Who doesn’t love Thai food? What’s there not to like about it – spicy, tangy, herby, nutritious, healthy and it’s not all about coconut curries as seems to the stereotype. Typical Thai restaurants come under the general umbrella of typical Asian restaurants, whether it’s Chinese or Indian – they all have lengthy menus offering 1001 dishes in every avatar possible. When generally steering clear from these ubiquitous eateries, one of my favourite Thai restaurants always comes to my rescue, Busaba Eathai, brainchild of the can-do-no-wrong Mr. Alan Yau (think Hakkasan, Yauatcha, Wagamama and you know what I’m on about!).
Sometimes you just want a a meal which is hassle-free and simple in an environment where you can just relax, take a break and have some tasty amazing food. Add to that clean and well-lit, friendly service, a little touch of funkiness and you get thoughts of places like Wahaca, Dishoom, umpteen smart tapas bars and dim-sum places. Well, that is, until you find out about the latest Indian eatery to grace London appetites, Roti Chai.
Canapés – we all love them, whether they’re with champagne, gin & tonic or just some fresh apple juice! It’s what most of us look forward to when we go to restaurants, or work parties, or any fancy dinner, or even just a cocktail evening! Cheeky little treats, that if done right, can have you grabbing the entire platter off the waitress and retreating into a little corner to munch them all by yourself! I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule as to the size of a canapé as long as it isn’t more than 2 bites, or one good mouthful! Some of the recipes here are a little bigger than others, but I don’t think someone’s going to mind eating a very tasty chicken wing in a few mouthfuls!