About Time: You Discovered Climpson Arch’s Thai WeekenderBy Angelica Malin
What’s your diary looking like this weekend? If you’re down for eating food from Thai sensations som saa in the London sunshine. Say no more – we think you’ll like this. Taking place on Saturday (22nd) and Sunday (23rd July), som saa will be heading back to where it all began, with a weekend residency at Climpson’s Arch, joined by Smoking Goat on Sunday. Stoking up the grills from 1pm each day, som saa will be paying tribute to the classics from the arch while Smoking Goat will be serving char siu from a custom charcoal smoking barrel; a preview to their new Shoreditch opening in October.
Thai Weekender: The Lowdown
Reminiscent of Thai street food markets, the atmosphere will be lively with a no reservation, ticket style service, continuing throughout the day and into the night until the coals burn out. The menu will be a selection of dishes from each restaurant, with Mark Dobbie and Andy Oliver of som saa rewinding to summer of 2015 with those nostalgic favourites including Gai Yaang; Thai grilled chicken leg served with dipping sauce, a take on the fiery Som Tam Kai Kem; green papaya salad and Geng hung lay; pork belly curry with ginger and pickled garlic.
Dishes from Ben Chapman and Ali Borer of Smoking Goat will be a taster of what is to come at their new Shoreditch site opening later in the year with dishes including Char Siu and spicy, heady Tom Yam Naam Sai.
Music will by no means be in the background, with traditional Thai tunes, spun with a hearty Western bass playing on into the night, while the bar will keep everyone well hydrated, serving Asian brews, Singha in cans, Sang Som whisky-soda buckets as well as a short selection of som saa and Smoking Goat classic cocktails.
Thai Weekender: The Details
som saa’s weekend residency at Climpson’s Arch will be Saturday 22nd July and Sunday 23rdJuly, joined by Smoking Goat on Sunday only. Serving from 1pm, subject to availability, no reservations.
Address: Arch 374, Helmsley Place, Hackney, London E8 3SB