Baan Kornn: The Soul of Thai Hospitality

Discover Baan Kornn

A homely boutique hotel tucked away in Samut Songkhram, Baan Kornn Resort was newly opened in late 2022. Owned by two brothers, it is a cosy getaway fuelled by authentic Thai experiences surrounded by nature. The area is home to a major railway line and one of Thailand’s most popular floating markets, and the resort itself is a gastronomic retreat operated by acclaimed Chef Kornn.

Charm Your Tastebuds with Authentic Thai Flavours

Thai cuisine is famously known for balancing the five flavours—an authentic dish features one prominent taste with subtle layers of the others. At Baan Kornn Resort, you’ll encounter Thai food unlike any other. Employing tastes and textures, spices and smells, Chef Kornn conjures distinct culinary creations, which form the highlight of this trip: sumptuous feasts curated by none other than Chef Kornn himself.

Meet Your Hosts

Chef Kornn

Baan Kornn: Soul of Thai hospitality, Chef Kornn
Chef Trakool “Kornn” Yodsuk is an award-winning chef, the powerhouse behind Malaysia’s renowned Erawan and La Moon restaurants. Erawan was named Asia’s Finest Restaurant in 2010, 2012 and 2013 by the Miele Guide. Meanwhile, La Moon is certified Thai SELECT Premium—a guarantee by the Royal Thai Government of authentic Thai food, alongside excellence in ingredients, setting and service. For Chef Kornn, Baan Kornn Resort represents a return to his roots in the Thai heartlands. A house of exceptional dining, serving the best of Thai cuisine, surrounded by nature and culture.

Mr Anann

baan kornn anann la moon
A former banker turned restauranteur, Mr Anann is Chef Kornn’s brother, long-time business partner, and one-half of the team behind Erawan and La Moon restaurants. Although he shies away from the limelight, his presence has been firmly established in Malaysia’s elite circles. Tatler Malaysia gave Erawan the Best Restaurants Award 2012-2015, while La Moon is recognised among its Top 20 Restaurants in 2023. As co-owner of Baan Kornn Resort, he plays host to guests. Enjoy his effervescent persona up close, as he regales you with the marvels of Samut Songkhram.

The realm of Samut Songkhram

Away from the urban hotspots of Thailand, Samut Songkhram is a largely rural province. The (slightly) off-the-grid locale is a short 2 hours drive away. You will be greeted by natural scenery and river views, with the charming idyll punctuated by slow chugging trains. Situated in the heart of it all, Baan Kornn Resort makes for an ideal getaway.
Baan Kornn: Soul of Thai hospitality, Floating Market
Baan Kornn: Soul of Thai hospitality, Maeklong Railway Station

Experiences to Choose From

Chef’s Table:
Curated Feast
Expect original creations made with the finest ingredients, and unmistakably Thai flavours. Be prepared for curated courses and seasonal surprises in an intimate dining experience. In the able hands of Chef Kornn – whose name is synonymous with impeccable Thai cuisine – this is a promise of a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.
Maeklong Marvels:
Half-day tour
Baan Kornn: Soul of Thai hospitality, Wat Bang Kung - the bayan tree
Maeklong is the old name for Samut Songkhram, and this half-day tour brings you the best of its highlights. Experience the spectacle of a collapsing railway market, the laden boats of Amphawa Floating Market, and a dreamlike temple built within an ancient banyan tree—all shared through the eyes of Mr Anann, your seasoned local host.
Kornn’s Kitchen Secrets:
Cooking class
Baan Kornn: Soul of Thai hospitality
What goes through Chef Kornn’s mind in the kitchen? How does he think, taste, smell, and feel his way around food? Why bother with an interview when you can delve into a hands-on class? Don’t miss this privilege of picking up sharp insights, secret skills, and a deeper appreciation for Thai cuisine, under the tutelage of a culinary maestro.



Baan Kornn: Soul of Thai hospitality, Room
Baan Kornn Stay & Feast

Enjoy exclusively curated feasts with Chef Kornn in this 2D1N package with additional experiences you can enjoy.

Baan Kornn: Soul of Thai hospitality, Dining area
Baan Kornn Feast

Make an unforgettable gourmet trip for the express purpose of dining in Chef Kornn’s home kitchen.

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