During my short visit to the Richmond Hotel Bangkok I had the great luck to meet Chef Maew Pratumthip Trakoonsri. She is in charge at the Richmond Hotel when it comes to fine pastries, cakes, pies or any kind of dessert.
As already mentioned in my contribution to the Richmond Hotel, the amazing lunch buffet there was of special quality. That there were also some extraordinary sweet titbits for the eye and the palate is due to the chef Maew Pratumthip Trakoonsri.
Completely different from what we know from Asia, the specialities she was responsible for were only as sweet as they had to be to tasty. The consistency of the processed doughs and creams was light and pleasant – I would say almost European.
Chef Maew Pratumthip Trakoonsri has an open, always friendly, innovative, imaginative nature and obviously enjoys trying new things – what more could one want? It was a great pleasure to exchange ideas with her.
With the Richmond Deli & Bakery in the heart of the Richmond lobby, guests and visitors to the hotel have the opportunity to be offered new and impressive delicacies from the pen of Chef Maew Pratumthip Trakoonsri.
The daily changing display at the Richmond Hotel Café offers cakes, pastries, croissants, cup-cakes, petit fours, Danish pastry, chocolates and much more, all of which bear witness to the high art of patisserie and all of which taste delicious.
The reasonable prices for such high-quality products are astonishing – in the centre of Bangkok, for example in the Siam Paragon shopping centre in the Pathum Wan district, these would cost much more.
However, there often only the appearance is right and lately the delicacies are much too sweet – unfortunately just like we know them from Asia.