Saan restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018by Metro
Saan restaurant review
Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Saan is a modern Thai restaurant in Ponsonby.
Lovers of spice will appreciate the liberal use of chilli at Saan, an integral element when it comes to achieving balance in the punchy northern Thai dishes served here. Head chef Chutima Polvit gives authentic dishes a contemporary spin by subbing in New Zealand ingredients such as Te Mana lamb, kumara and local fish. The setting is beautifully subdued, with bespoke blond wood furniture and tropical plants offsetting the hissing wok fire and smoke from the chargrill, where Thai street favourites such as aromatic sausages, turmeric chicken and satay are cooked out in the open. Behind the bar, and bringing it all together, is a young, fresh team who can shake a cocktail as well as they can explain the intricacies of the menu.
What it offers Shared-plate options / Fixed-price meals / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Good for vegetarians / Good seating outside / Takes large groups / Craft beer selection
A favourite dish Lanna pork sausage with aromatic spices and kaffir lime, served with green chilli paste
Hours Lunch Wed-Sun, Dinner 7 days
Chef Chutima “Say-Say” Polvit
160 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
See here for all of Metro's Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018
Ms Ardern pledged the day after the terrorist massacre that "gun laws will change" and would be announced within 10 days of the attack.Read more
There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of security agency documents.Read more
As the face of anti-smoking lobby group ASH, Deirdre Kent played a vital role in the smokefree New Zealand movement.Read more
Māori leaders are calling on New Zealanders to reject the notion that 'this is not us' in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.Read more
The sci-fi sound of the ondes martenot is playing a key part in the upcoming performance of an epic symphony.Read more
A Canterbury gunsmith living and working says he told police less than six months ago they needed to look at the rise of white supremacists with guns.Read more