Lobby Level, Sunway Resort, Hotel and Spa,
Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor
DATO KEE HUA CHEE HORSING AROUND AT ENTRANCE OF BUSABA THAI SUNWAY
DATO STEVE DAY FOUNDER OF MIGF, LOOI KIEN LEONG, PEGGY YONG, TRISNA LIM, NG KOR SHING, JUN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
There are 2 Busaba Thai restaurants, one in Bangsar Shopping Centre and the second in Sunway Resort, Hotel & Spa at Bandar Sunway.
Busaba Thai at BSC is older and made headlines with its jewel-toned decor so lush and plush and decadent you might expect a shoulder massage as you dine.
But BSC is low-ceilinged with limited space so while it is lovely and lovingly decorated, the Busaba Thai at Sunway is miles ahead and is in a league of its own!
It is so lavish and extravagant any Thai royal can stroll in and feel like home. The double-height ceiling means a spectacular chandelier is in order and I am not disapppointed.
A massive, mother of all lamps hangs prominently, made more enticing as the entire 12-ft high edifice is wrapped in dark netting! I have never seen a tudung-lamp before so it is quite exotic!
I assume the bulbs are low-energy as the heat from normal bulbs might burn the netting. But explained Trisna Lim the brand manager, "The fabric is heat-resistant and flame-proof! So don't worry about it being a fire hazard!"
Opened on 14 February, Valentine's Day this year, Busaba Thai Sunway is already acclaimed for its interior which is designed by its owner Thanee Laivarintr who was briefly with Imperial Chakri Thai Restaurant in KLCC which also serves excellent Thai food.
Thanee has been in Malaysia for over 30 years and is married to a Malaysian. His Absolute Thai company, part of S.E.A Cuisine Group now owns and operates 24 Thai restaurants but only 2 are Busaba which is the flagship and fanciest brand.
Other restaurants in S.E.A Cuisine Group include the Amari, Absolute Thai, Celadon and Thai Thai chain of restaurants in KL plus Absolute Thai and Thai Accents in Singapore.
Busaba Thai Sunway is a decorater's dream as the high ceiling allows for a mezzanine floor while the 5,000 sq ft allows all sorts of machinations as the imagination is allowed to run riot.
And so it is.
Busaba Thai Sunway features antique doors hanging on walls, fresh and faux flowers, statue of King Chulalongkorn on horse, original paintings and even a chaise lounge wrapped in Union Jack flag!
I love the portrait of a Chinese girl with pageboy bob which I am told looks like Mrs Thanee.
Busaba Thai used to be Avanti Italian restaurant but Thanee has revamped it as to be unrecognisable as he is so artistic and ingenious. Even the entrance is relocated to face the main road so one does not have to trek through Sunway hotel and the glass walls heighten the airy ambiance.
Come for the food, stay for the vibes!
ENTRANCE OF BUSABA THAI SUNWAY
I THOUGHT 'BUSABA' MEANS 'HORSE' IN THAI BUT IT MEANS FLOWER OR BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
DATO KEE HUA CHEE'S BAG HAS HIS FACE ON IT
LOVE THE HORSES!
DATO KEE HUA CHEE HORSING AROUND
CHRISTY LAU AND HORSE OR IS IT A NAG
SEX GODDESS CHRISTY LAU
FUTURE MISS MALAYSIA
CHRISTY LAU IS VERY ALLURING AND ENTICING
MAIN DINING HALL
LOVE THE WRAPPED CHANDELIER
BIT LIKE BOUDOIR
VERY EXOTIC AND EROTIC IN A WAY
ANTIQUE DOORS ON WALLS
BEAUTIFUL DECOR SO CLASSY YET WHIMSICAL
LOVE THIS LONG TABLE LADEN WITH FLOWERS
PRIVATE ROOM WITH 2 TABLES ONLY
EYE CATCHING OR WHAT
COSY, AIRY ANNEXE
LOVE THE UNION JACK SEAT
BUSABA MEANS FLOWERS
FAUX FERN WALL
UPSTAIRS ON MEZZANINE
UNUSUAL DISPLAY OF CUSHIONS
VIEW FROM MEZZANINE
THAT IS A SAMPAN
DUG OUT CANOE
STUNNING MAIN DINING HALL
BRONZE STATUE OF KING CHULALONGKORN
TRISNA LIM AND NG KOR SHING
TRISNA LIM IS BRAND MANAGER AND NG KOR SHING IS PROJECT AND DESIGN MANAGER
DATO KEE HUA CHEE, TRISNA LIM AND NG KOR SHING
DATO KEE HUA CHEE JOINS IN
DATIN MICHELLE SHU AND DATO SIMON WONG
BEST DRESSED COUPLE
DATO KEE HUA CHEE, DATIN MICHELLE SHU AND DATO SIMON WONG
DATO SIMON WONG, MIKE AND LOOI KIEN LEONG
DATO SIMON WONG, DATO KEE HUA CHEE, MIKE AND LOOI KIEN LEONG
DATIN SU DAY AND THE GIRLS FROM BUSABA
YANG MULIA TUNKU DATO JOHANEZ TUNKU ANNUAR AND DATIN WINNIE SOPHIA LOW AND DATO STEVE DAY
NICE PAINTING I LIKE
MING HO AND CHEF RODOLPHE ONNO FROM AUSTRIA
CHEF RODOLPHE ONNO IS DIRECTOR AT CORDON BLEU COOKING SCHOOL
DATO STEVE DAY, CHEF RODOLPHE ONNO, DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND MING HO
TSHRING POURING MY DRINK
TSHRING AND DRINK
MIGF RULES OK!
CHEF SONTHAYA KUNDET IS AN AMAZING CHEF
CHEF SONTHAGA KUNDET IS ONE OF BEST THAI CHEFS IN KL