Thanks to Derrick of SgFoodonFoot, I was invited to a sneak peak at The Best of Thai buffet at Escape Restaurant & Lounge at One Farrer Hotel & Spa. This buffet is going to be held for a limited time only, from 2 to 16 April 2015, and it is a special collaboration between the hotel, and Guest Chef Aek Charttrakul and his team from the Thailand Culinary Academy.
We got a special demonstration by the chef himself how to make Som Tum (spicy papaya salad). He showed us the important ingredients like shredded papaya, dried shrimps, chilli padi, lime, fish sauce, garlic, etc. Chef also mentioned the difference between pounding the ingredients and gently mashing them to bring out the flavours.