Monday, July 13, 2009
Oth Sombath nouvelle cuisine Thai
Steam cooked langoustines
Filet of sea bass and lime cooked in a banana leaf
Filet of beef with orange curry sauce
Sweet water chestnut with coconut cream
Here are a few photos from my recent meal at Oth Sombath, a nouvelle Thai
The space age, Patrick Jouin designed dining room is a pretty impressive three room duplex space, like something out of the Jetsons (upstairs feels a little claustrophobic). The chef has a pretty good pedigree (Blue Elephant, Banyan, his own place in Saint Trop), and , to tell the truth, I really didn't know what to expect. But the meal was pretty excellent. They're not afraid of spicing up dishes right from the start, but things seemed to be less exciting towards the end. Highlights included the Tom Kha Kai, a free range chicken, coconut and galanga soup (superb, light), the Keang Massaman Neua, beef fillet with orange curry (curry a little watery and not as potent as the spices for the opening dishes), and Ta Ko, a superb dessert, coconut cream with water chestnuts.