Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in Thailand. They come in a stunning variety from the sweet yellow mangoes to tart green mangoes that find their way into many Thai dishes, both sweet and savoury. The most popular mangoes have a short season, with the best fruits available from March to May. Thai people, in addition to being a wonderfully delicious fruit, the mango holds a much deeper significance directly connected to the origin of Buddhism. It is said that the Buddha himself was presented with a mango grove in which to find repose in a shady area. The only bad news about eating mango directly from the tree or market is that peeling and slicing mango can be a rather messy affair. Some people believe that the way to eat a mango is in the bathtub or naked on a deserted beach. There is a much more civilized way to enjoy mangos at the Laksasubha this month! ‘It’s Mango Season’ was being celebrated when we visited the Laksasubha Hua Hin Ocean Front Restaurant last month, offering a wide variety of mango dishes and cocktails especially for mango lovers. The good news is that after customer response and our visit to savour these mango delicacies, the Laksasubha has now extended their ‘Mango Season’ until the end of May.
‘It’s Mango Season’ means a mouth-watering three course mango inspired menu accompanied by a variety of mango cocktails. This is a sophisticated way to enjoy this most refreshing fruit during the hottest months of the year accompanied by the cooling breezes of the beachside setting.
Here’s what awaits ‘mango lovers’: Starters: Fresh tuMangoes are one of the most popular fruits in Thailand. They come in a stunning variety from the sweet yellow mangoes to tart green mangoes that find their way into many Thai dishes, both sweet and savoury. The most popular mangoes have a short season, with the best fruits available from March to May. For na/mango tartar, fresh mango spring rolls, fries prawns with mango/avocado salsa. Main Course: Fries sea bass topped with green mango salad, grilled salmon fillet topped with mango salsa, grilled chicken breast topped with mango sauce. Dessert: Mango yoghurt shake, deep fried sticky rice ball with cocoanut sauce, deep fried mango with lemon sorbet.
About the Laksasubha Hua Hin
It’s fair to say that the Laksasubha Hua Hin is one
of Hua Hin’s ‘unseen’ prime ocean-frontage properties.
There is a fascinating living history with the GM and owner M. L. M.L. (Mom Luang) Laksasubha Kridakon, the great granddaughter of H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi Kridakon, making her home on the property.
The name of the frontage road of the Laksasubha (as well as the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas next door), Naresdamri, can be translated as ‘the place where Nares lives’; just one indication of this history. There are still holiday homes on the property from an earlier era when royalty and their guests enjoyed holidays in Hua Hin. Returning guests have the opportunity to discover Hua Hin’s history and become a ‘virtual member’ of Khun Mom Luang’s extended family. We hope to visit Laksasubha again soon and be able to share that story. The location overlooks the real ‘stone head’ of the Hua Hin coastline, with an ever changing vista of the lighthouse, beach activities and naval craft. This is the quintessential Hua Hin seascape that is often described, but may only be experienced at such a perfect location.
It’s Mango Season’
Address: Every day from Noon until 9 pm; reservations are recommended. 53/7 Naresdamri Rd., Hua Hin Tel: +66 (0) 32
-514-525-31, Fax: +66 (0) 32-514-532 Email: email@example.com, Website: www.laksasubhahuahin.com