Thai food has hit the streets of Soho last week in the form of new restaurants, Wild Rice and Mamasan.
Wild Rice is the ground floor restaurant focusing the menu on small plates to share, showcasing traditional, bold and vibrant Thai flavours, paired with seasonal British ingredients to create reinventions of classic dishes. The underground basement casual concept is Mamasan, offering street food dishes such as Thai fried chicken and bubble tea alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.
The Wild Rice interiors will feature an entire wall of windows inspired by the richly coloured timber buildings that are ubiquitous with the old town of Bangkok. The Mamasan décor will be themed on Chinatown in Thailand, with lanterns, neon signs and colourful lights for a vibrant but mysterious atmosphere.
Goi Pla Thai Ceviche
raw seabass, lime, red chilli, fish sauce, toasted rice
‘Yum’ Chargrilled Beef Salad
grilled beef, garlic, cherry tomatoes, fish sauce, red chilli, lime
Pulled Chicken Leg ‘Khao Soi’ Soup
turmeric, shallot, galangal, coconut
Salmon sashimi, chilli, lime leaf, lemongrass, lime
Thai Avocado Salad
avocado, courgette, garlic and lime dressing
Pad Thai Woonsen in Claypot
Vermicelli, beansprout, carrot, peanut, tamarind
Mamasan offers casual dining with an innovative drinks list in the downstairs Soho space inspired by the Yaowarat Thai bars in Bangkok. The signature dish will be their Southern Thai Fried Chicken, available as wings or boneless thighs marinated in various Thai spices such as coriander root, garlic and soy sauce and topped with crispy shallots. On the side, guests can order the Crispy Fries dusted with Thai seasonings such as the Spicy Larb Fries with toasted rice, lime and chilli.
For more information visit wildricelondon.com