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Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

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Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok opened in March 2015 & I’m blown away by the amazing food hall at this new shopping mall opposite the Emporium. I never thought I would say it but Bangkok now rivals Tokyo with the highest quality food presentation in the world.

Street Food Fair

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

Everything I saw was simply top quality.

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok food hall

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

There are dozens of restaurants, offices, event halls and a nice atrium garden featuring a waterfall. There’s direct access from Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain and walkway to the original Emporium mall across the road.

au bon pain

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

One of my favourite coffee chains, I often have breakfast at the Pattaya branch, a bacon & egg croissant & a medium latte.

Wonderful liquor store

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 

Way back in the 80s I owned a liquor in Sydney, it looked nothing like this. 🙂

Nice to see my favorite Australian wine here.

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 

Sadly Penfold’s wine is far too expensive in Thailand.

Jones the grocer

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 

Quite a beautifully designed store.

Jones the grocer

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 

So many choices at EmQuartier and so little time.

Harrods at Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

No, we are not in London, we are in Bangkok.

Inside Harrods

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

The choices of restaurants and coffee shops is mind boggling.

Wine I love you

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

What a great name for a restaurant, as well as the indoor area there is a terrace that overlooks downtown Bangkok,  they offer Asian and Western choices for appetizers & mains, catering to a variety of tastes, all at very affordable prices.

I wanted to order the lamb shank but they were sold out, when I remarked “but it’s only 12.15,” the waitress informed me they only get 4 shanks each day and we have been opened since 10 am. When I think about it it probably ensures they always have fresh produce to serve.

Amazing EmQuartier Bangkok

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 Wine I love you at Amazing EmQuartier Bangkok is one of many restaurants with wonderful décor.

 Meerkats on guard

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

Part of the nice garden area where people can relax and kids can play.

Did I mention the guard dog?

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 

EmQuartier has its very own guard dog.

The garden at Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 

It really is a pleasure exploring this wonderful new mall.

Oysters at Crab and Claw, 7th Floor Helix Building.

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

  Lobsters, New England Clam Chowder and a good selection of oysters (Kumamoto, Calm Cove, Royal, etc…) and fresh home-made pasta.  Lots of choices at this popular establishment. The lobster roll is Crab & Claw’s signature dish, however it will set you back around B1000.

They have recently opened at Siam Paragon as well.

Entrée at Crab and Claw

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

An interesting dish featuring a crab with little black hamburger rolls and a crab filling. Although it was a little light on the crab, tasty but I would not order again. A very good selection of (expensive) Oysters from all over the world, average price between B500 & B600 for 3.

For a very good budget hotel in Soi 11 Sukhumvit you can’t beat Citadines.

If you want to go upmarket try the Marriot on Sukhumvit, great rate using this link.

Fabulous supermarket

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 

Food is beautifully displayed in keeping with the entire complex.

Fresh fish

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 

Beautifully presented fresh produce.

Directory

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

Lots of choices at Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok.

Dean & Deluca

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

Another great looking establishment.

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

 

Thanks for visiting my Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok photo blog, put it at the top of your bucket list.

Here is an even new mall, Siam Discovery.

Amazing EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok

Diagonally opposite MBK.


Good budget hotel on Sukhumvit  

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When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

 

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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That’s all folks

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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