Thailand is a pure paradise for food lovers. The kingdom’s iconic cuisine is famous across the world for its heavenly flavors, heady aroma and of course, its spicy kick! Fortunately, Centara Hotels & Resorts is not only Thailand’s leading hotel operator – it is also home to some of the country’s top restaurants. Centara’s talented chefs take local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients and give them a special twist to create craft mouth-watering menus that are sure to surprise and delight diners.
For those who can’t get enough of spicy Thai food, here’s a selection of Centara’s most memorable dishes…
Crispy Red Tilapia with Betel Leaves
Suan Bua, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
The traditional Thai dish of meang kum is a social culinary concept that involves stuffing betel leaves with a selection of spices, to create delicious parcels with a delightful blend of flavors. and fabrics. This version has red tilapia, a beautiful freshwater fish fried to give it a unique crispy skin while leaving the meat soft and flavorful, then accompanied by peanuts, roasted coconut, dry of shrimp, lime, chili, ginger, shallots and a delicious dipping sauce.
Discover a different side of the Thai capital at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, where guests can relax in an urban resort-style setting during the day, and relax with exceptional food and drinks on the rooftop after dark. .
Spicy Green Curry with Braised Kamphaeng Saen Beef
Ventisi, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok
Thai green curry is one of the most desired dishes in the world. At Ventisi, the vibrant all-day restaurant at Centara Grand in CentralWorld, this colorful curry is given greater depth by using locally sourced beef shank from Kamphaeng Saen, in the lush countryside northwest of Bangkok. , which is cooked until it falls off the bone. Blended with the wonderful Thai flavors of lemongrass, tamarind, turmeric, coconut and kaffir lime, this is a light yet delicious curry.
An iconic landmark in the heart of Bangkok, Centara Grand at CentralWorld is a haven of gastronomy, with nine unique restaurants, bars and lounges including breathtaking rooftop areas and a dedicated Champagne Bar.
Grilled Tiger Prawn Sala Salad
Sa-Nga, Centara Reserve Samui
Thai tapas is a culinary concept that has spread around the world. The cuisine is perfectly suited to be enjoyed in light, small snacks – and this contemporary grilled tiger prawn salad is a great example of this. Sa-Nga’s highly skilled chefs source the best and freshest tiger prawns, which are then grilled and served with caramel honeycomb, green oil and tamarind sauce to create a unique taste sensation.
Overlooking the sparkling sea at the secluded end of Chaweng Beach, Centara Reserve Samui is an oasis of luxury and a haven of contemporary cuisine. Sa-Nga specializes in authentic Thai flavors with a modern twist.
Grilled Thai Beef Salad
Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Center
In Thailand, salads are elevated to an incredible new level. One of the country’s most popular recipes, yam nuea (Thai beef salad) is refreshing yet spicy, with a flavorful combination of fresh herbs, chilies and a fiery dressing. At Suan Bua, the elegant Thai restaurant at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, this classic salad is perfected because the talented Thai chefs use prime beef sirloin, grilled so it melts in the mouth.
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin exudes an ambiance of Thai grace and elegance. At Suan Bua, the signature Thai restaurant, diners can enjoy authentic local gastronomy in a stylish white pavilion, overlooking the pool.
Northern Thai-Style “Khao Soi” Curry
Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Want to try the best soup in the world? In 2022, foodie website TasteAtlas placed the northern Thai classic, khao soi, at the top of its “50 Best Soups” list. But you don’t have to visit Chiang Mai to try this incredibly satisfying dish. At Oasis, the charming restaurant at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, chefs combine a rich red curry sauce with local free-range chicken and egg noodles to create a culinary sensation, while the pickled condiments perfectly balance the flavors.
Located on the beach, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is a paradise for families, where children can splash in the Lost World water park, and all ages can explore new epicurean experiences in four restaurants and bars.
What is your favorite Thai dish? Do you prefer more mild, aromatic dishes or are you looking for the spiciest items on the menu? Centara’s chefs can prepare every dish just the way you want it. If you want to cook one of these dishes at home, please see their recipes below.
For more information about Centara and to embark on a Thai culinary adventure in the “Land of Smiles,” please visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com.