Behind The Scenes

Fruitfull: Your Weekend of Food, Culture, and Sustainability

19 October 2020 | Wonderfruit

We’re getting closer to the opening of Fruitfull at Jim Thompson House Museum on 7–8 November.


Our chef’s tables and toh Jeen Chinese banquet tables are all now sold out. There is still a selection of masterclasses available to book, all led by the city’s best chefs teaching tips and tricks for the home cook hopefuls in attendance.


For the rest of our Fruitfull fans and fervent foodies, all you need to enjoy a weekend-long adventure of food, culture, and sustainability is a General Admission ticket. That, and a decent appetite.


General Admission tickets are 490 THB for a one-day pass, and you can book yours now online (or pick one up at the gate on the day).


A GA ticket includes entry to Fruitfull at Jim Thompson House Museum, a free drink from one of our many onsite bars, and access to pop-up restaurants, markets, street food stalls, workshops, and live music performances throughout the space.


Two pop-up restaurants anchor the weekend, letting you experience regional flavors in the heart of the city.


Chef Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri is taking a break from his two Michelin-starred kitchen, Sorn, to create a temporary khanom Jeen rice noodle curry cafeteria in the exhibition space at Jim Thompson House Museum. Line up for a heaping ladle of Southern curry staples like nam ya puu, nam prik, and green curry. It’s a trip to the spice-rich South of Thailand without ever leaving the city. The restaurant will be open from 11:00am until the noodles are all gone, so best to visit this one first to avoid missing out on that good fresh flavor synonymous with chef Ice and his regional favorites.


 Chef Weerawat “Num” Triyasenawat from storied Udon Thani restaurant Samuay & Sons is bringing his new Isaan restaurant, Mak Khang, to the waterside restaurant at Jim Thompson House Museum for the weekend. Dine on fermented, flavorful, and fiery Northeastern staples in the teak dining room or amidst the garden patio with a wide-ranging, experimental menu from Udon Thani’s prodigal son. No reservations are necessary, just make your way in when you need a punchy pick-me-up.


The gardens will be peppered with street food stalls that pair big-kitchen chefs with their street food peers. Chalee Kader (100 Mahaseth), Dylan Jones (Bo.lan), Paolo Vitaletti (Appia, Giglio, Peppina), and Jarrett Wrisley (Soul Food Mahanakorn) will be serving street food bites that fuse their own flavors with kerbside staples. 


A fresh-air fresh market will offer the flavors of the farm in the courtyard, with growers and producers all setting up temporary shops and peddling their delicious wares. From fresh produce and ingredients, to ice cream and treats, the talad outside will fulfill your foodie needs. Move inside for even more to browse in air-conditioned comfort, with kitchen collectibles and locally-produced food products filling the Jim Thompson store.


Learn how to compost at home, cook gourmet meals from kitchen scraps, transform herbs and spice into cosmetic items, and create natural crafts in informal workshops by SOS, Patom Organic Living, Mamo, and Ceremony Chocolate. Workshops start at 80 THB per person, and run throughout the day.


It wouldn’t be a Fruitfull event without a generous helping of sonic flavor to garnish the experience. DJ, ZudRangMa label boss, and Thai funk patron Maft Sai is curating a selection of DJs and live bands to keep the sounds at Jim Thompson House Museum as rich as the food being served. Ben, FunkyPump, Gonloha, Juice Willis, Kanehbos, Mike “The Butcher” Allin, Nox Noi, and Tassmah will be on selecting duties through the grounds, with The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Toomturn Molam Group, and Yaan filling the stage with live performances. After dark on Saturday Nov 7, Maft Sai and Supersonic will lead an afterparty to celebrate the weekend.


Get a GA ticket to get involved in all of this, and plenty more.