Retro-Nostalgic Vibes at Bangkok-Shophouse Mak Mak

Following the success of JIA Group’s first Thai establishment, Mak Mak is the restauranteur’s next venture into trendy Bangkok eats. Set within the luxury shopping mall LANDMARK, the restaurant—designed by NC Design & Architecture—takes a nostalgic retro approach resembling a 1960s-style Bangkok shophouse. We dropped by the chic restaurant to try some of the crowd favourites.

Image courtesy of Mr Ping | Cha Siu Papers Times

Trendy interiors


Characterised by its unique takeaway stand entrance, Mak Mak leads into the main restaurant area through a subtle sliding door. Using vintage, retro 1960s-style interiors, the restaurant is simple and dim-lit, with friendly staff to welcome all gourmands.

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Image courtesy of Mr Ping | Cha Siu Papers Times

Modern Thai dishes


First, we had the Tort Man Pla, a traditional home recipe comprising red curry salmon fish cakes, pickled cucumber, served with sweet chilli sauce. A staple on all Thai menus, the fishcake dish was filled with flavours of briny fish in a crispy batter with tangy-sweet chilli to taste.