Thailand Food – Fai Sor Kam @ Siam Paragon

Category : Thailand Bangkok

Walking around Siam Paragon and undecided on where to go for lunch, we found ourselves in front of Fai Sor Kam @ Siam Paragon.

Well, what caught our attention was Fai Sor Kam’s Special Lunch Sets banner.

Fai Sor Kam is an East meets West Restaurant, combining Thai & Italian Food.

Their Special Lunch Sets are going for THB150++ on Monday – Friday (Except Public Holidays) from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

And THB220++ on Monday – Friday from 4:31pm to 9:30pm, and Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday from 10am to 9:30pm.

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The Thai Herbal Drinks that came with the Special Lunch Sets were served while we were taking photos of the numerous lanterns hanging from Fai Sor Kam’s ceiling.

Here’s a few shots of me trying to be artistic 😛

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As for Fai Sor Kam’s Thai Herbal Drinks: Lemongrass Juice and Roselle Juice, they weren’t very nice.

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Back to our main courses, here’s our 1st set, Fai Sor Kam’s Deep-Fried Shrimps with Garlic, Fried Egg, Tofu Clear Soup and Jasmine Rice.

It was pretty average. Nothing to critic, and nothing to rave about.

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But Fai Sor Kam’s Fried Shrimp Cakes in the 2nd set, Chicken Green Curry, Fried Shrimps Cake and Jasmine Rice were really good 😀

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Will we return to Fai Sor Kam again? Hmmm…maybe can consider…

Fai Sor Kam Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
4F
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: 02-610 9717
https://www.facebook.com/Fai-Sor-Kam-937420879617677/

Daily: 11am – 10pm




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Thailand Food – Bake a Wish @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

What attracted us to Bake a Wish here at Siam Paragon was its Tiramisu.

We were walking around looking for a place to have some dessert when we spotted Tiramisu in its display and decided to give it a try.

We were lucky enough to secure a table and ordered 2 of Bake a Wish’s desserts for sharing 🙂

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First up was Bake a Wish’s Tiramisu @ THB105 which was disappointing.

It didn’t have the intense flavour we were looking for. Saizeriya Singapore’s Tiramisu still top the charts.

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Luckily the day was served by Bake a Wish’s New York Cheesecake @ THB210 which was served with raspberry and blueberry. Now this is interesting and it was good.

Its texture and the intensity of the cheese was just the way we like it.

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Its raspberry was a tad too sourish for us. But adding blueberry to Bake a Wish’s New York Cheesecake was a match made in heaven.

Thumbs up 😀

Bake a Wish Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
http://bakeawish-japanesecake.com




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Thailand Food – After All Coffee & Bakery @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

Besides having had the awesome Ferrero Toast @ After You Dessert Café in our previous trip, we also explored the numerous dessert options at Siam Paragon this time round.

Walking around the various kiosks, we were really spoilt for choice.

Some of them looked like artwork.

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While others had long queues in front of them.

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Eventually we decided to have Blueberry New York Cheesecake @ THB135 from After All Coffee & Bakery.

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It was decent.

Though not as good as Bake a Wish @ Siam Paragon Bangkok’s New York Cheesecake 🙂

Sorry, forgot to take photo before eating so only have this photo from its display window 😛

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After All Coffee & Bakery Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Soi Pattanakarn 61
G Floor FoodHall, Emquartier
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: (02) 722-1831, (089)-645-2266
www.afterallbakery.com




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Thailand Food – Pratunam Wanton Mee & Pork Knuckles Rice

Category : Thailand Bangkok

No trip to Bangkok is ever complete without eating the famous Pratunam Wanton Mee & Pork Knuckles Rice.

Check out the long queue, as usual.

As for us, we can never get enough of it. We had it thrice on this trip 😛

Everything is good and it’s definitely calories well spent!

You MUST have this on your Thailand Bangkok itinerary.

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Here’s what they have to offer.

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And here’s what we had.

First up is Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury’s Pork Knuckles Rice @ THB80.

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Next’s Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee’s Regular Wanton Mee @ THB60.

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And their Special Wanton Mee @ THB100 which is regular wanton mee topped with crab meat.

