Executive chef Brad Farmerie pickles bean sprouts with cider vinegar, ginger and beet purée.He slices fresh-water eel, coats the pieces with a mixture of soy sauce, palm sugar, star anise, cinnamon and sancho pepper and browns them under a salamander.Farmerie lets the eel cool and mixes it with the pickled sprouts, chopped chives, chiffon-ade of Thai basil and some cilantro.That is all tossed with a dressing of lime juice, lime zest and chile. The mixture is placed into a spoon and topped ...

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