Exploring Asia through its gastronomy is like immersing yourself in a world of exotic flavors and captivating aromas. This was our culinary journey through this diverse continent without leaving Mexico City at the Somsaa restaurant, a Wine & Tea Room run by the talented chef Somsri Raksamran.

With more than 10 years in Mexico, Chef Raksamran has brought the authentic flavors of Asia to the Mexican capital, with restaurants such as Pin-tó Thai, Kiin Thai-Viet and the acclaimed Galanga Thai House. However, our experience at Somsaa was a true gastronomic revelation.

From the moment we entered the mansion in the Roma neighborhood that houses this culinary experiment, we were welcomed with an atmosphere that evoked the elegance and serenity of Asia.

Our meal began with the Bluefin Tuna ($390), a delight that combined the freshness of the fish with the intensity of kaffir lime oil and turmeric, all enhanced by the Vietnamese-style Nuoc Cham sauce. Each bite was an explosion of flavors that transported us directly to the streets of Hanoi.

We continued our gastronomic journey with the Potstickers Dumplings ($280), filled with an exquisite mixture of shrimp, crab, pork, water chestnut, shiitake mushrooms and ginger. The crunchy texture of the dough and the juicy filling left us breathless, as we savored each bite with delight.

The Mix Mushrooms Claypot ($390) was a unique culinary experience, featuring fragrant rice cooked with a variety of mushrooms, including shimeji, enoki and king mushroom, accompanied by Chinese broccoli. Every spoonful was a journey to the heart of nature, with earthy flavors and comforting textures that made us appreciate the diversity of Asian ingredients.

The star dish of the night was undoubtedly the Duck l’orange Baos ($950), a unique interpretation of the classic orange duck, infused with Earl Gray tea and elderberry. The tender and juicy meat melted in the mouth, while the citrus and sweet flavor enveloped us in a whirlwind of culinary emotions.

To culminate our experience, we indulged in Somsaa’s exquisite desserts. The Somsaa Mooncake with sweet bean paste, cured duck egg and tangerine zest was a perfect ending to a memorable meal. Additionally, the Vietnamese Coffee Cheesecake, Sweet Black Bean Matcha Mooncake, and Pandan Cupcakes were a real treat for our taste buds.

But the real surprise came with the Milky Oolong, a stunning tea that transported us to the tea fields of Asia with every sip.

The selection of sparkling wines from around the world and Asian teas at Somsaa is truly unmissable, and perfectly complements the dining experience offered by this charming Wine & Tea Room in the Roma neighborhood.

Somsaa is an essential gastronomic destination in Mexico City for all lovers of good food and ready to live an Asian-style culinary adventure.

Where: Tbsp. Orizaba 219, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Mexico City, CDMX

Precio: $$

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