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Seeing our table-mates having Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury’s pork knuckles cum internals platter, we had ourselves a portion too. Sorry, forgot how much it was.

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We were left disappointed once when Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury’s pork knuckles rice were sold out before 2pm!

Of course we wouldn’t have tried Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee’s Wanton Mee Soup @ THB60 if this wasn’t the case. And it was so good!

Who knew Wanton Mee Soup could be so amazingly delicious 😯 It must be their generous portion of pork lard. The heart & soul of Pratunam Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee!

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Pratunam Wanton Mee & Pork Knuckles Rice provide the below condiments to go with their food too.

Seriously though, you don’t need any of them. Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee & Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury Pork Knuckles are delicious just like that.

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As mentioned, even though their operating hours is till 3pm, there’s a high chance they’ll be sold out around 2pm. It’s highly advisable to be there earlier if you don’t want to end up disappointed like us 😉

 

Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee (View in Google Maps)
Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury
4/32-33 Soi Phetchaburi 19
(Skew Pantip Plaza) Pratunam
Bangkok 10500
GPS: 13.7514722,100.5385681
Tel: 02-653-9619
Mobile: 081-819-2929

Open: 9am – 3pm




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Thailand Food – Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

And now for my partner’s new favourite Japanese Ramen Place here in Bangkok – Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

Watch out NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok, you have competition! Haha 😀

He had Ra-Men Bankara’s Kakui Bankara @ THB255 which is Bankara Original topped with their signature Kakuni (braised pork belly) from their Bankara Soup Signature Ramen series.

What won my partner over was their richer soup base and tender signature Kakuni.

It was richer than NanTsuTtei Kuro Nantsu Ramen’s soup base and its Kakuni was tenderer than NanTsuTtei’s Cha Shu.

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Here’s how the menu described this yummy Japanese Ramen:

Special pork bone broth infused with specially refined Shoyu, served with medium thickness Tokyp style noodles. Lighlty salted with a hint of sweetness. Best served with Ra-Men Bankara’s signature Kakuni (braised pork belly).

As for me, I had Ra-Men Bankara’s Sankoichi @ THB270 which is Tonkotsu with full toppings of their signature Kakuni, extra large serving of spring onion and 4 pieces of seaweed.

Mmm…Personally I prefer NanTsuTtei Kuro Nantsu Ramen over Ra-Men Bankara’sSankoichi.

I didn’t quite  enjoy Sankoichi’s soup base and Kakuni which is a tad fatty for my fancy.I could do without the 4 pieces of seaweed too, which tastes very ordinary.

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Here’s how the menu described it:

Tonkotsu soup, employing a slow boil technique to create a milky and rich in flavour pork bone soup, served with thin Hakata style noodles. Smoothness of taste is he defining character.

We each ordered different starred and style of Ramen on Ra-Men Bankara’s menu and had mixed reviews on our maiden experience at this super crowded Japanese Ramen restaurant at Siam Paragon Bangkok.

So…return again? Mmm…Maybe. Though I won’t order Ra-Men Bankara’sSankoichi again. Maybe their Cha Shu Ramen 😛

Ra-Men Bankara Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor (opp MK Gold)
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: 02 610 7716




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Thailand Food – NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

We’re back in Bangkok! 😀

We had a great time when we first landed in Bangkok last year through our experience with APC.

Now we’re back for more 😉

Our first stop (after checking into our hotel) is  NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

On first glance, they’ve expanded their menu and increased the prices of some items.

We ordered our usual NanTsuTtei Kuro Nantsu Ramen. Yum Yum~

NanTsuTtei maintained the price of their Small Ramen @ THB150 while their Regular portion is now THB210, up from THB190 last year.

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I still love NanTsuTtei ‘s original Kuro Nantsu Ramen. Their soup base is rich and the ramen cooked to perfection. So different from NanTsuTtei Ramen Singapore 😐

My partner did feedback that their cha shu wasn’t very tender this time round though. He prefers the Ramen at Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok, a couple units down from NanTsuTtei Ramen.

Our reminiscence meal wouldn’t be complete without NanTsuTtei ‘s Fried Chicken “Karaage” with WasabiMayo Tartar Sauce @ THB150.

