RockSugar Throws a Thai Songkran Party

Mohan's pad thai with snow peas, tofu, crushed peanuts, and egg
Mohan’s pad thai with snow peas, tofu, crushed peanuts, and egg Photo: RockSugar

This Thursday, RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen chef Mohail Ismail is throwing a Thai-style celebration for the southeast Asian New Year holiday called Songkran that occurs in mid-April. Mohan plans a four-course menu featuring familiar Thai holiday recipes enlivened by his own sazon, in choices of grilled tiger shrimp with a lime and green jalapeno dipping sauce, Thai basil cashew chicken, a sour spicy seafood assam, green curry short ribs, and Vietnamese coconut snow cones for dessert. Since the festivities in Thailand traditionally break out into a major water fight, guests will be provided with bowls and are encouraged to flick water at each other across the table. The restaurant already says “no water fights,” wisely doubting everyone’s self-control and alcohol tolerance. Rocksugar’s full Thai New Year’s menu is below, with reservations at 310-552-9988.

Thai New Year’s Celebration
Thursday, April 8th


course one ~ select one item to share

Thai Sweet Hot Wings: Spicy Chili Caramel Glaze

Grilled Tiger Shrimp: Lime and Green Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

Lemongrass Shrimp Cakes: Thai Basil and Cilantro with Sweet Chili Sauce

soup and salads
course two ~ select one item to share

Coconut Chicken Soup: Shiitake Mushrooms and Galangal

Green Mango and Papaya Salad : Tomatoes, Carrots, Crushed Peanuts and Crispy Shallots

Spicy Thai Beef Salad: Seared Tenderloin, Cucumber, Mint, Cilantro, Toasted
Jasmine Rice and Lime Chili Garlic Dressing

course three ~ select one item per guest

Bangkok Seared Opah: Caramel, Carrots, Red and Yellow Peppers
with Thai Chili Sauce

Thai Basil Cashew Chicken:Thai Chili, Onions, Garlic and Cashews

Short Ribs in Green Curry: Eggplant, Lemongrass, Ginger and Sugar Snap Peas

Thai Noodles with Vegetables: Snow Peas, Tofu, Crushed Peanuts and Egg

Seafood Assam: Shrimp, Sea Bass and Calamari in a Spicy Sour Broth

all entrees are served with choice of jasmine white or brown rice

course four ~ select one item to share

Vietnamese Snow Cone: Sweet Coconut Cream, Thai Jewels, Fruit
with Crushed Coconut Ice

Mango Sticky Rice: Vanilla Bean, Toasted Sesame Seeds
with Sweet Coconut Cream

RockSugar Throws a Thai Songkran Party