This week, Mandarin Oriental Jakarta is playing host to Thai Master Chef Sumet Sumpachanyanont of Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. From 13-18 May 2013, the public can delight in delicious and authentic Thai classics for the price of IDR 264.000/pax net at Cinnamon, the all-day-dining restaurant of MO Jakarta. I'd say one week promotion is short enough to make you rush down to Cinnamon and it is long enough for you to make the time within your hectic schedule.
|Left: Lemongrass beverage | Right: Thai Ice Tea|
On the first day of the promotion, we joined the people from Thai Embassy in Jakarta & Tourism Authority of Thailand to enjoy the delights that their talented chef brought to Jakarta. A smorgasbord of scrumptious Thai classics is presented together with other all-time favourites from Western, Chinese, Indian & international. But of course the star of the week is the Thai items. For the inexperienced, spotting a Thai dish is easy: either look at the name on the place card (it would spell long & unusual names) or just see which one that's most frequented by the diners. =D
|"Prig" what? - Just trying to demonstrate the convoluted pronunciation|
|Left: Gaeng Khiew Waan Gai, Thai Green Curry (chicken)|
Right: Goong Phad Med Mamuang (stir fried prawn with cashew ut and spring onion)
There are 2 Thai live stations: Pad Thai and Som Tam Thai. The Pad Thai tends to taste sweet from the use of plum sauce, but if you're more into savoury stuff, you can request to use less of the plum sauce. I like mine with lots of chives too, and I added extra peanut topping. Another live station is the Som Tam Thai, which is fresh julienne of crunchy green papaya, bean sprouts and string beans, served with a mixture of ground spices like garlic, ebi, peanut, etc.
I'd say all of the Thai items are the must-tries. Well, I know the classic Western, Indian, Chinese & Japanese sections are irresistible, but make a point to try all of the Thai items before straying. As for myself, I couldn't resist the sushi and the seductive Salmon Coulbiac served with Mushroom Sauce & condiments like dijon & french mustard.
|Assorted Thai Dessert Selection|
To end the whole deal, head to the dessert station and help yourself to the Mango Sticky Rice, pumpkin rice cake, and a lot more of others. Be careful not to take from the other side of the counter though, as those would have price tags and belong to the MO Cake Shop. =)
Cinnamon International All-Day-Dining
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
JL. MH. Thamrin
Ph: +6221 2993 8823
Breakfast: 6 – 10am (Mon – Fri) | 6 – 10:30am (Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6 – 10:30pm