mocking me for my low consumption abilities (I always do my best but I’ve never beaten him).
If you ever fancy a little drive out south of the city, this is dining experience that comes fully recommended. Sunday brunch is amazing value at 900 baht.