Sunday Brunch in Bangkok

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  1. kwai
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    This past Sunday, for vague reasons and to celebrate the end of a great week in Thialand, we tried out the Sunday Brunch at the SGS.

    With additional charges the bill totaled 5531.9Baht. That included everything, sparkling wine, coffee, whiskey, beer, water etc.

    Anyway, here are some pics.

    First we'll begin with the overviews.

    From the top of the stairs near the reservation desk:
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    The far side looking back to the res desk and 'basil':
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    We sat in the back area of 'basil', a distance from the food, but also quite peaceful. The jazz music was piped in on a rather good sound system.
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    The bar in front of 'basil'. All alcohol included in the price. I didn't have any cocktails, but did see some enjoying martinis. The whiskey I had with coffee (x3) were nice pours.
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    In the far corner was the dimsum and soup area. Neither of us had dimsum, there are pics of soup later on:
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    In the near-bar-area was seafood:

    Shrimp, oysters and lobster tails.
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    A nice selection of rather decent smoked salmon. Not as good as NY lox, but quite good.
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    Sashimi of tuna, hamachi, tako, salmon. Not the best quality but very fresh.
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    On a separate tray was some sushi and rolls. My plate below. The eel was not good.
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    Salads and cheeses and breads:

    Various cold cuts (prosciutto, pepperoni, coppocola, salami etc), raspberries, blueberries and blackberries (bottom right). Quality was pretty good.
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    Adjacent to the above trays were many salads. I avoided this area. :D
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    Ah, the cheeses including goronzola and manchego, two of my all time favorites.
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    A nice bread assortment. I also stayed away from here.
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    Meats were well represented with ostrich tenderloins cooked on the spot (not sure if the other plate was pork or beef):

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    I took no pictures of the prime rib and lamb chop station, but the latter can be seen below, they were tasty and cooked a little more than I'd desire, but still somewhat pink.
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    Bamii soup with shrimp wontons and pork.
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    Finally desert. A selection of both Asian and western styles were represented. The cheesecake and apple pie were disappointing.

    First the local stuff:

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    Two shots of the remainder of the same table:
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    The ice cream station:
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    Finally our desert plates and coffee.

    The bua loi, top left, was the best of any we tried, although the coconut 'broth' was overcooked.
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    The pumpkin cream was good. The apple pie and cheesecake were disappointing. The shot glass contained a very heavy chocolate when I thought it would be blueberry. Oh well.
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    One of my whiskeys with a latte on the side. Pistacio ice cream to top it off.
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    Thanks kwai! I have considered the SGS sunday brunch the best in Bangkok for quite a few years. Last Year the hotel was offering a weekend package at 6800 BHT+++ per night which included the Sunday Brunch in entirety for two- while not the best rate at the hotel (3999 BHT) it was certainly the best value if you wanted the super sunday brunch!
     
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    I seem to recall from our Thailand travels that on most brunch/buffet or food displays, that there would be some amazing fruit sculptures like this: http://noifruitcarving.com/default.aspx . I didn't notice any in your photos (which BTW, thanks for posting!).
     
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    There was a rather small fruit stand on an ice carving. The fruit selection was probably the most disappointing aspect of the brunch. For Thailand I find this very ironic.
     
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    :D no kidding, I think Thailand and Israel were two countries where I ate MUCH more fruit than I normally do as it was just so darn good!
     
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