Thailand is notable for three things to any visitor which is shopping, sightseeing and food. More so in the city of Bangkok with its mix of Thai and international hotch potch of dining choices and experience that has a wide array of food types to suit any taste from any country. The melting pot of aromatic spices, fresh herbs, choice of local and imported delicacies, not to mention imported chefs and Thailand’s own home grown chef superstars are sure to cook up a storm for any discerning gastronomic palate. Those with a taste for fine dining right up to the famous street food of Thailand will find the cuisines in the country a delectable smorgasbord of eating experience.
One of the popular choices for a tourist attraction in Bangkok is the dining experience at BaiyokeSky Hotel. This hotel is located in the heart of Bangkok City well within the reach of the main shopping district and easily accessible by skytrain or the many taxis that ply the route. The BaiyokeSky Hotel is also the tallest hotel in Bangkok, offering a 360 degree bird’s eye view of the Bangkok skyline. The restaurants in the hotel are located on the seventy fourth floors to the eighty fourth floors with revolving decks for an all-round dining experience.
Thaitourismguide offers a choice of dinner buffets at the BaiyokeSky Hotel for guests who are looking for an unusual dining experience to be included in their sightseeing in Bangkok travel itinerary. There are two options available for diners to Baiyokesky Hotel. One is the International Buffet at BaiyokeSky Hotel and the other is the Baiyoke Floating Market. The significant difference between these two buffets is the choice of food styles on the menu.
The International Buffet is held from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 6.00pm to 10.00pm daily for lunch and dinner except for special festive days where there is a difference in opening times and prices (we advise patrons to check for the prices on special days such as Valentine’s Day, Songkran, Loy Krathong, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve). The dining room for the International Buffet is known as the Bangkok Sky Restaurant and is located on the 75th to 78th floor with access to the Observation Deck on the 77th floor and access to the Sky Walk Revolving Roof Deck on the 84th floor. Seating next to the panoramic windows are on a first come first serve basis, so if you want a good seat next to the windows for an unobstructed view of Bangkok City skyline, it is best to go early for a good seating arrangement.
Patrons will not be disappointed with the offerings in the International Buffet which also includes a Seafood Buffet Dinner. There are also dishes suitable for vegetarians for those who do not consume meat. Most of the ingredients and produce are either flown in fresh or taken from local vendors who supply the catch of the day directly to the hotel, so you can expect fresh from boat to serving dish for your choice of seafood and prime cuts as well as farm fresh and organic vegetables in their menu. A cross section of dishes include authentic Japanese sushi and sashimi choices with fresh air flown salmon for that lingering taste that goes so well with Mirin sauce or large sized fresh oysters on the shell with a dash of lemon and Tabasco or eaten Thai style with chilli paste, fried onions and herbs! You can also expect large sized freshly steamed River Prawns served with a chilli dip or for those who love meat, prime cuts of beef on the wagon and succulent New Zealand lamb roasted to perfection. The vegetarian palate is also not forgotten with choices of wholesome vegetarian dishes from India which includes lentils and dhal cooked in spices and herbs served with fragrant steamed rice or rotee. Those who would like a taste of Japanese food, will not be disappointed either with a good selection of fresh cut sashimi servings, sushi rolls and tempuras as well as teppanyakis. There are also good choices of salads, cold cuts, cheese boards and a variety of breads and endless array of desserts to complete your meal while taking in a good view of the city. The buffet is also cheaply priced for such a variety of menu selection and can be considered as one of the cheap price tour in Bangkok attractions for those who are looking for a good place to dine while in Bangkok.
If you are missing out on food from the floating markets of Bangkok, you should try the Baiyoke Floating Market buffet at the Baiyoke Hotel and have a floating market experience in one of the highest hotels in the city! It can be considered the highest floating market experience in Thailand on the 75th floor of the hotel. Created to reflect the ambiance of the floating markets in the city of the old Siamese era complete with the food served on long tail canal boats and it gives a feeling of being in one of the old floating markets but with all the comforts of an air conditioned and clean environment! They have even thoughtfully decorated the place with pictures of the nostalgic era to add on to the feel of an old floating market. You even get to have a canal like experience with old wooden houses and bridges added in for that extra authentic Thai canal feel that is very similar to the original settings, off course without the waterways but yet close enough for a similar ambiance.
Diners will be spoilt with choices of more than one hundred varieties of traditional and Thai street food style servings in this eat as much as you can buffet. If you want to try a good variety of Thai desserts including the famous mango and sticky rice, this is a great place to get a mouthful of this sticky dessert. Have a healthy serving of fresh grilled chicken with sticky rice or the famous somtum (young papaya salad). For something a little more unusual, try the variety of “canal boat” noodles that come piping hot and aromatic with a serving of fresh fish balls and herbs, then wash it all down with a cool glass of lemon grass juice. You will not miss the location of this restaurant with all the aromatic cooking coming from the boats lined up in rows waiting to serve you. This floating market buffet is one of the most popular buffet attractions in Bangkok not just for the variety but also the costs which is remarkably reasonably priced and also for the simple fact that you do not have to travel out of the way to sample a good selection of local food. The proximity of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel to all the main shopping areas such as Central World and Siam Paragon mean that you can do your shopping first and then head on to the hotel a short distance away to complete your day with a good meal.
So whenever you are visiting Bangkok and would like to try something different rather than heading out to the usual fast food restaurants or not sure of where to eat, give the buffets at Baiyoke Sky Hotel a try. Who knows, you just might come back for seconds, or thirds or even more but do remember to make your booking for the Baiyoke Floating Market and International Buffet in advance to avoid disappointment!