A Thai home-style dining experience like no other by the River of Kings
Under the cooling shade of a majestic banyan tree in the lush foliage of The Peninsula Bangkok is Thiptara restaurant.
The word, ‘Thiptara,’ meaning ‘heaven on water,’ refers to a blessed location where all worries disappear.
The restaurant offers traditional Thai charms with friendly and personal services.
Diners who order items from the ‘Thiptara Tid Lor’ menus can witness live cooking actions at their dining table.
First up was Miang Kham (B360). The bite-sized betel leaf-wrapped appetiser is a combination of roasted peanuts, crispy roasted coconut matches, dried shrimp, diced shallots, ginger and unpeeled lime cubes with a thick and savoury blend of sweet-sour, salty palm sugar and tamarind sauce. They are packed full of flavours, richness, textures and aromas.
The ‘Tid Lor’ experience began with Yum Som-O Goong Phao (B620). A serving of organic pomelo from Nakhon Chaisri province with a sweet, sour and savoury dressing made from a combination of palm sugar, fish sauce, tamarind juice, coconut cream and roasted chilli paste. The menu is served in a half coconut roasted and topped with succulent large grilled then torched river prawns for an additional kick.
An order of Yum Nua Yang (B1,250) followed. Fresh romaine lettuce, tomatoes and mint in the spicy and sour yum dressing accompanied the beautifully grilled medium-well Wagyu striploin meat. Guests can choose the meat marbling from M5 (B880), M7(B1,250) to M9 (B1,700) on the menu.
The Chu Chee Lobster (B1,920) arrived. The grilled giant Boston Lobster meat is added to a rich and creamy red curry which contains a paste of diced peppers, red chillies, chopped garlic, shallots and shrimp paste heated and mixed well with fresh coconut milk.
The meal concluded with Khaoniew Mamuang or the mango sticky rice (B380). It was served inside a young coconut with thick coconut cream on the side. The thinly sliced ripe and sweet mango is formed into a flower and laid on top of sticky rice.
Guests can also order the ‘Tid Lor’ menu a la carte, without the live cooking demonstration from the chefs, to enjoy along with other items available at Thiptara restaurant.
Thiptara Thai Restaurant
The Peninsula Bangkok
333 Charoen Nakhon Rd
Tel: 02 020 2888
Open daily: 6pm-10:30pm