We came in around 3pm...just in time for the Afternoon Tea Set or High Tea.
Afternoon Tea Menu
Erawan Tea Room is owned by Grand Hyatt Hotel. However, the restaurant is located in the 2nd level of Erawan Bangkok--a boutique mall which houses luxury brands such as Burberry, Coach, Issey Miyake, among others.
Inside, the place is spacious and gives off a cozy atmosphere. Guests may opt to sit in beautiful wooden chairs or soft velvet couches. There weren't too many people when we came in. Not sure if that's usual, but we enjoyed having the place *almost* to ourselves.
Cha, Nix, and I
Drinks are inclusive the set and you may choose between tea, coffee, or juice. We got iced coffee (cappuccino and latte) to go with our meal as we're not the tea-drinking types. Meh.
Our drinks came with a small bottle of simple syrup, allowing us to adjust the sweetness of our coffee. By the way, the glasses were so huge that it could pass for a venti!
Our food were finally served and our reaction was, "WOW." Satays, dumplings, spring rolls, chocolates, jams, and fresh fruits were beautifully arranged in lotus designed plates. Seems rather "heavy" for an afternoon snack.
View from the top
My favorite would be the Por Pia Gong (Deep Fried Prawn Spring Rolls)! The prawn is fresh and it came with a sweet and sour chili dip that's very different from our local version. It has a balance of sweetness and spice, which I really like. The Khao Niew Mamuang (Mango with Sticky Rice), although a common dish, is still a must try! The sweetness of the ripe mangoes marries the slight saltiness of the rice, so make sure to leave room for this one! I also found the Satay Moo (Pork Satay) and Kratong Thong (Chicken, Prawns and Corn in Crispy Basket) enjoyable. Sadly, Tod Mun Pla Krai (Deep-fried Fish Fritters with Cucumber) and Kari Puff Sai Gai (Thai Style Chicken Curry Puff) didn't excite us as much. Cucumber and basil overpowered the taste of the fritters while the curry puff doesn't have enough curry feel on it. Good thing there were Mini Chocolate Tarts with specks of edible gold! SERIOUSLY.
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Erawan's Afternoon Tea Set is priced at THB220 (exclusive of 10% service charge, 7% vat) per pax and includes the following:
"Por Pia Goong" Deep-fried Prawn Spring Rolls with Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce
"Satay Moo" Pork Satay with Peanut Sauce
"Chor Muang Sai Poo" Steamed Flower-shaped sumplings filled with Crab Meat
"Kratong Thong" Chicken, Prawns and Corn in Crispy Basket
"Kari Puff Sai Gai" Thai Style Chicken Curry Puff
"Tod Mun Pla Krai" Deep-fried Fish Fritters with Cucumber and Peanut Sauce
"Kanom Kluay" Banana Dumpling in Banana leaf Cone
"Kanom Krok" Crispy Rice Pudding with Taro, Corn, Pumpkin or Spring Onion
"Look Chub" Sweet Bean Paste Fruit Shapes
"Thong Muan" Crispy Seasame Rolls Scones with Chiang Mai Stawberry Jam
Mini Chocolate Tart
Tea, Coffee, or Juice
Erawan Tea Room by Grand Hyatt Hotel is located at the 2/L Erawan Bangkok, 494 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini,Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330. Tell the cab driver to take you to Erawan Shrine, the mall is right beside it. For reservations, call 0 2254 1234.
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