Behind The Scenes

Your Start-to-Finish Guide to Fruitfull at Jim Thompson House Museum

2 November 2020 | Wonderfruit

The tables are being set, the ovens are preheating, and it’s getting closer and closer to that magic moment when we can open the gates to Fruitfull at Jim Thompson House Museum this Saturday 7 Nov at 11:00am.


To help you get ready for your weekend of food adventures, we’ve prepared a quick guide to highlight some of the best parts of Fruitfull from start to finish. There’s plenty more, but you’ll just have to show up to see it all. 


Getting there


Jim Thompson House Museum is located in Kasemsan Soi 2, five minutes walk from BTS National Stadium. Limited parking is available at the nearby Siam Motors if you are driving. But the easiest way to Fruitfull is riding with Grab—and to make it even easier, Grab is offering the following discount codes from your place to ours: 

  • FRUITFULL40 for a 15% discount on JustGrab and GrabCar (up to 40 THB).
  • FRUITFULL100 for a 100 THB discount on GrabCar Premium, GrabSUV, and GrabVan.
  • FRUITFULL200 for a 200 THB discount on GrabDriveYourCar.
  • FRUITFULL300 for 300 THB off a GrabCar Luxe ride in luxurious comfort.



Friday 6 November



  • Toh Jeen Chinese banquet tables (SOLD OUT) fill the grounds at Jim Thompson House Museum for our weekend opener, where celebrated chefs Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri (Sorn),Mathias Sühring and Thomas Sühring (Sühring), Napol “Joe” Jantraget and Saki Hoshino (80/20), Garima Arora (Gaa), Jarrett Wrisley (Soul Food Mahanakorn), and Weerawat “Num” Triyasenawat (Samuay & Sons) will serve their own retro futuristic Thai-Chinese dishes. The big tables are all booked out, but for those of you with a seat—get there from 6pm to find your table and experience the house before you dine.
  • DJ Kanehbos (ZudRangMa Records) will soundtrack your evening with funky, punchy, local selections.


Saturday 7 November


When you arrive

  • Gates open at 11am daily. General Admission tickets (490 THB) will be available at the gate, but it’s best to book online now to save time, and for a free drink upon arrival. Kids under 12 get in free (with a parent). All attendees have to register when they arrive, so don’t forget your Thai ID or government-issued passport. Your ticket will be swapped for a cashless wristband to make life at Fruitfull as easy as possible. 



  • The first masterclass of each day begins at 11am sharp. Check the full masterclass schedule below, and be sure to arrive in time to get your learning on. Most masterclasses are now sold out, but one remains available to book.



  • Spend midday upstairs in the Exhibition Hall, where chef Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri of two Michelin-starred Sorn will be serving true Southern khanom Jeen curries, cafeteria style. Ice will be serving from 11am until the curries run out.



  • DJ Gonloha (Bungkumhouse Records) starts the day’s sonic selections with molam, lukthung, and Thai funk in the courtyard from 12–3pm.



  • Visit the courtyard to witness goggled goddess Jay Fai demonstrating her skills on the wok with a live crab omelette cooking session. She didn’t earn her spot on Netflix’s Street Food series for nothing.
  • Jay Fai’s menu is paired with chef Ton for our first sold out Chef’s Table, upstairs in Jim Thompson’s former home.



  • Stay in the courtyard to browse our Talad, an open-air market filled with local flavors. The Banana Warrior, Rise Cafe, Wine Garage, Garden Atlas, Patom Organic Living, Jim Thompson, Mamo, Aimeeeemia, Ceremony Chocolate and more will be open until the sun dips, so you can shop at your own pace.



  • Step inside the Jim Thompson Retail Store for Fruitfull merch, kitchen collectibles, and cookbooks from here and far. At 2pm, chefs Paolo Vitaletti and Jarrett Wrisley will launch their much-anticipated cookbook-cum-travel journal The Roads To Rome.



  • While the sun is high, cool off with a refreshing cocktail in the garden from one of our bars stocked with ice-cold Chang beer, Hendrick’s gin, Monkey Shoulder whiskey, Stoli vodka, and more.



