New restau­rant brings a twist of Thai Nor­wich to

A re­fresh­ing at­mos­phere, tra­di­tional Thai food and friendly ser­vice are all on the menu for new Nor­wich restau­rant The Ta­marind Tree

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For many coun­tries, food re­flects some of the most im­por­tant as­pects of peo­ple’s lives – their cul­ture, val­ues, health and even en­vi­ron­ment.

Thai food is no dif­fer­ent – tra­di­tion­ally aro­matic, the dishes roll hot, sweet and sour flavours into one, cre­at­ing some­thing unique and de­li­cious.

The Ta­marind Tree is an au­then­tic Thai restau­rant which has just opened in Nor­wich city cen­tre.

Sit­u­ated on All Saints Street, the restau­rant has been taken over by the own­ers of the Thai Herbal Re­treat Spa, just across the road.

With a mod­ern, fresh look, owner Peer­ada Mor­gan John­son has paid par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to cre­at­ing a calm, wel­com­ing space where peo­ple can re­lax.

“At the spa, ev­ery­one says how they feel at home, they’re com­fort­able and re­laxed and that’s how we want peo­ple to feel at the restau­rant too.”

She and head chef Tam Chai de­signed the menu, which is in­spired by the dishes Peer­ada grew up with in Thai­land.

“The dishes are very tra­di­tional – they’re a real taste of Thai­land. I love to cook and I love the taste of Thai food.”

The menu in­cludes a va­ri­ety of foodie de­lights and, with the op­tion to mix and match a choice of meats, tofu and king prawns with a range of dif­fer­ent cur­ries, sauces, rice or noo­dles, it’s easy to find some­thing that re­ally suits your taste.

“We do a clas­sic crispy belly pork dish served with jas­mine rice which is re­ally pop­u­lar.”

The pork is Blyth­burgh free-range, sourced lo­cally from the award win­ning butch­ers, Archer’s.

Mains in­clude jun­gle curry, weep­ing tiger beef, cashew nut and chilli-oil stir fries and grilled gi­ant prawns.

The ta­marind fruit also plays a large part in pro­vid­ing a base for a lot of the dishes which in­spired the restau­rant’s name.

With a keen eye for de­tail, Peer­ada is pas­sion­ate about mak­ing sure each dish is beau­ti­fully pre­sented. “All the dishes should look and taste per­fect.”

Af­ter build­ing up her Thai spa re­treat over the past four years, Peer­ada is look­ing for­ward to de­vel­op­ing the restau­rant and its links with the spa too.

“Cus­tomers can come across to the restau­rant and en­joy lunch in be­tween treat­ments, or per­haps a mother and daugh­ter will come into the spa and have their nails done and af­ter­wards, they can come across for din­ner” says Peer­ada.

With Bud­dhist in­spired art on the walls, the restau­rant is also an ideal place for cel­e­bra­tions and they wel­come par­ties and group book­ings.

Peer­ada also plans to open the re­fur­bished first floor in the new year for more for­mal din­ing, so there will be even more room to en­joy the food.

FEA­TURE

The Ta­marind Tree is open Mon­day-Sun­day from 12pm 1 All Saints Street, Nor­wich NR1 3LG 01603 667809 [email protected]­marindtree.co.uk theta­marindtree.co.uk

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