All the buzz of Modern Bangkok is in evidence at the latest opening of Busaba on Eastcastle Street, Oxford Circus. Experience the tastes, flavours and aromas of Asia’s coolest city whilst indulging in fresh, vibrant and zingy Thai dishes and contemporary cocktails.
Busaba speaks the language of modern Bangkok eating, inspired by the traditions of Thai cookery, with the fragrant flavours and vibrant colours of every plate transporting you across the Indian Ocean, with a menu created by Executive Chef Jude Sangsida. Start with small plates of Busaba’s signature Thai calamari with zingy ginger and green peppercorn, or som tam – a fragrant green papaya salad with dried shrimp, peanut, cherry tomato and fresh lime. Noodles are served up in classic soups, such as coconut-rich Northern Thai laksa and tom yam soup, or fried in the sizzling wok and served in a variety of ways including the Sen Chan Pad Thai. Those with a craving for curry can take pleasure in freshly made fiery pastes including jungle chicken with Thai aubergine; mussaman duck with star anise; and songkhla beef with tangy banana pepper best enjoyed with jasmine rice to balance the heat.
New to the Eastcastle Street restaurant is the Bangkok Char-Grill category with dishes featuring a distinct seared barbecue aroma and taste, from Issan-style chicken with spicy cucumber salad, to tamarind-grilled duck with Chinese broccoli, to green curry with grilled chicken. Also available is the new ‘Best of Busaba’ set menu that heroes some of the restaurant’s most popular and iconic dishes, meanwhile the Bangkok Express Lunch menu – priced – at £8.95 offers a selection of speedy, single-pot meals which diners can choose to customise with spices, pastes and meats to their desired tastes.
The interior reflects present day urban Bangkok with all its diversity and creativity, welcoming guests with a unique sensory experience of tastes, sights, aromas and energy. Described as Asia’s new metropolis of cool, Busaba has brought this to life via an exclusive collaboration with two of Bangkok’s most recognisable street artists, Alex Face and Rukkit. Their graphic street art is displayed within the restaurant and on the menus alongside images of Bangkok and art from throughout the city. Additional features include the temple wall with gold, brass, timber and Thai brickwork, alongside a new kitchen pantry and feature bar. As well as the classic Busaba square communal tables, guests can choose to dine in spaces created for singles and couples at the concertina windows or on high tables near the bar.