Everyone is looking forward to the approaching long weekend. With only one working day left, the air is light and the mood at the office is filled with joy. Sounds of laughter and happiness fill the air as some unexpectedly find out we also get Friday off.
It’s a long weekend that seems to kick off the year end season of festivities. Our Beloved Queen’s Birthday is also Mother’s Day in Thailand. It’s a time when families reunite and say “thank you” to their mother for all she has done and sacrificed over the years. Without our mothers, none of us would be where we are today.
Another occasion to celebrate! In my family, we always enjoy a little dimsum for lunch and special occassions. One of our favorites is at the Lin Fa Restaurant at the Siam City Hotel. It’s an old restaurant that has been around for decades and famous for it’s chinese food. I’ve been there so many times and each time never fails to delight me.
I went again a few months ago after they had newly renovated the restaurant and I must say the new decor is definitely pleasing to the eye. I love the way the interior is chinese yet modern. It feels traditional, yet it’s not dry nor gives you the feeling you are eating at a restaurant that belongs to the previous generation. It belongs in this modern era of iphones and blackberry.
The colours are simple shades of grey, black contrasted with a few walls of bright yellow. In dark corners, a beautiful chinese chair is polished with yellow. Bright red orchids catch your eye.
Not only is the decor beautiful, but the food and service are equally good. They have these all-you-can eat dimsums for only around 490thb. (It’s around that, but check the price again before you go. Don’t forget to make a reservation!) The set comes with your choice of unlimited dimsum, salapao, a choice of soup, a choice of noodles, and a dessert of your choice.