From the Streets of Bangkok to The Backyard.
Located at Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay
Dubai has a seriously diverse food scene, and is home to almost every popular cuisine in the world, so it is natural that people have acquired a more adventurous and sophisticated palette. Recently heralded as the number 1 ‘foody city’ Bangkok, the team at Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring in the best of this gourmet wonderland to Dubai’s already bubbling flavour pot!
Décor-wise, The Backyard could easily be found down a Bangkok ‘soi’ and is the perfect canvas for the colourful vibe of Thailand’s street food, with a deliciously crafted menu from an immensely creative and talented Chef.
Born and raised in Thailand, Chef Anan Tumya began his culinary journey with food art and sculpting, and continued his journey adding insanely delicious flavours to his art. Being daring with the taste is Anan’s biggest strength, and on many occasions diners have been overheard saying that they have never come across such unique combinations anywhere in Thailand.
Starting his career in Thailand in 2003, Anan’s skills and quietly vivacious personality took him overseas to Malaysia, China, Goa, India, Muscat, The Maldives and finally Dubai. In fifteen years, Anan has won hearts and raked in a host of awards and accolades, including the recent Platinum and Diamond Award at ‘The Art of Thai Culinary 2017’ and a special acknowledgment from the Royal Thai Consulate-General Dubai. One of his numerous recent achievements has been the opening of Wise Kwai Restaurant in Dubai. Within just a few months, he brought it to the coveted Number #1 spot on TripAdvisor for best Thai restaurant in Dubai, beating 9,101 others.
A master of beautiful presentation, Anan uses his artistic prowess and skill to cook up popular Thai street food dishes such as Som Tam (Thai green papaya salad), Khao Pad (Thai fried rice with fried egg and a meat of your choice), Gang Dang / Kiew Wan Tao Hu, Gai, Neua, Rue Gung (green or red curry with meats of your choice), and desserts like Mango sticky rice and coconut cream.
With Chef Anan at the helm, The Backyard is hosting an exclusive Thai Street Food Festival during Dubai Food Festival, on three consecutive Saturdays - 24th February, 3rd and 10th March. Live cooking stations serving up a bountiful collection of Bangkok’s street food, along with special beverages, and a one-hour cooking class by the Chef himself will be held at the hotel’s eclectic outdoor venue. Foodies and ardent Thai food lovers will enjoy the expansive open terrace with twinkling overhead lights and an unparalleled view of the Dubai Canal, along with all things Thai including express Thai massage corners, Thai music and Karaoke and much more.
Adding an exciting attraction, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways have joined hands to treat Thai Street Food Festival guests to an opportunity of a lifetime. Together, they have announced a ‘Win A Trip To Thailand’ contest that includes a direct Dubai-Bangkok return flight for two as well as five-nights hotel accommodation inclusive of breakfast. Come over to The Backyard and say ‘Swadika’ to fun times!
The Backyard is open daily from 5:00pm to 3:00am. For more information, please call +971 43690000, or email email@example.com.
Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts is a Deutsche Hospitality brand. It stands for luxury and hospitality at its best. Visitors can choose from historic and traditional establishments, vibrant city hotels and wellness oases surrounded by nature. The portfolio encompasses 60 hotels in eleven countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Deutsche Hospitality operates two further brands: Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene – the first Jaz Hotel opened in Amsterdam in 2015. IntercityHotel offers more than 40 upper mid-range urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports.
A cosmopolitan new hotel with a German touch, the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai is a five-star property set in the very heart of the city. Overlooking the Dubai Water Canal, and only a short stroll away from the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, the hotel has won several awards including “Leading New Hotel” and “Best Luxury Business Hotel in the UAE.” The Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay is home to excellent dining venues, including Bayside Restaurant & Terrace serving freshly prepared international dishes; Brothaus Bakery-Bistro serving freshly baked German bread, pastries and healthy specials; Swim & Tonic pool bar and lounge with breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa; The Backyard, a unique street-art inspired urban garden terrace and Cuisinero Uno, a boutique tapas bar and Secret Terrace, the new hangout spot with chilled rooftop vibes.