On 18th July 2016, dignitaries, professionals in F&B industry and media attended The Art of Thai Culinary 2016 to experience Thai cuisine and witness the award ceremony for 6 talented Thai chefs .
We had the pleasure of attending this prestigious event. A grand buffet lunch was arranged at Beachcombers restaurant in Jumeirah Beach hotel. The grandeur of jumeirah Beach Hotel and the sparkling pool view , over looking Burj al Arab combined with the serenity of Beachcombers hotel itself makes an idyllic ambiance. As we walked in, the restaurant was overwhelmed by the aroma of Thai herbs and live cooking demos. A wide spread of dishes was seen in the buffet. The live fruit carving smartly done by the expert female staff gathered attention of the crowd.
Being a fan of Thai cuisine , I was totally indulged in different Food Stations. To start with soups they had Tom Yam Prawn Soup, Tofu & Seaweed Soup. I chose Tom Yam and enjoyed its lusciousness.
Thai salads are always so wholesome mostly done with meat, noodles & veggies. You get over stuffed just by eating the salads alone.
Mixed salad station had Green Papaya Salad, Mixed Mushroom Salad, Spicy Squid with Lemongrass Salad, Thai Chilli with Shrimp Paste Dipping Sauce Salad, Bamboo Shoot Salad, Grilled Marinated beef Salad, Pomelo Salad, Spicy Minced Chicken Salad,Thai Glass Noodle Salad,
In stir fried live cooking station the most delectable item was Stir Fried Mixed Seafood with Thai basil Leaves, others which I enjoyed the most were Steamed Fish with Garlic Lemon & Chilli Sauce and Thai Fried Rice with Chilli Paste.
At curry station we had Thai Chicken Green Curry which was so amazing in flavor. Other specialties were….. Roasted Chicken with Thai Herbs, Stir Fried Beef with Fresh Chilli, Sweet & Sour Egg, Thai Duck Red Curry, & Phad Thai.
Splendid lay of desserts included….. Strawberry Triffle, Med-Kha-Noon ( sweet beans paste), Chow-Kouy (black jelly in sugar syrup), White Chocolate Cake, Black Sticky Rice, Chocolate Cake, Mango Cheese Cake, Tub-Tim-Krob ( water cashew nut in coconut milk), Lychee Agar-Agar, Cream Caramel, Fruit Cake, Woon-Ka-Ti-Bai-Toey (pandan agar-agar), Chocolate Banana Pudding, Plum Slice Cake, Coffee Cake, Cassava with Coconut,
Thanks to Royal Thai Consulate- General Dubai and Beachcombers for having us at this luscious variety of lunch .