|Prawn, galangal peanut relish and pomelo on betel (cha-plu) leaves|
|Pulled chicken with 5 Asian vegetables, dressed in a smoked fish and chilli jam relish|
The second starter, pulled chicken salad, was also a flavour bomb. The creamy nuttiness of the sauce and moreish twang of smoked fish were highlights, foiled nicely by the freshness and al dente texture of the julienned veg.
|Jasmine and cinnamon smoked wild sea bass with black vinegar, mint and crushed peanuts|
|Tamarind and caramel twice-cooked pork belly with green mango, okra, basil, green chilli pickle|
Oh, and the plain steamed rice was pretty indeed special. From the distinctive fragrance emanating from the bowl, my guess would be that it was steamed with jasmine flowers (probably buds) or water infused with them.
While it isn't as swanky as Nahm and Bo.lan, food-wise Paste is certainly up there with these big boys, so book now before it becomes impossible.
120/6 Sukhumvit Soi 49,
(Opposite Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital)
+66 (0)2 392 4313