Sunday brunch at Trader Vic’s

| December 26, 2012

Bangkok Sunday brunches are just spectacular. Anyone who has tried the ones in our list will agree with me. The one at Trader Vic’s would easily be in the top 5. Last time I was here was when it was under the name Bangkok Marriott, now the name of the hotel has changed to Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa.


Virtual tour taken during the evening. Click and drag on the image to change perspective. Click on the arrow or thumbnails to change views. Click here to view full screen

As usual my first stop would be at the seafood stations; there were chilled lobster, king crabs, crab, prawn, mussel; a big selection. There was a separate oyster station which is prepared live; they don’t open the oyster until you ask for it. The oyster shoots with vodka and Tabasco is something you have to have, it’s a signature here. A variety of raw food; sushi, sashimi, smoke salmon, and Tartar.

I don’t usually see much risotto in a buffet; there were a variety of toppings.

If you like foie gras like I do the chef does a very good job pan searing them. And I have to warn you they are very good I went back for more and spiked my calorie intake.

There were a lot more food than I can take. It was nice to walk around and look for options.

Cured meats

Smoked salmon

Pork satay are just some of the items available.

I found was a rare dish that requires a lot of skill to create “a perfectly cooked beef wellington”. As in the photo the pastry look nicely cooked but what really makes it good is inside; the prime rib, the center was pink, a good sign of a perfectly cooked beef. Both beef and pastry tasted well together.

 

There is even a guy who sculpts sugar into colorful candies.

For dessert I counted about 10 types of cake, chocolate truffles, mousses, meringue, and many more.

 

I did a compilation of dessert dishes of fruit only; blue berry cheese cake, mango custard, raspberry meringue, apricot, sherbet, strawberry and whip cream.

Anantara still kept Bangkoks favorite Sunday Brunch to the same quality as before with minor changes. Most obviously the welcome drink station at the entrance was moved inside which sadly is something that should remain as before. It feels nicer to have a welcome drink on our arrival. It feels like you’ve arrive at a resort in Hawaii with a Maitai and a flower necklace.  The quality of food and the attentive staff remains the same. There were so many food items to choose from throughout the restaurant from inside to the outside terrace. I think there were more items now than in the past.

THB1,400++ per person including free flow water and juices displayed with the buffet

THB2,199++ per person including a selection of soft drinks, juices, cocktails, draft beer, house wines and sparkling wine

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vasin Current: Editor of At-Bangkok.com, Managing Director at dp-Studio Co. Ltd. Past: Lecturer, Instructor at School of Architecture King Mongkut University of Technology, Architect at RNL Architect, Architect at Roth Sheppard Architects Education: School of Architecture Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Thailand (B.Arch) School of Architecture University of Arizona USA - School of Architecture University of Colorado, Denver USA (M. Arch)
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