Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Celadon: A Culinary Temple of Gourmet Thai Cuisine

One of the most acclaimed restaurants in Bangkok, Celadon is a celebration of the senses, in true Thai style and service. Part of the stunning Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok, Celadon serves authentic Thai cuisine in two elegant Thai-style pavilions with air conditioned terraces and iconic red peaks, surrounded by a tranquil lotus pond and organic herb garden. Chef Rossarin Sriprathum's inspired menu touches all parts of Thailand, with cuisine from the north, central and south, as well as inventive interpretations of Royal Thai classics. In addition to the extensive Celadon à la carte menu, there are also two nine-course set menus — the Kaprow and Horapa — as well as the Kan-Plu vegetarian menu, and the Anchan or Puong Chompu herb garden menus. The interior is more contemporary than traditional Thai décor, with upholstered seating, elegant table settings, soft modern lighting and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows with pleated drapery. Named 'Best Restaurant in Bangkok' by Travel and Leisure magazine, the food at Celadon is worth crossing continents for.

The serene and elegant interior of Celadon with floor-to-cieiling windows which overlook lotus ponds that surround the restaurant

Celadon menu

Crispy Duck Spring Rolls (Phor Phia Ped)

Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce (Satay Gai Rue Moo)

Pinot Bianco 2014 by the glass

The crisp Italian Pinot Bianco was perfect with the Thai flavours

Wok-fried Hokkaido Scallops, Tiger Prawn, Mussels, Crab Claws, and squid in lemongrass, Chili and Basil Sauce (Phad Phed Thalay Samunprai)

Fried Rice with Blue Swimmer Crab Meat (Khaophad Nueapoo)

A pair of traditional Thai dancers perform at Celadon each evening