New tempting menu and chocolate bar for a cosmopolitan dining adventure.
This cosy eatery offers new dishes with the East-meets-West concept and starts the journey to expand its menu to tame your hunger. Surrounded by a charming garden and a unique two-story waterfall, nestled in Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok.
The kitchen is headed by the new executive sous chef El Khatib Mohamad Omar, a Lebanese celebrity chef who brings a unique selection of Mediterranean flair alongside with Western favourites and classic Thai cuisine.
I kick off my meal with the humble Thai dish Goong Rad Nam Makham (B380), prawns in a wonderfully rich tamarind sauce with young coconut flakes. All you need is a sprinkle of crispy fried shallots to elevate the flavour. The Suea Rong Hai (B320), grilled strip-loin Australian beef steak, merges with tender juiciness and is topped with a tangy, mouthwatering hot sauce, tasting irresistible while the spicy seafood Pad Kee Mau spaghetti (B340) combines a modern Thai twist with International cuisine perfectly.
For something more substantial, have a Mixed Grill (B840), the sensational Lebanese-inspired combo comprises of Kabab, Shish Taouk—marinated boneless chicken breast—and lamb chop, chicken wings with lamb tenderloin which are mildly gamey and earthy in flavour. I was pleasantly surprised by the thick creamy garlic sauce, bursting with aromatic flavour and also gluten-free friendly.
Next up was a homemade Hummus (B160), silky mashed chickpeas with imported sesame seed paste from Africa, accompanied with homemade naan bread. It is remarkably smooth and incredibly tasty. This could be my new favourite Lebanese place. Always leave room for a dessert, and try Mango Cheesecake (B260) to pamper your sweet tooth.
Once you are done, let’s explore some more highlights. The brand new Chocolate Bar where master mixologists creates exclusively fun cocktails and mocktails to upscale your drinking journey. The whole chocolate menu is produced by the master mixologist Narn Ketderm who has brought his alcohol expertise to match with the fine grade of Swiss Chocolate. Choco Castro (B360) is a must-try drink.
The Baileys Irish cream combines melted chocolate in one delicious cocktail to boost up your fun time, and tastes even better than it looks. In this new bar experience, you can select the percentage of cocoa you like. If you prefer something like fruity summer drinks, Brody (B260) is probably your best choice. It is fresh and delicious with the combination of Baileys Irish cream, white chocolate and strawberry sauce. I would recommend this one to my lady friends.
This spot in Sukhumvit is the kind of place you will want to come back to time and again. If you are looking for a new and exciting menu that’s both fun and sophisticated, the Lelawadee and Chocolate Bar will fulfil all your wishes and make you want to return for more.
by Wattanaporn Sodasoi
Sukhumvit Soi 15, Sukhumvit Rd
Tel: 02 119 3100
Open: 24 hours daily