  • DJ FunkyPump closes the afternoon with his soulful signatures, taking you from 3pm to golden hour through a jazzy, funky journey of sound. 



  • Chalee Kader, our resident king of heat and meat, is debuting his new restaurant. Heinz Presents Mickey’s Diner, a sauce-laden home for hot dogs, currywurst, sausage patty melts, and biscuits with sausage gravy, next to the water at Jim Thompson House Musuem.



  • World music supergroup Yaan take to our mainstage from 4:30pm with their uniquely-layered, experimental live sound. 
  • Make a visit to Scholars of Sustenance Thailand’s composting workshop and learn to turn food scraps and kitchen leftovers into home garden fertilizer. Workshops are available for everyone, but on a first come, first served basis. Entry to the compost workshop is 350 THB.



  • Toomturn Molam Group follow Yaan from 5:30pm, sharing a modern molam sound on the big stage.



  • Our chef’s table dinner with chef Ton and Jay Fai (sold out) kicks off with a special tour of Jim Thompson House at 6pm for those lucky few with seats for the meal.



  • Walk our main street to fill up on new street food flavors by Chalee Kader (100 Mahaseth), Paolo Vitaletti (Appia, Peppina), Napol “Joe” Jantraget (80/20), Saki Hoshino (Yora), and Dylan Jones (Bo.lan) x Jarrett Wrisley (Soul Food Mahanakorn). Dylan and Jarrett have created a Thai lobster roll sure to be a staple of your evening.



  • Head upstairs to Ayara Hall for our afterparty. Local legend Maft Sai (ZudRangMa Records) will begin spinning from 10pm, and Chang will be on hand with refreshing beers until the party ends.



  • Special guest chef Andy Ricker (Pok Pok) will be serving bites through the afterparty to keep you happily fuelled for a night of dancing. 



  • DJ Supersonic (Offline Disco Club) takes the reigns from Maft Sai for last set of the night, which should end around 2am (no promises, though).


Sunday 8 November


When you arrive

  • Come early, and come hungry for our final day at Fruitfull. Gates open at 11:00am. You can get General Admission tickets (490 THB) at the gate, but we recommend you book your tickets online now to save time on the day and to score a free drink upon arrival. Remember your Thai ID or government-issued passport for pre-registration. 



  • The first masterclass of each day begins at 11am sharp. Check the full masterclass schedule below, and be sure to arrive on time. Remember, masterclass bookings include admission to the event, so you can come straight through to Ayara Hall for your session.



  • Get your hands dirty with Patom Organic Living’s natural DIY workshops, where you can create your own household products from natural ingredients. Choose from traditional weaving, banana printmaking, DIY rice body scrub, homemade herbal toothpaste, or composing a Thai-style yadom herbal inhaler. Patom workshops start at just 80 THB, and run for around 30 minutes. No reservations required.



  • Explore A Trail at The End of The World by Dusadee Huntrakul—a site-specific response to the ceramics of the house museum collection. The works in ceramic and bronze fill the house and garden in thought-provoking forms.
  • Chef Prin from Samrub for Thai and chefs Bo and Dylan from Bo.lan serve their chef’s table lunch (sold out) from 12pm inside Jim Thompson House.



  • Pick up as many lunch bites as you can manage from the street food stalls throughout the main road at Jim Thompson House Museum, from seafood and charcoal-grilled goods to ice cream and Thai sweets.



  • Bring the family through the Talad and sit for a live portrait by artists Aimeeeemia and Mamo, creating art for the Fruitfull audience. 
  • DJs Tassmah (Salaya Republic/ Zudrangma Records) will make it hard to sit still, spinning from 12-3pm.



  • Mike “The Butcher” Allin (Diplomat of Soul/Soul Shots) will be on the turntables throughout the waning sunlight.



  • Live local producer Noxnoi takes the stage from 5pm with his multi-instrument, one-man take on layered sounds.



  • If you aren’t near the stage already, make your way before headliners The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band start at 6pm, taking us all from day to night with their world-famous molam interpretations and groove. 



