By The Nation
Start the day the Japanese way with a buffet of mouth-watering Japanese breakfast dishes at Hotel Nikko Bangkok near BTS Thong Lor. A string of cooking stations prepare classic selections of Japanese breakfast dishes live to order that are best enjoyed with orange juice and hot green tea. Specialities include Dashi Maki Tamago – Japanese-style fried egg; Tamago kake gohan - Japanese rice with raw egg; Onsen tamago with soba sauce; Kake Udon – hot udon noodles; Yakizakana – grilled salmon and saba; and Ochazuke – Japanese-style rice soup with tea. The Hishou breakfast is served daily from 6am to 10.30am. Call-in visitors and in-house guests alike are welcomed to savor the authentic flavors of early morning Japan. The price is Bt650-plus per person (half-price for children). Book your table at (02) 080 2111.
Desserts for a special lady
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious dining experience at Anantara Siam Bangkok and tuck into sweet treats that will make her day. She can enjoy cake at Mocha & Muffins from 7am to 8pm along with decadent chocolates and macaroons. Or indulge her in red velvet cheesecake or a special Mother’s Day Cupcake. Prices start from Bt135-plus per piece. Not free in the morning? Then book a seat for Tea Time with Mom and enjoy tasty pastries and fragrant teas decorated to a blue theme, accompanied by Mariage Freres teas.at The Lobby from 2 to 6pm. The afternoon tea set from August 5-9 is priced at Bt850-plus per set and Bt1,150-plus from August 10-12 including a glass of sparkling rose.
For more information, please call (02) 126 8866 Ext 1201.
Tapas with a twist
Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprosong Hotel is offering the latest in its series of Thai Tapas series featuring progressive Thai-inspired cuisine with a modern twist at R Bar. Multi-award-winning chef Prasertchai “Jack” Trongvanichnam presents his creative take on Thai food using molecular gastronomy approach, reinventing tapas by infusing them with bird’s chilli, tamarind, lemongrass, kaffir lime, mangosteen, fish sauce jelly and homemade hot chilli sauce.
The ‘R Thai Tapas’ event features 10 courses ranging from Gaeng Daeng, Lobster, red curry ice cream, apple and mint yogurt, smoked lychee; Hoi shell – apple cured scallop, smoked lychee, tomato jam, squid ink, edamame, sorrel; Poo-Char, King crab, coconut polenta, tomato chutney, fish sauce gel, coriander foam; Bai Tong Pao, Wagyu sirloin, cauliflower and galangal, banana, fish sauce gel, chilli sauce, banana leaves; and Sorbet Apple Sato, green apple, mint, Thai liquor and pickled pineapple jam
During the 10-course journey, Chef Jack will share the story behind each taste. It’s priced at Bt1,690-plus including a refreshing welcome drink. The R Thai Tapas is available in sit down dinner style for a maximum of 10 persons every Friday to Saturday from now until November 30. Advance reservation is required.
Welcome drink is served at 6.30pm and the first course served at 7pm. Book your table at (02) 125 5105.