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Within an elegantly appointed house surrounded by a garden,

ICI is a dessert-dedicated restaurant doling out picturesque sweet treats. 
Pastry Chef Arisara “Paper” Chongphanitkul creates the playful menus.


          Having discovered her passion for pastry at age 17 while on exchange in France, Chef Paper completed her formal education at the Gastronomicom pastry school in southern France and interned at the Beau Rivage Hotel near Lyon. During her time in Europe, Chef Paper worked alongside pastry greats such as Sadaharu Aoki and Hugues Pouget in Paris and Laurent Gerbaud in Brussels.

        In 2011 she returned to Thailand and become Executive Pastry Chef at the award-winning Issaya Siamese Club. Following the success of Issaya Siamese Club, Chef Paper co-founded Issaya Cooking Studio, a renowned cooking school and event co-authored Issaya La Pâtisserie Pastry Cookbook together with Chef Ian Kittichai.

          Throughout her professional career, Chef Paper has continued improving her skills and has completed workshops and internships with some of the world’s best Pastry Chefs, including

Jordi Bordas and Davide Malizia, and welcomed pastry stars such as Amaury Guichon,Luc Debove and Will Goldfarb to Issaya Cooking Studio. 

        In 2018, Chef Paper was the first Thai national to compete in the Ladies World Pastry Championship in Rimini, Italy. She became the Pastry Chef of Saawaan, a fine-dining restaurant awarded 1 MICHELIN STAR since 2019, 2020, 2021. In the same year, Chef Paper presented the desserts for the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok Star Revelation and Gala Dinner.

        In 2019, Chef Paper co-founded ICI, a creative pastry café. Also, she presented the dessert for the MICHELIN Guide Singapore Star Revelation and Gala Dinner.

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