Krungthep Tea Time
W-O-W. KrungThep Tea Time had been on my radar for quite some time and when I finally had the chance to try it out, my stance on the sandwich as a meal was changed. I was a self-proclaimed sandwich hater. I'm the type of person who turns their nose up at subs, hates cold cuts, and sneers at the thought of eating a sandwich for a meal. So places that offer that as one of their main entrees have never really been peaked my interest. However, in the past few months I have tried to be more open with my palette and man has it paid off.
Their tea menu is extensive, and I mean a page worth of teas, with multiple columns. Their menu does a great job of explaining flavors so you can figure out what you want based on tastes or moods. Their teas are not naturally sweetened, but you can have it sweetened with honey or agave for an extra 25 cents.
The second page of their menu has other beverages including Thai tea, Thai coffee, some milk teas and other concoctions that are just as amazing and sound just as good, and range between $3 and $4. Most of their beverages can be hot or iced for a very slight price difference.
The next two pages are their food options- sandwiches and salads. The real unique twist here is that their sandwiches and salads are not just ordinary, everyday options- they're savory and unique Thai-influenced options. Imagine having curry or sweet & sour shrimp- but as a sandwich. Their sandwiches come with a side salad, which I was originally hesitant about, seeing as that was their only side option. However, their house salad is good and the dressing they use is delicious. It's a great light side, and compliments the sandwiches perfectly. The sandwich pricing ranges from $8-$10. Some of the sandwiches are available as “Naked Sandwiches” AKA salads, and they have a few other salad options that in the same price range.
The last page, and from what I understand the reason KrungThep is famous around these parts, is their desserts. Brick toasts and High hats- delectable sweets, highly picture worthy and apparently the best sweet treats around. My first experience with the brick toast was the Sleeping Beauty- nutella, vanilla bean ice cream, honey, strawberries and a thick toast that balances out to one of the lightest, yet best desserts I’ve had.
I have tried almost every sandwich on the menu (currently only missing the Thaiger is Crying), and have found them all to be flavorful and amazing in their own way. And lucky you, each one can be made on Olde Hearth whole wheat, pumpernickel or sourdough bread. This just means you guys will be seeing a whole lot of me around here.
Angela, self proclaimed (newfound) sandwich lover and KrungThep enthusiast.
Contributing Writer/ Reviewer
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