Staying in town for the Songkran holidays? We take a look at some of the venues offering both great food and fun activities.
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G’s 25 Degrees Burgers, Wine & Liquor Bar will hold a “Songkran Contender” competition at its own “‘muay talay”‘ (sea boxing) arena at the front of the restaurant from April 13-15 starting at 4pm. Afterwards, head inside for some of the best burgers in town. Call (02) 352 4192.
Over at the Landmark meanwhile, the Atrium is offering its famous Songkran buffet on lobby floor on April 13-14 with a seafood extravaganza of King crab, oysters, New Zealand mussels, mud crab, blue crab and tiger prawns, plus delicious roasted wagyu beef, New Zealand lamb, Gammon ham and a live Japanese station. It’s priced at Bt2,500 net per person for both brunch and dinner and adds to the value by including a “Come 4 Pay 2” promotion.
Upstairs at Sui Sian Chinese Restaurant, there’s an all-you-can-eat Cantonese dim sum treats prepared by chef Lo Wai Ming from China. On the menu are fried rice Yang Chow, as well as unlimited Peking duck, suckling pig, crispy pork belly, drunken chicken, jelly fish and selection of desserts. It costs Bt850-plus and is available from 11am to 3pm.
For reservations, please call (02) 254 0404 extension 7777 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Anantara Riverside Bangkok’s Riverside Terrace is pulling out all the stops to dish up festive feasts at its Songkran gala dinner buffet from April 13 to 15 from 6 to 10pm.
Feast on seafood, BBQ delights and a Khao Chae Songkran special. Enjoy a traditional Buddha bathing ceremony, contemporary Thai dance show and splashing water gun fun.
Trader Vic’s holds a Songkran Family Sunday Brunch on April 15 from 11.30am to 3pm.
For reservations, call (02) 476 0022 extension 1416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suan Bua Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Lat Phrao Bangkok, unveils the secret of Khao Chae, a traditional Thai dish that celebrates the taste of summer. The seasonal menu will be available throughout this month..
Khao Chae is a cooling dish of rice in jasmine water served with condiments that include sweet shredded pork, sweet shredded beef, sweet fish, marinated shrimp stuffed with sweet pepper and egg, deep-fried shallot stuffed with salmon and Thai herbs, fried shredded turnip with palm sugar. All these irresistible condiments come in small portions and are served on a plate decorated with carved vegetables.
Additional side dishes include fermented fish, prawn in coconut milk and Thai herbs and bitter orange peel salad with chicken, pork and prawns cooked in traditional style.
Book a table at (02) 541 1234 extension 4151.
Conrad Bangkok’s Cafe@2 arranges a delicious buffet feast featuring both Western and Asian culinary delicacies from April 11 to 15 between 11.30am and 2.30pm.
It includes sumptuous seafood, gourmet grills and authentic Thai cuisine, as well as Alaskan king crab, river prawn, lobster, freshly-shucked oysters on ice, live station grills offering beef, chicken and sea bass cooked precisely the way you like it, Italian pizza and pasta with gourmet sauces, various Asian dishes including delicious wok-fried crab curry, expertly crafted sushi and sashimi, and a board of succulent seasonal fruits and tantalising desserts.
It’s priced at Bt1,750-plus per person and Bt875-plus for children. Reserve a place at (02) 690 9299.
Dusit Thani Bangkok presents Khao Chae as parts of its buffet lunch from now until April 20. It’s priced at Bt1,250-plus.
Call (02) 200 9000 extension 2345, e-mail: email@example.com.