Raweekanlaya Dining is the latest authentic Thai restaurant located in the old city part of Bangkok. Setting amongst the lush green gardens, the restaurant exudes an atmosphere of rare tranquility yet luxurious which gives you an impression of the Rattanakosin Era. It combines the old charm of the city with a unique character of Thai food to create a magnificent dining experience.
Raweekanlaya Dining is one of the main outlets at The Raweekanlaya Bangkok, the first hotel in The Wellness Collection operated by TCC Group which mainly targets health-conscious tourists and travelers. Situated in the historic area of Bangkok, Rattanakosin Island, this hotel occupies a former residence of Tat Phungboon Na Ayutthaya, the King Rama VI’s wet nurse, which was also a part of Thewet Palace known for its magnificent architecture and structure. Raweekanlaya Bangkok (which means noblewoman) features 38 guest rooms stylishly tinted with green and white to create a serene and inviting space, perfect for guests looking for relaxing atmosphere. Furthermore, the hotel’s Imperial Spa also offers an elegant traditional Thai massage from Phothalai Leisure Park’s expert massage therapists.
Influenced by the eating habits and cooking methods during the reign of King Rama VI, Raweekanlaya Dining focuses on time-honored classic Thai dishes, many of which use royal recipes, as well as some of Thailand’s regional dishes. While maintaining the original taste and flavor of Thai food, the presentation is modern and innovative with a concern for health and sustainability. Organic ingredients like Jasmine rice, sea salt, and other seasonal ingredients are mainly used here, many of which are picked from the hotel’s backyard. The restaurant also comes up with a campaign called ‘You Pick We Cook’ which gives diners an opportunity to select their own ingredients and allows the chef to prepare it.
Today, Great Gastro has got an opportunity to be at Raweekanlaya Dining and tried some the best dishes here. Here’s a list of our recommended menu:
Sweet Ground Peanut on Pineapple
Mar Hor is an ancient Thai appetizer that combines the sourness of pineapple and the sweetness of the topping of ground pork fired with peanut, garlic, and palm sugar. It is served atop a piece of pineapple with a garnish of red chili. They may be small in size but are sure big on flavor.
Khao Soi Gai
Northern Style Egg Noodle with Chicken Shank Curry Served with Pickled Mustard Green, Shallots, Lime and Chill Oil
One of the most beloved Northern dishes, this Northern style egg noodle comes in two styles: soft and crispy. It is served separately with rich and flavorful chicken shank soup as well as side dishes like pickled mustard green, shallots, lime, and chill oil. Eat them all in one bite and you will be surprised with a combo pack of satisfying flavors.
Kanom Jeen Sao Nam
Home-made Rice Noodles with Hom Suwan Pineapple, Mahachai Sun-Dired Prawn Floss
Next is a Thai specialty from Central Thailand, Kanom Jeen Sao Nam. This summer treat consists of homemade rice noodles beautifully plated with pineapple from the south of Thailand, sun-dired prawn floss from Mahachai, and some Thai herbs. It is served with Jang Lon, fish balls in coconut milk, together with coconut milk, brown sugar, and fish sauce to further enhance the taste. It is quite rare to find even in Bangkok. So, don’t miss it.
Khao Yam Nam Budu Sai Buri
Southern Style Rice Salad with Budu Dressing, Sheet Fish, Local Vegs and Grilled Seafood
Originated from Sai Buri district, Pattani Province in Southern Thailand, this rice salad is excellently healthy and delicate with loads of Thai vegetables and herbs like long bean, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, mango, chili, roasted coconut, lime, pomelo, and butterfly pea, deliciously paired with Southern style Budu dressing. Plus, it also comes with seafood items, grilled to perfection, including prawn, mussel, squid, and sea bass. It is definitely a delicate and delicious food with numerous health benefits.
Lemon Roasted Chicken with Brocolini Parmesan
Lemon roasted Chicken with Brocolini Parmesan (Western Recommended Dishes)
Though Raweekanlaya Dining is a Thai restaurant, it also serves some of the Western dishes as well and it’s second to none. The chicken, carefully roasted with citron, is soft and tender with lots of addictive flavor. It goes very well with broccoli, baked sweetcorn, and Parmesan cheese.
Sala Seedless in sylup
For a sweet end, the refreshing snake fruit in syrup is a must. Served in an adorable teapot, it’s a perfect treat to cleanse your palate with its sweet and cold nature.
Rice Flour Dumpling with Coconut Flake and Caramel
Last but not least, Kanom Niew, one of the most overlooked Thai desserts, is certainly a star here. It teases your tongue with fluffy, chewy rice flour dumpling coated with coconut flake. This colorful treat is a perfect pairing with coconut milk, caramel, and sugar with sesame seeds. It is all sweetness and light.
Raweekanlaya Dining is without a doubt a new destination for all the foodie out there who are seeking authentic Thai food with a touch of modern. Here, you can indulge in flavor without the guilt while enjoying the tranquil ambience of this former royal residence and its lush greenery. Or if you are looking for a serene staycation in the Old city area, this boutique resort with a top-notch spa is a perfect choice for you and your whole family.
The Raweekanlaya Bangkok
Daily from 06:30 – 21:00 hrs.
For more information or reservation please call 02 628 5999
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