Thailand’s Riverside Restaurant Goes Viral For Offering Dining Experience In Floodwaters

by Sanjana Shenoy
Thailand’s Riverside Restaurant Goes Viral For Offering Dining Experience In Floodwaters

How would you like to enjoy a delicious hotpot, with gushing water under your feet? Well, diners at Chaopraya Antique Café in Thailand are enjoying a floodwater dining experience. This riverside Thailand cafe nestled on the banks of Chao Phraya river witnessed floods after a severe tropical storm and heavy monsoon rains. With the rise in water levels and the subsequent floods, many eateries along the riverside shut down. While the owner, Titiporn Jutimanon was worried about the restaurant operating amid floods, he was surprised to see his customers dine happily with the shin-deep water levels. Chaopraya Antique Café has gone viral and here’s how it’s making a splash.

Chaopraya Antique Café In Thailand Offers Floodwater Dining Experience

Fun-loving foodies are flocking at  Chaopraya Antique Café to enjoy a flood-water dining experience. The thrill of avoiding waves created by passing boats, splashing in shin-deep water while enjoying a hot pot is a hot and happening dining experience. While other restaurants along the riverside closed shop, Titiporn’s eatery is creating waves on social media. Waiters donning rubber boots, step cautiously through the water that rises to over 20 inches and serve meals to eager customers. The floods that came right after the Covid-19 induced lockdown could have led to disaster. Instead, it’s now turned into a publicity stunt.

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This Viral Restaurant Is So Popular That Customers Need To Make Reservations

In fact, the Thailand eatery has become so famous that customers need to make a reservation to dine here amid the antique decor and floodwaters. The owner called this experience “hot-pot surfing”. According to a Hindustan Times report, 24-year-old Siripoj Wai-inta revealed to the media that he wanted to challenge himself and try out the new experience. Titiporn Jutimanon, a TV presenter and restaurateur, revealed it’s his first venture.  He stated that he’s happy to keep his staff employed and transform a crisis into an opportunity.