Mon-Sun : 11.30am-11pm
Dream Hotel Soi Sukhumvit 15 Watthana Bangkok 10110
Tucked away from the busy Sukhumvit Road on Soi 15 lies a dining oasis on the second floor of the Dream Hotel. For 13 years they have been providing travelers to the Big Mango with their very first taste of Thai cuisine. Nearly 70% of their menu is comprised of traditional dishes from Northern, Northeastern, Central, and Eastern areas of Thailand which means a hungry guest can get a great sampling of Thai cuisine.
In fact, a very, very hungry guest can take advantage of their discounted all you can eat deal in which their entire food menu of Thai and Western food is available for 830 baht NET (usually 1,290 ++ baht) for 2 hours. I think once you see what they have to offer you’ll find it’s worth it!
Start the meal off with their signature soup, a Lobster Bisque (280 baht). The dish is presented with a salsa topped bruschetta toast and prawns. The steaming creamy lobster bisque soup is then poured tableside into the bowl.
The Thai Style Oyster Shooters (220 baht) are flavor bombs that will further whet the appetite. Served on a bed of crushed ice, each meaty oyster is crowned with a fiery chili paste, crispy shallots, and fresh dill. If you enjoy slurping freshly shucked oysters you must try them Thai style!
For a salad with a kick, this Pomelo Salad with Grilled Prawn (320 baht) is highly recommended. The salad consists of big chunks of juicy, citrusy pomelo coated with sweet chili, lime, and peanut sauce. The large prawns are cooked perfectly pink, sweet, and a slightly crunchy texture. It’s an excellent introduction to how Thai’s strive to balance different flavors such as sweet, salty, and spicy in their dishes.
The Fried Soft Shelled Crab (420 baht) is another recommendation for the seafood enthusiast. Two large soft-shelled crabs are battered, deep-fried, and served atop a lightly seasoned egg yellow curry sauce. The meaty crab is lightly crispy, not oily, and is complemented by the creamy curry.
Flava has conveniently created set menus for folks wanting to zero in on flavors from different regions of Thailand: Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya, and Khonkaen. Each set comes with 5 different dishes unique to those regions and is 450 baht. But for something special, try the Special Chef Set menu for 650 baht.
The menu was designed from the childhood favorites and dishes that guided Flava’s previous executive chef’s culinary path. It’s more expensive because it’s more meat intensive. The Grilled Beef Sirloin with Basil Red Curry and Tropical Vegetables is just one of the stand out dishes in this set menu. The fiery chili curry and sweet pineapple bring out the beefy flavor of the thin slices of seared sirloin.
Not feeling Thai food? There are plenty of Western food mains to choose from on Flava’s menu. Steaks, pasta, pizzas, and sandwiches. Among the various burgers and sandwiches on the menu, the Omaha Reuben Panini (340 baht) is a standout. This pressed sandwich smashes a thick layer of beef pastrami and melty cheddar cheese together with sauerkraut (pictured without the sauerkraut). It’s also served with your choice of side: thin matchstick potato fries, potato wedges, spicy sweet potato fries, or waffle potato.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, for a singular dining experience for all Thai and Western flavors visit Flava!
*Prices shown may be subject to change