BKK Bagel Bakery, Tried and Tasted (1)

4 Mar

Few months ago, a friend of mine was talking to me about the lacking of good bagels in Bangkok. Fast forward a few months later, here I am sitting at the “BKK Bagel Bakery” sampling almost every menu on the board!

A bite of Roast Beef Bagel, part of my tasting

The original idea of the bagel shop came from a co-owner, Eric Seldin, a long time Bangkok resident who had been craving for good bagels in Thailand for many years. After years of working as a camera person, he suffered a stroke  a few years back, his priority in life had changed. He needed something to keep himself busy. When he met  his business partner Tri Kanchanadul on twitter in 2009 the idea of opening the shop came through very quickly… and the rest….is history.

Caroline Schule, Deli manager

Apart from Eric and Tri, another main force behind the Bkk Bagel Bakery is Caroline Schule, a native of Washington DC . Eric had been a long time friend of Caroline’s father Jim Schule and originally approached Jim to come to Bangkok for the Bagel shop, but unfortunately for Jim (and fortunately for the shop!) the timing wasn’t right so he send his replacement, Caroline instead. Coming from a family where food has played a big part of her life and with a catering background, at 26 Caroline knows what she’s doing. Before jumping on a plane to Bangkok, she was in an advertising business and doing “catering on the side” from her home’s kitchen.  Now, at the Bkk Bagel Bakery,  Caroline design all the sandwiches menus as well as baking her famous “red velvet cupcakes”  For those who wonder if Jim, her father is coming to Bangkok or not, Caroline reassured me that he will be heading this way around April and the menu will be expanding real fast.

Yummy Bagels in the basket

I missed out on the grand-opening on March 1st because I was very sick.  So I decided to come in today to sample all the sandwiches. I had tried and tasted the bagels  since before it opened and was a regular customer last week for the bagel and cream cheese breakfast.  Even took home for my sister who immediately texted me how good the multigrain Bagel was, well, after all she just loves bread and bakery… what can I say.

Coming up….  BKK Bagel Bakery… Bagel Tasting,  stay tune!

Bkk Bagel Bakery :  518/3 Maneeya Centre North, Ploenchit Road ( BTS Chidlom Station, ground floor next to the Kipling shop)

Tel + 662 254 8157

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5 Responses to “BKK Bagel Bakery, Tried and Tasted (1)”

  1. Deborah Schule March 4, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    Hi Pailin — you wrote a very kind and supportive review of the bakery and of Caroline — thank you! I am so glad to hear they are doing great….and as you said, if we can get Jim over to Thailand, it can only get better. Cheers. deborah

  2. Pailin March 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    Hi Deborah, I had fun today at the bakery. Caroline is really doing a good job, as I said, my sister is already a big fan, and I can’t wait to see what Mr Schule will bring to the shop!.

  3. PaulL March 5, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Congratulations to BKK and they have a great employee in Caroline! It will soon be a required destination in Thailand!

  4. Ann Foss March 5, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    We miss Caroline here in DC but so glad to hear that things are going well in Thailand. I have no doubt that this will take off. Congrats!

  5. Gloria Blalock March 5, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    Congratulations, Caroline! What a wonderful venture this is for you : )
    The descriptions of everything make me want to take a plane to come and sample things myself… and to give you a great big hug!
    Keep up the good work. Excellent concept shop. Love it!!!

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