Aaharn is delighted to announce the appointment of award-winning Boonyapat ‘Dtoy’ Pariyasakul as head chef. The world-class one Michelin star Thai restaurant is located above the Armoury Bar at the head of the parade ground within the historic Tai Kwun site,
Thirty-two year old Dtoy has been immersed in Thai food his entire life. He grew up in Rangsit Province within his family’s restaurant business before taking up an opportunity to train with royal Thai cuisine expert, Master Assistant Professor Kobkaew Najpinjj. Dtoy joined the kitchen brigade at World’s 50 Best restaurant Nahm in Bangkok more than five years ago where he first worked with David Thompson, a recognized world authority on Thai food and recipient of many awards including Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Lifetime Achievement Award and White Guide’s Global Gastronomy Award.
“The first time I saw him cook I knew he was a chef of rare distinction.” says David Thompson. “His skill and elegance was immediately apparent. I have worked with many Thai cooks – few are as outstanding as Dtoy”.
From his hardworking attitude in the kitchen to his deep understanding of the balance of flavours inherent to Thai cooking, chef Dtoy’s passion and knowledge has been impressing diners at top restaurants in Thailand and Australia, and at consulate and United Nations events for more than ten years. Aaharn is delighted to welcome Dtoy to Hong Kong.