Sukhothai is an authentic Thai restaurant that is located at the sprawling Meridien Village at Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud. I had the privilege of being invited for the preview of Sukhothai’s Songkran menu.
Sukhothai will be celebrating Songkran with a 3 day Songkran Bangkok Night Bazaar from April 13th to 15th.
Songkran is a festival celebrating the traditional Thai New Year from 13th to 15th April. It is marked by the throwing and sprinkling of water.
Sukhothai is an intimate and cosy restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating area. Hand carved wooden interiors adds a classy touch to the place. The setting is stunning from the bamboo plants, Thai artifacts to Pagoda style of dining.
After being welcomed in the traditional Thai style and being seated, we were offered drinks.
For Songkran, consulting Chef Chitlada and her team has put together a scrumptious menu of more than 50 traditional Thai favorites. Whether you are a non vegetarian or a vegetarian you have great options. As both my hubby and I are vegetarian, we opted for the vegetarian menu.
Here are some of the dishes we tried:
Thai Herb Salad was refreshingly light and crunchy with distinct flavors.
Vegetable Dumpling is the steamed sweet potato and pumpkin dumpling with sour soya sauce topped with coriander and sliced red chilli. It was utterly delicious.
Vegetable Spring rolls had a crisp shell filled with perfectly julienned veggies like carrot, cabbage, green onion and bamboo shoot. It was an absolute delight to dip the hot and tasty spring roll into the sweet and spicy sauce. We liked the fact that the spring rolls were non greasy.
As for the mains, we had Jasmine Rice with Green Curry and Stir Fried Tofu with basil.
Aromatic and steamed Thai Jasmine rice went well with the curries.
Green Curry was made with mixed vegetables green curry paste and sweet basil. It was rich, creamy, fragrant and extremely tasty.
Stir Fried Tofu with basil was more on the spicy side- made with stir fried tofu, basil, straw mushroom, young peppercorn, string beans and sliced red chilli. It was one of the standout dish and totally recommend this amazing dish.
We were served 2 kinds of dessert:
Sticky Rice with Mango is a classic Thai dessert. At Sukhothai they have mastered the art of making this dessert perfectly. It tasted authentic and wonderful.
Tab Tim Grob is one of the Thai dessert favorites made with coconut milk, crispy diced water chestnuts, Palm seed, jackfruit and topped with crushed ice. It was refreshing, cool and delicious.
The food- from appetizers to desserts were outstanding. The service was top notch. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. The ambience is gorgeous-makes you fall in love with the place.
From 13th to the 15th of April the restaurant will host a Songkran Bangkok Night Bazaar that will feature special dishes, live cooking stations, a dessert cupboard, kiosks selling authentic Thai stuff and traditional Thai performances.
On Songkran Bangkok Night Bazaar at Sukhothai, not only will you indulge in authentic Thai fare, but also soak in the culture and tradition of Thailand.
Songkran Bangkok Night Bazaar-April 13th to April 15th between 7pm to 11pm.
AED 199 per person-(Food only)
AED 249 per person (inclusive of house beverages)
Reservations are recommended.
For reservations call: 04 7022455