1. Asian persuasion: Pasembur
Veering from the usual western greens, Botanica+Co paid homage to the humble pasembur that got us hooked, in all its towering glory. The local salad was as hearty as it was photogenic, piled with crunchy prawn fritters, quail egg, shredded cucumber, blanched bean sprouts, chili peppers, bean curd and crispy cubed potatoes. Tossed with a mildly spicy savoury peanut sauce, and a squeeze of lime, this colourful plant and prawn medley was an inviting prelude to the mains to come.