Sophisticated Asian Fusion – Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond

The recently re-launched Parichat at Sohe on Osborne Road offers gorgeous pan-Asian cuisine in an elegant, sophisticated setting.

For a special occasion, a romantic meal or indeed a festive gathering, Parichat at Sohe has a luxurious private dining room and a fabulous set menu especially for Christmas.

Sophisticated Asian Fusion - Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond: Parichat Somsri-Kirby
Sophisticated Asian Fusion – Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond: Parichat Somsri-Kirby

With dishes prepared by Parichat Somsri-Kirby, an award-winning North East chef originally from Thailand, the food is authentic with a refined finish.  The menu takes you on a culinary journey right across Asia with inspiration from Japan through to Malaysia.

Having travelled Thailand many times, it’s safe to say that the lamb massaman curry with its rich peanut and coconut based sauce is the best I’ve eaten outside of South East Asia.

Sophisticated Asian Fusion - Parichat by Sohe, Jesmond: Interiors
Sophisticated Asian Fusion – Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond: Interiors

And equally as fabulous as the food are the interiors – blending stylish English designs with exotic wall features and oriental patterns. The furnishings are decadent with luxurious lighting, comfortable banquettes and a stunning feature bar.

As a table of five, we feasted on Thai prawn crackers to start, accompanied by a tangy, tart tamarind dip which came with a definite kick!

Starters included perfectly crisp-on-the-outside chicken spring rolls with chunky tasty fillings along with a tangy plum sauce dip.  Mouthwatering dumplings will packed full of crispy pork and earthy shitake mushrooms, accompanied by a spicy chilli dressing which delivered a good hit of fire.

Sophisticated Asian Fusion - Parichat by Sohe, Jesmond: Authentic Lamb Massaman
Sophisticated Asian Fusion – Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond: Authentic Lamb Massaman

As mentioned, the lamb massaman absolutely hit the spot – a rich sweet sauce with all the true flavour of a Thailand, slow cooked soft chunks of lamb and perfectly cooked rice.

The other mains ordered by our group included a super tasty veggie dish – the tofu and broccoli with a chilli and yellow bean sauce.  Sweet, salty and satisfying, the tofu took on the rich flavours perfectly and was definitely a hit for the non-meat eaters on our table.

The teriyaki beef with noodles meanwhile, had all the classic rich flavours you’d expect to find in Japan – sweet, sour, syrupy and addictive.  The more you eat, the more you want!

Too full for dessert, we still browsed the list and loved the sound of the Asian-fusion combos.  The chilli and rum roasted pineapple crumble with coconut sorbet had me wishing I hadn’t eaten so much massaman for sure!

Sophisticated Asian Fusion - Parichat by Sohe, Jesmond: Bar Interiors
Sophisticated Asian Fusion – Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond: Bar Interiors

As well as being a gorgeous place to eat, Parichat at Sohe also has a great bar area.  Cocktails range from fragrant and floral to rich and earthy, using unique ingredients from around the world. And if you’re drinking with dinner, the wine list meanwhile, offers excellent value with a tasty very drinkable Merlot priced at only £19:95 – you’ll find you might just get through a few of these by the end of the meal!

Sophisticated Asian Fusion - Parichat by Sohe, Jesmond: Bottomless Brunch
Sophisticated Asian Fusion – Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond: Bottomless Brunch

With its fabulous location and stylish décor, Parichat at Sohe makes for a really lovely evening dining experience. But if you feel like mixing things up, you can visit on Fridays and Saturdays 12-5pm and on Sundays from 12-6pm for the ultimate brunch experience.  The bottomless offering includes unlimited drinks (from a selection), along with a platter of sharer starters and a main for just £30.95.  Amazing.

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