InterContinental Phuket Resort, north of Kamala Beach
Authentic Thai flavours combined with modern technique and presentation. Sitting amongst the pine trees overlooking the spectacular view of Kamala Beach, Jaras is a sophisticated contemporary restaurant that combines authentic flavours and progressive presentation throughout the dining experience.
Open time: 6-10pm
Reservation: 24 hours in advance
Resevation: Tel: 0 7662 9999phuket.intercontinental.com/dining/jaras
Trim goat shank of skin, tendons and most but not all of the fat.
Though I specially prepare my own Massaman paste for Jaras, I recommend buying ready-made paste on your first attempt.
Marinate goat shank with two-thirds of the curry paste and fish sauce for 24 hours to enhance the aroma. Then tenderize and bring out the full flavour by slow cooking sous-vide for 48 hours.
Clean goat skin, removing unwanted fat and simmer gently in water until very tender. Cut into thin strips and fry until crispy. Dice 5g of shallots and fry until crispy. Set aside crispy ingredients to be used as garnish.
In a separate pot, prepare the remaining curry paste, fish sauce and a little of the coconut milk. Put on heat and stir until curry paste is cooked. Add remaining coconut milk.
Add potato, Thai shallots (or small sweet shallots), goat shank and curry sauce. Simmer until potatoes are tender.
Season with palm sugar, tamarind juice and fish sauce. Gently render curry until consistency is thick enough to cling to the back of a spoon. Turn off heat and place in dish. Add crispy garnishes to create a savory-looking dish and serve.
Jaras’s Chef de Cuisine - Mr. Chatchawan Varahajeerakul a.k.a. Chef Bank - has been instrumental in bringing to life the concept of Jaras. Since re-opening he has amalgamated his expertise in crafting traditional Thai dishes with a contemporary touch, lingering with authentic flavours in every dish of Jaras. His love for cooking was inspired from the kitchen at home, watching the food being prepared. He saw how food from other regions of Thailand influenced all the menus made at home.
His experiences taught that attention to culinary detail is critical and that sourcing the best ingredients to create the true flavours of Thai food is a must. Hence, the vegetables used in preparation, come fresh from our own vegetable garden, where only the best herbs are selected to prepare the speciality curries. The ingredients are sourced from local and regional organic farms that are sustainable. Finally made him live and breathe in similar philosophy as Jaras do.
Opening Time: 18:00 hrs. - 22:00 hrs.
Reservation : 24 hours in advance
(so we can source the best and the freshest ingredients for you)