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 Sala Bua at Phuket Cabana

Determined to offer the finest cuisine in Patong Beach, the Sala Bua restaurant at the Phuket Cabana, has recruited a new chef to develop it's East Meets West menu to a new and higher standard.

Ronnie Macuja was trained at the Manila Hilton International in the Philippines for three years before moving to Auckland, New Zealand where he worked since 1986.

"We were looking for a chef who understands the subtleties of using Asian spices and herbs but is an expert with European recipes," comments Claude Sauter, Executive Assistant Manager of the Phuket Cabana. "We attract primarily a Western clientele who are willing to explore with new flavors and tastes and Chef Ronnie is prepared to give them memorable meals."

Just reading the Sala Bua menu is a culinary delight. Appetizers include rock lobster medallions and chicken julienne served with lemon vinaigrette, mussels "mariniere" with Thai herbs including lemon grass, lime leaves and white wine and oysters with sauteed spinach and Chinese broccoli served with a light Hollandaise coconut milk sauce.
There's a variety of exotic salads and fresh seafood including a bouillabaisse and fresh filet of sea bass with celery and mushroom sauce. For those wanting to try something more exotic, the menu offers baked salmon filet with grilled cashew nuts.

"I spent over ten years in the kitchens of Top of the Town Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency in Auckland where I learned Pacific Rim cuisine," explains Chef Ronnie, "which makes creative blends of both Eastern and Western ingredients and methods of preparation."

Currently, the new Chef is creating even more exciting menus for customers at the Sala Bua. He plans to continue to offer the popular flambé items as Lobster Flambé with whiskey and white wine and the "Logo Logo" red snapper flambé with pastis and white wine.

But he has his own repertoire of exotic recipes which he plans to introduce to Phuket diners that are always looking for a new culinary experience. "I plan to offer a crab meat salad that includes a crispy spring roll filled with crab meat. Even my desserts, as a mango crème brulee has a variety of textures and flavors that are interesting to the guest," Ronnie continues. "I trained as a marine engineer in school but when I learned about the art and creativity possible in the kitchen, I changed careers and haven't looked back."

The Sala Bua offers a Saturday dinner buffet, BBQ on the Beach, with fresh prawn, snapper, sea bass, rock lobster, mussels and squid. There's a pasta corner and Thai salads or "yam" and tables full of tasty desserts all for 690 Baht net per adult and 375 Baht net for children.

Sala Bua also allows those unfamiliar with Thai food to try the Thai Delights Set Menu with choices of six of the most popular items for a modest 590 Baht net.
And the bonus for guests to Sala Bua is the beauty of the restaurant which is an open sala with natural woods set on Patong Beach with views of sunset over the Andaman Sea.

Phuket Cabana, Beach Road, Patong,
Tel: 340-138, Fax: 340-178 Reservations: ext 82

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