Benjarong restaurant located at the level 24 of Dusit Thani on Sheikh Zayed road Dubai is a award winning Thai restaurant that has gorgeous views of the Dubai skyline whilst serving the unmistakable flavours of Royal Thai cuisine, highlighting centuries-old recipes straight from the palaces of Thailand. The restaurant’s majestic interior resembles the royal dining halls of King Rama IV, and the gentle sounds of Thai music at the background adds to the authenticity of the unique dining experience. As you enter the Hotel you feel you are being transported to Thailand. The interiors of the restaurant give you the Thai feeling with private dining rooms as well as the traditional dining area.
I visited the restaurant for lunch and had the April 2018 set menu themed as “Brazen the Streets of Bangkok”. The set menu is quite reasonably priced at AED 195 per person which has seven dishes that perfectly embody the vibrant flavours of Bangkok.
The food and service is excellent. The Assistant Restaurant Manager Sunny and our Server Hnin briefed me about every single dish on the set menu which I appreciate very much. They were very hospitable and they made sure I enjoyed my Royal Thai lunch experience at Benjarong.
Set Menu- April 2018- Brazen the Streets of Bangkok
- Ping Yang Ruam- Platter with fish, chicken and beef skewers. They were served with the Thai sweet chilli and Thai spicy sauce. I enjoyed it with the sweet chilli sauce.
- Guay Tiew Tom Yum- Soup with Thai ingredients in it. This was appetizing.
- Hoy Tod – Crispy fried rice flour, mussels, egg and bean sprouts.
- Khao Kraprow Gloong Khai Dao- Steamed rice with shrimps in spicy sauce and hot basil topped with fried rice. This was the best Khao Kraprow Gloong Khai Dao i had till date. The sauce was super delicious.
- Sukiyaki Talay- This was more of a soup. Glass noddles and vegetables soup with egg and sukiyaki sauce.
- Chao Guay- Black jelly in syrup, crushed ice with sweet potato cubes, jack-fruit and palm seed. I had this for the first time and I loved it as the jack-fruit and the palm seed was fresh.
- Sticky Mango Rice: Fresh Thai mango with sticky rice. No Thai meal is complete without this dessert. it was lip-smacking.
- Thai Coconut Ice cream: This ice cream was made with fresh Thai coconut and wasn’t too sweet. Another lip smacking dessert from my meal.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are based on my own thoughts, knowledge and experiences.