Inspired by travels in Bangkok, a visit to Wishbeer
Living in Bangkok, sometimes you have to hunt to find rare gems. Well we found one! A cosy pub called Wishbeer that specialises in Craft beers. Attached to their pub is a shophouse where they sell all the beers, spirits and glasses they stock on location.
We’d just popped down to pick up some Belgian cherry beers (a few Bacchus Kriek, try them! They’re amazingly rich with a complex cherry undertone) but ended up staying for a few drinks and a bite after discovering the laidback and relaxing atmosphere.
Enjoying some beers at Wishbeer
Raclette at Wishbeer
The drinks were flowing so that meant some food to go along with our fantastic beers. While the food wasn’t anything to shout home about, one of the side dishes caught my eye. These chunky crispy roast potato wedges with a side of a mixed bowl of spice.
The potato wedges with mystery spice mix
I was sceptical at first (I’m a ketchup and mayo kinda girl) but the wedges won me over. The toasted sesame seeds added a nutty, earthy element and the red chilli flakes gave them a nice kick. With the mix being dry, it allowed the potato to shine and you could appreciate the warm fluffy potato.
These go perfectly with beers – flavours that are fiery but not complex enough to overwhelm the flavours in your beer.
They’d also be a great side for entertaining, they’re so easy to throw together. You can make the spice mix in advance and put your wedges in the oven just before the guests come over. They look great on a table and feel more like a dish than just fries.
A must with these wedges is using salt flakes AND the pink himalayan salt. No subbing the salt flakes! Because the dish is so simple to begin with it comes down to using simple, high quality ingredients. The salt flakes have a fine salt texture, so you don’t get a hit of salt but rather a beautiful layered hit of flavours.
The spice mix combined
Try them for yourselves