Review: I noticed that the Thai restaurants here are usually authentic, and the Sukhothai restaurant definitely was authentic as the head chef has a Thai background and is from Thailand. It was a pleasure for me to be able to dine in during their Thai new year celebration!
I loved how there were some live cooking stations outside the restaurant preparing papaya salads, this gave the feel and look of an authentic Thai place, as the papaya salad is a popular dish in Thailand.
The food here was so authentic, I know this because I am Cambodian, and our food is so similar to our neighbours which is Thailand and Vietnam. The flavours and seasoning was all there to make the Thai dishes so wonderful.
The chicken satay skewers were grilled properly and the meat was coming off the stick so easy, meaning it was cooked to perfection. The taste was juicy and the sauces that accompanied the chicken was a perfect fit.
Another highlight of the night was the pad Thai noodles and my coconut flavoured rice that the chef specially prepared for me. The pad Thai was so delicious, the sauces that was added to it was just so good. The noodles were great and this pad Thai was definitely my favourite so far in Dubai. The coconut rice is what I love to order and make when I’m at home as I dislike regular plain rice. So the coconut flavours just added that extra kick to it to make me enjoy it more.
The Thai beer – singha, just reminded me of the times I used to enjoy a cold Thai beer with my dad. There aren’t many Cambodian beers being sold in Canada, so my dad and I turned to Thai ones. It was nice to be able to enjoy the wonderful Thai beer again as Dubai doesn’t serve this everywhere.
Finally, I tried all of the desserts that was offered here, and you all know my favourite go to dessert is the sticky rice with mango, but unfortunately the one that was served here was not up to my standards. It was lacking a lot of the coconut milk sauce that I love so much, and the sticky rice was just dry. Only the mango fruit was good but that is sad, because the chef just cut the mango up and it was just the plain mango that I was enjoying instead of his dessert in general.
Order: Songkran Festival, all you can eat with alcohol – 259DHS
Pricing: Good value for Thai food, especially when it is all you can eat!
Service: Outgoing and friendly staff members, and I loved how they were wearing the tradition Thai outfits.
Ambiance: Beautiful restaurant located at the Le Meridien Hotel near the Dubai airport. The decor definitely has a Thai theme to it, and I loved the entertainment from a Thai woman who played the traditional Thai musical instrument which is a guitar, piano hybrid, and she also performed a traditional Thai style dance.