You can’t miss this new Thai-inspired restaurant that recently opened just steps from the Palais-Royal with its eye-catching emerald green facade. The interior eschews gaudy exoticism, opting instead for a lovely dining room featuring a sleek, modern decor with pale wood tables and blue chairs arranged beneath a constellation of hanging lights in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Just as pleasant, the atmosphere in the basement has a more exotic feel with wicker chairs and the added bonus of a great view over the open kitchen. While the menu is not extensive, it boasts all the essentials revisited with a modern twist by young, talented chef Alexandre Lam, who trained at the Ferrandi school of culinary arts. He suggests all the delicious mainstays of Thai cuisine, but with a little less spice to go easy on our Western palates.
Be sure to start by ordering the appetizer board to share (€34 for 2), filled with delicious nibbles, Thai salads, and brochettes with dipping sauces. After hesitating between the more typical main dishes like Pad Thai or tamarind prawns, we finally opted for the tasty red curry duck and jasmine rice (€17.20), with hot pepper sauce, satay, lemongrass and makrut lime. Also revisited by the resident pastry chef, desserts like the exotic tapioca with coconut milk, sorbet and mousse (€8.40) make for a sweet finishing touch.
C.H.A.N.G : Thai-inspired restaurant. Average price: €35. 11:30am to 3:30pm and 6pm to 10:30pm. Closed Sunday.