AWARD

1Baan 26 restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine. Our menu features a variety of dishes from soups, salads, fried rice, noodles and meat dishes. What makes Baan 26 stand out from other Thai restaurants is that they serve Mieng Kam, a type of DIY appetiser that you can’t find in any other Thai restaurant. Baan 26 has an authentic and casual atmosphere about it, making it a truly unique dining experience.

At Baan 26, you will find whatever you are looking for to satisfy those hunger pangs, and with our wide range of dishes means that there’s something for every palate!

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BAAN 26 THAI RESTAURANT & BAR

Baan 26 was created for the discerning palate when it comes to Thai cuisine and here, authenticity is key. The menu boasts of items that we have come to love from Thailand such as the Spicy Tom Yam Soup that’s packed with a punch, the highly addictive Lime & Chili Seabass, the ever satisfying Pandan Leaf Chicken Wrap and Mango Sticky Rice, a popular sweet ending.

Other perennial favourites at Baan 26 includes Pad Thai with Shrimp, Stir-Fried Glass Noodles with Tiger Prawns in Claypot, Thai Green Curry Chicken and the list goes on. Some of the ingredients used in the dishes are imported from Thailand to ensure consistent flavour and authenticity. Kah Fei believes that classic dishes are still the best and are most sought-after by diners.

The food is complemented by a drinks list with a strong showing of wine, draught beer, whisky, brandy, cognac and creative cocktails such as Sawasdee 26, Tuk Tuk, and Thai Zeed. Together, they make for a special dining experience that will leave a long-lasting feeling of satisfaction.

Décor here is eclectic and stays true to its name – home. The walls are covered in a fiery red coat of paint and it brings to live the knick-knacks from Thailand that are placed around the establishment. It doesn’t take long for one to warm up to Baan 26, honestly.

With all these elements, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this restaurant chalked up several recognitions including finalists for Best Product Quality and Service Excellence at the HAPA-GAB Excellence Award 2012 and also the Top 5 HAPA Chic & Casual Dining (Malaysia Series).

To judge Baan 26 by the crowd of diners day in day out, one can be certain that this restaurant will continue to stand the test of time.

ABOUT US

Chai Kah Fei, director of F&B outfit Jubitage Sdn Bhd, has a deep passion for all things Thai. In his early days of travel across borders, a trip to the land of smiles left a lasting impression. And given his calling in the food & beverage industry, his love for Thai food blossomed naturally.

After spending several years helping others set up restaurants, Kah Fei felt it was time for him fulfill his dreams of owning a restaurant. And so it was as a young man at the age of 26, he made a decision take diners on an unforgettable Thai culinary journey right here in Kuala Lumpur.

In 2006, he founded Baan 26 Thai Seafood Restaurant in the popular enclave of Changkat Bukit Bintang. This strip was fast becoming Kuala Lumpur’s hottest spot to wine, dine and let your hair down at that time and even till this day, it hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.

Baan 26, or house number 26 in Thai, is among the few establishments that have stood the test of time in this area and Kah Fei believes it is because he stays true to authentic flavours while moving along with times. From a restaurant, in the more recent years, the establishment transforms into a throbbing bar as night falls.

Kah Fei is also the proud owner of three other outlets – Tuk Tuk in Malacca City, Eat Thai in Klang and Lobby Restaurant & Lounge which is located a stone’s throw away from Baan 26 at Jalan Nagasari. It is his passion for food, service and people that has taken him through several highs in his career.

“I’m very involved in my business from every aspect, be it managing the staff and finances or overseeing food preparation and décor. I often work closely with the chef to ensure we present food that is authentic and top notch. Most importantly for me is building relationships with staff and customers,” says the 35-year-old who is now friends with some of his customers.

It doesn’t take much to make him happy. His customers’ satisfaction vindicates his role as a restaurant owner and that pushes him to strive harder. Kah Fei dreams of owning a resort by the sea some day. Watch this space!

OUR TEAM

Thai Food Passionate

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The restaurant’s Director, Kah Fei, is a Malaysian with a strong passion for all things Thai, particularly Thai cuisine. Having worked in Thai restaurants for years, Kah Fei learnt the art of Thai cooking by mere observation. Kah Fei believes in presenting the food as closely as possible to the original, as evident in the restaurant’s offerings.

We are presented with five popular dishes from the kitchen of Baan 26, served with a portion of steamed fragrant Thai rice: steamed fish with lime and chillies, Thai basil leaf minced chicken, Thai-style stir-fried brinjal with basil leaf, Thai mango salad with crispy catfish and red tom yam with prawn and oyster mushroom. The steamed fish is a signature Thai dish, which comes to us still bubbling in its platter, kept hot from underneath with a couple of mini burners.

Food The Flesh of the steamed sea bass is sweet, moist and tender – together with the sour lime and the fiery chillies, the dish is a medley of flavours that is quite out of this world. The minced chicken is served on top of homemade beancurd that has a pudding-like consistency, which just melts in the mouth, and the stir-fried brinjal, cut into bite-size pieces, is both spicy and tasty. The crispy catfish in the mango salad has a very light, fluffy texture, resembling traditional fish floss in both look and taste. The red tom yam is my favourite. Thick, hot and flavourful – just the way I like my tom yam – it leaves me with watery eyes, runny nose and burning tongue, but only because it is so good it’s addictive; I can’t seem to stop spooning it into my mouth.

 

Atmosphere

Baan 26 is intimate and cosy during the day while the night is  a livelier atmosphere, with the well-equipped bar in full swing and a huge ceiling-mounted plasma screen airing the latest music videos and sports matches. The place gets especially busy during Friday and Saturday nights, when it is often close until late, way beyond its normal operating hours.

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Baan 26 wouldn’t go amiss on the streets of Bangkok. Looks and feels just like average neighbourhood Thai restaurant. Cosy eatery for you to enjoy a meal in. A warm, golden glow bathes the space within its pink-and-yellow walls, and iridescent sequin bead curtains cascade prettily down the ceiling at the back.

Décor ranges from the classic (such as the antique lacquerware tiffin carriers and the Thai figurines in the back dining area) to the whimsical (such as the butterfly-populated wrought-iron wall grilles and the handmade ceiling hangings fashioned out of colourful foam cut-outs near the front). The porch is turned into an al fresco dining area, while the upstairs dining area is normally reserved for functions and special occasions.

Specialties

Drinks

Drinks selection of red and white wines from Italy, France, Australia, Chile, USA, Argentina, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand. We have range of liquors – whisky, brandy, cognac, vodka, gin,rum & draft beers too. Baan 26 serves specialty cocktails with interesting names such as Monsoon Red Alert and Pandan Fantasy.

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Food Featuring authentic recipes from the humble Thai kitchen, Baan 26’s offerings are full-bodied and satisfying – none of the watered-down variety that can be found in some so-called posh Thai restaurants. Served with a slightly modern twist, Baan 26’s dishes retain original, traditional flavours.

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