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Those with a hankering for authentic Thai food will be impressed with the dishes on offer from chef Saraphee Paranort. Taught by her grandmother, she includes many traditional Thai dishes as well as some handed down to her that are unique to this restaurant, such as Brown Sugar’s specialty, the talay jhan rhon. This sizzling seafood combination with fresh squid, prawns, fish and mussels with spring onion, chilli and basil is a family recipe that has been handed down through the generations.
Of course, favourites such as tom yum soup, pandan chicken and classic curries are also created with painstaking care, but opt for something a little different and you will be rewarded. Entrees include crispy duck salad or the tangy and refreshing som yum – papaya salad with carrots, long beans and peanuts in a spicy sour dressing. Follow with seafood specialties like whole snapper with brown sugar chilli sauce and sweet basil, or stir-fried prawns with garlic, pepper and tamarind. If you’re inclined towards dessert, try the brown lady mango, a decadent combination of mango cheeks served with ice-cream, roasted peanuts and warm chocolate sauce.