This blog post is going to be about food tasting at Opium Chinese and Thai Restaurant here in Gulberg, Lahore.
Since I am a Karachiite, I did not know about good Chinese and Thai Cuisine in Lahore. So when the team of TransmediaPk invited me and Warda for food tasting, we were pretty excited to try out this place.
On the 13th of March, 2017, we were welcomed by the lovely team of Transmediapk and the dedicated staff and owner, Mr. Kamran Afzal of the restaurant.
|Team B.Sheikh with Owner Mr. Kamran Afzal and Team Transmedia|
Once seated and delicious food in our plates, Mr. Kamran proceeded to tell us about his cuisines, discussing in great detail the menu, the service, the concept behind cooking and the ingredients that went into different dishes. Just so you know, his staff if fully trained and gets a refresher course brought in Thailand and China to maintain the quality.
|Team B.Sheikh with Owner, Mr. Kamran Afzal|
Mr. Kamran is so passionate about the right ingredients that he especially imports certain raw vegetables and now grows his own Basil; seeds straight from Thailand, to give the perfect aroma,taste and authentic feel of the cuisine. This goes to show how dedicated he is.
All through our childhood, we have visited Thailand on and off. Since our family lived there, we had hands on experience with the street food, dealing with locals for months so yes we could clearly taste memories on our taste-buds.
The Lunch Buffet they were offering consisted of a complete range of Salads to Main Course from rice to noodles, chicken and beef. My favourite ones were Red Curry, Kung Pao, Chowmein and the best part was that nothing was overly seasoned.
After we were done with food, we were given a tour of the premises and guess what surprise was in store for us. Apart from being a Restaurant, Mr. Kamran also offers the facility of lodging and 24 Hour service of food. YES!! Imagine you can order Thai food anytime!
Now about the hotel/lodging. Offers a total of 14 rooms from Standard to Premium. Then there is the hall which can accommodate upto 175 persons.
|Outdoor sitting arrangement|
The hotel as you can see in the pictures has a very luxurious and modern feel to it. If you have guests coming from abroad then you can always have them stay here.
All in all, if you haven't visited this place,then we think you should.
Hope you enjoyed this article.