Monday 16 September 2013

Tasty Thai Turmeric–Infused Cuisine at basil

Sen Mee Gaeng Poo_re1At basil, Chef Kesinee Wanta creates the finest award-winning and authentic Thai cuisine in a sophisticated setting.

Throughout September and October, the master of Thai culinary arts turns her focus to turmeric or khamin and invites you to savor the flavors of outstanding traditional and contemporary dishes.

Prized for its anti-oxidant properties, turmeric is a rhizome and a member of the ginger family. For her exciting menu, Chef Kesinee uses fresh and powdered turmeric to add earthy and citrusy notes and a vibrant yellow color.

New and enticing dishes on her menu include the traditional goong gula phad phrik khing, stir-fried tiger prawns with turmeric chili paste, and the inventive nuea jorakhae khamin khao prik Thai dam, stir-fried crocodile with young turmeric and black pepper sauce. There’s also flavorful sen mee gaeng poo, red turmeric curry with crab meat served with rice vermicelli, and succulent nuea seekrong yang khamingrilled turmeric marinated rib eyeDiners can also discover dishes from the south of Thailand including geang som pla hima, a deliciously spicy regional curry made using premium quality snow fish, and pla krapong daeng tord khamin, deep fried red snapper with red turmeric and Thai herbs. Chef Kesinee’s carefully balanced menu of distinctive cuisine ends with kanom koh khamin sodturmeric rice dumplings stuffed with sweet shredded coconut. 

Kanom Koh Khamin Sod_re1Chef Kesinee is an intuitive chef with a rare talent for taking Thai food to new heights, and she has been delighting diners with exceptional cuisine for more than 25 years. Her prodigious talent has ensured that basil is regarded as one of the finest Thai restaurants in Bangkok. With her trademark style, she skillfully balances the Thai tastes of spicy, sour, salty and sweet, and brings sophistication to the dining experience with the use of premium quality ingredients such as salmon, snow fish, fresh Phuket lobster and prime Angus beef. Aspiring chefs can also learn Chef Kesinee’s culinary secrets in special Thai cookery classes at basil.

Join Chef Kesinee for lunch or dinner and discover her tasty turmeric-infused cuisine, only at basil!

basil is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 12.00 – 14.30 hrs., and for dinner from 18.00 - 22.30 hrs. Monday to Sunday. Price starting from Baht 370++ per dish.

For reservations, please call 02 6498366 or visit

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