A Thai Semi-Buffet Weekend Brunch At Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong

Originating in Bangkok, Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong focuses on modern Thai dishes with authentic ingredients. While just about any type of cuisine has been modernized by a handful of restaurants, I was impressed with Issaya’s quality of food and plating. Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong recently launched a semi-buffet weekend brunch filled with modern Thai nibbles, live-cooking stations, individual main courses, and free-flow G.H Mumm Champagne that is definitely worth checking out.

Vibe At Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong

Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong - interior

I fell in love with Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong the moment I stepped out of the elevator: the brightly colored furniture, large dining area, and floor-to-ceiling windows make for a great daytime atmosphere. The outdoor terrace offers a beautiful vantage point to see the surrounding area and HK harbour (though unfortunately the view is obstructed).

Buffet

Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong - buffet
One of the numerous buffet counters
Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong - papaya salad
Live cooking station: build your own papaya salad

I liked how many of the items served in the buffet section were individualized (ie. single skewers, little bowls of pomelo salad, rice rolls, etc.), making it easy for you to try practically everything without feeling like you’re wasting food or busting out of your pants. For me, the highlight was the soup station, which had both seafood and vegetarian options, and the create your own papaya salad table. For those who fancy oysters, you’ll be happy to know that the buffet also comes with two fresh oysters per person.

Mains

Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong - seafood fried rice
Ka-Phrao Talay Cham Ron (stir-fried seafood with holy basil & jasmine rice served in a hot stone bowl).
Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong - lamb curry
Kaeng Karee Seekhrong Kae (slow-cooked lamb chops in a homemade yellow curry sauce)

Aside from the assortment of food available at the buffet, brunch also comes with your choice of main course. The Ka-Phrao Talay Cham Ron: stir-fried seafood with holy basil and jasmine rice served in a hot stone bowl came sizzling to our table. The shrimp was massive and the runny egg brought the ingredients together, though the overall flavour was a bit mild for my taste. My favourite main course was the Kaeng Karee Seekhrong Kae; a slow-cooked lamb chop in a homemade yellow curry sauce. The lamb was so tender it fell apart at the touch of my fork, and the curry sauce was so good, I was tempted to lap up what was left on the plate.

Dessert

Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong - dessert station
Live cooking station: cotton candy and nitrogen coconut ice cream
Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong - dessert
Buffet dessert selection

Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong also had a live dessert station where you could get cotton candy and coconut nitrogen ice cream; equally satisfying for children and adults. As for the dessert selection at the buffet, there wasn’t really anything that blew my mind, though I did really enjoy the fresh fruit offered.

Verdict

Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong will completely captivate you the moment you step inside thanks to its unique decor, bright colors, and plenty of natural light. Head to Issaya for brunch if you’re looking to switch things up and are a bit tired of the same old poached eggs on avocado toast. As a quick tip; try to go on a clear not-too-hot Saturday or Sunday to enjoy a drink on the beautiful outdoor terrace.

Details

Semi-buffet Weekend Brunch (includes buffet + main + coffee/tea) – HK$368
Semi-buffet Weekend Brunch + Free-flow G.H. Mumm Champagne – HK$606 

Issaya Siamese Club Hong Kong
25/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown
1 Tang Lung Street
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong

Tel: 2154 3048

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