Chef Daniel Zhao

Daniel Zhao is the Chinese Dim Sum Chef at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park’s authentic Cantonese restaurant.

A native of Jiangsu, eastern China, Chef Daniel was inspired by the culinary arts from an early age. He embarked on his first job in a dim sum kitchen at the age of 19 and has never since looked back. Having discovered the exquisite art of Cantonese dim sum, Chef Daniel has perfected his art over the years at major international hotels in Shanghai, Chongqing, Wuhan and Xiamen. At the acclaimed Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai, he delighted diners with his perfect dim sum, while at the Marco Polo hotel in Xiamen he came second in a major cooking competition.

Having worked in such diverse destinations, Chef Daniel has now harnessed the techniques and flavors of many different regional dim sums, including Cantonese, Shanghai and Hong Kong. His signature dish is the exquisite “Wang Tiger” dim sum.

Happy, helpful and easy-going, Chef Daniel always keen to share his knowledge with guests. And however accomplished he becomes, Chef Daniel never stops practicing and inventing – always wanting to discover new skills or ideas.

Discover Chef Daniel’s latest dim sum creations only at Pagoda.