Lemongrass 1989 - 2016
Lemongrass opened in 1989 with the inspiration and support of our then mentor Acharn (Grandlady) Boonchoo who was regarded as the High Priestess of Royal Cuisine in Bangkok. At that time Acharn Boonchoo was the Executive Chef of the Bussaracum chain of restaurants that specialised in Royal Cuisine. She also taught at the Royal Palace and at the University. One of her granddaughters worked at the Palace of the Sultan of Brunei and another worked at Lemongrass for a number of years.
Lemongrass began with a group of four chefs from the Bussaracum. This is how we became known as Lemongrass Thai Royal Cuisine. At Lemongrass each dish, each curry and each paste is handmade from scratch according to techniques handed down from Acharn Boonchoo. At Lemongrass there are no pastes from cans and you can taste the freshness of spices expertly blended. This is rarity today. But that is not all. At Lemongrass we maintain the highest of hygiene standards; we were the first restaurant on Lygon Street to implement the Government’s mandatory Health and Safety template.
Today we regularly consult with Acharn’s daughter, a chef in her own right. At Lemongrass we are proud to continue a fine tradition.