Benjarong, a unique and chic spot that must be explored for Thai Food lovers
As a big fan of Thai food, we can honestly say that it’s usually hit or miss when it comes to finding and choosing a place in Dubai that offers this rich cuisine. We have come across casual spots off the beaten track that offer great authentic dishes, while I have also tried restaurants on the pricier end that are just too modern and fusion for my taste.
Benjarong, located at the Dusit Thani hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, offers the best of both worlds, in an antique and chic space. The spacious restaurant is decorated beautifully and gives off a relaxing vibe and ambiance as guests enjoy the sounds of traditional Thai music that takes you back in time.
A chance to try something new
For dinner, I would highly recommend that you order the assortment of appetizers as there is literally something for everyone to enjoy with various types of super flavorful sauces. These crowd pleasures can be paired with Benjarong’s organic and healthy juices (try the Tamarind or Lemongrass), that make you feel a little less full after dinner. The creamy Tom Yum soup, an extremely fragrant dish made of chicken, coconut milk and herbs, is worth a try.
For the main sources, I ordered my usual favorites such as Green Thai Curry, however I was impressed at the number of authentic dishes on the menu that I have never seen before. If you’re looking to sample something a bit different try the Red Snapper, which is cooked to perfection in a Tamarind sauce.
Save room for dessert
When you think Thai food, dessert is not automatically the first thing that comes to mind, but the sweets I tried were extremely delicious. The mango and sticky rice pudding with coconut milk was so unique and flavorful. However, the homemade coconut ice cream topped with chopped peanuts takes the cake (no pun intended).
Overall, this is one of the best Thai places I have tried to date and I would not hesitate to come back another time. With its stunning city views and relaxing environment, it’s an ideal choice for a special occasion or a nice night out with friends
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