LOCATED on the 4th floor of the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel is the newest Chinese addition to Bangkok’s dining scene. The Pagoda Chinese Restaurant offers an array of delicious traditional Cantonese cuisine, the creation of executive chef Oscar Pun from Hong Kong. He has over 30 years of experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and China.
First up was the succulent crispy roasted pork (B400) – the Chef’s signature crispy roasted pork that has been baked repeatedly in order to achieve the crispy skin while the meat stayed soft and tender. Next was the shrimp dumpling (B120), a succulent steamed prawn asparagus dumpling and the rice rolls (B150) – steamed rice rolls with fresh prawns. The soup was a fish maw soup (B680 per person) – refreshing and crisp double-boiled fish maw soup with morel mushroom.
Not to be missed include the delectable codfish with egg white (B980) – baked cod fish served with egg white, stir-fried okra with Laoganma (B320)offers a very unique flavour. The must-try is definitely the sticky rice with crab meat (B1,900), a giant serving of steamed sticky rice with fresh crab meat served in a big bamboo basket.
Dessert was a rich ginkho in pumpkin soup served in a young coconut.
The atmosphere at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant expresses modern luxury with spacious arrangements spread across the main dining room. The restaurant also includes seven private dining rooms with own wait staff. The interior has beautiful Chinese lanterns, oriental ceramics, lattice woodwork, vintage gothic chandeliers against bright wallpapers and throw pillows. This modern eatery exudes a familial ambience.
Parking is available at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.
Pagoda Chinese Restaurant. Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park,
199 Sukhumvit 22 Road. 02 059 5999.