Monday, 18 July 2016

Mia's Bangkok Travelogue: Gram

Our visit to Gram was an impromptu decision made the very morning we woke up and got ready slightly earlier than expected. It was 9 plus in the morning and we were googling frantically for cafes around our hostel (for my review of Analog Hostel, check it out HERE) that opens early enough for us to have our breakfast.
Through blog listing, we were first directed to 24 Owls, located at Ekkamai Soi 12, which is supposedly open for 24 hours. But that turned out to be a hoax (or they've changed their opening hours, who knows?) as they're closed when we reach at 10 plus in the morning and one of their staff told us they opens at 11am/1130am. 

Fortunately for us, the taxi we took to get to 24 Owls from our hostel was still making his u-turn out of the soi, hence we flagged him down again and directed him to Gram, located at Soi Sukhumvit 49, with their opening hours stated as 9am. 

And when we reached at about 1030am, they were open and we were their very first customers! 


Couldn't find #10 table tag to document our small joke-of-the-day in picture. Initially we all thought the cafe is called 10Gram as J has mistaken read pointer #10 of the blog list as part of the cafe's name. 


I was kind of disappointed to know that the cafe was extremely small and fully alfresco seating, with the unforgiving sun beating down on us as we ate our first meal of the day. Would have been an ideal dating place if Bangkok has cooler weather though.

Their latte was decent but seriously lacking in latte art. Due to the outdoor seating, a twig fell from the trees we were seating under and right into my cup of coffee too. 
How lucky of me.

Egg Royale 
Poached Egg, Smoked Salmon and Hollandaise Sauce


You can't go wrong with a well toasted English muffin, flavourful smoked salmon, well poached egg and topped with Hollandaise sauce. 
And here's some #eggporn for you. 

Creamy Crispy Egg
Deep fried egg, mixed mushroom in mushroom cream sauce

This is definitely a dish you shouldn't order when you're starving because there really is just ONE fried soft boiled egg with a miserably small crispy toasted baguette in a handful of mushroom that's drowned in flavourful mushroom cream sauce. 
But, can't deny that it's really yummy though. 

More #eggporn for you? 

 Soft Shell Crab Burger
Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Avocado and Sake Teriyaki sauce

This is just one messy eat.
I guess this will be a good choice if you love avocado like crazy (they literally stuffed the burger full of sliced avocado) and prefer a saltier taste for your burger.
Not for me though.
Avocado overdose with too salty sauce and totally unglam way of eating = a big nono.

Fruit French Toast
French Toast with mixed fruits and honey

This is my favourite dish of the day! 
My preciousssss....
The french toast was perfectly done, crispy on the outside yet soft and fluffy on the inside. And you can see they were extremely generous with all the fruit toppings (all my favourite strawberries, kiwis and bananas!) and drizzle of honey. 
The addition of toasted almond flakes also added a good crunch and fragrance to the dish. 
If you are a French Toast fan, you absolutely have to try this out! 

Ovaltine Volcano Pancake
Ovaltine, Oreo, Condensed Milk and Vanilla Ice Cream

I had great expectation for this dish, but was totally disappointed. I can't be sure if it's because we left the pancake for too long before eating it hence it has turned cold and the condensed milk has harden up the coating of ovaltine powder on the pancake, making every bite of the pancake just... torturous. 
And just judging by that generous serving of condensed milk, you can safely assume that this dish is only for those with a huge sweet tooth. 
Even I cannot....


And so, signing off with a rare (nicer looking) #flaylay food shot from yours truly.

Mains typically ranges in the 200 to 300 Baht range and you can get yourself stuffed to the brim with barely $20 SGD!

Gram is located at
Soi Sukhumvit 49, 1/F 49 Terrace
Nearest BTS: Thong Lo

Till then,
Mia Foo

15 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love decent #eggporn! I love desserts, its a shame that for such stunning creations, it wasn't up to scratch.

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  2. Their food looks great but too bad, their coffee didn't have latte art. The place looks relaxing though.

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  3. Too bad they only have outdoor dining options but it's still nice though. The place is really cute, something that you'd take your date to. The food looks great, sorry about the ovaltine pancakes, it looked too good.

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  4. I like to be the first customers. Everything is fresh as can be that way. :)

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  5. Wow those photos look good enough to eat. I will ask my brother in Bangkok if we can find this when we visit them next time.

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  6. Yum yum yum!!! Simply loved the idea of fruity French toast and ovaltine volcano. Hungry now..

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  7. This place look so awesome and perfect.Would love to visit there.

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  8. Ok...... I hate you Mia, lolz!!!! I'm trying to shed a couple kilos here and controlling my diet and here you show me this Volacano pancake!!!

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  9. I'm salivating at the Egg Royale right about now... can never go wrong with all-day breakfast menus :)

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  10. To go somewhere unplanned, that's amazing! Well, unplanned trips are better as what mostly say. On the other hand, good thing you were able to find a place to have your breakfast. I love the fruit French toast, it looks delish indeed!

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  11. Hey babe, when you say "we", who did you travel with? I see that you often do reviews and wonder how did you manage to do that and still remain so skinny!

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    1. i travelled with my sec sch clique! :) no la, i'm nowhere near skinny leh.... but i gym 3x a week and has been cutting down on sugars.

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  12. Makes me wanna travel now.. The food looks really amazing and yummy!

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  13. There sure is too much #eggporn for me to handle here! Love the Egg Royale!!! I love poached eggs so anything poached eggs are good for me ;p They all look so yummy! Gotta go try it!

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  14. I want to try the messy butger coz i love avocado and prefer a saltier taste for your burger.

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