Royal Thai Cuisine

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I haven’t been cooking at home because of the heat. When Senior Public Relations and Events Manager at Dusit Thani Manila, Danelle Ruth Palang invited me have lunch at Benjarong Restaurant, I didn’t think twice.

Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine, Dusit Manila

If you’re looking for authentic Royal Thai cuisine (not Thai fusion), in my opinion, it’s the restaurant to go to. Benjarong’s Chef Patcharaporn Noinak (we call her Chef Tun) used to cook for the Thai Royal family. You can’t get anymore authentic than that! Chef Tun is a dedicated chef and according to my sources, she hasn’t had a vacation leave for many years! She has lived more than half of her life cooking. *standing ovation*

Benjarong literally means “five colors” is the name of unique Thai porcelain renowned for its intricate and exquisitely executed patterns. A masterpiece of potters art, Benjarong at its finest was originally reserved for Royal and ceremonial use.

I want to add Benjarong to my plato-platuhan collection!

I had the pleasure to meet Benjarong’s restaurant manager, Kullanit Yingkayun or Khun Nit for short. I found out that she is the wife of the former Thai ambassador to Italy and now works for the Royal family. Shala!

From left: Khun Nit; Thai Khim musician

My lunch date

From left: Benjarong’s new menu; Danelle Ruth Palang, Dusit Manila’s Senior Public Relations and Events Manager

The table setting:

The food:

Benjarong has introduced a new menu or I should say, an updated menu. They still serve the Benjarong Classics and added a few special dishes.

Classic: Lemongrass iced tea
New: Moo Yang Angun (spiced salad of grilled pork with grapes)

Classic: Tom Yum Gung

This is one of  Benjarong’s best-sellers! You must try this!

For me, this is the best Tom Yum Gung in the metro!

New: Seua Rong Hai (grilled beef with sweet and sour sauce)

New: Khao Soi Gai (egg noodle chicken in curry soup)

Classic: Tum Tim Krob (jellied turnip in coconut mil with crushed ice and syrup)

Contrary to what some people think, Thai food does not have to be spicy to enjoy it. In fact, I specifically told Danelle that I didn’t want anything too spicy because I didn’t want to sweat. GwINIT Paltrow kasi in the metro! Haha!

Ako na ang “lady who lunch”!

Last days of summer. Dress, Trina Turk; Bag, Lancel “French Flair” (it’s reversible); Shoes, Jeffrey Campbell; Sunglasses, Tom Ford; Bracelet, F21

Thanks Danelle and Dusit Manila! Lunch was majorrr!

Shoppingero/shoppingera, you know the drill: Book a reservation now at Benjarong, Dusit Manila and enjoy authentic Royal Thai Cuisine!

Benjarong, Dusit Manila, T: +63 (2) 238 8888

Opening Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner
Lunch – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Comments 1

  1. Loved ur post.. came here through google search for lancel’s french flair, I’m so in love with color of urs, what’s tme of the shade? May I ask where is it from?

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