Despite all my previous stays at the St Regis, Bangkok, I’ve never dined at Jojo – the famed Italian restaurant located on the ground floor of the hotel. To me, it does not make any sense to try Italian food in Bangkok especially when there are so many good Thai restaurants in the city. It really took me much determination to drag my feet to the restaurant. However, it was not a decision that I regret making.
I’m impressed with the restaurant’s stylish interior furnishing and decoration. The place exudes elegance and sophistication. And it’s an enjoyable experience to dine in the chic environment.
Jojo at the St Regis, Bangkok
Two different types of Focaccia bread were served after my friend and I were seated. The plain one has salt sprinkled sparsely on them and the other has cheese filling in it. The breads are very delicious and I had to keep reminding myself not to eat too much.
The Tuscan Tomato Soup is well executed. The soup has a faint smoky taste which is common as the tomatoes are first roasted before they are blended. The tomato soup has a nice consistency and I enjoyed it thoroughly. However, my friend’s lobster and prawn bisque is disappointing. It has too much tomato flavour that it tastes closer to a minestrone soup rather than a crustacean-based soup.
Tuscan Tomato Soup
As for the main courses, Jojo fares better. The Escalope “Milanese style” is excellent. The meat under the thin layer of bread crumbs is tender and juicy. The meat is enhanced with a dash of lemon juice. Although dipping sauce is provided with the main course, I wouldn’t recommend it as the meat is good with the lemon juice.
Escalope “Milanese style”
The Oven Baked Snow Fish is another excellent choice. It’s well put together with olives and capers. The taste reminds me of my previous dining experience in a restaurant located along the Mediterranean Sea. The fish is so fresh that you might be mistaken that it was freshly caught.
Oven Baked Snow Fish
The dessert selection at Jojo is on the weak side. But we didn’t want to give the dessert a miss and decided to try whatever they have in the dessert trolley. The lime and raspberry sorbet is a nice way to complete the dining experience. It’s light and it helps to clean the palate. As for the Panna Cotta, it tastes good but not impressive.
It’s not cheap to dine at Jojo but it’s worth a visit. A 25% discount is extended to The Astor Card holders.
Jojo at The St. Regis Bangkok
159 Rajadamri Road
The St. Regis Bangkok, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: (66)(2) 207 7815