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The wasabi in the mayo adds that extra punch to the Chicken Karaage without going over the edge of making you tear. Nice~

NanTsuTtei didnt increase the price of its Chicken Karaage though the portion has shrunk noticeably so…in a way their is a price hike albeit in abother form.

All in all I still enjoy dining at NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok though my partner now has a new favourite at Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

What will we do the next time we travel to Bangkok? 😛

Note: Their is currently an ongoing promotion where Citibank Credit Cardmembers will get 10% discount @ NanTsuTtei Ramen, ending on 31 Jan 2016.

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NanTsuTtei Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor (opp Burger King/MK Gold)
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: 02 610 7635




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Thailand Food – SomTam Papaya Salad Restaurant

Category : Thailand Bangkok

Last but not least, authentic Thai food in Thailand! Haha…I know I know, all the food I’ve introduced so far isn’t really Thai food per se but hey, they’re good nonetheless 🙂

SomTam is another long queue place introduced by our lovely Relationship Manager. She said that the queue can get very long during weekend dinners! Luckily we were there on a weekday~

SomTam is a short walk away from Siam Paragon. In fact I can see the Siam Paragon logo from SomTam. And they have a good selection of Thai food at very affordable prices.

Beside good food and good prices, they are also very tourist friendly and provides 2 types of menu. 1 with pictures for folks like us, another with a list of everything they offer. Like!

First up, Tom Yum Soup. It’s also known as Northeast Style Spicy Soup with Pork Bone in SomTam’s menu. The soup is savoury and slightly spicy. It’s nice that the spice is not overpowering so we can still taste the tom yum flavour. On the other hand, this may not be good for folks who really like it super hot & spicy.

Next is the carbo dish and boy is this calories well spent! SomTam’s Stir Fried Thai Rice-flour noodles is simply delicious! This is one of the dishes we ordered again on our 2nd visit. *Nods*

And here’s the ultimate highlight of our meal *drumroll* SomTam’s Fried Chicken!! These deep fried chicken wings are simply divine and a must have if you dine at SomTam. In fact it was so good that we ordered a 2nd serving in the same meal and our 2nd visit!

Because the Thai restaurant name is SomTam, two SomTam dishes were also ordered. Somtam with Dry Shrimp & Peanut and Shredded Green Mango Somtam. Hmmm…I’m not a fan of Thai papaya/mango salad so I shall decline to comment.

What I will say though is that none of us liked this dish – Fried Northeastern Style Sausage. I dislike the flavour & the texture. Avoid.

Finally, fish. We had the Hot & Spicy Crispy Fried Nil Fish and Crispy Fried Fish on our 1st and 2nd visit respectively. Personally I prefer the latter. Crispy, fresh, yummy, satisfied!

SomTam Papaya Salad Restaurant  (View in Google Maps)
392/14 SiamSquare Soi.5 Rama1 Rd,
Pathumwan Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.7456927,100.5341688
Tel: +662 251 4880




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Thailand Food – Pratunam Wanton Mee & Pork Knuckles Rice

Category : Thailand Bangkok

This is definitely one of the most daebak Wanton Mee I’ve ever eaten in my life! Hahaha…I don’t know how else to say it so I’m just going to say it plainly 🙂

This amazing local Thai restaurant is just a short walk away from Platinum, one of Thailand Bangkok’s popular tourist spots selling clothing at wholesale prices, if you buy in bulk.

Platinum Fashion Mall is somewhat like an indoor Chatuchak except that it opens everyday and is air-conditioned 😀

Besides the awesome Wanton Mee, it also has the most amazing Pork Knuckles Rice. If you’ve read my other posts like the one on Sur Nuevo Latino Kitchen, you’ll know that I’m really not that into fats. However, as this place is highly recommended by our relationship manager, I decided to give it a try anyway and boy was I blown away. Yummy!

Just check out the queue man! We went there for 2 consecutive days and the queue is a permanent feature outside this buzzing restaurant with pork knuckles on its left and Wanton Mee on its right. Just looking at the photos is making me salivate!

