Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa recently launched Thailand’s first Thai Market Brunch concept featuring more than 100 local delicacies and more.
It’s always fun to cruise down the Chaophraya River to get to Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa. The resort is the city’s only of its kind and truly makes you feel like you’re on a secluded island somewhere far away from Bangkok.
We were greeted first by a cluster of drink stations serving everything from fresh coconuts to sugar cane juice and Thai-style teas. We also found another drinks table filled with fresh juices such as carrot, beetroot and lemon grass. Inside the dining area a lavish display of desserts reminded us to save some room for a final round of sweets. Across from the desserts, a local band played the dulcet notes of popular songs throughout the meal.
Exotic dishes, both familiar and not so, created by 2012 Iron Chef Thailand regular Chompol Jangprai graced the buffet booths. There were, of course, the standard (and delicious) buffet fare such as Alaskan king crab, salmon, oysters and well-known Thai dishes like roasted duck and pad Thai. But we also had the option of trying jumping shrimp. These tiny little shrimp are served and eaten raw. Not just uncooked — but alive! To keep them from jumping off your plate, the bounding crustaceans are served in a lidded mini-cauldron.
Our favourite dish was a traditional Thai oyster and mussel omelette, fried to perfection. There were also some award-winning dishes from the Iron Chef television show that could be ordered and served tableside, including a mild curry-like dip with bread that we absolutely adored.
23/07/2012 - 10:38