August adds vibrancy to healthy cuisine
Bangkokians have gone crazy for healthy grub over the past year. Eateries and food delivery services have sprouted across town, providing the city with clean-eating alternatives. We’re talking low-fat, low-sodium dishes like soulless boiled chicken breast and underdressed broccoli salad— definitely not everyone’s cup of tea.
The team behind August wants to change this lackluster conception of healthy food, hoping to prove that eating healthy doesn’t always mean torturing yourself with sad-looking bites. Drawing its name from the month when vegetables and crops are ready for harvest in Thailand, August promises to serve the best that Mother Nature can provide.
The main focus, of course, is on fresh organic veggies and meats sourced from USDA-certified farms around Thailand. You’re guaranteed that the dishes they serve are free from unwanted substances like chemicals, pesticides and hormones. Start off a meal with the protein-rich quinoa salad, served with chopped bell peppers, red beans, different greens and succulent grilled shrimps, and tossed with homemade organic dressing (B250). For something spicy, go for the seafood spaghetti cooked with garlic and chili (B220).
A star attraction on the menu is khao yum (southern-style rice and vegetable salad, B290), which sees yellow safflower rice, pomelo, bean sprouts, carrots, chopped string beans and a perfectly-cooked salmon steak served with fragrant budu (fermented fish dressing). Don’t leave without trying their desserts. Options include a coconut mousse topped with crunchy grains and strawberry sauce (B120) and a tangy passion fruit panna cotta (B79) .
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