You'll love Crab Craze at Benjarong, Dusit Thani Dubai
- Friday, January 23, 2015
- By Ion Gonzaga
- 143 Comments
I came prepared to crack shells and clippers. I expected to get my hands busy and messy, but actually it's not. No hammering, no cracking throughout the night - not in this Crab Craze. The dishes were served out of the shell or partially cracked and ready to eat. Very suitable for a low light yet elegant ambiance of the restaurant.
Benjarong is an award-wining restaurant situated at the 24th floor of Dusit Thani Hotel. It offers gorgeous views of the Sheikh Zayed Road skyline, the Burj Khalilfa at the Downtown side and the Financial District, whilst serving the unforgettable flavors of Royal Thai cuisine. The restaurant’s majestic interior resembles the royal dining halls of King Rama IV, and the gentle sounds of classically trained Thai musicians add to the authenticity of this unique dining experience.
With the elegance, you may be thinking this must be pricey. Well, not really. The prices only range from AED 35 to AED 75 and are already inclusive of municipality fees and service charges.
Price: AED 35
|Som Tum Punim|
Price: AED 45
|Gaeng Som Puma Normai Dong|
Price: AED 70
|Pu Pad Prig Gaeng|
Price: AED 75
|Sen Jun Pad Pun|
Price: AED 55
Price: AED 65
Indeed a classic line-up of Thai cuisine specials, great for crab lovers!
Thanks to renowned Chef Narue Mol Poolkuan, who has been personally serving many royal Thai families until today, for generously introducing every dish she prepared for us that night.
Did I say I finally had a taste of an authentic and fresh coconut juice? Yes indeed! Welcome to Thailand in Dubai!
|Always a favorite (don't call it Buco juice, they don't know that)|
The hospitality of the staff adds warmth to the experience. We were welcomed with wai - the traditional Thai greeting wherein they slightly bow and join their palms together like in a prayer. They did it again when we were leaving, apparently to express gratitude. The servers, chef, the management... they were all smiles from start to finish.
|Traditional Thai music and performances also in the house|
The Crab Craze ends on 31st January so you better do your reservations and never let this experience pass.
It is available lunch time 12 - 3pm, and dinner, 7 -11pm, again, until 31 JANUARY 2015 only.
You won't go wrong with Benjarong, so book it at Dusit!
I had a magnificent time with fellow bloggers so please do check their reviews as well: