This is an invited tasting.
Especially intrigued when the invitation came for a tasting at Kha. Actually the pictures of the place aroused my interest even before I set my eyes on the menu. I told C, I gotta go check this place out.
A quick tour of the place ensued...
The interiors were designed by award winning, Melbourne based designer Hecker Guthrie. It gives a elegant yet classy, mysterious feel. Love the dark hues and subtle lighting arrangement.
Each table had their own serving stations (white tops) next to them. The whole place is just about bright enough, which gave me a private feel as the serving staff (and other diners) seemingly fade in the the background. Very clever indeed.
We were also shown the adjacent dining place, Graze which offers a totally different outlook!
It seems as if you are transformed into another world altogether! What stark contrast. They do serve brunch and again they do have their private rooms for a small get together.
And in the same establishment, there is Provisons, which is a unique gourmet food retail shop.
Kha serves a selection of mocktails and we were given the chance to taste two of them.
Ruby Starlet ($12)
Essentially a mixture of lime juice, lychee juice served with promegranate and mint leaves over a slushie! Refreshing and a good palate cleanser as you dig into the food. Wait for it to melt a little, the slushie doesn't go up the straw too willingly. And as much as I love promegranate, they get stuck in the straw!
Dragon Eye ($12)
Lychee, fresh mint leaves with lychee juice and fresh lime juice. Even though the core ingredients is very similar (same!) as the ruby starlet above, the taste is worlds apart. The taste of mint is more definitive here and I can't really taste the lychee juice in this one. Freshness this drink brings!
Tod Man Poo ($17)
Thai crab and prawn cakes with green mango salad. I always have a soft spot for crab and prawn cakes ever since I tasted my first one in Bangkok as a kid. This crab and prawn cake is really a clever idea. The fluffiness of the crab meat with the crunch and taste that the prawns provide is really a match made in heaven. The tanginess of the green mango salad tingles and teases the taste buds while you devour the sweet cakes. Excellent!
Wagyu Beef with Papaya Salad ($29)
Char grilled seabass with lemongrass in banana leaf and dill chilli sauce. Nicely grilled and moist on the inside when served. The dill chilli sauce adds another dimension to the fish. Other than that, another average dish.
You can tell by now that we are filled to the brink. While waiting for desserts, our host suggested that we order some coffee.
Graze de Mocha ($5.50)
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