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Malai Thai intros new monthly prix fixe tasting menu


West Village’s Thai Temple, Malai Kitchen, introduces a new four course tasting menu today, pairing Thai and Vietnamese dishes with Southeast Asian-inspired cocktails and house-brewed beers. Chef-owners Braden and Yasmin Wages will change up the offerings each month. The $58 tasting ($88 with wines) begins tonight.

Here’s what’s on the menu this month:

Smoked Duck Breast (Sapa, Northern Vietnam)

jasmine green tea, cassia bark, star anise, and coriander smoked Maple Farms duck breast

fried egg strings, black wood ear mushrooms, bean sprout and mint salad

Vignes D’Alexandre, 2012, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, FR

Vietnamese Scampi Soup (Dalat, Central Vietnam Highlands)

lemongrass and kaffir shrimp broth

egg, PEI Mussels, black tiger shrimp, asparagus, cloud-ear mushrooms, Parilla mint, cilantro

Denis Carre Aligote, 2011, Burgundy, FR

Curried Beef Short Rib (Satun Provence, Southern Thai Border)

Braden’s southern Thai sour and spicy curry slow braised Niman Ranch beef short rib

coconut basmati rice, baby bok mieu

Bleasdale Shiraz, 2010, Australia

Custard (Phetcharaburi, South-Central Thailand)

taro root and dark rum coconut milk custard

coconut gelato, tart tamarind caramel

Thanisch Reisling Kabinett, 2011, Bernkasteler Doctor Vineyard, GER

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