By Morgan Thanarojpradit
SIAM Tea Room at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park presents a traditional Thai classic menu prepared using secret recipe passed down from the renowned chef's family with experience in royal Thai cuisine.
Khao Chae first originated from the Mon community. The recipe is prepared during the hot season or in summer, mainly during Songkran, to treat the monks. Later on, the recipe found its way into the royal court where the royal kitchen further developed and refined the recipe and by the end of King Rama V's reign, the royal recipe Khao Chae became popular among noblemen and commoners alike.
The Jasmine rice is served in cold flowers-infused fresh water intricately prepared. The rice is served with an array of delicious condiments including "Look Kapi" - a mixture of grilled fish meat, shrimp paste, lemongrass, shallot and coconut milk and balled up into bite-sized delicacies then coated with egg and batter and deep-fried. The "Stuff Shallots" - shallots stuffed with stir-fried chicken and herb, coated in egg and batter then deep-fried. "Stuff Capsicum" - sizable bell pepper filled with seasoned minced pork then steamed before wrapped in delicate egg net. Shredded pork and shredded beef are boiled meat, shredded by hands and stir-fried until crispy then seasoned with coconut sugar. More side condiments include stir-fried salted turnip, sweet stir-fried dried fish, fresh vegetables and a variety of fruits.
The Khao Chae menu is available from April 1 to May 31, 2018, at Siam Tea Room, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. Priced at B480++ dine-in and B555++ for take-away the Secret recipe Khao Chae is available daily from 11am - 4.30pm.
For reservation and information, please contact 02 059 5999 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bangkokmarriottmarquisqueenspark.com/dining/khao-chae-promotion