Looking through some local guides, we found Le Du and this one appears to be a rising star. Guess we had better try this before it made the list!
|Set in a low rise apartment in a residential area away from the main street.|
|Nice and cozy décor inside.|
|A separate seating area for drinks or to wait. The restaurants itself is not big either with maybe 6-8 tables of 4s.|
The menu is not extensive. So we ordered 3 tasting menu which all cover almost all of the dishes on the menu.
These were the 3 starters:
|Thai Andaman tuna with lemon oil, tomato confit, lemongrass and basil. Different and refreshing.|
|"Phu Lae" Pineapple with radish, nuts, shrimp and pork powder, mint and smoked coconut milk. Pineapple is extremely sweet. With the shrimp and pork powder, this dish has a very Asian flavor to it.|
|Thai style pate with rice paper, Chinese plum, galangal, white ginger and Sriracha. Beautifully presented. Can't remember what we ate!|
The 3+3 mains:
|Wild mushroom with free-range egg confit, acacia pennata, pickled oyster mushroom, bottle gourd, chilli, Thai fermented fish and bacon. Anything with egg is always loved by G. Delicious, lots of flavours.|
|Seabass with celery puree, sunchoke, pickled lemon zest, Siam tulip and extra old fermented soybean.|
|Blue swimming crab and black truffle wonton with fried garlic, bok choy and scallion. Everyone loved this dish. Pity it is so small!|
|Local Ostrich with tamarind, winged bean, sticky rice, chili paste and roasted rice. Not a big fan of ostrich but it turned out OK.|
|Dark soy chicken with pandan, roasted sesame, cucumber and smoked goat chili gel. Chicken looked dry but was actually ok.|
|Local Kurobuta pork 180 days pineapple wine fed with corn custurd, sweet corn salsa, baby corn, cashew nut and blackcurrent jus. Interesting dish.|
The 3 desserts:
|Coconut charcoal cheesecake with lemon tart gel and spiced coconut ice cream|
|Roselle sorbet with banana and honey gel, sponge cake, short bread and caramel|
|Mooncake with custurd ice cream, nut, salted egg gel and flower tea|
We think their starters and mains were much better than the desserts. Nevertheless, very good food for a reasonable price. Good service and nice atmosphere.
339/3 Silom Soi 7, Bank Rak
Tel: +66 92 919 9969