With an authentic cuisine sometimes based on recipes from the old Kingdom of Siam, a team of chefs from the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok dazzle local palates with the stormy flavors of their home country. Evocative aromas and subtle blends of herbs and spices characterize the cuisine. Start with a prawns and coconut wrap or a duck and mango salad. The curries, especially one made with chicken breast in a green curry coconut milk sauce, are exceptional. In addition to a number of spicy rice and noodle dishes, you can order such delights as stir-fried duck breast with baby corn chili and basil sauce or else marinated pan-fried quail in a soy sauce laced with cilantro and garlic. Our favorite specialty is the spicy steamed filet of red snapper served on a banana leaf and topped with a ginger and chile sauce.
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- Very Highly Recommended 2010