Just in time for Chinese New Year, the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 22 recently opened Pagoda Chinese restaurant, offering diners an elegant set up in which to join in on the celebrations and ring in the ‘Year of the Rooster’.
Located on the 4th floor of the hotel, the large restaurant—furnished with dark interiors, offset by blue, red, and orange highlights—has put its focus on innovative Cantonese cookery. The restaurant’s Executive Chef Oscar Pun spent over two decades honing his craft, preparing classic Chinese cuisine while working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Beijing and Singapore. So what could be a better occasion to taste some of his delicious Chinese creations than on this special NYE holiday?
Throughout the entire holiday weekend—from January 27th to 29th—Pagoda Chinese restaurants offers diners a variety of traditional dishes and menus, including Yu Sheng salad. Especially popular in Singapore and Malaysia, this dish consists of a large array of different ingredients, usually including raw fish, shredded vegetables, and a variety of sauces and condiments—all adding a different texture to the mix. Each of the components also has a special meaning (fish symbolises abundance, carrots stand for good luck) and all are tossed together by raising your chopsticks as high as you can. This fresh and well-balanced salad is definitely a fun way to ring in a prosperous new year with friends and family. Exclusively available on this late January weekend, it’s priced at B999++ for a group of 2-4 persons with salmon, and B1,688++ with salmon and abalone.
Alternatively, opt for one of three themed Chinese New Year set menus (ranging from B1,500++ per person, to B22,888++ for 10 persons), with specialities such as braised abalone, bird’s nest soup, baked lobster, nian gao—a special pan-fried Chinese New Year cake in the form of a fish—and baked chicken wrapped in lotus leaf and Chinese bread dough. Traditionally this dish is served on birthdays, and the celebrated person uses a wooden hammer-shaped tool to crack open the bread with three hits, similar to blowing out candles on a birthday cake.
If you rather pick and mix from a large variety of food choices, the hotel’s international restaurant Goji Kitchen + Bar will also prepare a special Chinese New Year’s brunch on Saturday, January 28th. For B1,800++ per person, tuck into a feast of seafood delicacies and Chinese specialities, including Peking duck, xiao long bao, Chinese barbecue, and much, much more.
To further put you into the festive mood, there will also be lion and dragon dance processions through the hotel on Saturday, January 28th between 11:30am to 1pm. For more info or to reserve a table, call 02 059 5555 or email email@example.com.