What happens when you combine traditional Thai dishes with a dash of creativity? Say hi to Soi 60.
I usually eat only Pad Thai, the rest of Thailand’s food scares me. It is either too spicy or too salty. It is rare to find a good mix of that. That is why I considered it one of my better decisions when I decided to drop by Soi 60.
We met their friendly head chef and she revealed her favorite dish to us and I made a mental note to snatch for that later. As it turns out, she was right on the money.
In food we bond
We tasted several dishes and the first was this. I was too late in grabbing a photo – the rest had already started scavenging for the hidden crab bits! And for good reason too – it was savory with just the right touch of spice. The corn provided a much-needed mouthful as the crab bit portions were considerably small.
Soup for the soul
This was my unparalleled favorite. Their yellow bean and pork dip with fresh vegetable crudites were a hit or miss among the crowd. You either like the dip or hate it. I personally found it a little too salty by itself but an absolute delight when mixed sparingly on rice.
The cream of the crop
When the crispy snapper fish with green mango salad was serve, a small hush fell over our table as we waited for each other to make a move. A lady finally offered to cut the fish for us, and it was a fastest-fingers-first grab for the portions.
I fell in love with it. The dash of mango flavor made the fish surprisingly light, and the crunchiness of the crust made a wonderful mouthful. I ignored the salad and helped myself to seconds of the fish. It tasted better and more savory with each bite. I am sold.
Desserts for you?
We were served three of their most popular desserts. My absolute favourite was the mango sticky rice. I am a sucker for traditional Thai dishes and they did this brilliantly, with much sweeter condensed milk than the usual and the softest mango slices I have had since my Bangkok trip.
Are you Bangkok-hungover too? Come fill your stomach now!
Tel: 6635 6675
Address: 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04 The Quayside, 238252
By Nicole Lee