BANGKOK -- Kyo Bar, located in Bangkok's high-end Central Embassy shopping mall, is crowded with customers. Inside, the counter is reminiscent of a Japanese sushi restaurant. Behind it, owner-chef Dej Kewkacha is carefully preparing his latest dessert masterpiece.
Soon enough, the concoction, dressed with unfamiliar leafy greens, appears. "This is a palette cleanser," a female chef serving the dessert says, "with ice plant."