With the revamp of mezza9, the restaurant has added authentic Thai street barbecue to its menu.
The Thai show kitchen and charcoal grill is led by Thai Chef Khun Sittichok Panchum, who was inspired by street food from his hometown of Songkran in southern Thailand.
From the age of 10, Chef Sittichok began picking up culinary skills from his mother, who taught him the art of street food. He learnt how to select only the best products to use in his homemade delicacies by searching for the freshest ingredients in the vibrant markets of Songkran, as he helped out in the family’s pushcart business.
Now with three decades of experience perfecting traditional Thai cuisine, he muses that, “With all the fancy recipes I prepare now, nothing makes my heart beat faster than when I think of simple street food such as gai yang chicken, which can be eaten at any time of the day.”
The Thai show kitchen’s new menu includes gai yang (grilled chicken, honey, tamarind, chilli), as well as ko moo yang (free-range pork neck, tamarind sauce) and miang pla plao (rock salt-crusted whole black tilapia cooked with pandan leaves, lemongrass, lime leaves and rice noodles).