Lan Tania (Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers, Uruba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo) —
a surprise for many travelers, this restaurant serves Thai cuisine. Diners can opt for a mixed satay dish before embarking on a Ped Num Makham – marinated duck – and stir-fried chicken dish, Gai Phad Med Mamuang. One main course item recommended is the stir-fried chicken (which swims in a sweet chili sauce, with the taste of cashews, onion and tomato blending together well, while the accompanying white rice was sticky and well-cooked).
The drinks menu offers up just about everything; wines, spirits, cocktails, sodas, teas and coffees. The lemongrass iced tea was a cool, refreshing choice, leaving an aftertaste we could only liken to Turkish delight. The fruity Fairmont cocktail was a delicious combination of fresh, ripe banana, sweet pineapple juice, flavorful coconut milk and a hint of vanilla.