Although beer is the world’s oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage, its complexity and compatibility with certain cuisines is often overlooked. Fine-dining Thai restaurant, Mango Tree in Belgravia, is revealing how Thailand’s best selling Chang beer enhances the delicate flavours of its dishes with a Street Food Beer Festival pairing menu, available from 5th until 25th October 2009.
With a cuisine historically influenced by Eastern and Western techniques, Thai food is a deliciously unique explosion of fresh tastes and textures. Sweet and sour, bitter and spicy, the host of culinary contrasts can be brought to life with a carefully considered brew. Through the Street Food Festival menu, executive chef Mark Read’s astute palate and attention to flavour guides diners to a host of his creations that are all best enjoyed with an ice-cold beer. With money saving beer packages available, including five bottles at just £15, groups of two or more can really make a night of it and enjoy exploring why beer can be the sophisticated choice.
goong sarm rod
sweet, sour & spicy prawn skewers, with sesame and a mixed cress salad
pla muek yang
barbecued squid with a spicy seafood sauce and carrot salad
thai hae gun
deep fried pork and chicken mince parcels with green onion and water-chestnuts, served with plum sauce
pla kra-pong pad tow see
stir-fried red snapper fillets with celery, ginger, spring onion and a soya bean sauce
gaeng pa ruam mitr
mixed meat and seafood jungle curry with bamboo, peppercorns, kra chai, chilli and thai herbs
pla nueng bauy
steamed pomfret fillets filled with a mustard green, pickled plum, ginger and garlic puree, served in a crispy carcase shell
kow niew dum
warm black sticky rice with taro, longon fruit, coconut cream and garnished with banana crisps
Chang beer packages
3 bottles for £10 (normally £12.75)
5 bottles for £15 (normally £21.25)
So Indulge at the Street Food Beer Festival at Mango Tree from the 5th until 2th October and see for yourself how beer perfectly complements Thai cuisine.