One of two restaurants at The Sukhothai, the award-winning “The Celadon” offers authentic Thai cuisine. We were planning on eating a light lunch but Chef Jimmy insisted we tasted all of his specialties. We had a wonderful time, the staff was delightful. We were welcomed with a tasty lemon grass iced tea, with a cup of sugar water so as to flavour it just right. We rarely have good iced tea like this in Europe.
The Celadon is set in a beautiful building separated from the main hotel. The dining room is simple and comfortable with large glass windows that offer a view of the lotus-pond. There is also a garden terrace with a view of the lotus-pond.
We started of with a selection of appetisers, well-known Thai delicacies like thai dumplings, spring rolls, crab cakes and more. I had a very spicy Tom Yam Goong, it was delicious but I was warned, Thai food is not for the faint of heart.
We continued with a selection of the chef’s favourites, like Thai omelette, Green Curry Chicken and Stir Fried Beef. Every dish was a rediscovery of the classic thai tastes we love and a great example of what the Thai cuisine has to offer. If you would like a good introduction to Thai food, we recommend the Green Curry Chicken and the Stir Fried Beef. If you are more adventurous, the Tom Yam Goong could become your new favourite dish. They also serve a special dinner “Cool off the heat”, ideal with the high temperatures in Bangkok this time of year.
We had the privilege to do an interview with Jimmy, the chef at Celadon. You can read it here.