Thursday, July 31, 2014

Issaya Siamese Club - Bangkok

This weekend, hubby treated me to a little getaway in Bangkok :)

In 3 and 1/2 years that we have lived in Singapore, this was our first visit to the Thai capital and I have to say we were both pleasantly surprised after having heard mixed reviews on it.

In this post I would like to share with you the most - out - of - this - world - amaaaaazing - Thai fusion cuisine we have ever tasted!!!

A little hidden gem nestled in a canopy of lush greenery in the heart of the city, Issaya is a must try when visiting Bangkok.
Oh... and I forgot to mention that they grow their own local organic veggies in their backyard!

Huea Phloeng Rd
Thung Maha Mek, Sathon
Bangkok 10120, Thailand

*SOMTUM TALAY: Organic green papaya salad with Hokkaido scallops, fresh tiger prawns and crab meat in a spicy Bird's eye chili lime dressing*

*MIENG TUNA: Chopped fresh tuna tartare, ginger, peanut and young tamarind leaves in a palm sugar fish sauce dressing

*KANOM BURNG: Crispy rice pancake stuffed with pulled turmeric chicken, bean sprouts and coconut*

*Fresh lime juice*

*Peanut chili fish sauce dip*

*GEANG KRAREE GAI KROB: Southern style chicken in yellow curry, crispy chicken leg, sweet potatoes, homemade aromatic curry sauce *

*YUM HUA PLEE: Banana blossom and heart of palm salad, crispy shallots and roasted peanuts in a chili jam dressing*

*Fresh herbs and veggies to dip*

*HOR MOK GOONG MUNG KORN: Steamed whole fresh Maine lobster, lobster curry custard fresh coconut milk and sweet basil*

*KANOM TUNG TAEK: Cold coconut crepe souffle' for two with a variety of Thai condiments*

*The crepe souffle' is a must try and the way it is served at the table is totally unexpected, but I won't ruin the surprise for you ;)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tropical Chia Pudding - 3 ways

Lets kick off the week with a healthy, summery and tropical recipe : Chia seeds pudding.
Chia seeds are some of the healthiest seeds around, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, manganese & fibre amongst many others, they are acclaimed for their many health benefits including helping to lower risk of heart disease as well as good for helping with weight loss. 
For my Chia tropical pudding, add coconut water to the dry seeds and once they have doubled in volume and have reached a thick consistency, sprinkle with your favorite fruits, in this recipe I used mango, dried coconut flakes, dragon fruit, banana and raspberries.