We went out to a swanky Thai restaurant last night with friends. It was a lovely evening allowing us to dine al fresco.
At 8 o'clock, the place was empty. Most people seem to dine quite late, with the restaurant not filling up until after 9 pm (which is usually my bed time). I decided I couldn't cope with a late night and alcohol, so I chose one of the jewel-like 'mocktails' from the menu:
In laziness, rather than swim through the pages of menu, we chose the banquet meal, which follows.
We began with an 'amuse bouche' of taro and peanuts, in a tempura batter. This was followed by a cascade of delightful morsels, each one more delicious than the last.
Spicy minced duck with salad leaves
Grouper in red curry sauce, from the wok
Squid and vegetables in a noodle broth:
Green papaya salad:
Roast duck curry in a clay pot:
Char-grilled beef with tomato and basil in a chili lime dressing:
Chicken in pandan leaf:
Sea bass and Thai celery with lime dressing:
And for sweets, we had mango with sticky rice and coconut cream:
tapioca and sago:
and fresh seasonal fruit (rambutan, mangosteen, dragon fruit and ciku).
The meal was accompanied by a light lemongrass green tea.
Next week is Loi Krathong when we will go to the Thai Embassy function held at one of the hotels. I hope to bring you photos of what promises to be a magical night.