Tussanee Putkaew , the woman chef of Salathip Restaurant, Hotel, Shangri La, Bangkok,Thailand, Asia. Salathip is located off New Road on Soi Wat Suan Phlu and is within the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. Serving traditional and classic dishes by the flowing waters of the Chao Phraya River, the "river of kings". Massage parlours, night markets and a lot of Thai food – that pretty much sums up your experience in the great city of Bangkok. Food enthusiasts like me will surely pay more heed to the culinary aspects of the city (and of course shopping – but which girl doesn’t?). And winning our heart and securing a high pedestal is Salathip, a Thai restaurant housed by Shangri La Bangkok, located right next to the Chao Phraya River. Namaste, Sawasdee Ka, and a warm smile later you are seated at your table with the napkins laid out on your lap. A look around the place showcases three teak-built pavilions or ‘saalas’, which means salons, featuring sophisticated and detailed handiwork, representing a celebration of Thai architecture and décor. The impressive structures situated by lush, tropical gardens, add to the culinary magnificence that the chef and the entire team (especially the manager) put on offer.