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Thai Restaurant Bo.lan Reopens With a Focus on Sustainability

After a three-year hiatus, the beloved Thai restaurant Bo.lan announced its much-anticipated reopening this month.

The restaurant reopens with a renewed focus on zero waste, environmental sustainability, and support for local food producers.

Bo.lan’s two signature tasting menus, reflecting Thailand’s culinary heritage, are crafted with an emphasis on balance in flavor, texture, and seasonality.

The dining experience starts with an amuse-bouche, offering a vibrant taste of Thailand’s regional diversity through small, flavor-packed morsels.

Main dishes are presented simultaneously in a traditional samrub style, featuring soup, salad, curry, relish, and carefully crafted sides, accompanied by high-quality organic rice – the essence of Thai cuisine.

Desserts and Thai petit fours, accompanied by Bo.lan’s exclusive tea blend, conclude the menus. The menus showcase produce from local farmers, maintaining a decade-long partnership with them.

Each dish represents a collaboration between the restaurant, farmers, and producers, narrating Thailand’s rich culinary history and biodiversity through every bite.

Bo.lan is committed to eco-friendly practices, aiming for a zero carbon footprint through sustainable measures.

Eco-friendly efforts include sourcing ingredients responsibly, upcycling kitchen waste, and using homemade cleaning products to minimize chemical waste, all while maintaining high culinary standards.

The restaurant, located on Sukhumvit 53, has rejuvenated its premises with an edible garden, enhancing the dining experience.

Bo.lan’s decor, including the art, furniture, and tableware, is crafted by Thai artisans, offering a serene escape from the bustling street, complete with The Food Trust café and Bolan Education Program.

“We are thrilled to reopen Bo.lan and share our passion for Thai cuisine with our patrons once again,” said chef Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava.

“The past three years have been a transformative journey of self-discovery and culinary exploration, and we are eager to showcase the fruits of this period.”

“Bo.lan has always been a pioneer in elevating Thai dining, and our loyal customers can look forward to a reimagined experience that pays homage to our roots,” added chef Dylan Jones, the other half of Bo.lan.

Established in 2009 by chefs Bo and Jones, Bo.lan’s name not only merges the chefs’ names but also alludes to the Thai word for ‘vintage’ or ‘ancient’.