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Worth The Extra Price For Some Good Food
Popular with the Japanese and hi-so Thais, Emporium Food Court is at the higher end of Bangkok food court prices. The food court is rather tucked away on the 5th floor, but like all good things the search is worth it as the food is excellent. For you Vancouverites reading this there is a White Spot tucked away behind the Japanese restaurants.
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Emporium: Emporium - Food Court
THE EMPORIUM FOOD COURT
822 Sukhumvit Rd - Take the sky train to Phrom Phong
For first timers, go straight to the sixth floor, but upon arrival don’t mistake the restaurants for the food court.
The restaurants are expensive and lousy, walk past them to the food court which you should be able to see, or just follow the signs.
Like the MBK, the Emporium Food Court operates on the bought-value card system. Go to the cashier’s and buy a card for say 400 baht and see if you can do something that I’ve never been able to do – score a table overlooking one of the few green areas in Bangkok, Benjasiri Park, built for the Queen’s 60th birthday in 1992.
All of the usual offerings are here, that you will find in the previously mentioned food courts.
After leaving the cashier’s window turn left and the second stall on the right does one of the best Son Tams in Thailand.
A young guy there who told me his name was Phillip, probably because he thought I wouldn’t be able to pronounce his Thai name, works from 2 pm onwards, and he is the man to do you Son Tam.
Just stand there and tell him how much Papaya to add, the right amount of chili and lime juice and he will crush the living daylights out of the ingredients and present you with a Son Tam that you will remember forever.
The other stall is the second last one on the left past the Son Tam stall. The young lady here does the best oyster omelette, however, don’t expect to get this exquisite delight after 7 pm as she seems to almost regularly run out of the little delicious molluscs on a daily basis.
Once again, upon leaving, just present your card to the cashier, and any unused amount on the card will be refunded.
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Emporium food court: Park Food Hall Rocks!!!!
- emporium seemed like the 2nd largest new mall b4 siam paragon was opened in march tis yr.
- food court using the "Charge to your card" system, u swipe when u order, u pay when u exit
- i realli wish sg would haf such beautiful food courts. itz still long way to go. abit like Marche.
- the asian and western foods here priced so low, u can afford a feast here!
- tis was the first food court we went, during the entire trip
Favorite Dish: there r so many ~
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Emporium food court: Excellent Food Court ...with a (Park) View
This new upmarket shopping mall is among the finest in Bangkok. For KL-ites, the shopping mall is rather like a cross between KLCC and Lot 10, but newer.
The food court located on the 5th Floor and serves excellent hawker fare at reasonable prices. There is a good range of various noodles and rice dishes and a great selection of Thai deserts. There is also birds nest and braised whole sharks fins (don't lecture me on this, please).
Try to get a window seat-as you will have a good view of the park down below. This is pretty rare because there is not much of a green lung in downtown Bangkok...although things are improving. You pay a bit more, but it is worthwhile to be seated in pollution free clean surroundings and in air-conditioned comfort.
Favorite Dish: I tried the Thai Spicy Papaya Salad ("Som Tam")=it was delicious, with good quality and fresh ingredients being used. The price=35 baht which is only slightly higher than the street price of 30 baht.
I also tried the pork ball noodles which were quite nice.
Thai deserts: from 25 baht (although I have to say that some are a bit too sweet for those who don't have a sweet tooth)
Do try the lovely ice-cold "red ruby" desert (cubed waterchestnuts jelly in special coating with ice-shavings topped with pink syrup) or Thai ice-kacang, yellow pumpkin steamed with fragrant coconut milk or sliced Thai mango with sticky rice. This last one sounds uninteresting, but it is truly and absolutely yummy. The taste and textures are complex and interesting: the mango is sweet while the thick coconut milk is a bit salty, and the sticky glutinous rice has a slight bite, juxtoposed with the smooth mango.
~Ahhhhhhh~One bite is not enough!
Take note: Photography is not permitted within The Emporium and they are very strict about this.
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Emporium food court: Plenty to eat in the Emporium.
There are a number of decent restaurants in the Emporium. On the top floor of the emporium (below the cinema) there is a massive food court selling all sorts of Thai, European and Asian Cuisine. It is great to just walk about looking at all there is and grab a bite or 2 on your way.
Some of my favourit places to eat in the Emporium are Secret Recipe on the 3rd floor and Fuji (japanese sushi) on the 4th floor. Whatever you are looking for you will find it in the Emporium.
You should also check out Jumzap Hut and BBQ Plaza where you get to cook your own food.
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Emporium food court: Emporium Depart. Food Court
Below is a pic of a typical food in Emporium Department Store at the Food Court. The costs of these delicious food hardly was 5 Euros, it just so delicious!
Favorite Dish: If we felt like having seafood, then they do serve good yummy seafood, if we wanted just beef, they do serve them there as well, if it´s just veggies, or soup, you will find them there too. It´s got just everything, super cheap, super clean and super delicious.
food court above Emporium...
food court above Emporium Department Store
Favorite Dish: Huge place - very much cleaner looking than other food court I have seen - better presented as well. It houses many big fast food chains, coffe chains etc, but what amuses me is the local delights. There are many stalls selling oddles of noddles, lots of fried stuff, dessert stuff, and also junk food. I particularly like watching them make things. There is also am outlet by Oriental Hotel - but it did not bothered me much. I rather feast my eyes of those colourful desserts. Included on the picture miniature fruit and vegetables made of dough and possibly filled with lotus paste. Reminded me so much of what I always talked my dad into buying for me as a child - miniature marzipan fruits which are awfully sweet.
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