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Flavors of the World: Jewels of Thai Cuisine

August 2019 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, presents the culinary jewels of Amazing Thailand in a week-long epicurean celebration entitled “Flavors of the World: Jewels of Thai Cuisine.” Featuring guest Thai Master Chef Anurak Kanittharat, Executive Chef of sister Accor property Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas, this limited gastronomic series will run on August 26 – September 1, 2019 at Spiral and is set to bring the vibrant, flavorful, and healthy specialties that make Thai cuisine one of the most beloved in the world.

Travel through the culinary landscape of Thailand with modern interpretations of classic favorites like Gaeng Keow Wan Gai (Thai green curry with chicken), Goong Pad Peaw Waan (stir-fried prawns with sweet and sour sauce), Pla Neung Manow (steamed sea bass with spicy lime sauce), Massaman Nuea (beef in Massaman curry), Gai Yang Essan (Northeast style roast chicken with dried chili sauce), Tom Yum Goong, Som Tam (papaya salad with prawns), Pad Thai Goong, and dessert specialties like Khao Niew Mamuang (sticky rice with sweet mango) and Kluay Muah Chee (warm banana in coconut mike syrup).

Chef Anurak specializes in reinventing Asian epicurean classics through his innovative culinary techniques. His extensive career has spanned 20 years with stints in Anantara Hotels & Resorts in Phuket, Bangkok, and the Maldives; Marriott Hotel in Phuket and Bangkok; and AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa in Africa. In 2016, he made his homecoming as the Executive Chef of Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas, a charming beachside Accor property located at the heart of the island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea.

A global favorite and one of the leading schools in the culinary arts, Thai cuisine takes pride in its unique blend of five tastes—sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy. Its colorful history has been influenced by Chinese, Indian, and Portuguese traditions that helped create the distinct identity of modern Thai cuisine as it is known today.

Lunch at Spiral is available at Php 2,750 nett while dinner rates start at Php 3,200 nett. Sunday brunch with free-flowing champagne is available at Php 4,215 nett.


Rediscover Thai cuisine in its highest form as Chef Anurak Kanittharat helms an exclusive wine dinner featuring an impressive 6-course menu paired with a premium selection of international wines from St Hallett Barossa. Indulge in a sensory dining experience with Chef Anurak’s signature creations including Yum Som-O Hoi Sell (Seared Queen Scallop with Pomelo salad and crispy coconut meat), Larb Ped Yang (Grilled duck breast with spicy mint and lime berry sauce), Thai Tom Yum Goong (Traditional Thai soup with aromatic herb and tiger prawn), Pad Thai Kai (Chicken Pad Thai), Tom Kha Panang Nua (Char Grilled beef tenderloin with aromatic herb coconut lemon sauce), and Kluay Kaek (Fried banana and coconut ice-cream).

Thai Wine Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Guarantee a seat for Php 3,500 nett.


Experience the excitement from the other side of the kitchen counter as Chef Anurak Kanittharat conducts a Thai cooking class and shares his signature techniques to preparing classic favorites including Som Tum Thai, Gaeng Kiew Waan Gai, and Tom Yum Goong.

Thai Cooking Class starts at 4:00 pm. Guarantee a slot for Php 2,200 nett.

For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 (02) 832-6988 or email

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