The buzz: There are only a few French crepe houses in Bangkok. Arguably the best, Sukhumvit Soi 39’s La Creperie, has branched out to Siam Paragon, serving not only sweet and savory crepes but also other French comfort dishes.
The decor: The new branch can’t match the charm of the original’s white standalone house. Instead, it goes down a Parisian apartment route—mezzanine, checkered floor, friendly gray-scale decor and hanging ferns—that’s pretty welcoming given it’s in a mall.
The food: Of course, the wide variety of buckwheat savory crepes (from B190) and their sister sweet crepes (from B140) remain the stars, with over 30 different fillings on offer. Try the classic ham, cheese and egg with tomato and mushroom (B250) or the crispy-crust savory galette with the sweet finish of butter sugar lemon (B120). Here, they are joined on the menu by French staples not available on Sukhumvit like tartine (open-faced sandwiches, B240), soups (from B150) and salads (from B220). On top of escargot (garlic-butter snails, B450) and tuna steak (B390) served with ratatouille and sweet potato chips, more filling dishes include grilled sole fish in brown butter (B490) and chicken basquaise (B270).
The drinks: Beyond coffee (from B50), chocolate drinks (from B90) and tea (Mariage Freres, B250), you’ll find a few wines (from B250 by the glass) and ciders (from B290) to complement the crepes.
Why you should care: Though the setting can’t compare with the original, we’re now slightly less inclined to risk the crazy maze and traffic jams of Sukhumvit Soi 39. The crepes are wonderful, and the other French dishes are very convincing too. Natcha Sanguankiattichai