Greedy Khao Presents:
A-harn Chao Wang (Thai Palace Food)
Super excited to have these guys cook at 10 Cable St!
In recent years, London's 'nu-Thai' movement has introduced the capital to some of Thailand's lesser-known regional cuisines. In particular, the punchy dishes of the North Eastern (Issarn) region have created a buzz among London's finest foodies and critics, who have ravenously welcomed the departure from the type of Thai food that has dominated UK since the 1990's.
Often referred to as 'Royal Thai Cuisine', it is typically served in a rather formal manner, by waiting staff in traditional Thai dress, with traditional Thai music playing gently in the background, and alongside traditional, intricately-carved fruit and veg. Unfortunately, the food itself is often not very traditional, and in many cases has been adapted to appeal to the UK's renowned love of flavours that lie on the... blander end of the spectrum. So, for this supper club, we want to demonstrate a selection of dishes - both familiar and obscure - that showcase true A-harn Chao Wang culinary traditions and values, using Greedy Khao's plant-based approach.
In contrast to the often-spicy and heavily-salted notes of Issarn cuisine, the defining characteristic of A-harn Chao Wang is that it is not dominated by spicy, salty, sweet, sour or umami. Instead, it relies on the delicate interplay of all these fundamental human taste categories to create a spread of flavours and textures that Thai's refer to as 'glom-glom' - perfectly balanced, and wickedly addictive.
Greedy Khao invite you to enjoy a four-course feast in celebration of A-harn Chao Wang dining. We've removed the traditional dress, the traditional music, the traditionally carved veg, and all these other distractions to bring the focus firmly back where it belongs - on the food itself.
Chud-Aaharn-Wang-Boran (ชุดอาหารว่างโบราณ) - A Royal platter of crispy fried snacks with Thai rose dip and ajaad relish.
- Pra-tud-lom (ประทัดลม) - Golden Firecracker
- Dtung-ngern (ถุงเงิน) - Money Bag
- Kang-kao-pueak (ค้างคาวเผือก) - Taro Bat
Moo-sarong (หมูสร่ง) - Pig in a Basket
Khnom-Jeen Sao Nahm (ขนมจีนซาวน้ำ) - Rice vermicelli with coconut broth, fresh pineapples, toasted coconut flakes, shredded ginger, sliced garlic, lightly pickled bird’s eye chilli in vegan fish sauce, lime wedge
Khao-mun-som-tum (สำรับข้าวมันส้มตำ) - A traditional Royal sum rub (meal set) where each component is carefully curated in order to bring different - but complementary - flavour-profiles and textures to the spread.
- Khao-mun-dok-anchan (ข้าวมันดอกอัญชัน) - Butterfly pea infused rice cooked in coconut cream, topped with crispy shallots
- Som-tum-thai (ส้มตำไทยชาววัง) - A version of the classic spicy papaya salad that is only served as part of khao-mun-som-tum
- Gaeng-phed-'gai' (แกงเผ็ดไก่) - Decadent red curry with tender chik'n, apple aubergines, pea aubergines, kaffir limes leaves and sweet basil
- 'Moo'-whan-foi (หมูหวานฝอย) - Shredded and candied mushroom
Khnom-Tago (ขนมตะโก้) - A traditional - and extremely moreish - Thai dessert made with sweet pandan and rich coconut cream
Who is Greedy Khao?
The origin of Greedy Khao can be traced back to 2014, when cofounder Faai Kerdphol first moved from Bangkok to London. She quickly realised that London Thai food was often very different to what she was used to, so she began to cook more at home using the techniques and knowledge she learned from her grandmother. In late 2016, partner Lee Bardon convinced her to cofound Greedy Khao with him, having been blown away by the quality, complexity and depth of flavour in the food she was producing. They transitioned to become a fully plant-based brand in 2017.
Greedy Khao can currently be found serving from their colourful food truck at various London sites. They have recently appeared on BBC and Netflix's Million Pound Menu, and are actively working to secure their first permanent bricks and mortar site.
Doors open at 7 pm* and eating will start at 7:30.
If you arrive early there are a couple of bars you could go and check out below!
( We now offer a discount for over 65's! Email us to take up on this offer! : )
As usual, if you book separately with your friends please let us know in advance so we can organise for you to sit together : ) And don't be afraid to come alone!
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