At Basil, one of the restaurants at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Chef Kesinee has a new regional set lunch called Isaan Explorer, an introduction to the authentic cuisine of the Northeast.
There’s a choice between a three- or four-course menu, with appetisers including som tam ruam gai yang (spicy green papaya salad with grilled chicken), and kor moo yang (grilled marinated pork neck with chilli dip).
There’s also tom saeb neau (hot and sour spicy beef soup) and three main courses – gaeng nor mai gai (sour bamboo red curry with chicken and sweet basil), nam tok neau (spicy beef salad with chilli and shallots) and pad pak boong (stir-fried morning glory).
The set lunch ends with a dessert of crepe bai toey (pandan-flavoured crepes with caramelised, shredded coconut) and mango ice cream.
The three courses cost Bt750-plus and four courses Bt890-plus.
Basil also has a daily-changing lunchtime curry buffet of appetisers, noodles, mains and desserts. It costs Bt720-plus, including a coffee or tea.
The highlights are gaeng kiew wan neau (green curry with beef, eggplant and basil) and gaeng karee moo (yellow curry with pork and potatoes).
The set lunch is served weekdays. Book a table at (02) 649 8366
Bata shows a betta way
Bata is welcoming Chinese New Year with classy Ballerina flats made from attractive PU leather with a soft-rubber insole as supportive as it is comfortable.
They come in different colours and with a variety of details such as bows, tassels and other fun elements, so they’ll match any moment, be it casual or fancy.
To give skinny jeans and blouse the finishing touch, you can also opt for Flat Sandals, which lend an elegant feel for special occasions.
Ballerinas or Flat Sandals cost Bt499 at any participating Bata shop.
For something a bit fancier, the Comfit collection is the way to go. It offers elegant designs and non-slip rubber pads that support the feet by reducing the impact of body weight, also lessening the risk of injury.
Comfortable and well suited for any height, Bata Comfit will let you step gracefully into the New Year for Bt799.
For men, there are three different Court Shoe styles suitable for work or fun, starting at Bt799.
Find the store nearest you at www.Facebook.com/BataThailand.