Soul Food Recipes

True to its spirit, every Banyan Tree resort endeavours to serve authentic and hearty cuisine that features locally sourced ingredients grown at or around the resort. We passionately believe that soil-to-table cuisine honours local heritage and culture, and delivers more than just nourishment to the body - it is Soul Food. In this Soul Food series, 19 signature “Soul-in-a-Bowl” dishes were curated by each Banyan Tree resort for your culinary journey.

River Prawn Salad

River Prawn Salad

With ingredients such as lemongrass, green mango, and mint leaves, this aromatic dish boasts a myriad of exotic flavours.

Lakse

Lakse

Lakse Bintan is a seafood delight, consisting of sago noodles and spicy fish curry.

Sichuan Boiled Fish

Sichuan Boiled Fish

Yu cuisine is a Chinese culinary treasure that is famous for its traditional Chongqing delicacy, Sichuan Boiled Fish.

Wetland Pot Of Treasure

Wetland Pot Of Treasure

This traditional Xixi dish features dishes combined in a stew pot, with golden egg dumplings.

Rice Paper Salad

Rice Paper Salad

One of the most popular street foods in Vietnam, Rice Paper Salad, features fragrant dried beef with crunchy young mango and a piquant dressing.

Grilled Naxi Style Chicken

Grilled Naxi Style Chicken

Created with Yunnan’s free-range chicken, this dish is a contemporary rendition of a traditional Yunnan delight.

Shrimp and Pork Wonton Noodle Soup

Shrimp and Pork Wonton Noodle Soup

Wonton noodle soup is an Asian comfort food nonpareil, nourishing the body and the soul.

Fish Fillet

Fish Fillet

The Veracruz style Fish Fillet boasts sweet and tangy flavours as well as other local herbs and spices.

Phad Thai

Phad Thai

Phuket Phad Thai served with prawn lemongrass skewers marinated with salt, pepper and coriander gives it an authentic touch.

Tibetian Hotpot

Tibetian Hotpot

A much-loved dish, especially in the winter, Tibetan Hotpot features fresh herbs and vegetables, nourishing yak meat, fish and more.

Red Curry

Red Curry

A classic Samui favourite, this dish features red curry, a popular dish throughout southern Thailand, along with coconut heart.

Li Li Mei Rice Noodle

Li Li Mei Rice Noodle

This dish features a wealth of fresh seafood paired with local rice noodles.

Ginseng Chicken Soup

Ginseng Chicken Soup

Nourishing body and soul, Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup or Samgyetang is a traditional hot soup for seasonably hot days.

Octopus Curry

Octopus Curry

The most famous of all Seychellois curries is the Octopus Curry - the archipelago’s most beloved delicacies.

Zeng Beng Carp

Zeng Beng Carp

Concocted in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, Zeng Beng Carp is one of Tianjin’s most famous delicacies.

Sambal Matah

Sambal Matah

Tantalise your taste buds with this harmonious, gripping burst of Balinese flavour.

Maldivian Tuna Curry

Maldivian Tuna Curry

Also known as Mas riha, this fresh and vibrant curry boasts rich spicy flavours.

Li-River Fish Broth with Trio of Organic Noodle

Li-River Fish Broth with Trio of Organic Noodle

Li-River fish boasts a rich flavour when cooked, yielding a smooth, full-bodied and velvety broth.