There are many ways to make the most important woman in your life feel special – flowers, chocolates or even just a thoughtful card. But there’s nothing like a fancy brunch to honour the woman who’s perpetually worried if you have enough to eat, makes you finish your meal right down to the last grain of rice, and forces fish oil down your throat.
For our very special Asian mums, we have come up with a list of very special restaurants located in popular hotels in several Asian cities for that special Mother’s Day brunch. While you’re at it, why not book a stay for her too? Imagine wishing your mum a “Happy Mother’s Day!” in the morning at her elegant suite, and then taking her downstairs for a scrumptious brunch. She will feel like the luckiest woman in the world!
1. MALAYSIA: Lemon Garden at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
If you want your mum to experience that ‘resort in the city’ vibe
Whether your mum is the kind who wakes up early in the morning to prepare you an elaborate bento or just someone you like watching MasterChef with, it’s always fun to watch culinary experts at work. You can do just that with Lemon Garden’s theatre kitchen, as it allows you to watch as the chef and his/her team prepare a wide array of tantalizing local and international dishes for you.
Your mum will have a field day trying everything like the deliciously gooey and unbelievably trendy Raclette cheese, healthy double-boiled Chinese herbal soup with black chicken, traditional Perak-style tok rendang and the decadent durian croquembouche. The hotel has an unbeatable location close to Kuala Lumpur’s commercial and entertainment districts, making it an ideal base for sightseeing. Don’t forget to have that post-brunch stroll with your mum to burn some calories!
Book your stay at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur here.
2. THAILAND: Miss Siam at Hua Chang Heritage Bangkok
If your mum enjoys her culture with a side of retail therapy
Motherhood is a thing of beauty and should be celebrated with beautiful treats. Feast your senses with the beauty that awaits in every corner at Miss Siam, from the restaurant’s patterned tiles to its stylish furniture. The restaurant excels in authentic Thai menu, ranging from the lip-smacking massaman beef curry and springy stir-fried glass noodles with crabmeat, to their star dessert of golden banana in coconut milk.
This design-driven hotel, which pays tribute to the Rama V era, is just a stone’s throw from the National Stadium BTS station. If your mother is a lady who appreciates culture, she will be happy to know that the hotel is nearby the Sra Prathum Palace, Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, Jim Thomson’s House and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. If she is an avid shopper, it is only a 15-minute walk from several upscale shopping centres like Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon and MBK Department Store.
Book your stay at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel here.
3. INDONESIA: Alto at Four Seasons Jakarta
If your mum likes the view from the top
Feeling like you’re on top of the world is easy when you’re at Alto, a luxurious restaurant perched on the 20th floor of Four Seasons Jakarta. Needless to say, the city view here is breathtaking, but credits also go to the wonderful culinary creations that will take you and your mum to another level.
Discover why the restaurant is a brunch hotspot in Jakarta as you tuck into wagyu burgers, Ibérico ham, eggs benedict e tartufo, sembra caviele, and many more exquisite dishes. Brunching here also affords you a two-course meal cooked à la minute. As expected from a luxury hotel located in the heart of Jakarta’s central business district, nothing but the most premium experience for that special woman in your life!
Book your stay at Four Seasons Jakarta here.
4. CHINA: Kerry Hotel Beijing
For a scrumptious power brunch
As the hotel is located in Beijing’s diplomatic, commercial and financial district, it is no wonder that it is a favourite nest for international businessmen and women. But even if your mum is not some hotshot CEO of a multinational company, the fact that the hotel is linked to the Kerry Center, an upscale shopping mall, is already a big yes for convenience.
Let your mum brush shoulders with movers and shakers of the world as she brunches with the freshest catch of abalone, scallops, mussels and sea whelk. If she wants something more familiar, the Chinese barbeque station is brimming with delectable dim sum and noodles, as well as other Asian favourites which include nasi lemak and sambal mackerel!
Book your stay at Kerry Hotel Beijing here.