EATING OUT & RECIPES BY NOI
Green Table Restaurant
Elegant and delicious!
By Heather Allen
This elegant and cosy restaurant is located on the
second floor of the Kantary Terrace on Nimmanhaemin. Tucked
away in the corner it is not too hard and worth the look.
The service is quite good, the atmosphere charming and the
Whilst I ate there with a friend, this would be a perfect
spot for a romantic night out for two or, given the long
bench tables, a dinner party. There was a birthday party in
the corner when we came and the staff dimmed the lights and
all came out to sing Happy Birthday. A very nice touch, my
friend and I both felt.
However, the food is the most important thing. My friend
ordered appetizers and we both absolutely loved the
bruschetta. Thick crunchy bread, generous tasty tomatoes and
feta cheese for an added zing. The bacon wrapped prawns were
fantastic, we actually considered ordering more! The prawns
were juicy, the bacon crispy, a perfect combination of
textures and flavours.
I had a wonderful spicy cream and clam fettuccine. I like
spicy food and this had a nice bite. The pasta was perfectly
cooked al dente, I don’t like crunchy pasta but neither do I
like it too soft. This was, as baby bear would say, “just
I opted for a non-alcoholic lychee soda that was a
reasonable 45 baht and my friend had a beer. They also offer
wine and considering the quality of the food, I imagine
those are quite good too.
Will I go back? Definitely. I suspect this will be added to
my regular list of places to eat. The prices are reasonable,
around 250-350 baht for most mains although they did have a
steak on offer for a few hundred baht higher. The appetizers
were generous and priced between 100-200 baht each. And for
those with vehicles there is the added bonus of parking in
the back of Kantary Terrace, a major draw for parking
deficient Nimmanhaemin road.
Green Table is open every day but Monday from 11 a.m. to 11
RECIPES BY NOI: Laab Pla Kua
been 3 months since I moved back to my village in Chiang
Khong and I have noticed that the villagers are eating more
fish than any other meat. Maybe rightly or wrongly, but I
think it’s because we have many rivers and ponds and fishing
costs almost nothing. Pork and beef are too expensive to buy
every day. This last Songkran pork went up to 150 baht a kg
and beef was almost 300 baht a kg. Compared to their daily
income of 200 baht a day, this is very expensive.
My dad likes to go fishing because he can escape from the
heat. From February-April it is very hot. Our ponds become
lower and that is the time for fishing. Everyone agrees to
fish only once a year for each pond. If you can’t picture
how it’s like…Well, ‘Disney Land’ is the keyword.
Big fish isn’t a problem to cook but small fish is. They
have too many bones, so let’s make minced fish stir fried
with flowering mustard greens or ‘Laab Pla Kua’
Any small fish is good for our dish because they will be
chopped up. The other ingredients are flowering mustard
greens, shredded kaffir lime leaves, coriander and chili
paste which contains well crushed garlics, fresh chili and
First we stir fry the chili paste in a couple spoons of oil
with the finely minced fish. Add flowering mustard greens
and kaffir lime leaves. Cook for about 10 minutes and remove
from heat. Before serving just add the chopped coriander.
Now we can enjoy small fish without worrying about the