If food is a voyage, every dish is an adventure, right? It’s why we go out to restaurants, to experience the skills and gifts of another place. Na Village embodies this concept: clean, traditional Thai food in a beautiful recreation of a Thai home and garden. All of this hidden less than 5 minutes from the center of town in Saint Jean.
Crossing through the red and gold gates, down a winding path with small wooden bridges, you will enter through to a beautiful garden with a gurgling brook and surrounded with small koi ponds. Don’t let all this distract you! Keep moving forward and enter the restaurant itself. Take a seat, soak in the décor and imagine yourself in Thailand.
OK, flowery adjectives aside, the food here is as close to eating in Northern Thailand as possible this side of a 12-hour flight. Clean, authentic, bright flavours, the best Tom Yum Goong in Geneva (in my opinion, of course), a spicy mango salad (very spicy), and staff that can help introduce you to Thai food… just in case you’ve never had it before.
And really, if you aren’t ready to put down for a flight to Thailand, at least get a start at Na Village.
Oh, and bring cash! Yo add to the “foreign village” feel, they don’t accept credit cards. I’ve been caught a few times a little short, but they don’t mind you running to the nearest cash point. Just be quick!