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“A Taste of Chiang Mai” at Lemon Garden, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

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Laos Ambassador’s wife Soutchay Soukhaseum, Thai Ambassador wife Ms Chantana Sasitorn, Shangri-La Hotel, KL General Manager Mr Gonzalo Duarte Silva, Thai Ambassador Narong Sasitorn, , Laos Ambassador (Photo courtesy of Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur)


Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is celebrating the Loy Krathong Festival with an authentic Northern Thailand spread at the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant, Lemon Garden, from 7 till 17 November 2019. 

Known as the Thai Festival of Lights, Loy Krathong is one of Thailand’s most enchanting and the second best-known festival after its New Year’s festival Songkran. Loy Krathong usually takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar – where festival-goers would place candles on banana leaf boats and let it sail down the rivers as an act of thankfulness for a good harvest and forgiveness of own sins. 

For this special occasion, Lemon Garden has collaborated with Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai to bring over Sous Chef, Mr. Chainarin Langkeng who will be in charge of curating an unforgettable buffet spread. Chef Chainarin has over 19 years of experience in culinary, where his cuisine is best described as “modern presentations with traditional Thai flavors”.

“I believe our food is our people’s most brilliant invention, I really like to share my love of Thai food to people across the globe”, said Chef Chainarin Langkeng

And his love for Thai food will be on show with three menus consisting of a wide range of appetizers, soups, mains, live stations and desserts. Diners will have the opportunity to have a taste of traditional Thai food ranging from Yum Mamuang (green mango salad with shallot and dried shrimp), Tom Yam Pla (Thai spicy fish soup), Kaeng Khiew Warn Gai (simmer Thai green curry with chicken and eggplant), Phad Thai Goong (Thai style stir fried noodle with tamarind sauce) and Sang Ka Ya Fak Thong (steamed pumpkin custard) just to name a few.


Shangri-La Hotel, KL Communications team with Executive Chef Scott Henderson, Fruit Carver Mr Narut Saengsakol and associates from Tourism Authority of Thailand (Photo courtesy of Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur)


The opening night was graced by H.E Narong Sasitorn, the Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia, H.E Houmdaophone Soukhaseum, the Ambassador of The Lao People’s Democratic Republic and YB Senator Datuk Ng Chian Chin. We were treated to a wonderful buffet spread, complemented with a Thai traditional dance, live fruit carving by Chef Narut Saengsakol and the ritual of Loy Krathong (releasing flower boats) at the tranquil Koi Pond within the premise of Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Guests who dine at Lemon Garden during the Loy Krathong Festival period will stand a chance to win a return trip to Chiang Mai via Thai Airways and also a two-night stay at Shangri-La Chiang Mai. Head over to Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s Instagram account (@shangrilakl) for more details on the giveaway. This festival is supported by the Royal Thai Embassy, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Thai Airways.

The Thai Loy Krathong Festival buffet spread is available at Lemon Garden, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 7 to 17 November 2019.




For more info or reservations, call 03-2074 3900 or email RestaurantReservations.slkl@shangri-la.com


About Tim Chew

Managing Editor and Founder of MHB Digital - http://mhbdigital.com More than 15 years of media, marketing, and management experience with various media owners and publishers.

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