Food Tasting Invitation : Sukhothai

When the invitation arrived, I'm quite surprised because the hotel that I known as Sheraton Media Hotel now already changed into Media Hotel & Towers this year. That's why I'm pretty surprised when I see the address, since it's quite near with my home :)

Media Hotel and Towers had 4 main restaurants, and this time they invited me to taste their Thai restaurant which named Sukhothai. It's my first time to step my feet at Sukhothai, because usually I used to going to their Chinese restaurant, Dragon Court.

I loveeeee Thai Food! I had many best Thai food when I visit Bangkok 2 times. The four fundamental flavor of Thai food which is Sour, Salty, Sweet and Bitter, already captured my heart. The mixes of spices, just like Indonesian food, it all just comes together perfectly. But you know what... to be honest I didn't craving much Thai food when I'm in Jakarta. When my friends asks me to go out, Thai restaurant just rarely comes to my mind. As I type this, I'm also asking myself 'why???' haha.... I still didn't know the answer. But maybe, it's because the memories of food that I have in Bangkok much better than I have in Jakarta. Maybe..........

The first time you stepped in Sukhothai, you'll be mesmerized with their decor. Very calm and relaxing, with many Thai center pieces that makes you feel you are in Thai traditional restaurant. I love how they set the seating area, like we should take off our shoes and sit on the floor ( or Indonesian called it 'lesehan' ). Great ambiance.

Sukhothai serves All- You- Can - Eat menu, with 26 choices dishes of appetizers, soups, main course, side dishes, and desserts. They not serves it buffet style, but you can order what you want, and they serves it to your table. Yes, you can order what you want, multiple times! :D

So that time, I let them choose for me, what's the best dishes amongst all :p So here they are, serving the appetizer, Tord Man Goong ( Prawn Cake ). I loveee Thai prawn cake, and I love this one too! It's crispy on the outside, but soft and savory on the inside. Simply addictive !

Next is, also my favorite Thai dish, Gai Hor Baytol ( Fried Marinated Chicken in Pandan Leaf ). This also perfect. I love how they marinated the chicken. Tasted sweet and savory. Yum!

Next appetizer is Yam Mamuang ( Spicy Mango Salad ). Yes, this mango salad is spicy ! And the sourness of the mango, could make your eyes popped! ha ! ;p

What's Thai food without Tom Yum right? :p The Tom Yum Thalay ( Hot and Sour Soup with Seafood ), tasted just okay to me. Sorry, but I have taste the better one. There's a slight bitterness at the aftertaste, but it's spicy enough.

For the main course, they served Khao Pad Sapparot ( Fried Rice with Pineapple ). I love the presentation! Very cute! The rice has yellow color ( like 'nasi kuning' ) and there's raisins in it. To me, it's still lacking of seasoning, because I couldn't taste any flavor in the rice. But I do love the floss on top ( not sure what kind of floss is that, but it's good ).

To accompany the rice, we've been served with Kapraw Gai ( Stir Fried Minced Chicken with Thai Basil ). Taste sweet and little bit spicy. Quite nice.

Then, Pia Sam Rod ( Fried Fish with Three Flavor Sauce). I love the sweet sour sauce, and the fried fish tasted fresh, even though not crispy enough.

Phad Poh Taek ( Crab, Squid, Fish and Prawn in Thai Herb Chili ). The seafood not fresh enough, but I do love the sauce.

Pad Bong Pad Namanhoy (Stir Fried Water Spinach with Oyster Sauce ). Nice crunch with garlic taste.

For the dessert, Tam Tim Krob ( Crispy Red Water Chestnut in Coconut Syrup ). Refreshing and I love the crunch of the red water chestnut. Nice texture.

Man Suam ( Simmered Cassava in syrup with Coconut Milk ). The soft sweet warm cassava combine with thick coconut milk, just right.

And yes, there's many more in the menu, but too bad I'm on diet to taste all of the menu ( HA! ;p ) You just need to pay IDR 175.000,- nett/ person ( around 17 USD ) for all of this. Not bad huh.

Last words, I had a very good time in Sukhothai, and the service there was excellent too. Thanks Media Hotel & Towers for inviting! :)

Sukhothai Restaurant
The Media Hotel and Towers
Jl. Gunung Sahari 3, Jakarta
Phone : (021) 626 3001
Opening Hours : Monday to Friday 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM and 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Facebook : The Media Hotel and Towers
Twitter : @TheMediaHotel


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