Thai cuisine is a blending element of several Southeast Asian traditions. Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. Thai food is known for its balance of three to four fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya will bring you to a gastronomical experience during Flavors of Thailand from 25 April to 5 May 2013 for lunch and dinner at Jamoo Restaurant. Chef Wuttivit Theerasomboonkun and Chef Jutamas Paintunyakit from Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok will bring you to taste the real Thai cuisine specially created by their selves.
Chef Wuttivit has many years of culinary experience gained locally and from overseas. He joined Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok in October 2003. While working at the hotel, Chef Wuttivit participated in the task force that assisted in preparing Thai dishes at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu during the 12th ASEAN Summit meetings, which took place at the resort. Chef Wuttivit was inspired to become a chef after seeing King Rama IV’s cooking photographs. He had the privilege of knowing Chef Charlie Amatyakul, a famous Thai chef, whose father worked in the royal palace and whose mother had cooked for the royal family since the reign of King Rama IV. Chef Wuttivit stayed in Chef Charlie’s home for five years and learned the art of cookery from him. He loves to cook, especially Thai cuisine and is a firm believer of promoting Thailand through his cooking skills.
Chef Jutamas’s inspiration to become a chef came from her mother’s kitchen when she was a child, which influenced her to continue her education at Dusit Thani College in Kitchen and Restaurant Management. During her study the in college, she had a chance to join many culinary activities such as food sale from the four regions of Thailand and the Food Stylish competition. Chef Jutamas joined Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok in 2010 as Commis III in the Thai Banquet kitchen and later moved to the Cold kitchen as Commis II. She had a chance to join the Shangri-La team from Bangkok to promote Thai cuisine at the Thai food promotions in Shangri-La properties in China and Indonesia at the World Economic Forum in January 2012.
For the menu itself, Chef Wuttivit and Chef Jutamas already prepared from appetisers to desserts. Guest can have Deep-Fried Spring Rolls and Deep-Fried Crab Meat in Rice Wrappers for appetisers and Herb Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup for the soup. While for main course, we have Steamed Crab Claws in Hot Curry Sauce, Deep-Fried Grouper with Garlic Sauce, Stir-Fried Duck with Young Pepper Corn, Sauteed Kale with Salted Fish, and Steamed Jasmine Rice. For the dessert itself, guest may try Banana in Syrup with Ice Cream.
During this Flavors of Thailand in Jamoo Restaurant, every guest has a chance to win iPhone 5 and 2-nights accommodation in Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok.
Jamoo, the first of its kind in Surabaya, offers 6 open kitchens, 9 showcase stations, 1 private dining room as well as an adjacent Cake Shop. The restaurant features warm ambience, freshly prepared Asian and Continental choices, trendy lounge music and casual yet attentive service. Jamoo presents both interactions and varieties in a modern lifestyle environment, giving a fresh approach to the synonym “café” concept in Surabaya. The restaurant open daily from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. and serve for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with 248 seating capacity. The guest may experience Flavors of Thailand for lunch from 12 noon until 3 p.m. with price Rp188.000++ from Monday to Saturday and Rp208.000++ for Sunday, while dinner starts from 6 p.m. untul 10 p.m with price Rp238.000++ for Sunday to Thursday and Rp248.000++ for Friday to Saturday.
About Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 78 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands with a room inventory of over 32,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, Singapore, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and the United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.
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