Siam Paragon is the newest shopping mall in
Bangkok, Thailand and it would be heresy not to check out the latest
and greatest after all the comments about Siam Paragon. Dubbed “The Pride of Bangkok“, I went with my gf one night to walk around the mall (it’s a lot like KLCC) and eat at the Gourmet Market.
Siam Paragon is an imposing building catering to upscale shoppers
and has an Ocean World (aquarium) and a cinema attached to the
building. The décor is absolutely amazing both indoors and outdoors and
the sheer newness of the building is overwhelming.
The main entrance to Siam “The Pride of Bangkok” Paragon
is via a glittering glass façade. There are No Photography signs but I
took photos anyway and no one stopped me (my gf reckons it’s coz I look
like a tourist).
Siam Paragon is practically a maze to navigate, much like the first
time you step into MidValley Megamall. There are escalators everywhere
and it’s hard to get out of the place (we had to ask for directions).
Siam Paragon, as previously mentioned, is home to up market labels like Emporio Armani (check out the creepers on the levels)…
…but we were there to eat so we went to the Gourmet Market.
The first thing we ate was the hilariously named “Wrapped A Noodle With A Pork” for 50 Baht (RM 5).
It tasted great, despite the Engrish name. Very Thai, with the pork.
Next, we went to iBerry for some sorbet.
This is us, my apologies for the mosaic, it is necessary.
Next up was a trip to get some Minced Crab Meat + Crab Meat Sausage + Shrimp Meat Sausage (120 Baht).
It comes in a set and we ate it right there at the counter…definitely tourists. ;)
This is easily the best meal of our gourmet market adventure. I love
the minced crab meat stuffed back into the shell of the crab.
The next thing we ate (highly recommended by my gf) was fermented pork sausage (110 Baht).
The lady at the counter mixed the fermented pork with a rice ball
(pictured above) and asked us if we wanted chillis (probably coz we
look like tourists). I told her to make it as she would serve a Thai
customer coz I’m a big fan of spicy food.
It’s a Thai delicacy and it tasted great! It has an interesting
texture and it’s spicy as hell. One funny incident happened during this
gourmet food tour – we actually recommended the fermented pork to
strangers (a couple from Singapore) and they thanked us for it. Heh!
Having satiated our appetites, we walked into Paragon Department Store
and I got my gf some cosmetics. The litmus test of love is to see if
your bf actually tags around when you go shopping for “boring” stuff
like cosmetics. ;)
There was a Porsche on display at Siam Paragon too.
Siam Paragon is a great shopping mall…it truly earns the tagline “The Pride of Bangkok”.