Apologies for going awol for a few days but my parents have just arrived for the first time in Bangkok and we have had a busy few days…more on that to follow! But right now I want to fill you in on an experience we had for the first time on Sunday that many expats enjoy regularly here; brunch.
Most hotels in the city offer weekend brunch of varying qualities and prices, we were invited to join two friends at the Sofitel So Hotel on Lumpini Park for our first brunch experience. You can have options without alcohol that are obviously cheaper but we went the whole hog so from 12-3pm you can eat as much and drink as much as you wish. With the tax and service that are added onto every meal here, it was around 2500 baht per person, about £50 each but boy do you get your moneys worth!
Off to brunch elevator shot
(I need to add a disclaimer to say that firstly the photos I did remember to take aren’t brilliant and don’t do the food or the Red Oven at the Sofitel So justice, and secondly, I forgot to take pictures of some of the food I actually ate. Quite frankly I was so blown away by the whole experience and a bit overwhelmed by all the incredible food, photo taking totally went out the window. Sorry)
We opted for Proseco which was continually topped up so I actually lost count of how many glasses we had but it was delicious and I’m sure we had too many! So what food was there…there was an oyster bar, cold meats, cheese, breads, salad bar, crab and lobster, Thai food, Chinese food, pasta & pizza, roast beef and lamb, sushi, tempura, Japanese Teriyaki and much, much more.
Now here is what I ate…
Amazing sashimi prepared in front of you with California rolls – I would go back for this sashimi alone…
Now I had a course of Prawn spring rolls and duck pancakes but I forgot to take a pic – they were yum!
Roast beef with rosemary gravy, roast potatoes and sautéed carrots. Delicious.
Then I felt I should probably move onto dessert, again the choice was insane…these are just the 2 photos I remembered to take…I failed to capture the chocolate fountain, ice-cream bar or the pancake and waffle bar.
So this is what I enjoyed for dessert…
It was Easter Sunday so I had a chocolate mousse in a white chocolate egg shell and white chocolate profiteroles.
A chocolate lava cake cooked to order
Whilst this does look like a vast amount of food, the portion sizes weren’t huge and as you were eating over 3 hours I didn’t leave feeling obscenely full. The quality of the food was exceptional and the service was also very good. It was an incredible, terribly indulgent experience that could become a favourite for a very special treat…I wonder if my parents fancy it on Sunday….!