Monday, June 25, 2012

Mango Ginger Supper Club 2

Last Thursday I hosted the second Mango Ginger Supper Club. The eight places filled up almost as soon as I posted the event, which I think reflects three good reasons why the Supper Club model works in Bangkok:

Firstly, Thai people (and people who live in Thailand) are obsessed with food. It’s such a big part of culture and life here that foodie events will always be a big hit. Secondly, it is far cheaper to eat out than cook, so it is a rare treat to be invited over to somebody’s place to eat home-cooked food and bring your own wine. And finally, Bangkok is a cosmopolitan city, home to people from all over the world, from all walks of life, doing every imaginable job. It is near impossible not to have fun and interesting people at the table.

Thursday night was no exception. My eight wonderful guests (and  my lovely helper – a guest from the last event) ate, drank, talked and laughed until well into the night. One of my guests, Ramya, a fellow food blogger and all-round awesome chick wrote up a lovely account of the evening on her blog – check out what she made of it and while you’re there, some of her delicious vegetarian recipes right here.

Watch this space for the next Supper Club dates in August!

Here’s what I served in July:

 To Welcome
Thaijito Cocktail

To Start
Asian fusion mezze of:
Miang Kam – little gem lettuce flavour bombs with crispy bacon (or veggie)
Bangladeshi-style butternut and red lentil hummus
Mina’s Thai Island fish cakes 

Main Event
Spiced crispy duck breasts with ginger and orange sauce
served with sesame noodles and Chinese greens

For vegetarians: spiced blackened tofu served as above

Sweet Ending
Creamy mango and cardamom mousse
with soft pistachio cookies

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