Thursday, August 08, 2013

BKK Bagel Bakery, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok


As the story goes, this shop (518/3 Maneeya Center, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok 10330, tel : +662 254 8157 ) in town was set up by two friends, an American and a Thai that decided that Bangkok needed a front for real bagels. Hence BKK Bagels was born, set up to provide New York styled bagels that are rolled, boiled and baked daily. Where one simply picks the choice of fillings, selects a bagel of choice to go with the fillings and that was pretty much it. 

Since this shop was also conveniently located 5 minutes walk from where we were staying, it was an excellent opportunity for us to drop by for breakfast with minimal hassle. For at least a couple of times. It seems that the location of the deli was taken over from Kipling next door as the decor looked too similar and the entrance to this deli had the suspicious looking monkey shaped door handles.

Some of the meats such as their ham and bacon are made in house and they were actually pretty good. Good in that aromatic smoky manner that one generally likes in cured meat. The corned beef that they used, was also pretty delicious stuff and their sausages didn't taste like something that was made from a factory as well. So as little as I know about them, it had seemed like most of the ingredients that they were using were made from scratch and not simply bought. Unfortunately, the pickles which were also house made weren't entirely agreeable with me since it was simply too salty. Their interestingly crunchy sauerkraut was definitely not very fermented, but did work with their reuben like a slaw. I'm thinking that their approach to pickling vegetables are pretty much like how the locals here like their greens which leaves the vegetables a little too raw-ish for my preferences. 

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