Annual Spot Prawn Season Gets Touch of Thai At Maenam In Kits

Chef Angus An celebrates coastal bounty of local spot prawns with traditional Thai recipes at West 4th's Maenam

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Vancouver, BC | In celebration of British Columbia’s annual Spot Prawn season, Maenam’s executive chef Angus An will be serving this fresh, regionally and sustainably sourced ingredient with Thai flare. Wild prawns are especially popular among Thai people and An’s recipes for this season are derived from some of his favourite Thai dishes. Both a la carte and multi-course dining menus will be available from May 10th until the season is complete, offering guests the opportunity to work their way through three courses of Maenam’s cuisine in sweet, salty, sour and spicy variations. The eight dishes on the menu are after the jump…

Satah Goong – Spot Prawn Satay
Turmeric, coconut cream, cucumber relish, peanut sauce

Dom Yum Goong – Hot & Sour Soup
Lemongrass, galangal, chilli jam, lime juice

Goong Chae Nahm Pla – Ceviche
Fresh coriander, mint, nahm jim sauce

Lon Naam – Coconut Cream Relish
Spot prawn tomalley, fermented pork, Kaffir lime, long leaf coriander

Yam Tawai – Salad
Blanched prawns, fried shallots, fried chillies, toasted chilli and sesame dressing

Geng Mussaman Goong – Mussaman Curry
Spot prawns, pearl onions, toasted peanuts

Goong Pad Prik Thai Dam – Stir Fry
Battered, sea salt, black pepper

Kanom Gluay Pao – Dessert
Char-grilled baby banana, toasted shredded coconut, chocolate panna cotta

The family style menu is priced at $65 per person and allows for approximately 1lb of prawns each.

About Maenam

The cuisine at Maenam is rooted in balancing intense fresh flavours with seasonal ingredients and locally sourced products, while always considering the context within which these dishes would traditionally be enjoyed. Maenam is open seven days a week, from Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00PM to 2:30PM, Monday to Sunday from 5:00PM to 10:45PM, and late night on Friday and Saturday from 10:45PM to 1:00AM. For more information or to make a reservation please visit


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