It’s a well-established truth that nothing comes close to the freshly-cooked meal served right from the kitchen, especially when said meal embraces the moniker of fine-dining. Yet, the threat of pandemic of global scale like COVID-19 leaves diners and many fine-dining establishments with no choice but to adapt, and opt for the second best. At Prestige, we cherish this little indulgence of exploring how our favorite restaurants are fighting these new challenges head on, and continuing to serve their savory dishes that would stand the test of delivery time.
Ma Maison and Lady L, Bangkok’s dining hot spots where the celebrated culinary legacy of Park Nai Lert has been served, tactfully embraces these challenges of the no-contact era with great flair. The delivery menu was launched in early April, not long after the social-distancing policy was put into practice. The management at the restaurants make sure to keep the menu selection minimal, yet varied. It seems they did their homework well enough to make sure the offers are signature favorites that can be delivered with zero fuss, and minimal compromise when it comes to flavor and freshness.
As the delivery comes from both restaurants, I received a mix set of Thai and international cuisine. I started with the salad — Romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing. The green vegs are crisp, and feel so fresh you wouldn’t know it’s gone through some 15-minute delivery. I have two choices for the pasta: Homemade Spaghetti with Dried Chilis, Garlic and Mushrooms and Homemade Spaghetti Tomato Sauce and Mixed Green Salad, Lemon Honey Dressing. We know a pasta dish has a big challenge when it comes to delivery, especially for some 15-minute lapse time. For the Ma Maison & Lady L’s pasta, it won’t be much of a problem if you eat it right away. Just stop whatever you’re doing and spend time with your spaghetti and you can feel what’s closest to the dishes you enjoy at their restaurant (especially if you’re excellent at table decor) in a comfort of your own home. The Spaghetti with Dried Chilis are hot, and the unpretentious simplicity of its taste gives off the feeling of a home-cooked meal we love. The same goes with Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce, for which you can indulge with full-blown table set-up, or on your couch in front of Netflix.
As much as I adore the pasta dishes, I have to admit that Thai cuisine has an advantage when it comes to keeping the flavor after lapse time, and even after reheating, with an exception being just the steamed jasmine rice. But eat it fresh upon delivery, the rice and curry menu from Ma Maison delivery is a bliss! The chicken green curry and stir fried star gooseberry leaves with egg and garlic oozes premium quality. The flavor is on the mild side, but the curry soup is rich and well-balanced, not too sweet and not too creamy. The chicken masman is on the spicy side, but I adore the savory scent that permeates even after reheating. If you really need to keep a dish in the fridge for later meal, I would recommend this one since it doesn’t lose much flavor after reheating.
For delivery service, the minimum order is THB500 and free delivery available within 5 km. from Park of Nai Lert, Soi Somkid, Ploenchit Road,Bangkok.
For more information for takeaway and delivery service, please contact;
Ma Maison: 0 2 655 4773, 083 096 1171 and Facebook: Ma Maison
Lady L : 0 2655 4446, 095 425 1424 and Facebook: Lady L
LINE ID @nailert_legacy