Bangkok / 2nd - 5th September 2016

Lunch @ Diwan Restaurant, Al Meroz Hotel Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand)

Sep 2, 2016 | Bangkok, Eat, Halal Food in Bangkok, Halal Food in Thailand, Thailand

Quick summary:

The Diwan Restaurant is inside Al Meroz Hotel. The existence of a halal restaurant in a hotel is very convenient for anyone who is a Muslim. So, luckily, I didn’t have to spend hours finding a halal restaurant near Al Meroz hotel.

And all the food that was served tasted delicious. Every entree I sampled, I kept on thinking who were the ingenious chefs behind all these dishes. Weirdly, that was the only thought that was preoccupying my mind as I eat because the food was that good. I almost wanted to go into the kitchen and thank everyone.

I must have taken a long time checking out and taking photos of the hotel because it was almost 2 pm when I decided to have my lunch. I settled on Diwan Restaurant because I knew if I ventured out of Al Meroz Hotel to hunt for halal food, it would take more hours before I finally eat. But I didn’t know what was on offer at Diwan. Do they serve ala carte dishes the whole day? Or do they offer only buffets? At that point of time, the restaurant was very empty, and there was a lot of food on display buffet-style.

The lady at the counter told me that they are serving buffet now, but it will close in half an hour, at 2.30pm. She said if I choose to eat there, I could be in there for only half an hour. She asked whether I would mind and I said no. So I went in and began my dining experience by first taking photos of the buffet and restaurant. 

The signboard (?) of the restaurant.

Soup dishes station.

Starters station.

Cold dishes station.

Japanese dishes station.

Main dishes station.

Western dishes station.

Dessert station. Obviously, there was more than this.

Chendol a.k.a. Lod Chong.

Ice Cream station.

My first plate. A sampling of the buffet entrees. 

And a random pizza, prawn popiah and was that glass noodles?

For (less than) half an hour of unlimited food, I was charged almost 500 baht, which was a bit expensive but perfectly fine with me.

Firstly, I didn’t have to spend hours finding a halal restaurant near Al Meroz hotel because the Diwan Restaurant is conveniently located inside of Al Meroz Hotel.

Secondly, all the food that was served tasted delicious. Every entree I sampled, I kept on thinking who were the ingenious chefs behind all these dishes. Weirdly, that was the only thought that was preoccupying my mind as I eat because the food was that good. I almost wanted to go into the kitchen and thank everyone.

But I didn’t. I paid up and went out because it was already 2.30 pm. 

 

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