Sunday, March 8, 2015

Chaophraya Manchester, Thai Fine Dining

Grilled Scallops served with mangoes and chili sauce

Sorry if this post's gonna make you drool, but I really can't help but to share my experience at Chaophraya, one of the top ten best restaurants located in the heart of Manchester, United Kingdom. If any of you have ever visited Thailand, you will notice the name of the restaurant immediately because Chaopraya is the name of the main river in Bangkok. 

The Equinox Fashion has just recently launched the new section called 'Food Review' which recommends all the fine dining places to visit. In the previous post, I did the review at Thaikhun, Thai street style dishes, however, I also had a really great opportunity invited by Chaophraya to do another review at this high-end restaurant. 

There are many interesting decorations inside this massive space which made me feel calm. Even though it was Friday when I went there, somehow I managed to get the sunken seats like traditional Japanese table style.

I had a chance to try a wide variety of food including appetizers, main course and dessert. For appetizers, I ordered Mixed Satay Fondue Set and Pork Skewers because I really love eating everything with Satay sauce. In Thailand, grilled pork with Satay sauce is one of our most well-known street foods that you can find almost everywhere, however, the appetizers here are the elevated fusion style designed by Chaophraya in order to provide the luxury experience. 

For the main course, I think I ordered too much since everything on the menu sounds so yum. There are more dishes compared to Thaikhun though. Somehow, I chose to order 1) Coconut milk soup with chicken 2) Beef Mussaman curry 3) Cod with chili sweet sauce. WOW! I didn't know what to try first because the presentation of these three dishes were absolutely amazing. After trying everything on the table including coconut rice, my favourite dish was Coconut milk soup with chicken (it's always been my favourite one because my mom always cooked for me when I was young :)) If you are a fan of Thai food, you will be able to notice that one of our main ingredients are coconut milk, it literally boots up the richness of the food (That's why my mom prefer not to cook with coconut milk that often since it comes with high cholesterol too). However, the soup that I just ate was somehow very light and I loved it. 

I felt really satisfied with the quality of the food, as well as, the staffs, however this review wouldn't be completed without dessert right? I am a FAN of deep-fried ice-cream and it is quite hard to find one in UK. Thank you Chaophraya so much for adding this into the menu of the restaurant because it's so so good! Some of you who have never tried this sweet may think that it sounds so weird, but trust me 'try it'! Chocolate and coconut ice-cream was served together with mangoes and sticky rice....guys I literally rolled back home. 

If you are looking for a great dining restaurant with elegant design, I will totally recommend Chaopraya. It is totally worth the price. 

Chaophraya Manchester's website





Mixed Satay Fondue

Beef Mussaman curry

Cod with sweet chili sauce

Coconut milk soup with chicken

Lily tea

Deep-fried ice-cream





Mangoes with sticky rice


Hot cholocate


46 comments :

  1. Yummy hot chocolate!

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  2. It's great that they have great thai food in Manchester! look yummy!

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  3. Hello from Spain: very tasty. Great restaurant. Nice pics. Keep in touch

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  4. i've never tried thai food, and i think i maybe should, haha! and oh my god, deep fried ice cream sounds amazing! xx

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  5. This is my favourite restaurant in Manchester and I have never had a bad meal there. Everything is just so full of flavour.

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  6. I've just been to the Liverpool one! The flowering tea is so pretty.
    x

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  7. Glad you enjoyed it! I had a rather unpleasant experience there once and never been back since... I've had better Thai food, in Thailand so now I find it hard to settle for pan-Thai food that costs ten times more than what you'd pay in Thailand. :(

    Oliver

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  8. Holy moley! Everything looks so yummy! And that deep-dried ice cream....nom nom.:D

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  9. Wow, beautiful pictures.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  10. Omg! The food looks amazing! xx

    Julie
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  11. A place I will love to attend for dinner delicious.

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  12. the curry and ice cream look delicious! makes me want to eat thai food!
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  13. The food look like very delicious:)

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  14. Everything looks great!!!

    xx

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  15. The lily tea is so cool! I had to double take! :)
    Vibrant food always looks so delicious!

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  16. wowww.. such a fine dining experience! even rare here in thailand hehe :) looks amazing though!

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  17. I have an indefinitely planned trip to manchester, so Ill definitely have to try this place out when I get there:)

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  18. Wow their food looks absolutely good! =D

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  19. Most of the pictures failed to load for me. :-(

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  20. Delicious! love tasty lunches :) kisses

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  21. Marvelous food ! Your photos are delicious !
    Kisses :)

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  22. Hope it was the best, how cool does the lily tea look.

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  23. Oh wow... I'm deeply in love with thai food and this was something I didn't need to see at 2 am :D

    Bella Pummarola

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  24. Lovely pics Gail! The cuisine looks exquisite!
    Xx,
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  26. Oh goodness, this looks beyond delicious!

    XO Imke

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  27. What a place! And the food looks so good!

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  28. The Lily Tea is so interesting, I've never seen anything like that before! What a wonderful dining setting, thanks heaps for sharing!! :)

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    x

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  29. Exactly this happened: your post makes me drooling as obviously the food there is fantastic and I understand that it belongs to your favs! I wished really we would have such amazing restaurant with such delicious food here in Bavaria ...
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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  30. Great Post!!

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  31. Now I know you and your boyfriend love amazing food, I'm sure you had an amazing time ;-)

    See you Gail xx

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  32. Amazing food :)
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  33. These dishes look absolutely amazing!!!! Totally going there!

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  34. I would like it very much to taste Thai food once in life, it looks amazing!!

    Rosa
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  35. The lily tea is so pretty! I've never understood deep fried icecream- how come it doesn't melt? haha

    Rachel xx
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  36. Just discovered your blog, good job on it!

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