Fancy a nice new restaurant in the heart of Bangkok city, Thailand?
Lately I had a good chance to review “ Manorah Royal Cuisine” by head chef , Thanawat Dullayateeraroj or Chef Wat , who had been to iron Chef competition twice and has been in this business for more than 20 years!
The amazing feature of this restaurant is that you could have a nice meal at a surprisingly affordable price! The starter menu cost just $4 and the lunch set menus for two people are only $6. It is unreal.
This restaurant is in the Grand Postal Building which dated back to the reign of King Rama V. It is about 120 years’ old. The restaurant decorates with an elegant classical and romantic atmosphere in the old Thai traditional style. But don’t be shy to come here as the price is super friendly to most of people.
Getting to “Manorah Royal Cuisine”
- Take BTS Sky train and get off at Saphan Thaksin Bridge Station, then take a walk passing Assumption School (Bangrak) and Kae-Muang Temple. The Grand Postal Building is right on the left of the street.
- Public bus No. 1, 16, 35, 36, 75, and 93
- Take a boat and get off at Si Phraya Pier
- Take MRT and get off at Hua Lamphong Station
- If you are planning to take your own car to the restaurant, take a highway and get off at Silom Exit, then find the way to pass Assumption School (Bangrak) and Kae-Muang Temple. The Grand Postal Building is right on the left of the street.
Address :Grand Postal Building 1160 Charoen Krung Rd., Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand 10501
Seating Capacity : 90Seats plus 3 private rooms
Opening hours: Daily – Lunch 11.00 – 14.00 hrs. and Dinner 17.00 – 21.00 hrs.
Tel: +662 206 7310 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starter : $4 Average price pp. : $17
1. ยำตะไคร้ กุ้งย่าง – Grilled Prawn in Spicy Lemongrass Salad 250 baht ( $8 )
The specialty of this dish is that the lemon grass and vegetables use in this dish are herbal. The mix of flavors from herbal blended well with freshness of prawn sweetness made it a perfect dish for taste and health. This dish is good for appetites.
2.แกงเลียงกุ้งสด – Traditional Vegetable with Shrimp Paste and Herbs Soup/ Small 140 ($4.5) /Big 220baht ($7)
This is the traditional Thai soup, which has a good mix of shrimp and vegetables. One of the best things about Thai cuisine is that it has a lot of good nutrients with very low calories. But the taste is delicious!
Crispy Rice Cake with Pork and Shrimp Dipping. $5++
Prawns topped with red curry sauce. $8++
Steamed Seafood with coconut milk and Southern Style red curry in banana leaves. $6.5++
Dry-fried coconut meat , roasted peanut , dried shrimp , lime , chili in king leaf wrap. $3.75++
Deep-Fried Prawn Cake Served with Plum Sauce
Panang Lamb curry.
The restaurant provides food promotion regarding the season which concern much of the ingredients and its look.
Throughout July and August, our chef presents you flavorful and healthy dishes made of selective ingredients.
Recommended menus include traditional Thai snack Miang Kham or Leaf-Wrapped Salad Bites (120 baht), Sun Dried Salted Fish with Tamarind Leaves in Creamy Coconut Soup (250 baht), and Stir-Fried Crispy Snakehead Fish with Chili and Ginger (200 baht). Complete your meal with Thai traditional dessert Taro and Pumpkin Dumplings with Young Coconut in Sweet Coconut Cream (120 baht). In addition, lunch set menu is also available daily during 11.00 – 14.00 hrs. at only 179 baht per set.
Cooking Thai food takes times and experience. There are too many details in every step to create one fine dish. The highlight of Thai food is its ingredients which consist of lots of herbs that provide high nutrition with numerous health benefits.
However , you could apply to cook Thai food at your home not in the real traditional way. But it is still give you the taste of Thai flavors. I will show you soon by my cooking 101 of some Thai dishes. So when you come to Thailand , you could have a nice meal here in an affordable price. Then when you go back home and don’t want to spend a five or ten more times price of a meal in Thai restaurants in your country. This website is here for you!
Chef Thanawat Dullayateeraroj or Chef Wat, Chef De Cuisine of Manorah Royal Cuisine, learnt his craft and developed his passion for cooking in many hotels and restaurants. Over 20 years of cooking, he has proved his cooking skills throughout several hotels and restaurants in Thailand and overseas, including Shangri-la Hotel, Sukhothai Hotel and Thai restaurants in Switzerland and USA. He has been awarded in many Thai cuisine cooking contests as well as the award from Her Royal Highness Princess Somsawali. Chef Wat brings with him a Thai passion for food and excellent experience, which will add to the success of dining experience at Monarah Royal Cuisine.
The history of The Grand Postal Building and the restaurant’s concept.
The Grand Postal Building established in the 1st March 1935, the era of King Ananda Mahidol. The building was the centre of the post and telecommunication services. And it was once used to be the Post and Telegraph Department head office. The T-shaped building was designed by Thai architect Jit Sen (Mew) Aphaiwong who was also designed the Dome Thammasat University and Supachalasai Stadium.
The building was designed according to old European architectural styles, providing total spaces of over 25,369 square meters comprising four-storey with a basement, built in a combination of Neo Classicism and Functionalist styles. The building is decorated with stucco mouldings depicting mythical Garuda birds, in the two frontal corners, and two stucco mouldings made in the form of the Seal of the Post Office on each side of the four walls of the main hall (Postal Heritage Hall) on the ground floor, making eight seals in total. The 8 bas-relief sculptures in the reign of King Rama V to King Rama VIII created by the students of Professor Silpa Bhirasri located in the Postal Heritage Hall. The building was completely finished on 11 March, 1939 and officially opened on 24th June 1940 by General Phraya Phahon Phonphayuhasena.
The building is renovated to be a venue for the meetings, wedding and seminar under the management of IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. on August 4th, 2013.
Manorah Royal Cuisine enables customers to get transported back to vintage era of Thailand with its ambience and décor in the modern Thai style that will leave you with a culinary experience that is out of the ordinary.
Manorah Royal Cuisine is IMPACT’s pride to conserve and promote Thai cuisine among both Thais and foreigners.