Authentic Thai street foods and traditional cuisine amid vintage-kitsch decor of repurposed shophouse
June 14th, 2016
Recently opened by the chef partners behind Bangkok’s highly-rated Thai fining dining establishment Bo.Lan, ERR is a retro-inspired Thai restaurant serving authentic Thai street food dishes and traditional preserved foods in the more dialed-back vibe of a compact repurposed shophouse set on a nondescript laneway between Wat Po and the Chao Praya River. Known for their well-researched traditional recipes and respectful approach to natural Thai ingredients sourced from local farmers, Bo.Lan is firmly established among Bangkok’s premier Thai restaurants, while at ERR diners can expect both familiar Thai street food dishes such as spicy salads, rice and noodle dishes, and Thai curries, complemented by specialty dishes made with in-house cured and fermented ingredients. Referencing the mid-century trading heritage of the riverfront location, the retro-themed décor of the shophouse creates a relaxed and friendly ambiance for casual all-day dining and drinks.
Design Original sliding metal grilles fold back to reveal the timber façade, while inside the front dining and bar spaces adjoin a partially open kitchen at the rear. The rustic-chic décor comprises concrete and tiled flooring, exposed red brick walls with peeled-back plaster, and simple dining timber tables and chairs. Retro-Thai touches include a colorful mural, plus an eclectic assemblage of vintage Thai accoutrements. An upper-level section includes additional table settings as well as old-style floor cushion seating.
Cuisine The approachable menu of ERR’s “urban rustic Thai food” is headlined with selections of preserved meats and fish – try the “Sai Krok Issan” – Issan-style Pork Sausage cured with organic gaba rice; and pickled vegetables like “Mamuang Prieaw” – Sour Green Mango macerated in fish sauce and chilli powder. More familiar are the selections of traditional Thai charcoal grilled, wok-fried and claypot dishes, while red and green curries and spicy soups add punch to the menu.
Drinks All signature cocktails at ERR are created from locally-made craft spirits such as Chalong Bay Rum made from local sugar cane, and Mr Pop Corn – a corn-based alcohol. Thai-inflected concoctions such as the Flower Market Number One – made with Chalong Bay Rum, pink guava and mint – offer well-balanced and refreshing flavour combinations that pair perfectly with the bold tastes of the ERR cuisine.
Easily accessible by river boats stopping at the nearby Ta Tien pier, or a short walk from the main road behind Wat Po, ERR is a popular destination to experience authentic Thai foods in the casual vibe of the repurposed shophouse. ERR opens Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays) from 11am until late.