NEW AND NOTED
Tai Tai Life
Hot on the heels of his Italian eatery Ee Da Le, Harlan Goldstein has thrown open the doors to his Thai venture in the same building, My Tai Tai (2/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2896-6018). One floor down from the homey trattoria above, My Tai Tai whisks you away to a tropical paradise, thanks in no small part to an almost allThai staff and design details and patterns inspired by Thai-style tattoos created by AB Concepts by Ed & Terence. For this project, Harlan has re-enlisted the expertise of his former Thai chef from Aberdeen Marina Club and H One Restaurant in IFC Mall, Amphon Phoomphookieo, whose menu is potent, spicy and exciting in its exploration of native Thai ingredients. The wide offering spans the gamut from fresh papaya salads to roasted meats and skewers, and intense, complex curries bursting with fragrance and spice. We enjoyed the slow-cooked wagyu beef brisket drenched in a Panang curry sauce with a thick coconut milk base ($198) and the steamed black cod fish with sour plum, Chinese celery, minced pork and coriander ($268)— a popular dish due to its lighter nature and dose of healthy nutrients and fish oils.