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Samsen introduces Monthly Off-menu Dish

February 22, 2017 Dining No Comments Email Email

Hong Kong’s beloved Thai noodle house, Samsen, is now offering an off-menu item that will change every few months. The dish will be available only in limited quantities at lunchtime throughout various days of the week. Every few months the dish will change depending on what is available and what Samsen’s modest kitchen space can handle.

To kick off the introduction of special dishes is the “Northern Curried Chicken Noodle” or “Khao Soi” (HKD 128). Khao Soi is a curry-based, egg noodle dish normally prepared in the northern regions of Thailand. It’s aromatic from the dry spice and rich in coconut cream. The curry is prepared by cooking out the paste in fresh coconut cream until the fragrance of the dry spices becomes apparent. Then the curry base is seasoned with palm sugar and fish sauce. Next, the fresh chicken is added and allowed to simmer until tender and the perfect consistency of the curry is achieved. As with many spice-driven curries, it is prepared in advance to allow time for the chicken to absorb the full flavours and form a well-rounded flavour profile.  To finish the dish, the tender chicken along with some of the curry is combined with the fresh Thai egg noodles and served with a side of pickles and sliced shallots.

Northern Curried Chicken Noodle” or “Khao Soi” only available at lunchtime sporadically throughout the week

“Curried chicken noodle is an old favourite of anybody who has spent some time in Thailand. It works very well with Samsen as a restaurant, which is why we wanted to make it available whenever possible. With such a small space we can’t really offer a bigger menu but we are introducing an off-menu dish every few months to mix up the offerings and see what our community of Thai food eaters enjoy,” says Chef Owner Adam Cliff.

Wok Fried Wagyu Beef with Holy Basil, Thai Garlic and Chili only available at lunch

For those diners that don’t manage to get one of the off-menu dishes, also only available at lunchtime is the “Wok Fried Wagyu Beef with Holy Basil, Thai Garlic and Chili” served with crispy fried egg on fragrant jasmine rice (HKD 128).

The off-menu dishes will not be available by reservation or takeout, but diners can call ahead to check on availability.

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