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BKK Bagel Bakery, tried and tasted (2)

4 Mar

So, continued from my previous post,  without further adieu let the tasting begin!  There are 5 bagel sandwich menus on the board, but….unfortunately the smoked salmon is out today,  I’ll have to come back to taste the smoked salmon bagel next week.

*By the way, this is the honest testing as the bagels are not paid for, although Eric and Tri were sharing the bagels with me.*

Tasting No. 1 ) The Show stopper(225 baht) : Turkey, Harvati cheese, bacon,  lightly brushed avocado spread (More Plssss) and whole grain mustard  served on a plain bagel

The Show Stopper

Verdict :  Loved the whole lot! I was surprised from the very first bite, The fillings are generously stuffed  (hence the price of THB 225) and you can taste everything in one bite. The only downside was that I couldn’t find the avocado spread until I dissected the sandwich.  It would be nicer to have thicker avocado smear on my turkey sandwich though.

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Tasting No.2) Fin or Feather(175THB) : Homemade Tuna or Chicken Salad  lettuce, tomato, red onions, served on a whole white bagel,

Fin or Feather? I went for the fin

Verdict :  The fin was good but not great  I’d like more mayo and salt in my tuna salad. But again, everyone have their own preferences of their tuna salad sandwiches.

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Tasting No.3) The Verrazano(225 THB) : Home made spiced roast beef, whole grain mustard, swiss cheese, lettuce, served on plain bagel

The Verrazano

Verdict :  I’ve been looking for real deli roast beef sandwiches for so long.. and this one is the answer to my prayer.  All I can say is “Y-u-m-m-y!”

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Tasting No. 4) The Veggie Monger (150 THB) : Hummus, alfafa sprouts, tomato, carrots, avocado spread, red onion, served on poppy bagel

The Veggie Monger

Verdict : As much as I love the humus, it’s a bit strong for me, but for the vegetarians out there?  Go for it!

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Apart from the coffee, bagels and bagel sandwiches,  Bkk Bagel also serves coleslaw and pasta salad.  I ordered a serve of  coleslaw (45 THB) and I was not disappointed. The mix of the ingredient are perfect, simple, fresh, tangy and crispy.

BKK Bagel Bakery is my new favorite place, with its location conveniently situated by the Chidlom BTS station and downstairs from many of the foreign media bureaus I think the future of the shop is very bright.

Now only if I can convince my mother to move from her usual place to here……..that will be my plan for the next few weeks.

 

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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

BKK Bagel is coming to town!

18 Jan

A group of friends are setting up the bagel shop in the city center, and I can’t wait for the opening next month! When I was in China, my ex-roommate Sarah Ting Ting Hou who’s now doing very well with restaurant reviews with Cityweekend, (the free magazine telling you all about Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai from the Hutongs to crazy parties and new restaurants) used to say that she wants to open the bagel shop in Beijing. Last time I spoke to her, she still holds on to the dream and  I’m still waitingfor that to happen Tingy and I swear I’ll fly to Beijing for that.

Anyway…back to the bagel shop in Bangkok, it is called ” Bkk Bagel”, set up by a friend some of his friends.  I was at the shop today, although they are still setting up, but it will be very exciting for Bangkok. Location is good and the crew is nearly ready with the bagel girl Caroline Schule ready to bake, not to mention the cream cheese! I got introduced to the cream cheese guy today, Eric,  my friend and onf of the BKK Bagel’s partners said all of  the products are good.  So I think I’m going to get some samples from him very soon.(I’m going to write about the cream cheese part when I actually sample them)  I’m crazy about cream cheese on the bagel and just saw a recipe on Tuna cream cheese  today that I want to make for the next house party.

It is looking good and I seriously can’t wait for it to open. (Free bagels for me?)

Watch out for BKK BAGEL in this space.

COMING SOON!