Much-Loved Asian Restaurant in the Capital Offers the Best of Vietnamese Street Food
Sontaya Restaurant brings Ho Chi Minh City’s favorite street side snacks to Abu Dhabi through a special menu served throughout October.
Sontaya, the award-winning Asian restaurant at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, brings some of Vietnam’s finest local eats to the capital.
Served throughout October, the Vietnamese street food menu includes staples like pho, sambal, wok-fried seafood, curries and vermicelli salads.
Olivier Belliard, Executive Chef at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, said: “Some of the most delicious foods in the world can be found in Vietnam’s traditional open-air markets. With this menu at Sontaya, we want to give our guests the chance to sample the flavors of the finely crafted dishes served at the famous single-dish food stalls of Hanoi.”
The menu kicks off with a classic Kho Bo, which features marinated beef striploin cooked in fish sauce with ginger and coriander and served with pickled vegetables, sambal and sticky rice. There are two types of salads on the menu, Bun Ga and Bun Dau, that offer a glimpse of the wide variety of fresh ingredients used in Vietnamese cuisine.
“Pho is Vietnam's unofficial national dish and one of the most popular and loved Vietnamese dishes that has made its way around the world. For our menu at Sontaya, we opted for Pho Ga. The simple staple consists of a salty broth, egg noodles, chicken, a sprinkling of herbs and morning glory,” Olivier added.
Seafood fanatics will enjoy the Ca Nuong La Chuoi (grilled fish) and the My Xao Hai San (wok-fried seafood). Adding to the variety is the Cari Bo, a beef curry, and Dau Phu Sot Sambal, vegetables served with the signature sambal.
The Vietnamese Street Food menu at Sontaya will be served throughout October from 6.30 pm until 11 pm, with prices starting from AED 55.
Sontaya, meaning sunset in Thai, is set amongst a series of floating pavilions that look out to the stunning Saadiyat beach and the Arabian Gulf.
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The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Located on the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island and framed by the distinguished Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for the discerning, well-traveled connoisseur.
The resort features 376 guestrooms, all with private terraces, offering panoramic views of the turquoise-blue sea, golf course, or resort gardens. Spaces range from the intimate to the grand, from rooms of 55 sqm with 10 sqm balconies to the majestic Royal Suite, a 2,000 sqm lavishly appointed duplex that features five bedrooms, a private pool and a spacious, ocean-facing terrace.
Situated within the grounds are Iridium Spa, Sandcastle Club for children, tennis and squash courts and the 3,500 square-meter St. Regis Athletic Club. Guests can pamper their palates in no fewer than five restaurants and bars. The elegant gourmet restaurant 55&5th , The Grill, which includes a private dining room and vino lounge with some 2,000 fine vinos, offers a memorable epicurean experience. Featuring live cooking stations and Mediterranean-influenced specialties, Oléa offers a delightful dining setting and was named ‘Favorite Brunch’ for 2017 by readers of What’s On magazine. Meanwhile, guests at Sontaya can broaden their culinary horizons by sampling the Asian delicacies that earned it the 2017 What’s On Award for ‘Favorite Thai Restaurant’. The Manhattan Lounge is the place to start the evening or finish the day on a strong note, with unbeatable beverage offers. The Drawing Room, with its open lounge and inviting sofas, offers the delightful tradition of afternoon tea. Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi brings exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and cocktails right to the seafront.
Inspired by the distinctive, century-old legacy of New York’s Astor family, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the city’s first true beach resort. Combining a unique blend of refined elegance with enduring heritage, the resort stays true to the Astor vision of creating “the finest hotel in the world.”
Accommodation 376 luxury rooms and suites – Superior, Superior Sea View, Premium Sea View, St Regis Suites, Astor Suites, Ocean Suites, Spa Suites, Majestic Suites and Royal Suite, all with private balconies. All rooms have *air conditioning *en-suite bathroom *minibar *IDD phone *safe *flat-screen TV *Wi-Fi *butler service
Facilities *great variety of restaurants and bars *spa *fitness center *24-hour butler service *three outdoor pools *one adult-only pool with hot tubs *private beach *grand ballroom *Iridium Spa
Activities *tennis courts *squash courts *Sandcastle Kids’ Club *Watersports activities (non-motorized)
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The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
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