Throughout September at basil, Chef Kesinee Wanta invites lovers of Thai cuisine to experience her menu of exquisite dishes inspired by the culinary traditions of Issan.
From 1 ¨C 30 September, the extraordinarily gifted Chef Kesinee will showcase an exceptional menu of new and exciting dishes from Thailand¡¯s northeast. The selection of appetizers includes her personal favorite, somtam pla kai, a deliciously spicy papaya salad with crispy Willow Leaf fish, and koy pla tuna, an Issan-style tartar made using fresh tuna, and the flavorful nahm tok moo, spicy grilled pork salad with fresh mint, Thai parsley, spring onions and roasted rice powder.
Chef Kesinee¡¯s mains include two outstanding curries; gaeng hed ruam pla neua sai, wild mushroom and dory fish roulade in a spicy green broth, and gaeng aom, a tasty Issan curry of assorted herbs and vegetables with a choice of chicken, beef or pork. Other options include moo yang samun prai, grilled pork marinated in a lemongrass and galangal paste and served with sticky rice. The ideal accompaniment to her delightful main dishes or equally delicious on its own is the comforting tom seab neua, a classic and spicy and sour Issan soup of braised beef flavored with fragrant lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves.
No Thai meal is complete without a traditional dessert, and here Chef Kesinee excels. The personal discovery of Issan flavors at basil ends with wan yen khao pod klook, a parfait of sweetcorn with shredded young coconut, and teang Thai nahm krati gab woon med mangrak, a refreshing dish of Thai melon snow ice with basil seed jelly.
Acknowledged as a prodigious talent, Chef Kesinee has ensured that basil is regarded as one of the finest Thai restaurants in Bangkok. Join her for cuisine inspired by Issan from 1 ¨C 30 September 2012.
basil is located on level 1 of Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. Decorated in contemporary Thai style, an interesting feature of the restaurant is a large communal table just inside the main entrance where guests can sit and enjoy a quick plate of noodles or a light one-dish meal. The restaurant¡¯s main area and three private air-conditioned rooms are ideal for enjoying the ¨¤ la carte selection with friends, family and business colleagues.
basil is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 12.00 ¨C 14.30 hrs., and for dinner from 18.30 - 22.30 hrs., Monday ¨C Sunday.
Dining privileges apply for The Grande Club and Starwood Privilege Thailand members.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Inspired by Issan
Source = Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection hotel, Bangkok
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