Real Thai food at the EDSA Shangri-La


Posted at Sep 07 2009 06:25 PM | Updated as of Sep 08 2009 02:46 AM

 Larb Moo (Spicy Pork Roasted Rice with Thai Herbs)

MANILA - Forget that plane ticket to Bangkok and have an equally satisfying food trip at the Edsa Shangri-La hotel instead.

From September 4 to 20, the hotel's HEAT restaurant will be serving up authentic Thai cuisine, courtesy of Chefs Tussanee Putkaew and Rotsarin Majit. Both Putkaew and Majit are chefs at the famed Salathip restaurant in Shangri-La Bangkok.

Their signature dishes include Paad Thai Goong (stir-fried Thai noodle with shrimps), Tom Kha Gai (chicken and galangal root with coconut syrup), Gai Phad Med Mamung (fried chicken with cashew nut), and Cold Khow Niew Sanghaya (sweet sticky rice with Thai custard).


Probably the best thing about Thai cuisine is how each dish strikes a balance between spicy, sour, sweet, salty, or bitter tastes. Chili, rice, noodles, curry, coriander leaf, ginger, and lemon grass are staple ingredients of Thai dishes, which are influenced by Chinese and Indian cooking.

A sample Thai menu at the restaurant features Hoy Shall, Goong Sauce Trakri (scallops and shrimps with spicy lemongrass sauce), Gai Satay (chicken satay), Ped Muan (roasted duck roll with chili jam sauce) and Yam Nuea Yang Kub Makrua (grilled beef salad with eggplant).

Other delectable dishes include Yam Woon Sen Thalay (glass noodle salad with seafood), Tom Yum Goong (hot and sour prawn soup with lemongrass), Kiang Phed Ped Yang (roast duck and red curry), and Khao Niew Mamueng (mango and sticky rice) for dessert.


Phad Thai Goong (Stir-Fried Noodles with Shrimp)

HEAT restaurant is also having a special promo for guests. Diners with a minimum tab of P3,000 can join a raffle to get a chance to win a Thai vacation via Cebu Pacific Air and Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok.

HEAT restaurant is one of the hotel's many upscale dining hotspots. HEAT has 20 food stations where skilled chefs prepare instant international dishes like Chinese barbecues, grilled Indian food, salads, tapas dishes, sushi, fresh pastas, and hot oven-baked pizzas, plus a variety of Asian noodles.

The restaurant also serves fresh oven-baked pizza at the Italian station daily, and even sports a roasting pit for favorite Filipino delicacies like "lechon" or roast pork.

They also have a wide variety of desserts from local "halo-halo" to a flowing chocolate fountain. Photos courtesy of Edsa Shangri-La.

For inquiries or reservations, contact the Edsa Shangri-La Mall Manila at (+632) 633-8888