SZECHUAN and Cantonese dishes served in true gourmet style have put White Lotus Restaurant on the map as being the place to go for top quality Chinese food in Hua Hin.
Located on the rooftop of the Hilton Hua Hin, adjacent to the hotel’s popular Sky Bar, the restaurant boasts a 180 degree panoramic view across the Gulf of Thailand and surrounding mountains making White Lotus the perfect spot for a romantic tête-à-tête with a loved one, or simply a casual get together with friends.
A big draw to the restaurant is its all-you-can-eat dim sum (available every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays for just B580 per person), but it’s not the only highlight here – the daily a la carte menu is loaded with tantalizing options and has something to suit every taste.
Highly recommended to start proceedings is Sichuan hot and sour soup with seafood. Served in a hot pot, this subtly spiced dish is packed with fresh seafood and wild mushrooms offering great depth of textures and flavour.
Another great option is the restaurant’s signature Roasted Peking Duck, a hearty dish designed for sharing, featuring crispy golden brown duck skin served with home-made steamed pancakes, spring onions, cucumber and Hoy Sin duck sauce.
The remaining tender duck meat is then prepared with your choice of sauce.
Not to be missed is Fried rice noodles and fish fillets in black bean sauce and Steamed snow fish in soya sauce, a tasty treat of rich textures, especially the expertly cooked succulent snow fish.
To finish off the meal, try Black sesame dumplings in ginger syrup, a refreshing and palate-soothing treat that really goes well with the Chinese tea. But if your tastes are more western than local (and you’re not worried about consuming extra calories), Deep fried banana in honey sauce and chocolate ice cream is a great option.
With its great food, relaxing ambiance, and excellent service, White Lotus is a great place to visit any day of the week.
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, 33 Naresdamri Rd.
☎ 032 538 999 www.huahin.hilton.com