(Win a Business Class Return Ticket, 5-star Hotel Accommodation and more!)
Benjarong, Dusit Thani Dubai’s award-winning Thai restaurant, offers an exciting delight to all its diners for lunch or dinner this whole month of April in celebration of the coveted Thai festival – Songkran.
In partnership with Thai Airways and Tourism Authority of Thailand, one lucky diner will get the chance to win a trip to Hua Hin, Thailand. The prize includes Business Class ticket courtesy of Thai Airways, 3-day accommodation with buffet breakfast in Dusit Thani Hua Hin, airport transfers and spa treatment courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand.
All diners of Benjarong Royal Thai Restaurant are entitled to one raffle coupon to be drawn at the end of the month.
Benjarong boasts of a wide array of a la carte Thai dishes, Business and Ladies’ Lunch set menus and welcomes the idea of creating a bespoke menu for a group of diners. During this month, must-try Songkran-themed desserts include Num Khang Sai Ruammit (Corn seed, plum seed, black jelly, water chestnut, red bean, sweet potato in syrup with Thai syrup milk and crushed ice) and Perk Num Kati (Steamed taro with coconut milk crushed ice and palm sugar).
I had the chance to savor the best Thai cuisine from Benjarong at a special event held to celebrate Songkran . At the event, Dusit Thani Dubai also awarded their 2015 Top Accounts for their instrumental support. Event started with a cocktail reception, General manager Dusit Thani Mr Prateek Kumar delivered a short speech regarding Songkran in the presence of noble guests and media .
Dusit Thani Pool Deck has a perfect setting for events & dining around side pool. A stage was also set where guests witnessed beautiful Thai dance performances and a very captivating swimming performance by a female duo which enthralled the audience with their skills in water.
Around side the pool guests relish on Benjarong’s live cooking stations including those variety of Thai fresh & cold salads, soups with veg & non veg options. I opted for Tofu soup , it was a clear soup combined with bites of Tofu really tasted good, but deliberately I left my bowl unfinished because it was a long line of main dishes and salads to try on, which obviously was not possible.
I picked up cold shrimp & noodle salad and a very attractive looking small bamboo shoot stuffed with fresh green salad .
Mains included Pad Pak Ruammit ,it was sautéed mixed vegetables with Oyster sauce , another one Plamuck Pad Khunchai which was fried squid with celery, Pla Sarm Rod… fried snapper with sweet & sour chilli sauce… menu seems not to be ending , I stopped here and tried these three items with white rice enjoyed the flavors in each bite, snapper was soft and perfectly done , same were the gorgeous looking vegetables soft,crisp where it has to be and at the same time nicely done. Small fried beef pieces in oyster sauce was another main dish ( Nua Pad Nammun Hoy). Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai…. This was green chicken curry with thai eggplant, I took a bite of curry , liked the curry with rice.
At one of the stations couldn’t resist the aroma of grilled chicken skewers, picked up my favorite grilled chicken skewer ( Gai Satay) and combined it with sticky rice. Simply adored those miniature cutest looking cane steamer baskets in which sticky rice was served in small servings. There was much more to explore in thai cuisine , a lot of cooking was carried on with queues of guests at each stall.
The very special Songkran – themed dessert mentioned earlier, seems to be a very strange combination of ingredients , first bite of course gives a strange feeling but then as you eat while combining the sweet ice and other items in your bowl it does gives a different but friendly flavor. I tried many desserts ranging from small serving of puddings/ cakes, thai egg custard with pumkin( Sangkaya Faktong) to fresh fruits and mango with sticky rice. Egg custard with pumpkin is also an amazing dessert to try.
So here I ended up with a delightful dinner experience. Above all was the generously delivered gift vouchers given through lucky draws to many guests including myself. Each lucky winner walked away with dinner, lunch, brunch and overnight stay vouchers in Dusit .
The Dine Your Way Promotion will run from 1-30 April 2016 at Benjarong Royal Thai Restaurant, with DED Permit # 347062.
ABOUT BENJARONG ROYAL THAI RESTAURANT
Anyone looking for the true taste of Thailand will find it at Benjarong Royal Thai Restaurant, where authentic Thai cuisine is prepared in a kitchen composed of Thai chefs with a dining area that depicts an elegant Thai ambiance, overlooking the bustling Sheikh Zayed Road, the skyline of Dubai and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.
Benjarong has three private dining areas, one with low seating, to give diners a traditional experience. Dark wooden furniture, regal pillars, carvings and patterned walls and rugs recreate a majestic setting reminiscent of Thai royalty.
At Benjarong, you will experience the very best of Royal Thai cuisine, with the utmost care being taken to ensure that classic, centuries old recipes are prepared and presented to perfection. The culinary team is also known for their creativity and keen eye for detail with fruit and vegetable carvings evident in how dishes are presented.
Guests are treated to live musical entertainment from our Thai performers for both lunch and dinner.
Led by award-winning Head Chef Naruemol Poolkuan, Benjarong continues to serve recipes passed on from the ancient palaces of Thailand and has been a long time favourite of Dubai residents and visitors.
Benjarong Thai Restaurant is located on the 24th floor of Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE. For table reservations, call 04 317 4515 or email@example.com.
ABOUT THE CHEF DE CUISINE
Chef Naruemol Poolkuan is the lady head chef behind the famous dishes of Benjarong, Dusit International’s signature restaurant. She brings with her more than 30 years of experience having worked in Thailand, China and now in Dubai.
She also had the honour of cooking for the royal family of Thailand for quite some time. This is her inspiration as she brings traditional royal Thai cuisine even to the tables of the most discerning palates.
Guests dining in at Benjarong are ensured that the dishes are cooked and presented exactly how the royal family prefers it – fit for royalty, nothing less.”
Call 04 317 4515 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for table reservations. Benjarong Thai Restaurant is located on the 24th floor of Dusit Thani Dubai, Seikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.