  • Chef Prin from Samrub for Thai and chefs Bo and Dylan from Bo.lan join forces for their chef’s table dinner (sold out) starting with a tour of Jim Thompson House for pre-booked diners from 6pm.



  • Take a seat for dinner inside Jim Thompson Restaurant, where chef Weerawat “Num” Triyasenawat debuts his second Udon Thani outlet, Mak Khang. It’s just like travelling to the Northeast, without ever leaving Bangkok.



  • Wrap up your Fruitfull at Jim Thompson House Museum adventure with DJ Juice Willis (Sabai Sabai Radio/Mahanakhon Soul), rounding out the day from 8pm. 


GA tickets are available online for 490 THB now, and give you access to all the above and much, much more. Plus, if you book online you’ll get your first drink free. Kids under 12 get in free (with a parent or guardian). Tickets are also available at the gate.


See you at the house.


Music lineup


Saturday 7 Nov

12:00–15:00  DJ Gonloha (Bungkumhouse Records)

15:00–17:00  DJ FunkyPump (Apartment Khunpa)

17:00–18:00  Yaan (Live)

18:00–19:00  Toomturn Molam Group (ZudRangMa Records) (Live)

19:00–22:00  DJ Ben (Studio Lam)


After party

22:00–00:00  DJ Maft Sai (ZudRangMa Records/Studio Lam)

00:00–02:00  DJ Supersonic (Offline Disco Club)


Sunday 8 Nov

12:00–15:00  DJ Tassmah (Salaya Republic/ZudRangMa Records)

15:00–17:00  DJ Mike “The Butcher” Allin (Diplomat of Soul/Soul Shots)

17:00–18:00  Nox Noi (Live)

18:00–19:00  The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (ZudRangMa Records) (Live)

19:00–22:00  DJ Juice Willis (Sabai Sabai Radio/Mahanakhon Soul)



Masterclass schedule


Saturday 7 Nov

11:00–12:00  Chang presents: Northern cuisine cook along with chef Prin (Samrub for Thai)—SOLD OUT

12:30–13:30  SC Asset presents: old Thai recipes made modern with chefs Joe & Saki (80/20)—SOLD OUT 

14:30–15:30  Daikin presents: dhom khem coconut curry cook along with chef Ice (Sorn)—SOLD OUT

16:00–17:00  Endangered Thai flavors cook along with chef Bo (Bo.Lan)—SOLD OUT

18:00–19:00  Elit presents: ultra premium vodka masterclass with Philip Augustin (Italasia)—SOLD OUT


Sunday 8 Nov

11:00–12:00  Wild honey tasting and pastry cookalong with chef Saki (80/20)—SOLD OUT

12:30–13:30  Chang presents: urban asian flavors with chef Ton (Le Du, Nusara) + Live Stream with Vicky Cheng (VEA Hong Kong)—SOLD OUT

14:30–15:30  Daikin presents: Nose-to-tail Thai beef with Chalee Kader (100 Mahaseth)—SOLD OUT

16:00–17:00  Sustainable seafood cookalong with chefs Randy (Fillets), Tomos Parry (Brat London), and Ben Chapman (Kiln London)—SOLD OUT

18:00–19:00  Wine Garage presents: natural wine tasting with Ottara Pyne—tickets still available



Chef’s table schedule


Saturday 7 Nov


Lunch with chef Ton and Jay Fai—SOLD OUT
11:30–12:00  registration
12:30–12:45  welcome and private tour by Jim Thompson House guides
13:00–15:30  lunch is served


Dinner with chef Ton and Jay Fai—SOLD OUT
17:30–18:00  registration
18:40–19:00  welcome and private tour by Jim Thompson House guides
19:00–22:00  dinner is served


Sunday 8 Nov


Lunch with chefs Prin, Bo, and Dylan—SOLD OUT
11:30–12:00  registration
12:30–12:45  welcome and private tour by Jim Thompson House guides
13:00–15:30  lunch is served


Dinner with chefs Prin, Bo, and Dylan—SOLD OUT
17:30–18:00  registration
18:40–19:00  welcome and private tour by Jim Thompson House guides
19:00–22:00  dinner is served