Songkran is the hottest time of the year in Thailand. So what to eat during Songkran? Try some traditional and refreshing dishes such as Khao Chae and Mango Sticky Rice. Also don’t forget to quench your thirst with a delicious Thai Mojito!
Khao Chae is a seasonal royal dish made up of cooked rice cooled in flower-scented water with various condiments. Some condiments include: Balls made from shrimp paste, stuffed shallots, stuffed sweet peppers, shredded sweetened beef or pork, stir-fried sweet pickled Chinese turnips with eggs, raw mango, fresh cucumber, fresh wild ginger, fresh chilies and fresh spring onions. This dish is meant to be consumed in the hot season as it’s very cooling and refreshing.
You can get it at The SQUARE, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square. Our international buffet will feature a Khao Chae station available for both lunch and dinner from 6-16 April, 2019.
Mango Sticky Rice is the infamous Thai dessert loved by all. Mangos are in season between the months of March – May so they are extra sweet and succulent. The mango is best paired with sticky rice cooked in coconut milk. This sweetens the rice and gives it an almost pudding-like texture. The sticky rice is usually served warm with cool slices of mango served alongside. The flavors blend effortlessly it’s not too heavy which makes it the perfect dish to have in the heat of Bangkok.
Get this Thai spin on a traditional Cuban Mojito. Deliciously cool and refreshing, it will sure give you that kick you want whilst partying in the hot sun. At Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, our specialty Thai Mojito consists of lime juice, brown sugar, mint, soda water and Mekhong whisky. Sweet, sour and insanely yummy! You can get it at the Gourmet Bar located on the lobby level or at our Splash Poolside and Bar.