Smiles, heads bowing, hands in prayer--staff members greeted us with the traditional Thai welcome Sawat-dii kha (for women), Sawat-dii khrap (for men). We were entering the lobby of the hotel reputed to be the best in the world, the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok, for a four day stay.
The grace and welcome of the Thai people have remained in our hearts.
|Performance by Thai dancers at dinner time|
|Breakfast buffets so colorful and generous.|
|Food displays throughout the Peninsula Hotel|
|Tom Kha Gai (chicken soup with coconut)|
served in a firepot
|"Angel wings" stuffed with cellophane noodles|
|A photo on the wall carries a message of praise from Martha Stewart--she orders the beef salad.|
Is the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok the best in the world? It gets my vote. And Thai Smile gets my vote for my favorite Thai food in California. Join me in making their quick and easy soup a favorite in your home, or meet me in Palm Springs.
16 ounces chicken broth, homemade or canned