Clockwise from top: Moo Satay (Pork satay peanut sauce and cucumber relish), Nam Prik Kapi (Spicy shrimp paste dip with vegetables) and Tod Man Pla (Deep fried thai fish cakes) with Yam Sam O (Spicy pomelo with prawn salad).
Taste of Thai food at Conrad Manila’s Brasserie on 3
Guests planning to go to Brasserie on 3, the all-day dining outlet at Conrad Manila, have until today, Aug. 2, to have their fill of Thai favorites like Tom Yum, Phad Thai and Som Tam. The hotel is holding a week-long “Flavors of Thailand” food promotion and has flown in two Thai chefs from its sister hotel Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa.
The opening last Thursday had the pomp and glitter befitting a grand Thai event. Topiaries at the entrance of Brasserie on 3 were garlanded with flowers, and a tabletop elephant, made entirely of colored blooms, greeted guests. Inside, female staff wearing colorful Thai costumes placed orchid leis on VIP guests before leading them to their tables.
The chefs prepared a wide range of dishes including several salads, two of which hotel general manager Harald Feurstein said he was looking forward to sampling.
“I really like Thai food, but the two dishes I can’t wait to try are the Som Tam (papaya salad) and the spicy salad made of ground pork, peanuts and chilies,” he pointed out.
The creations of guest chefs Apichat Sea-Jiang and Chanyut Kaewkra that afternoon included Tom Yum (hot and sour soup), Khao Neeo Mamuang (mango with sticky rice), Yam Talay (spicy seafood salad with crunch vegetables), Tom Kha Gai (chicken in coconut milk with galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime), and Poo Phad Ponh Karee (stir-fried curried crab with celery and spring onions).
“We are proud to present authentic Thai cuisine made by guest chefs from our sister hotel which are in line with Brasserie on 3’s commitment to provide and make use of sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients,” Feurstein said.
The “Flavors of Thailand” food promotion is available for buffet lunch and dinner at P1,600 nett per person until Aug. 2. Call 8339999 or e-mail [email protected]