The Dusit Thani is synonymous with style, service and substance and The Chinese restaurant at the Dusit Princess Srinakarin is no exception. In November of 2013, the venue was renovated and re-launched with a light and modern décor and some exciting new additions to their menu. They are well respected for their take on regional Chinese cuisine with an emphasis on fine Cantonese and robust Szechuan styles.
Located on the lower ground level of the Dusit Princess and with a huge glass wall looking out onto the hotel garden, the restaurant is light and spacious. The color palate is an alluring mix of metallic purple, gold, and pink with accents of soft light wood and white. The focal point is the open concept “Show Kitchen” which breaks down the barriers between the chefs and the guests and gives the space a relaxed and informal feel. The area boasts a “foyer” to give a grand and comfortable feeling while showcasing Chinese culture with a decorative teapot shelf and various types of porcelain. You will additionally discover four private rooms as well as a main dining area that seats up to 50 guests. The Chinese restaurant is suitable for large groups and can accommodate banquets, conferences and ceremonies.
The Chinese restaurant acquired the talents of Chef Suthep Sae-Lo as the new head chef with the re-launch of the venue. He brings to the table more than 20 years of experience in Chinese cooking and has an approach that is steeped in traditional cooking techniques. When visiting, I recommend starting with a duo of Drunken Chicken and sweet BBQ Pork. The chicken is tender and flavorsome and the pork is sticky and sweet. They do offer sharks fin soup for those who prefer it; as well as a Braised Superior Bird Nest w/ Crab Meat in Brown Sauce option. The signature Chinese Peking Duck is a superior version that is not too oily and the meat will also be prepared and served along with it. My favorite dishes are the Steamed Snow Fish w/ Soya Sauce and the Fried Hong Kong Kale w/ Conpoy. The snow fish is delicate, yet rich and is completely elevated when dipped in the stunning house chili sauce. The crisp kale is bright and refreshing with a nice saltines added by the dried scallop. For dessert I recommend the Honey Melon w/ Sago and the Vanilla Ice Cream w/ Banana Toffee which is simply divine.
The Chinese restaurant is an established meeting place for the local business and residential community. The fresh new look and traditional menu should give it a wider appeal. They have an “all you can eat” dim sum set with a selection of soup, rice or noodles, and dessert priced at $18.34USD (590 Baht) net per person which is available for lunch Monday to Sunday at 11:30 to 14:00 hours. You will also find 4 set menus available starting at $276.24USD (8,888 Baht) per table (5-8 guests) where you can taste house specialties like The Chinese Peking Duck, Braised Fish Maw , Steamed Garoupa and Fresh scallop in XO sauce in addition to classic favorites featured on the ala carte menu. Reservations are recommended especially for groups.
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THE CHINESE restaurant
53 Srinakarin Road,
Tel: 02 721 8400 ext.2104