The Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit hosts an Indian food buffet on weekday evenings and brunch on Sundays. This post is a review of the Sunday Brunch at the Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit.
+ Easy-to-eat Indian Food, pleasant aroma.
+ Distinctive taste, familiar to all Thais.
+ Delicious desserts, not too sweet.
+ Price includes water, tea, and coffee.
+ Excellent service.
+ Good view of Bangkok as it is situated on the 29th Floor.
– May not be favored by anyone who likes Indian food with a strong aroma.
– Limited menu items to choose from.
– Many employees cannot speak Thai.
The Indian food buffet that we are reviewing this time is the Sunday Brunch at the Maya Indian restaurant on the 29th Floor of the Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit hotel.
The chef hails from North India, and specializes in easy-to-consume cuisine, tasty, but without the overwhelming aroma.
Desserts are not intensely too sweet and are suitable for newbies who would like a taste of Indian food.
Currently, there is a “Come 4, Pay 3” promotion, or members of the IHG One Rewards will receive a 20% discount off their food bill. Application for membership can be requested at the restaurant, and the discount can be applied immediately.
At the time of this writing, there is no indication of an expiration date for the promotion.
• Butter Chicken
• Lamb Rogan Josh
• Fish Curry
• Murgh Handi Biryani
• Garlic Naan
• Butter Naan
• Paneer Tikka
• Tandoori Chicken
• Zafrani Murgh Malai Tikka
• Ras Malai
• Gulab Jamun
• Chocolate Cake
These are all the dishes we tasted that day.
We are quite unsure about the exact names of each item that we tasted, and we apologize if we got it wrong.
Tender boneless chicken in thick sweet and salty flavored curry. The aroma of the roasted chicken and spices are just about right. Very easy to eat.
Similar to the Butter Chicken, but is replaced with a big piece of boneless fish.
Lamb Rogan Josh
Soft and tender lamb in a mellow curry. Slightly sour and spicy, cool and fragrant aroma without the unpleasant smell.
Murgh Handi Biryani
Basmati rice cooked with spices Rice grains are loose and very soft and have a mild flavor. Can be taken with various types of curries.
Naan flour baked in a big earthen jar. There are types that we are familiar with, such as garlic naan and butter naan.
There was also an unfamiliar type of bread that we’d never seen before. When freshly baked, it would puff up, but after cooling down, it would flatten. Not sure what its name is (but I’m guessing it’s Phulka). Chewy and delicious.
Looking at the name on the menu, I guess it’s Zafrani Murgh Malai Tikka, which is skinless and boneless chicken, seasoned with spices and saffron before grilling.
May be considered as the signature of Indian chicken, as they are very soft and tender, no matter which restaurant they are from. Lightly flavored, slightly sour with a mild spicy aroma.
The chicken is tender, lightly salty, and aromatic. Goes great with a squeeze of lemon or pickled shallots.
Indian cheese (Paneer), firm texture, sour in taste, milky, creamy, with a hint of spice and light roast. Quite fulfilling.
An item that is made to order. The chef will freshly prepare it, and it is filled with Indian cheese and potatoes. Tomatoes or red onions options are also available.
The batter is chewy, soft, and has a mild flavor. Can be taken with a little spicy sauce, or grated coconut dipping sauce that gives off a very coconut aroma. Followed by a refreshing sour vegetable curry. Delicious but very big servings.
Very typical Indian street food. Comes with a crispy and hollow flatbread where you would have to poke a hole in the center and fill it with potatoes and beans.
Can be taken with two types of sauces, green-colored which has a mild minty scent, or red color which has a slightly sweet and sour taste.
Flat crumbly dough, topped with sauce (guessing it’s yogurt), sour and oily, with a mild spicy scent. If you want to have a taste, just tell the chef to make you one.
Gajar Ka Halwa
Sweet treats made from grated carrots. Stir with milk and sugar and then add spices, such as cardamom into it. Tastes sweet and milky with a slight scent of spices. Easy to eat without the overwhelming ‘carrotness’.
Fried dough, that resembles a small pretzel, soaked in syrup until fully drenched. Sweet and crispy accompanied by the sweet aroma of the syrup.
A dessert made from milk, and then soak until it is drenched in milk that has been simmered until it becomes intensely strong.
Suitable for those who like milky-flavored sweets, mixed with a light spicy scent. Go for it. Personally, I like it very much.
Ras Malai has quite a complex preparation procedure. If anyone is interested, read how to prepare it here.
Another Indian dessert made from flour mixed with milk, shaped into balls, fried in ghee (Indian butter), and soaked in fragrant syrup.
Anyone who has ever tried this knows how sweet it is. But at Maya’s, it is not too overwhelmingly sweet so much that it hurts your throat (but it’s still sweet). Servings are quite small ones, but do have a try. You might like it.
In addition to Indian desserts, Maya Restaurant also offers delicious chocolate cakes. Bitter, rich, sweet, just about right. If you find it, just pick it a piece and taste it.
Map, Opening Hours, Pricing
Indian food buffet at the Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit
• Maya Indian Restaurant, 29th Floor, Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit
Indian food buffet
• Dinner: Fridays-Saturdays: 18.00 – 23.00 hrs.
• Sunday brunch: 12.00 – 15.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays-Tuesdays.
• Dinner, Fridays-Saturdays 950 baht net.
• Sunday Brunch 950++ /person (1,118 baht)
• Hotel promotion, “Come 4 Pay 3” (approx. 838 baht/person)
• IHG One Rewards Hotel Group Card Promotion; get 20% off your meals. For non-members, you can apply for membership by informing the staff, and then applying the discount after your meal.
• Tel: 02-683-4888
• FB: https://www.facebook.com/mayarestaurantandbar
• Website: https://bangkoksukhumvit.holidayinn.com/maya-restaurant
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