Benjarong- Royal Thai Cuisine 

Benjarong Thai Restaurant at Dusit Thani Hotel in Dubai is one of the longstanding Thai restaurants in Dubai. It’s been there for more than 15 years. In the ever changing restaurant scenario in Dubai, Few things remain constant- like Dusit Thani’s signature restaurant Benjarong.

I remember visiting Benjarong many years ago on a special occasion and had a memorable time. This time when I got an invite from my blogger friend Rachael Fernandes from beingrandomrachael.com for a blogger event meet up at Benjarong in association with Dusit Thani Hotel, I was looking forward to my Thai culinary journey with my fellow bloggers.

Benjarong is on the 24th floor of Dusit Thani Hotel. It boasts of a magnificent view of Dubai skyline. The decor of Benjarong will take you to the royal palaces of Thailand. The whole setting is tastefully decorated. I loved the intricate Thai designs on the pillars. The venue looks beautiful in it’s ornate setting. The restaurant is quite spacious with ample seating area. It also has a private dining area.

The live performances by classically trained Thai musicians and dancers add a special touch to the place. 

All their chefs are from Thailand. Infact, the main chef has cooked for the royal family of Thailand. The service is good. You can expect warm Thai hospitality from the staff. 

They have an elaborate menu with a wide range of choices for both the vegetarians and the non vegetarians. Their beverage list has a good selection of wine, cocktails, mocktails, fresh juices and other spirits. 

After starting off with a round of drinks. We were served freshly made Som Tum Salad.

  
Som Tum Salad- It is the popular green papaya salad. It was tasty, sharp and spicy. It had a perfect blance of sourness and sweetness with right amount of spice. 

Next to arrive was the soup. I had the Tom Kha Gai soup.

  
Tom Kha Gai- This soup was amazing. It had a medley of vegetables in a creamy coconut milk soup with cabbage flavor and galangal shoot.

As for the appetizers I had the Por Pia Savoey and the Khow Phod Tod.

  

Por Pia Savoey- is the deep fried Vegetable Springroll and it was served with sweet plum sauce. 

Khow Phod Tod- is the Crispy Sweet Corn and it was served with sweet Chilli sauce and crushed peanuts. 

The vegetable Springrolls were the regular kind that you get in all the Thai restaurants. I liked the Crispy sweet corn.

  
Morning Glory- is a simple Thai side dish, unfortunately I don’t know the Thai name for this. It is one of my favorite side dish and it tasted refreshingly crunchy.

As for the mains, I had Gaeng Kiew Wan(Green Curry), Khao Soey(Steamed Jasmine Rice) and Phad Thai. 

  

Gaeng Kiew Wan(Green Curry)- I had the green curry with veggies and tofu. It was creamy, aromatic and extremely delicious.

  
Phad Thai- The Phad Thai at Benjarong took me back to my holiday in Thailand many summers ago. It was bursting with flavors and tasted absolutely delicious.

  
We were served Khao Neaw Mamuang(Sticky rice with mango) for dessert. We loved this Thai classic dessert, it was very scrumptious.

Benjarong is a must-visit place for all Thai food lovers. One of the best Thai food restaurants in Dubai. I definitely recommend everyone to take a culinary journey to Thailand through Benjarong.

Benjarong - Dusit Thani Dubai Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Author: meghanar24

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my journey...you will enjoy the ride!

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