Caviar & Corn ($18)
Corn kernels rest in a pool of corn juice and yuzu; the bright bite of yuzu gets you first, then the heat of chili, then the sweetness of fresh corn before the salty pop of paddlefish caviar on top.
Kale Salad ($11)
Very Caesar-like, except swapping out Romaine for kale, and anchovies for cincalok, a Malaysian fermented shrimp condiment, to impart that fishiness.
Smoked Goat Ragu ($24)
All sorts of smoked meats show up on the menu; here, it's smoked goat as an unorthodox ragu, with a little chili heat and, instead of Parmesan, the somewhat similar-tasting (but clearly goaty) capra sarda.
Foreplay Cock Tail ($14)
Refreshing and tart but not too sweet, the yuzu backed by aperol and grapefruit zest, and finished with sparkling wine.
Where your cocktails are shaken, unless you opt for...
Sit at one of these booths and, for around $60, do your cocktails "Thai bottle service"-style: a 375ml bottle of a spirit (including Jameson, Maker's, Beefeater, etc.), served either with classic mixers or, for a surcharge, with their house-made sodas. (For an extra $15, get your martini or Manhattan shaken at your table.)
Isaan-Style Duck Laab ($22)
Duck with onion and sawtooth coriander, its rich juices pooling at the bottom, with fresh lettuce leaves for rolling.
You're in a house of pig.
Buttermilk Fried 1/2 Rabbit ($38)
You'd be forgiven for thinking it were fried chicken, until you bite through the crisp skin to find something else. It's served with a bottle of a tart, not-too-hot sauce of preserved lemon, green chili, and brown rice vinegar.
Trippa “Malaysiana" ($15)
Italy meets Malaysia, the tomato sauce here savory and spicy, served with olive-oiled crusty bread for scooping up the tender tripe.
Fatty Manhattan ($15)
(ri)1 rye, vermouth, angostura bitters, and lemon zest, with smoked cherry Coke.
Tamarind-Black Sesame-Smoke ($11)
The dessert menu is extensive and creative, as seen in this tamarind pudding with sesame tapioca—and smoke that puffs out when they open the mason jar lid at your table.
Composed Cheese Plate ($9)
You think you know what to expect from a cheese plate; not here. Little pieces of buttery, grilled-cheese-like bread cover up a plate of Shaker Blue, with a honey-vinegar condiment and a jackfruit parfait.
Durian-Buttermilk-White Chocolate ($11)
Yes, it tastes like durian, but in a mellowed-out way, for those not quite inclined toward the fragrant fruit. It's a durian-chili-pineapple sorbet that mingles with a buttermilk panna cotta, with a white chocolate foam and spiced crispy bits.