For the last few months the kitchen of the Pura Vida has been hosting a series of special dinners . . . these dinners are usually taste and recipe tests for the upcoming opening of MEKoNG Asia Fuasion, a new restaurant in Escazu (not necessarily at the Pura Vida). Below is a test menu to look at plating and presentation . . .
Fried Shrimp Wontons (Cantonese)
Deep fried shrimp wontons on wasabi mayonese – a great first course to share with friends
Green Papaya salad with Fresh Fish of the Day (Thai style)
There’s many ways to do this dish. This is our Thai version with dried shrimp – topped with a delicious grilled Robalo (you may know it as Snook) fresh from the co-op at Tarcoles on the Pacific.
Lemon Grass Beef (Vietnamese)
This will be stir fried like many Mekong dishes on our special 90,000 BTU woks soon to be brought in from Beijing
Banh Xeo – Our Signature Crepe (Vietnam)
Tom Yum Soup with Kafir Lime Leaf (Thai)
The traditional Tom Yum from Thailand or Laos, is both hot and sour from a variety of interesting ingredients such as lemon grass, chili pepper and galangal – one sip may be enough to get you hooked for life
Stir fried in the wok, our best cut of tenderloin of beef served with a perfect jasmine rice
Lemon Ginger Lemon