If the increasingly cool weather has you dreaming of holidays past in sunnier climes, then Fairmont Beijing might have just the solution with their Thai food promotion, From Phuket With Spiced Love. From now until September 28, Fairmont have brought in Chef Noppadon Chainat from Swissotel Resort Phuket, a sister hotel to Fairmont Beijing with in FRHI Group.

Chef Noppadon is keen to showcase the strong, bright flavors of his native cuisine that make it so popular around the world. He has brought a number of ingredients with him from Thailand, including local Thai tamarind and chili sauce for pad thai, and a fiery chili paste that forms tha base of tom yam gung soup. During the promotion, he will be serving lunch (buffet-style, RMB 258 per person plus 15 percent service charge) and dinner (a la carte) at the hotel's pan-Asian Lunar 8 restaurant.

His menu of Thai favorites includes well-known dishes such as som tam (green papaya salad, RMB 78), massaman beef curry (RMB 138), and pad thai (RMB 128), as well as  more unusual dishes such as deep-fried sea bass with curry sauce (RMB 168) and a dessert of steamed rice balls in coconut milk (RMB 68). 

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