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Feb 04. 2019
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By The Nation

Chinese New Year means getting together with family and friends, and there is no finer way to welcome the new Lunar Year than by sharing a hearty meal with them all together. Whether you indulge in a la carte delicacies, a lavish buffet, or a multi-course Chinese feast, many Bangkok-based leading hotels are choices, as following:

Conrad Bangkok’s Chinese restaurant Liu is offering a range of authentic and neo-classic dishes from now until February 10. Traditional dishes such as Roasted Peking Duck, Crispy Pork Belly, Chinese Sausage and Shrimp Roe, as well as tempting desserts like Steamed Orange Sago Dumpling and Black Sesame Glutinous Dumpling, will give your gathering a delicious reason to celebrate.

The buffet spread features Braised Pumpkin Soup – Bamboo Pith and Assorted Seafood, Prosperity Salmon Toss “LohHei” and Wok-Baked Boston Lobster with Superior Broth 

Prices for dim sum all you can eat are Bt1,500-plus per person, Bt120-plus for a la carte menu, and from Bt13,800-plus to Bt23,800-plus for dinner sets for 10 persons.

Call (02) 690 9999.

The Continent Hotel Bangkok’s Italian restaurant Medinii introduces 2 sittings (Sundowner and Twilighter) for both early and late diners. A 2.5-hour free flow of pasta, pizza and drinks, choose one main course and dessert from the menu at just Bt999-plus. Recommended is the guaranteed window table offer with wider choices of drinks and food at Bt1,499-plus. To celebrate the Chinese New Year a “come 3 pay 2” offer applies all month long. Book early as just limited seats are available. Sundowner seatings are at 5.30pm and Twilighter seatings at 8.15pm.

Call (02) 686 7000.

Silver Waves on the 36th floor of Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, celebrates Chinese New Year’s Day on February 5 with a Lion Dance performance at 12 noon and a freshly made Dim Sum All You Can Eat Lunch, priced at Bt999 net per person. 

Its Chinese New Year set menu, available for lunch or dinner until February 10, starts with “Yu-Sheng” Prosperity Salmon Salad, and moves on through a feast of Braised Fish Maw Soup with Crabmeat, Barbecued Suckling Pig, Sauteed Abalone, Stir-Fried Fresh Scallops, Braised Black Sea Moss & Chinese Melon, Steamed Black Grouper, Crispy Egg Noodles with Crabmeat & Ham, and Chinese Pancakes with Red Date & Red Bean Paste. The set menu is priced at Bt15,888 net per table of 10 persons.

The a la carte selection for lunch or dinner over the Chinese New Year holiday includes the salmon salad starter from the set menu, as well as “Prosperity Chicken” with Chinese Ginseng, Fried Sea Crab with Egg Yolk & Curry Powder, “Paradise Guitar Duck” Roasted Duck with Chinese Herbs & Soy Beans, and several other fine Cantonese creations. 

Call (02) 307 8888 extensions 1948-49.

The Sukosol Hotel’s Lin-Fa has a special a la carte menu full of delicious treats that are guaranteed to bring good fortune including “Jiaozi” Pork & Vegetable Dumplings, traditional “Yee Sang” Salmon Salad, and “Long-Life” Egg Noodles with Abalone Sauce. Also on offer are Chinese favourites such as Steamed Phuket Lobster with Soya & Ginger, Deep-fried Shrimp Salad Spring Rolls, Orange-Flavoured Buns, and Sweet Rice Balls.

As a bonus, guests will receive a complimentary family photo souvenir and every table has the chance to win one of 222 lucky draw prizes when dining during the month.

Call (02) 247 0123, extension 1820.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort’s Riverside Terrace offers Chinese delicacies and a global buffet on February 5 at 6pm together with all the colours and rhythms of a traditional lion dance in addition to a unique tropical setting on the Chao Phraya River.

The iconic Riverside Terrace plays host to an evening of revelry, with a full buffet spread of Chinese delicacies. Western favourites, fresh seafood, handcrafted Thai dessert and sparkling wine. The evening’s entertainment includes a traditional Chinese lion dance, Thai cultural performance and live duo. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly, ang pao and potted miniature orange plant to take home. 

The buffet price is Bt1,999 net per person and Bt999 net per child. Call (02) 476 0022 extension 1416.

The Landmark Bangkok celebrates Chinese New Year at Atrium and Sui Sian on February 5. Atrium has an international buffet featuring King Crab, Oysters, New Zealand Mussels, Mud Crab, Blue Crab and River Prawns, as well as superb Roasted Wagyu Beef, New Zealand Lamb, Gammon Ham, a Chinese station and Live Japanese station. It is priced at Bt3,000 net per person with a complimentary Ang Pao and Golden Oranges and a “Come 4 Pay 2” promotion.

Sui Sian Chinese Restaurant’s chef Lo Wai Ming offers a Cantonese Dim Sum “All You Can Eat” lunch. It comes with Yang Chow Fried Rice or Abalone Noodle, unlimited Peking Duck, Suckling Pig, Crispy Pork Belly, Drunken Chicken, Jelly Fish and selection of desserts with Chinese tea for Bt1,088-plus per person. The Special Chinese New Year Set Menu is Bt12,888-plus and Bt16,888-plus/

Call (02) 254-0404 extension 7777 or e-mail: [email protected]

Windsor Suites Hotel heads into Year of the Pig with a great Chinese set menu on February 5. Guests can choose the a la carte menu or the “Magnet Set Menu” for Bt9,999-plus featuring seven dishes and suitable for group of up to 10 diners. It includes, double boiled shark fin with black bone chicken in ginseng, barbecued suckling pig “Hong Kong” style, baked river prawns stuffed with Japanese seaweed, steamed seabass with Hong Kong soya sauce, fried long-life noodle with crystal prawns and, to finish, jujube-taro-cream-dumplings in hot syrup. 

Call (02) 262 1234.

VIU Restaurant on Level 12 of The St Regis Bangkok has a vibrant Chinese theme and extraordinary lunch and dinner buffets overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports Club from now until February 6 plus a Lion Dance performance on February 5.

Guests can enjoy auspicious dishes and much-loved Chinese favourites including BBQ red pork; duck braised in soy sauce; steamed snapper with ginger and shallot; wok fried golden fried rice with BBQ pork and prawns; e-fu noodles with crab meat and bean sprouts; stir-fried Asian greens with oyster sauce; sesame dumplings (tang yuan) in ginger sweet soup; and ginkgo nut, sweet sticky rice, taro in syrup.

Dinner also includes a choice of two signature lobster dishes, including: grilled lobster with Singaporean chilli sauce and steamed buns; stir-fried lobster with black bean and chilli; stir-fried lobster with egg and pepper sauce; steamed lobster with ginger and shallot; and lobster and 8 treasure fried rice.

The Chinese New Year lunch is priced at Bt1,288-plus and dinner at Bt2,288-plus. 

Call (02) 207 7777. 


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