MORE THAN 60 MAD FACE FOOD STALLS
At the center of the festival is a lively marketplace of more than 60 stalls, twice more than last year, hosted by chefs, home cooks, restaurants, families and foodies. Each vendor will put forth a laser-focus menu, serving 1 or 2 original creations that have never been featured on their regular menus or repertoire. Stalls are set up for socializing, with neighboring vendors coming together to create different ad-hoc “zones,” complete with their own music, look and vibe. Stay hungry!
All vendors are serving something for every stomach, categorized as listed below
Butter-laden pastries, calorific desserts and caffeine with a kick—everything your doctor warned you about, all conveniently in one place. You’re welcome!
Take your tastebuds down...to Chinatown with the doers, makers and cocktail shakers from Bangkok’s buzziest neighbourhood.
NO FORK ZONE
The ultimate “hands-on” eating experience. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bib. Not recommended for first dates unless you want it to be your last date.
NON-CHEF KITCHEN MELTDOWN
Meet the guys and girls with meat-grinding skills in both the kitchen and on the dance floor as they cook up something other than trouble.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
Ain’t nothing nasty about these au naturel goodies, lovingly grown by the region’s grooviest grocers.
OOH BABY, I LIKE IT RAW
Seafood is fresher than you. Pick your shellfish or sea fish and have it cooked—or uncooked—your way.
THE FARANG PIT
Our city’s eating scene wouldn’t be so damn tasty without these chefs and restaurateurs who call Bangkok their second home.
CRAZY RICH ASIAN FOOD
Sample crazy, rich flavors prepared by real and honorary Asians.
Nutritious, guilt-free and gut-lovin’ fare—the food here are healthy, ain’t naughty.
NO SPAIN, NO GAIN
Pimento! Flamenco! Tesco! Olé! Eat, drink and dance to this flamboyant showcase of Spanish culture.
TWO POP-UP RESTAURANTS AND THE MAD FACE BAR
It’s a MAD FACE-OFF! In our friendly culinary competition, two collectives, comprised of chefs, mixologists and a whole host of colorful characters, will be curating and running their own “pop-up” restaurant experience throughout the 3-day event. Their approach may differ, but these two groups have bonded over a mutual respect for food as well as one another.
POP-UP 1: SURPLUS COOKSHOP
Ideally, this is collaboration among Thai SOS, Villa Supermarket, and a group of chefs that they have a will to cook quality meals at Mad Face Food Week by using unwanted food and ingredients as ‘Surplus’. This is something never officially happened before in Bangkok.
POP-UP 2: HAFu HOMIES
(Hāfu in Japanese means The Mixed-Race)
The boys from Bangkok's night owl neighbourhood are bringing the party from Thonglor to the riverside, with a menu that'll take your tastebuds around the world and at a fraction of the air fare. They are Randy (Fillets), Billy (La Monita), Chalee (Surface), and Brian (Flour Shoppe) who represent a merry band of food and trouble makers, serving up everything from Japanese rice bowls to fermented crabs to bahn mi, and Esarn to Mexican food.
THE MAD FACE BAR
The Mad Face Bar will be supplying a variety of drinks to all areas of the festival. Additionally, a handful of the city’s foremost mixologists will be collaborating on a cocktail bar by the river to create boozey concoctions best enjoyed in multiples. Prepare for funk, fun, and a whole lot of spirit all weekend long.
MAD FACE EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE DINNER
The real magic happens after dark, when we transform a warehouse into the venue for our special ticketed dinners. Taking place every evening, each dinner will be plated up by different chefs, offering a fresh and unique dining experience to a collective foodie.
SATURDAY – 2nd March
CHEF GUNN SORAWIS (TOP CHEF THAILAND)
Never Been So… Flavored. Progressive young gun.
Spend a night with Top Chef Thailand runner-up, Gunn Sorawis Saengvanich, as he teases taste buds with his modern European flavors with local ingredients.
SUNDAY – 3rd March
CHEF ANDY RICKER (POK POK)
Never Been So… Pok Pok. Go east...to Vietnam.
Be the first to experience Chef Andy Ricker’s new Vietnamese concept (there’s more than pho and bahn mi, ya know).
MAD FACE SUNSET DINNER CRUISE
What’s better than being by the river? Being on it. Sunset Dinner Cruise is newly added this year for those who are looking for leveraged experience throughout a full-course dinner while relishing the sunset and best views of Chao Phraya River.
SATURDAY – 2nd March
FIN FIN OMAKASE BY FOOD WORLD FOCUS X KUMAMURA
Experience the firm, the fatty and the downright funky of the Takashima bluefin tuna in this fin-to-tail feast. There are only 2 rounds of this special dinner cruise.
SUNDAY – 3rd March
THE LOVE BOAT BY CHEF CHET ATKINS (JUA)
Sunday sees the boys from Jua boarding the ship with their sticks (as in izakaya and yakitori, guys) for a night of dining and debauchery on the Chao Praya River.
Like a block party, only better. Why? Because of the boat! Board the Made Face barge bash, hosted by two different but equally poppin’ Bangkok fixtures. First up, TROPIC CITY gets sea legs grooving on Saturday, serving up funky beats and tropical drinks that go down way too easy. Next, get hooked on the communal persuasion of art, music, and nightlife as GOJA and Ba Hao join forces to dish out various tunes and appetizing food and refreshments respectively.