Friday, June 23, 2017

A Thai Food Sojourn at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

In recent years, Thai food has been gaining traction with the Cebuano palate. And we have seen the growth of Thai restaurants in the province. 


From June 23 to 27, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu features the creations of Thai Chef Nontra-Udon Buapha from Marco Polo Prince Hotel, Hong Kong. Cafe Marco's Thai Sojourn will include traditional and signature Thai dishes that Filipinos are familiar with. 

Brian Connelly, the new General Manager of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, was on hand to introduce Chef Buapha to the guests.


Thai Chef Nontra-Udon Buapha and GM Brian Connelly

The level of complexity and flavor structure found in Thai food can be attributed to 5 basic ingredients that are essential in the cooking preparation: spicy chilies, lime juice, red curry paste, sweetened cream, and fish sauce.



Looks simple but when you pound and mash all of these ingredients together, the result is that unique taste that you can easily identify and savor.

There were three things that I highly enjoyed during lunch. The Pineapple Fried Rice, Steamed Fish, and Thai Stir Fried Squid. The Spicy Papaya Salad that Chef Buapha specially prepared for us comes in a close fourth. 



One of my top three, Thai Stir fried Squid

Thai bestsellers like Pad Thai, Tom Yum Soup, Chicken and Pork Satay are also part of the menu offerings.


Pad Thai

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Their version of mango sticky rice is the best one I have ever tasted in the whole of Cebu. I highly recommend this. You have to make sure that you leave a lot of room for this dessert.


Mango sticky rice

This Thai culinary journey is available for lunch and dinner. You can take advantage of a special lunch rate of PHP 880 when dining on a weekday. Dinner Buffet is at PHP 1440. 


For bookings and reservations, call 63 32 2531111 or email fb@marcopolocebu.com

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