Taking influence from North East Thailand, a new Thai bar and kitchen is opening in Manchester this June.
Neon Tiger will serve a selection of street food style sharing dishes, with flame-kissed skewers, bright salads and a deep-flavoured coconut curry noodle dish amongst the offering.
Baan Yang (Thai for ‘Grill House’) adopts traditional cooking processes of live fire and smoked meat cooking to present bold, fiery and unapologetic flavours.
Diners at the new Bridge Street restaurant can expect traditional skewer dishes, cooked over charcoal and served on small plates, intended for sharing.
Packed with punchy aromatics, the grill menu will also include a house made lemongrass and turmeric smoked sausage, king oyster mushroom skewers, and coal roasted aubergine with soft boiled egg and sweet soy dressing.
Accompanying the Baan Yang sharing dishes is a centrepiece noodle bowl, designed to be enjoyed solo, with noodles hand-pulled locally in Manchester from the team at Komuji Noodles.
Deeply aromatic, it’s a rich coconut Thai curry with tender cuts of marinated chicken, crispy and soft noodles and an essential squeeze of lime.
There’ll also be a bar space, offering a cocktail menu based on strong individual flavours including melon, pineapple, grapefruit and rhubarb.
Alongside this, the Northern Quarter’s Ad-Hoc Wines will curate a special wine menu to showcase organic and sustainable wines from around the world.
The wine menu will change over time to present the best small production they have in season, and a wine flight will also be available as part of the restaurant’s dining experience.
“We love this city and are looking forward to bringing what we think will be a new F+B experience to Manchester,” said Ben Morris, co-founder of Neon Tiger.
“Neon Tiger was born from our obsession with classic neighbourhood bars, incredible wines and exciting cocktails.
“Food wise we have taken inspiration from some of our favourite restaurants like Kiln, Smoking Goat and Temper in London as we have always been massive fans of this style of BBQ and think that the bright and bold flavours you get from these dishes would shine in a more relaxed and bar focused space.
“Most of all we hope to have created a welcoming and comfortable environment for people to come and try some delicious things.”
Neon Tiger will open on Wednesday 8th June 2022 on Bridge Street, and will be open Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 12am, and Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 12am. Bookings will open from Monday 30th May 2022. Find out more at neon-tiger.com.