As the Thai New Year approaches, you’re probably already contemplating ways to celebrate. What could be better than to welcome Songkran by devouring delectable dishes? We say go savour some delicious food especially made for the coming festive season. Here are a few ideas for you.
Crafted by Chef Pornticha “Ploy” Jansavang—of Bangkok Baking Company (BBCO)—the dish comprises of rice soaked in floral water with appetising companions of nine marvellously-prepared condiments such as bell peppers stuffed with shrimp and pork, fried shrimp paste balls, stir-fried sweet spotted eagle ray, fried salted egg, and more.
Available throughout the month of April at Bangkok Baking Company (BBCO) for dining at the restaurant and takeaway at 850 baht net per set from 11am–3pm. In addition, JW Café will serve Khao Chae on the buffet for a limited time. Also available on the International Sunday Brunch Buffet throughout April at 2,972 baht net per person and International Lunch Buffet only from 13–15 April at 1,795 baht net per person from 12–3pm.
For more information or reservations, please call 02 656 7700 or visit marriott.com.
Kimpton Maa-Lai invites you to dive into elevated Thai street food faves and premium seafood at the Sea Bar X Street Food Dinner. Endless street food offerings for 899++ baht per person include crowd favourite deep-fried green papaya salad, yen ta fo, charcoal-grilled chicken marinated in lemongrass with sticky rice, Chinese shaved ice with choose-your-own condiments and more.
For an added kick of indulgence, Sea Bar offers unlimited premium seafood on ice and cooked to order. The options are infinite—from grilled, steamed, curried, tom yum, tom kha, stir-fried, black pepper or sizzling pad cha. Don’t forget to get creative with your order or ask for recommendations from the inventive chefs at the live cooking station. All-you-can-eat selections of cold cuts, cheeses and salad bar from The Deli are included as well for a total of 1,788++ baht per person.
The Sea Bar X Street Food Dinner is available on 14–15 April from 5:30–10:30pm. For more information or reservations, please call 02 056 9999 or visit kimptonmaalaibangkok.com.
Joining forces with TAAN’s own Chef Monthep “Thep” Kamolsilp, Chef Noom will prepare a special Songkran menu which celebrates the rich culinary heritage of Thailand. Chef Noom and Chef Thep will create an exclusive menu that highlights the true flavours, techniques, and ingredients that make Thai cuisine so beloved around the world.
Chef Thep’s exploration of Thai cuisine at TAAN with the Exclusive Songkran Menu is available as 10 courses at 3,190++ baht from April 9–15.
For more information or reservations, please call 065 328 7374 or visit taanbangkok.com.
Welcome the Thai New Year by sharing a meal of classic khao chae with your loved ones at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. This delicious hot-season staple will be available at Spice Market, the resort’s signature Thai restaurant for dining in and takeaway throughout the month of April. Staying true to custom, the Spice Market chefs will be serving khao chae the traditional way: a bowl of chilled, jasmine-fragranced rice accompanied by such homemade condiments. For guests who want to cool down from the comfort of your own home, delivery is available as well and can be ordered on the website. Each khao chae set is priced at 799++ baht for two, excluding beverages.
For more information or reservations, please call 02 126 8866 or visit anantara.com.
Celebrate the sunny season with the new “Summer Journey” from April 1-September 30. The culinary journey is designed to reflect Chef Henrik’s gastronomic travels as he reminisces on his adventures throughout the regions of Thailand, and life in Europe.
Chef Henrik and Chef Chayawee join forces to develop menus to suit the season using the finest summertime ingredients in all inspired dishes. Embracing 16 invigorating courses, dishes include all-time favourite soy meringue with wasabi yoghurt, moon food edible bag with puffed rice-flavoured tom yum, crispy chicken skin with ice-cream satay, and much more deliciousness.
The ‘Summer Journey’ is priced at 2,600++ baht for an eight-course journey, 3,200++ baht for a ten-course journey, and 4,300++ baht for a 16-course journey.
For more information or reservations, please call 02 162 9000 or visit kempinski.com.
Guests can enjoy a royal Songkran dinner featuring traditional flavours and a cultural show. Indulge authentic Thai dishes including mud crab, giant river prawns, and Thai wagyu beef served alongside a delightful cultural show showcasing Thai dancing and music. The experience is available on April 13–15 and is priced at 1,699 baht net per person.
Songkran Sunday Brunch at Trader Vic’s
Guests can delight in countless live stations serving up signature cuisine of the Pacific Rim, Australian prime rib roast, Alaskan king crab, imported oysters and homemade pasta from the cheese wheel, plus sizzling teppanyaki. Prices start from 2,500++ baht per person.
Teppanyaki lovers, meanwhile, can quench their Japanese cravings with festive set menus such as iron griddle-cooked wagyu beef, giant river prawns and duck breast alongside sushi, Japanese appetisers, hibachi vegetables, and scrumptious dessert. Songkran specials are available on April 13–15 and are priced at 4,999 baht net per person.
Maa Laa Café & Studio
Anantara chefs will be serving cooling khao chae accompanied by traditional condiments ranging from deep-fried shrimp paste balls and sweet dried turnips to steamed green chilli stuffed with minced pork. Each khao chae set is priced at 750++ baht for two.
Guests can book a dinner with Manohra Cruises for a night of refined Thai cuisine and unforgettable panoramas. Accompanied by traditional flavours of Songkran and live music, diners can admire Bangkok’s landmarks as they cruise along the river. The experience is available on April 13–15 for 3,900 baht net per person.
Spice & Barley
Guests can opt for Songkran Mud Crab Mania at Spice & Barley offering a premium a la carte selection from April 13–30. Delectable dishes include mud crab, wok-fried Singapore chilli crab, steamed crab in Hong Kong soya sauce, and wok-fried crab with egg served Thai curry-style, all priced at 888++ baht.
For more information or reservations, please call 02 2476 0022 or visit anantara.com.