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Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok Serves Eggs with A Total Weight Equivalent to Five Fully-Grown Thai Elephants Yearly

March 17, 2018 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok’s NEXT2 Café serves 1,337 eggs per day, an amount equivalent to 80.2 kilogrammes, or 2,245 kilogrammes per month or 26,947 kilogrammes per year; which is equivalent to an average weight of five fully-grown Thai elephants.

Eggs are a symbol of the beginning of a new life and bring about abundance to all, as they are the sustainable source of high-quality protein and a number of essential nutrients.  In addition to containing no sugar and zero carbohydrate, eggs are considered the least expensive source of protein among different types of food.

A protein-packed meal made with eggs during breakfast can help sustain physical energy throughout the day.

NEXT2 Café uses 94 per cent of the hotel’s daily egg supply for breakfast. Each day, Executive Sous Chef Phillip Taylor allocates four chefs to take care of the egg station during breakfast. In an hour, a chef at the egg station cooks 314 eggs.  The top five egg dishes are Sunny Side Up, Omelette, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Over Easy and Boiled Eggs, followed by Poached Eggs and Eggs Benedict.  One egg-cooking chef can cook three Omelettes in a single pan simultaneously.  Guests admire her egg cooking skills, and one has even been described it as “cooking eggs into an art”.

Meanwhile, 2 and 4 per cent of eggs are used for preparing Thai Omelettes, Nasi  Goreng, Laksa Soup, Club Sandwiches and Burgers for lunch and dinner.

“Our hotel purchases eggs from local hygienic farms and to ensure the quality and freshness. If we lay all eggs used per day, it would stretch for about 8.02 kilometres,” said Chef Phillip, a native of Melbourne, Australia.

Guests wishing to enjoy egg dishes at NEXT2 Café may call the hotel’s restaurant reservations on (66 2) 236 9952 or (66 2) 236 7777 or send an e-mail to restaurants.slbk@shangri-la.com.  They may also book directly via the hotel’s website on https://www.shangri-la.com/bangkok/shangrila/dining/restaurants/next2/book-a-table/.

Situated by the Chao Phraya River, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok has 802 guestrooms and suites, as well as providing many special features for business and leisure travellers, including banquet and catering service for groups ranging from 10 to 2,000 people.  Recreational and entertainment facilities include a fully equipped health club and wide variety of restaurants and bars.  Popular choices include NEXT2 Café for international buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner featuring fresh Asian and Continental cuisine, and à la carte dishes, Shang Palace for Chinese, Volti for Italian, Salathip for Thai cuisine with classical dance performance and Horizon for daily dinner cruises.  The hotel’s Lobby Lounge is the ideal venue to unwind and enjoy to partake in a traditional afternoon tea, while The Long Bar for drinks with river views and The Chocolate Boutique for hanging out and enjoying homemade pastries and chocolates.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.

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