November 20, 2019

Salathip Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

Salathip Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

Salathip is the premier Thai restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok. The restaurant consists of three Thai-style teak pavilions, reminiscent of the ancient riverside settlements along the Chao Phraya River. This creates the perfect setting for hotel guests and tourists to enjoy traditional Thai cuisine.

Salathip Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

Salathip is open daily from 6:00pm to 10:30pm and guests can choose between indoor dining or alfresco dining. Salathip is very popular among tourists who wish to experience riverside dining and prior reservation is highly recommended. The perfect time to arrive is during sunset.

Salathip Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

Some of the most prominent guests who have dined at Salathip include royalties, heads of states, and celebrities. It is also one of the favorite venues of ASEAN Summit delegates. Salathip is indeed one of the most regarded and respected Thai restaurants in Bangkok.

Yam Som-o | Salathip, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

During my stay at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, I was able to dine at Salathip for dinner to try some of its classic Thai dishes. For starter, I had the Yam Som-o (ยำส้มโอ) or Pomelo Salad with Shrimps, Roasted Coconut Shavings and Cashew Nuts. I love the well-balanced sourness, sweetness, saltiness, and spiciness. The pomelo was very juicy and the shrimps were plump and tasted very fresh.

Tom Kha Gai | Salathip, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

My salad was immediately followed by my favorite Thai soup dish called Tom Kha Gai (ต้มข่าไก่) which is a coconut milk-based soup with chicken and galangal. It is creamy and very aromatic with a slight sweetness and sourness, and a kick of spiciness in the end.

Gaeng Phen Ped Yang Kub Ar-Ngoon | Salathip, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

For the main dish, I went for a Thai curry dish called Gaeng Phed Ped Yang Kub Ar-Ngoon (แกงเผ็ดเป็ดย่างกับองุ่น) which is a Thai red curry dish with roasted duck, grapes, pineapple, and basil. This dish is usually reserved for very special occasions such as weddings and birthday celebrations. It was surprisingly not too spicy. The grapes and the pineapples gave the dish a mildly sweet taste. The roast duck meat was moist and very tender.

Khao Niew Mamuang | Salathip, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

And of course, I had everyone's favorite Thai dessert, the Khao Niew Mamuang Song See (ขัาวเหนียวมะม่วงสองส).  Those mangoes were very plump, yet juicy and super sweet. The sticky rice was perfectly cooked, not too soft and not too firm.

Tom Yum Cocktail | Salathip, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

For my drink, I had the Salathip signature Tom Yum (ต้มยำ) cocktail which is a mixture of Smirnoff Vodka infused with “Tom Yum” spices (including lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galanggal), coconut liqueur, and fresh lime juice. I love the aromatic scent of the lemongrass in the drink and the refreshing taste of lime juice.

Salathip Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

My dining experience at Salathip was highlighted by the Thai dance performances held inside the restaurant. The traditional Thai dance performances are presented daily and start from 7:45pm onwards.




Salathip
Riverfront, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: +66 2 236 7777
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