PARADAi

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Bangkok Phra Nakorn area consists of numerous hidden gems of interesting places. As above photos suggest, I’ve just visited National museum next to Thammasat University. I would personally recommend 2-3 hours for a visit for an enjoyable strolling.

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Then my group went to a recently opened chocolate specialist place called “Paradai”. The name are originated from a supplier of Cocoa in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in southern part of Thailand. The word means family and harmony in Thai language and it also rhyme with Paradise in English as the staff informed me.

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Paradai open from 9:00-18:00 and close on Tuesday. Three months old as the day I visited. Some system are still balancing however, I’m certain that the quality of Cocoa is worth waiting.

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Variety of Bon bons, chocolate truffles pricing from 35 THB – 50 THB. Chocolate bar with 58% Milk Chocolate and 75% Dark chocolate with 250 THB price.

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I have ordered nearly all Bon Bons they could provide that day with a cup of Marshmallow Hot Chocolate and a guest star “Jin-Kun” from Hokkaido >_< Hot chocolate with generous amount of cocoa is one of the best way to start my exciting day. The taste are not too bitter or too sweet.

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Sainumpueng orange cream cheese – Sweet & Sour Sainumpueng orange with creamy cheese flavor just to kick start my appetite.

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Chompooparn (Raspberry & Roselle) – Moderate amount of acidity and sourness with decent amount of cocoa.

(Nilratt) Matcha & Sencha – Not insanely sweet like majority of matcha products in Thailand with decent of of Tea aroma.

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Surakarni (Thai milk tea) – Perfect combination of Thai milk tea with balance sweetness and aroma of milk tea with enjoyable cocoa.

Wiroon Hok (Galangal & Yuzu) – My friends clearly doesn’t like this one since Yuzu and Galagal are not a familiar choice for sweet in Thailand. I personally like Yuzu in sweet recipe since it could brings out insane amount of goodness from boring sweet aspect by adding fresh acidic aroma. Personally recommend this for more adventurous flavor. Galangal also have some warm aspect and I would love to see more of these colorful flavor in the future.

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Hanuman (Hazelnut & Malibu) – Alcohol aroma with bitterness from cocoa and crunchy texture from Hazelnut.

Sahassadejd (Salted caramel) – Sweet and salty with melty chocolate texture. This one does rise as one of my friends favorite.

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Patom Organic Living

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Recently stumbled upon an interesting organic cafe with distinct Glasshouse structure in a garden in Sukhumvit area. With some curiosity, I’ve entered the place to further explore the cafe.

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The main cafe located in the glasshouse consists of organic bakery, Thai dessert, Thai food in Pinto(little food container with distinct silver color) and organic products which percentages of sales are donated in developing provinces in Nakhonpatom area.

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I’ve went for a Kanomthuay 10THB/piece  (consisted of coconut milk, loaf sugar and flour). Having quality dessert with greenery scenery is one of the best way to energize  and relax myself in weekend.

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The cafe also consisted of outdoor garden to enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea or cocoa. Gotta say that the outdoor garden are one of the most impressive place I’ve visited.

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First time I’ve seen a colorful cactus, so beautiful.

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Kisso

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Kisso Japanese Restaurant marks its 25th Anniversary as one of the most popular and awarded Japanese restaurants in Bangkok this year. Considering they provide promising quality of dining experience. I grabbed my chance to try out their well-known menu.

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The place seems to be casual for a Japanese lunch and the place not fully packed at my visit. As expected from hotel quality service, the staff are well-trained and their service are top-notched.

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Sumono Moriwase – Octopus, Hokkaido Scallops, boiled prawn, eel and mackerel in vinegar sauce.

Starting with appetizer with visually stunning and acidic aroma from aroma does enhance my appetite.

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Tempura Moriawase 

Tempura batter are light and crispy as good tempura should be. Taraba crab tempura are just lovely with sweetness of the crab and crispiness form tempura batter. Overall shrimp and vegetables are also amazing.

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Kurobuta steak

Juicy and succulent Kurobuta pork texture with well-round seasoning as variety of sauce to extend the possibility of flavor. Side dishes vegetables and fried garlic are also worth mentioning as their flavor harmonize with the main dish.

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Salmon Nigiri Sushi

Fresh and sweet salmon sushi. I just love how simple and amazing this menu always impress me every time.

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Spicy Salmon Gunkan (Salmon and avocado)

Added with spicy sauce with avocado to increase rigidity of sweet salmon.

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Aburi Hamachi and Kiwi fruit nigiri, red wine sauce (left) 

This menu makes me felt excited from curiosity when ordering. Combining Hamachi texture and sweetness with refreshing Kiwi and bold red wine sauce makes an incredible options for a exciting meal.

Salmon and Unagi Nigiri with Mentaiko Sauce (Right)

Large Sushi packed with bold flavor of Unagi and Mentaiko supported by Salmon sweetness.

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Saba, Hamachi and Maguro (Akami) Nigiri 

Overall fish texture are fresh and prepping quality are visually stunning with enjoyable flavor. The bill came out around 2,000 THB (approximately 60 USD) which seems like a reasonable price for the meal.