Bangkok Journals

One Coffee in Bangkok

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An October 2008 trip to Bangkok by SeenThat

Segafredo Zanetti Espresso Café Crystal Park Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: While visiting Bangkok try at least one coffee and one curry. Am I forgetting anything?

On Coffee

Segafredo Zanetti Espresso Café Crystal Park

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Restaurant | "A Cup of Perfection"

Segafredo Zanetti Espresso Café Crystal Park Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Segafredo’s entry to Thailand was relatively recent. I have met them in my hometown, their home country, a few European cities, the US and finally in Bangkok. That means I have visited them in many of the cities printed on their smart outer glass-walls in most of their branches and can say that by far, Segafredo is my favorite Italian coffee. Besides the superb coffee served there and their adherence to traditional Italian methods and produ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 4, 2009

Segafredo Zanetti Espresso Café Crystal Park
Crystal Park

Au Bon Pain

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Restaurant | "A Bagel Breakfast in Bangkok"

Au Bon Pain Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Created in Boston in 1978, Au Bon Pain is a bakery chain that serves also good quality coffees; its French name translates as "At the Good Bread." Its distinctive shops can be found in many Asian cities; their yellow and white design makes them easy to find, while their menu makes finding them worth the effort.MenuAu Bon Pain's menu emphasizes bread related products, especially sandwiches and bagels, though cookies, croissants and muffins can also be found. The most important feature is the emphasis put on fresh bread and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 6, 2009

Au Bon Pain
Siam Discovery Center, Siam Square
Bangkok, Thailand

Delifrance United Center Building

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Restaurant | "On Baguettes, Colonies and the Global Village"

Delifrance Silom Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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In several opportunities Delifrance literally saved me from starvation while in one of the few places where I couldn’t eat local food. In places where bread is little more than a rumor and coffee is served with green tea, so the last would wash the drink’s strong taste; in places where rice is the staple and dragon fruit the dessert, Delifrance stood by me like a brick, serving good coffee and excellent baguettes.Moreover, the many branches in Bangkok made my long stays in the city more comfortable; after all even a big fan of ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 6, 2009

Black Canyon Coffee

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Restaurant | "On Some Problems with Kopi Ancient Coffee "

Black Canyon Coffee - Wang Lung Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Black Canyon CoffeeBlack Canyon Coffee is a Thai chain of coffee shops specializing in coffee and offering a Western-Thai fusion menu. It was founded in 1993 in Bangkok, and now operates around two-hundred branches in Thailand; as such, it is the biggest such establishment in the country. In Bangkok, they operate also kiosks called "Black Canyon X'press" in the main stations of Bangkok's ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2009

On Thai Food Names

Tom Yam Kung

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Restaurant | "On Thai Names and Foods"

Tom Yam Kung Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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"SeenThat is shameless; he promises us "One Coffee in Bangkok" and all of the sudden I am reading about this fancy Thai food with an ugly name (is the "yam" thing a joke or what?). He run out of material and is forcing up an entry to complete a journal."I heard that before. Yet, this was done on purpose. Probably the best way of introducing oneself to local food in a foreign country is by letting it diffuse slowly into one’s menu, amidst dishes reminding of home. This journal mimics the process. It is high time for a Tom Yam Kung, or Tom Yum Koong as is also spelled. On Spelling IssuesTransliterating ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 6, 2009