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