Ahhh, my favorite part of every international holiday we take? Dessert. And cheese and wine. And sometimes breakfast (croissants count, right?). I’m in control otherwise but on vacation I make it my time to go all out and enjoy the plethora of sweet treats that I don’t usually have access to in India. Bangkok was a dream come true – there’s no shortage of Parisian-esque bakeries with stunning macarons, croissants, eclairs et al. I did my research as usual but can only consume a certain amount of sugary treats per day so I have some more on my list for my next trip. For now, this is my round-up of Bangkok’s best desserts!
You’ll find a Paul counter or restaurant in pretty much every mall in Bangkok – Central Embassy, Central World, Emporium, etc. Sure it’s a chain but you just can’t walk by and not be tempted. I tried the macaron and the chocolate almond croissant on two separate occasions. This chocolate almond croissant is the stuff you want to wake up to on Sunday mornings. The macaron is giant-sized and reminds me of my favorite one in New York at Bouchon Bakery (but sorry nothing comes close to Bouchon).
This small patisserie located in the Asoke area is very Parisian, as the name suggests. You can tell that the desserts are made in limited batches and with super high-quality ingredients. We tried the Caramel Luxembourg (a choux pastry) and the Tarte Au Chocolat – both were divine. They serve coffee as well and if you prefer your dessert with champagne, they have mini-bottles of Moet to go with your Eclair Rose or Tarte Au Chocolat. Paris Mikki is perfect for a mid-day sweet treat. Next on my list to try there? The croissants, which won in a blind taste test by BK Magazine.
Best. Eclairs. Ever. I don’t have the best pictures because I doggy-bagged my eclair to eat back at the hotel. The best part? They are so innovative – they’ve created this mini eco-friendly cooling packs that keep the eclair from spoiling from the heat. So I got back to the hotel with a perfectly chilled eclair filled with dollops of caramel cream, topped with hazelnuts and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Don’t miss the eclairs at Fauchon! Of course, the macarons and croissants looked delicious too. I went to the one in Emquartier but they have an outlet at Siam Paragon as well.
What are your favorite places to get dessert or a mid-day sweet treat in Bangkok? Let me know in the comments below, I’m always updating my travel lists and planning for the next trip.
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