The interior of the restaurant is packed & set up to maximize space. There’s free flow chilli at the tables with some pretty interesting signs on the wall… 😛

We didn’t have to wait too long before our noodles were served. We decided to try both the Char Siew Wanton Mee & the Char Siew Crab Meat Wanton Mee PLUS Pork Knuckles Rice. It’ll be a shame not to have both while we’re at it.

The portion of the Wanton Mee is not too big, which makes it possible to enjoy the Pork Knuckles Rice at the same time. BUT it’s definitely not small on flavour which I’m guessing comes from the lard. It’s not obvious in the picture above but check out this huge lard in the takeaway our relationship manager bought for us.

And the Pork Knuckles Rice, OMG! The flavour is spot on and the fats just melt in your mouth. Plus the gravy is thick and savoury. Mmmm~

If you are in Bangkok, and you are in the area, you MUST definitely add this Wanton Mee & Pork Knuckles Rice into your itinerary!

PS: Even though their operating hours is till 3pm, we heard that they’re usually sold out around 2pm so better be there earlier 😉

Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee (View in Google Maps)
Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury
4/32-33 Soi Phetchaburi 19
(Skew Pantip Plaza) Pratunam
Bangkok 10500
GPS: 13.7514722,100.5385681
Tel: 02-653-9619
Mobile: 081-819-2929

Open: 9am – 3pm




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InterContinental Bangkok Thailand – Espresso Buffet Dinner

Category : Thailand Bangkok

We were hosted to a sumptuous welcome buffet dinner at InterContinental Bangkok Thailand’s Espresso. And boy were we spoiled for choice.

There was a huge variety of food, especially desserts! And the food was pretty good.

They even have foie gras on demand where we can hand the cook our table number, they’ll prepare the dish and serve it to us, at our table.

Pampered 🙂

I can’t say everything is nice of course since I didn’t try everything, especially the roasted meat section where the meat items look pretty unappetizing. Their sashimi is pretty fresh and I really like their seafood salad in a glass. Yum~

It’s that glass in the upper left hand corner of my 1st helping to the buffet. Well I did take a close up photo of Espresso’s seafood salad but it was blur so…shrugs

I tried to eat one of everything from the desserts section (again) and my favourite is the Opera Cake. The Delectable imitation fruits looked good but didn’t taste as good.

I must also mention that we were treated to red wine and it was good! Must take photo, Lacroix Bordeaux Superieur 2009 below.

Espresso Buffet (View in Google Maps)
InterContinental Bangkok Thailand
973 Silom Rd
Silom, Bang Rak
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
GPS: 13.7442881,100.5364508
+662 656 0444
http://www.icbangkok.com/dining-espresso





 

Thailand Food – After You Dessert Café @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

This is another super duper awesome food place and best of all, it’s desserts ohm~

Desserts are a girl’s best friend. I can have desserts all day!

And just like After You Dessert Café’s slogan, I constantly say – There’s always room for dessert!

Just check out the crowd at this place. It’s packed, and it always is whenever we pass by this dessert place. No kidding! We even have to take a queue number to wait for our turn.

Studying the menu while waiting to be seated, we were spoiled for choice. Everything looks so good! I wish we could have found this place sooner! *sob* Okay, think positive. At least my waistline wasn’t hurt…that much compared to coming here everyday! Hoho~

Now, back to food. We decided to order their Ferrero Toast and Royal Thai Milk Tea. Let’s skip the latter and focus on the main thing yar. Oh my goodess x 3! Their Ferrero Toast is amazing!

First up, we were shocked at its size. It’s huge! Luckily we only ordered 1 to share. Its toast is thick, fresh, fluffy, and crispy. The crushed Ferrero Rocher chocolate, whole hazelnuts, vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and I’m not sure…hazelnut syrup? Everything, everything is just perfect. I’m in heaven…I’m in heaven…

Oh and not forgetting, After You Desser Café also provides a big jar of honey for us to dash it over our Ferrero Toast. Both with and without works for me. More honey please! *grin*

I’m sure this must be like 1,000 calories but who cares (actually I do haha…at least it’s worth it!). This is a guilty indulgence 110% worth the calories! Yum yum!

Here’s a summary of their menu along with their various branches:

After You Dessert Café Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: 02 610 7659
http://afteryoudessertcafe.com/

Daily: 10am – 1030pm

 



 


 

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