Chachawan is an Isaan Thai restaurant and bar located in Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan neighbourhood. The unique no-reservations, no-service-charge eatery serves authentic Isaan cuisine, originating from Thailand’s northeast Isaan region, that has a raw, down-to-earthiness about it rarely found in other regions.
A creation of entrepreneur Yenn Wong, founder of the JIA Group, Chachawan delivers a sweet-salt-sour-heat smack down, changing the typical Hong Konger’s expectations of a traditional Thai meal. Focusing on grilled meats and salads, the predominant flavours are sour, hot and salty whilst still maintaining a common balance. Available dine-in or takeaway, simple, delicious small-plated dishes cooked “a la minute” are served here, prepared either on the charcoal grill or in the kitchen. At the bar, a great selection of bottled beers and Thai cocktails pair perfectly with the intense flavours of the food.