Disclaimer: In exchange for two chocolate buffets, I am writing this review.
Although a few Thai desserts come to mind, when I’m traveling to Bangkok, my mind is set on the spicy mains, the soups, and exotic juices.
However, if you’re in town for a while, sometimes you want to take a break from all of that delicious street food, and delve into the Western world of cakes, pastries, and…chocolate.
The Chocolate Buffet at The Sukhothai has been delighting patrons for more than 20 years. It was the brainchild of Swiss-born Executive Pastry Chef Laurent Ganguillet, who jovially will prepare you whatever he can with his array of chocolate buttons from around the world…including Mexico, the native home of cacao.
Already booked a table? Then let’s see what’s in store for you–
What have we here? Cakes with passion fruit, chocolate-covered bananas, vanilla marshmallows, truffles, chocolate tarts, and much, much more! Grab yourself a glass of milk, pace yourself, and grab another glass of milk.
But we haven’t even seen the chef in action.
Wait for It.
Now we’re talking! Chef, let’s start off a hot chocolate with cinnamon and almond shavings.
Beautiful! But I’m also feeling a bit peckish. What do you have in the food department?
Churros with chocolate fondue (no doubt paying homage to the chef’s Swiss roots) and housemade whipped cream? You shouldn’t have!
But, did you know that in Spain, churros are served with hot chocolate?
And just like that, I had another hot chocolate to my right…As well as a Thai Iced Tea, for when I needed a short break from the chocolate.
That said, in spite of its tempting name, The Chocolate Buffet isn’t just for the sweet tooth in you.
On the other side of the hall from the desserts were fruit, caviar, savory snacks, and canapés intended to be eaten alongside tea. Overall, I’d stick with the sweets, but I did quite enjoy some tropical fruit, caviar, and a sampling of sushi.
Intrigued readers can visit the chocolate buffet every Friday – Sunday, between 14:00 and 17:00. Now if you will excuse me, I have some hot chocolate demanding my attention.