Foodies will be pleased to know that Samsen's Sheung Wan branch has announced it will now be opening for lunch on Tuesdays through Sundays from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. The restaurant, which opened back in January as the younger sister of the successful Wan Chai flagship, was originally open only for dinner, meaning those with a hankering for top-notch Thai fare in the middle of the day had to look elsewhere.
That has all changed now, as chef Adam Cliff has designed a casual daytime menu with Thai favourites from around the country. For starters, diners can choose from curry fish cakes ($108), papaya salad ($98), or wok-fried Thai watercress ($88), whilst the exciting mains line-up includes pad Thai with tiger prawns ($138), stir-fried chicken and flat noodles ($128) and, of course, the restaurant's knockout headliner – Khao Soi of curried beef or chicken ($148). There's also a range of drinks and classic Thai desserts like mango sticky rice ($78) for those who laugh in the face of food comas.