If You Are a Durian Lover, After You Durian Room Is For You

After You Durian Room, Siam Paragon
After You Duran Room – teeny-weeny space

After You is back in in my good books, and that’s what durian does to you. After You Durian Room to be precise, not for the faint-hearted. Located side-by-side with After You at Siam Paragon, the small teeny-weeny space says a lot about the niche market the Durian Room is catering too. And of course the King of Fruit comes with a price tag too.

Locally-sourced durian
After You Durian Room – popular menu

After You uses locally-sourced durian – so it’s Thai durian yo. For Malaysians, we love our Made In Malaysian durians; please manage (i.e. lower down) your expectations accordingly. They were using Monthong durian from Chantaburi during our visit.

 

Soft monthong
Soft monthong
Soft monthong – light-creamy texture

I have learned that Monthong durian can be nice too, if it’s ripe-enough. Typically, those Monthong sold in Thailand caters to Thai’s taste bud. But, you can also find “soft Monthong” – it’s light-creamy, mild sweet-tasting flesh with moderate smell.

Durian crumbstick and durian frappe

I enjoyed their Durian Crumbstick (95 baht), a durian-shaped ice cream, and I finished the whole piece by myself! Bf and I both shared a Durian Frappe (165 baht). For a non-durian lover, he enjoyed the Durian Frappe, phew!

Kakigori – durian sticky rice
Durian puree
Sticky rice

One week later, we went back for the oh-damn-expensive kakigori (345 baht) – a Japanese shaved ice dessert filled with durian and sticky rice. I find that it was a bit too much for just the 2 of us. Perhaps it’s good for sharing for 3-4 pax.. The table next to us ordered additional durian topping – must be a huge durian fan!

 

Mango is also available at the Durian Room – mango sticky rice toast or mango sticky rice kakigori.

 

After You Durian Room
G floor, Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afteryoucafe/ 
Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00 
Nearest BTS: Siam

Notyourtypicaltourist

Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.