Bangkok at Beltline is a second location for restaurateurs and sweet couple Joe and Sunny Pumphaung. Bangkok at Beltline is a casual Thai restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisines with an added fun and elegant Thai twist to the traditional afternoon tea on Saturdays.
Expect the usual traditional Thai noodle, curry and rice dishes like their popular Pad Thai or crabmeat (real crabmeat) fried rice on the menu but also Afternoon Thai Tea. This concept was their way of serving Thai food in a modern style but enjoyed in a classic manner. Guests can truly sit back and enjoy Thai teas and food.
Afternoon Thai Tea is served only on Saturdays at 2 pm and reservations are required. It’s a first come, first serve for 20 guests. The first Saturday on grand opening day is already fully booked. Dallas foodies & diners are truly in for a real treat with the unique and carefully curated Afternoon Thai Tea menu that can’t be found anywhere. The menu will rotate and change occasionally but expect items like curry stuffed dumplings, Thai-inspired sandwiches to pastries and desserts like Coconut Panna Cotta (coconut custard with oven roasted vanilla pineapple), Chai Tea Panna Cotta (Chai tea infused custard with housemade berry jam or Thai Tea Macarons or Passion Fruit Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tartlette, made specially for Bangkok by local Haute Sweets Patisserie.
Once Joe and Sunny came up with the Afternoon Thai Tea concept, they knew they wanted to work with Pastry Chef & Co-Owner Tida Pichakron of Haute Sweets Patisserie on creating desserts with a Thai flair because Tida was local, Thai-American and because of her award-winning experience in creating desserts for the Adolphus Hotel’s afternoon tea and pastries for the Mandarin Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bangkok at Beltline is a family-owned restaurant run by family and staff who have been with Joe and Sunny for the past decade. They picked a butterfly for their logo to symbolize their second location, their new chapter, the beauty and details in the food presentation, the friendships formed at their restaurant and the sense of happiness that they want their guests to leave with when they dine at Bangkok at Beltline.
Since 2005, Joe and Sunny have “served happiness” and welcomed diners to their Bangkok City restaurant on the corner of Greenville Avenue and SMU Boulevard, (no association with other Bangkok City restaurants). A couple years after Joe took ownership of Bangkok City at Greenville Avenue, Sunny and him had got married and have been running the restaurant business together. Both have a love for cooking and for sharing their Thai culture and food with their guests who they call family. Joe’s family had a restaurant in Thailand and while there, he studied and trained at the Royal family’s culinary school where floral arrangement and food presentation like fruit and vegetable carving were equally as important as the cooking and taste.