Inspired by the rich and diverse history, culture and culinary traditions of Thailand, chef Will Meyrick has travelled extensively throughout the country, seeking the most authentic and ancient recipes from the old kingdom. He spent time with hill tribes, exploring their methods of foraging and fermenting foods, and in many homes, tasting and learning recipes handed down through generations of genuine Thai home cooking, often traceable back to the ancient Royal Courts of days past.
Always looking to expand and improve upon his discoveries, Will has taken many of these wonderful recipes and added his own twists and interpretations, adapting to the different ingredient base available in Bali and using those ingredients to enhance the essential flavors of the recipes. He has also adapted regional street food recipes, with influences from Arabic, Malay, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese cultures coming together to create a truly exquisite Thai menu at Som Chai.
Som Chai invites guests to embark upon a cultural culinary journey through the diverse regions of Thailand, from the Northern Hill tribes and provinces to the central Royal Courts of Bangkok and into the south of the country where Will spent two immersive years learning and understanding southern regional Thai cuisine.