The Grand Lapa's Thai restaurant is set amid the hotel's landscaped tropical gardens. Start your meal off with a refreshing yam som-o (herbed pomelo salad with prawns) or aromatic tom kha gai (herbed coconut soup with chicken). Then move on to main courses such as the stir-fried lobster with spicy basil and young peppercorns or the traditional favorite phad graprow (spicy pork with chilies and hot basil leaves). For dessert, there's a melt-in-your-mouth
kluey thod gub naam pueng (deep-fried banana with honey and coconut ice cream). It's a popular lunch spot for local casino managers, and a hot ticket at dinnertime.