The spice trail travels south-east now, to the country more known for its (in)famous capital. Here's food from Thailand, served up by a chef flown in from all the way there.
Collage, the multi-cuisine restaurant of Hotel Ista, is organising a food festival of Thai delicacies from 12th to 23rd May. Designed specially by Thai Master Chef Suriya Phusirimongkhonchai, a selection of Thai salads, starters, curries and stir fries are all included in the buffet.
Dishes are mostly lightly-prepared, with strong aromatic components. A variety of live stations dishing out Satays, Fish Cakes, Som Tum Salad are part of the festival. Popular Thai dishes including Phad Thai, Tom Yum Soup, Nam Chim, Satays, Stir fries and the popular Thai curries - Red, Green, Yellow and Massaman - are being served here, along with a variety of sauces (Nam Chim) and condiments.
Some of the sauces are Phrik Nam Pla / Nam Pla Phrik (consisting of fish sauce, lime juice, chopped chillies and garlic), dried chilli flakes, sweet chilli sauce, sliced chilli peppers in rice vinegar, and Sriracha sauce. Traditonal Thai will be played to accompany your meal.
Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences. It is known for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or in the overall meal - hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty and bitter (optional). It also known for its enthusiastic use of fresh (rather than dried) herbs and spices, as well as fish sauce. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively bland, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish.
The buffet is priced at Rs. 899 per head (all inclusive), and is available for dinner only, from 7pm. Please contact the venue at 4450-8888 for further details.