Swung by the Little Saigon Big Bangkok at One Paseo for a quick pre-dinner snack. Mieng Kham, a traditional Thai snack made of roasted coconut shavings, shallots, fresh red or green chili, ginger, garlic, lime and chaphlu leaves, can be directly interpreted to mean “many things in one bite”.
LSBB’s had minced onions, roasted coconut, ground peanuts, a dollop of fermented shrimp paste and a sliver of lime all piled on a sesame leaf. The core ingredients were a medley of tastes and textures: the deliciously sweet pungency of the onions, the smoky coconut, the buttery crunch of the peanuts, the salty smoothness of the shrimp paste and the tang of the lime tied up by the delightfully “green” taste and slightly minty flavor of the sesame leaf.
Arranged in quadrants on a wide-lipped dish, we regretted ordering the four-piece. Then again, we had to reserve space for our planned mains at another restaurant. That it made you want more of it made it a perfect opener.
On a related note, “LSBB One is Live!”
Little Saigon Big Bangkok is located at One Paseo, Paseo Saturnino, Ma. Luisa Rd., Banilad, Cebu City