|Spice guy...Soi23's resident Thai Chef Suphakit Khammungkhun|
Nothing fires up the tastebuds more than a robust Thai meal! I'm a sucker for the cuisine's complex blend of sweet, sour, spicy, salty and bitter flavours. After much cajoling from my old friend, Tengku Anna, we met up for dinner at Soi23, a low-key but understated Thai restaurant at Pacific Regency.
|Over to the dark side...fried air-dried beef with kaffir lime leaves|
|Juicy pomelo transformed into an irresistible Yum Som O salad|
|Would you pass up on this robust Tom Yam with chunky Soft Shell Crab?|
|Perfect with rice...rich and creamy Mussaman Curry with Lamb|
|What a catch! A red snapper bestowed with three flavours and more|
|A green dish that was light and easy on the palate|
To temper and balance the earlier feisty offerings, the chef plied us with a generous serving of Pad Ka Nar Plan Kem or crunchy Stir-fried Kai Lan (Kale) with Diced Salted Fish.
|Grab this! My favourite Crab and Glass Noodles in Claypot|
Just when we thought that was the last of our hearty feast, the waitstaff popped up with two additional claypot dishes: Crab and Glass Noodles in Claypot and Chicken Rice in Claypot...I was especially taken with the former as the slippery smooth glass noodles had soaked up all the superb sweetness from the crab and whatnots that went into cooking it.
|Stick 'em up...chicken rice-ing to the occasion|
|Stuck on you...sticky glutinous rice with fresh mango|
|Another sweet finishing thanks to this mango meets tapioca pudding|
|Sweet and heavenly - steamed tapioca with coconut cream|
|Precious and delicious...red rubies of diced waterchestnuts immersed in coconut milk|
Soi23, KH Tower, Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P.Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 603-2332 7777