(mid/late may. number three)
• summer rolls
rice paper, thai basil, bean sprouts, mint, wheat noodles
served with peanut sauce
• bean noodle soup
bean noodles, shallots, green onion, garlic whistles, shitake mushrooms, and maitake mushrooms in broth and over jasmine rice.
• green curry
ginger, onion, shitake mushrooms, thai eggplant, thai basil, garlic whistles, and coconut cream. topped with crushed cashews.
• large shrimp
broiled with sesame oil, lemon and chamomile, sea salt, and black pepper
• jasmine rice
with lime zest and tossed lightly with sweetened condensed milk
• papaya salad
traditional street food. a fresh slaw of unripe green papaya and mango incorporating the four classic taste of thailand: sour, salty, spicy, and sweet.
• sea bean salad
sea bean (a salty, juicy, curious vegetable), dandelion greens, purple lettuce, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, chili peppers, lime juice, rice vinegar
• thai iced tea
assam black tea with loads of orange zest, a touch of natural sugar, and sweetened condensed milk
• coconut cassava cake
coconut pandan pudding and cassava/coconut cake flavored with pandan leaf between two meringues, made with cashew and hazelnut meal, coconut, and crystalized ginger. served with coconut cream, mangosteen segments, and more crystalized ginger.
NV Sokol Blosser, "Evolution, Lucky Edition" White Blend, USA
Complex but fun, and eminently drinkable, Evolution has become the house white wine of Secret Restaurant. It was the obvious choice, as the fruity and aromatic mix of nine varietals is light enough to let more delicate ingredients shine but with that touch of residual sugar that tames the heat of Thai bird's-eye chilies. Oh, did I mention it's really, really drinkable? At the end of the night, the rule is pretty much "glasses optional."
The Thai Airways Flight Attendant
A flirty mix of house-infused lychee vodka and muddled Thai basil with palm sugar. Topped off with soda and just a splash of Saké One Moonstone plum saké. A little sweet, a little herbaceous, a little bubbly.