SPICY TREAT:Checkers Cafe offers famous Thai dishes to mark Songkran festival
IF you are planning to take your family out for a fabulous Thai cuisine, Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur would be your best choice.
In conjunction with the Songkran festival, Dorsett Regency invites its patrons to enjoy the Amazing Taste of Thailand-Songkran Festival promotion which runs until April 30.
The hotel's culinary team, together with award-winning Thai chefs are preparing a wide array of well-known Thai dishes at its restaurant, Checkers Cafe.
Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur general manager Christina Toh said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for our hotel guests and travellers to experience authentic Thai food prepared by well-known chefs and culinary instructors from Thailand."
Thai culinary delights like Thai Laksa, Tom Yam Kung (a spicy Thai soup with huge prawn), Lap Kai (chicken salad), Kaeng Phet Ped Yang (roast duck curry) and Tan Tim Krob (water chestnuts in syrup) are all prepared by two renowned Thai chefs, Aek Charttrakul and Sangwan Thummasa, who both have 10 years of culinary experience.
Charttrakul, who has worked in France, is an organising committee member of the Thailand Culinary Academy while Thummasa is a lecturer of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University.
Charttrakul said the diners should not miss the perfect combination of spicy, sweet and sour cuisine which also resembles the characteristic of Thai dishes.
"I am excited to serve Malaysians with authentic Thai food as this is my first time collaborating with Dorsett Hotel team.
"Our Thai dishes are best known for its fresh and spicy ingredients such as fiery hot chilies and fresh herbs to enhance the flavour of its cuisine. As Malaysia and Thailand share pretty much the same food culture, I am confident that everyone will enjoy the buffet spread." he said.
Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur executive chef Yau Kok Kheong said the culinary team strive to satisfy diverse tastes and appetites of the patrons by providing cultural cuisine.
"We are proud to collaborate with the Thai chefs in this remarkable festival as this promotes authenticity of the dishes." he said.
For appetisers, diners can start the meal with an order of Khao Tang Na Tang, a simple dish served with homemade rice crackers with shrimp dip. The taste is so juicy and crunchy that you will enjoy the dish immensely.
Some of the not-to-be-missed main courses are Kaeng Kew Wan Luk Chin Pla, a dish of Thai green curry served with fish balls, and Gai Oad Med Prik, a stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts.
Spicy food lovers should sample Pla Rad Prik, a deep-fried sea bass with sweet chili sauce and Panang Nue, a sweet and spicy beef panang curry.
One cannot leave Checkers Cafe without having Thai scrumptious desserts like Khanom Thai, unique and colourful pinched egg yolks and Khao Neow Na Kracheek, a sweet coconut sticky rice with toppings.
The Thai buffet is available on weekdays.
The price for lunch is RM70++ per adult and dinner is priced at RM80++ per adult.
Children between four to 12 years old and senior citizens above 50 get to enjoy 50 per cent discount.
To make reservations, call 03-2716 1000 ext 188 or visit www.dorsettregency.com/kualalumpur.