I went bonkers over Paul Boulangerie in Paris seven years back. Since then, I always made it a point to visit Paul whenever I was in Singapore, the closest Paul to Malaysia.
I was over the moon, when Paul opened in Bangkok in October 2014. After their opening in Bangkok, I have been there for meal twice. Twice in a year, that’s all, as Paul has lost its mojo for me.
I had an enjoyable first meal, when I was there earlier this year. It was just okay, nothing earth-shattering.
My second visit took place few days ago with D. We had seabass fillet (480 baht) and duck confit (420 baht). My duck confit was quite dry, and tasted nothing like I imagined it to be. D’s seabass fillet was just okay.
After my second visit, I am officialy no longer crazy about Paul.
A French friend told me that Paul is a chain bakery; not as good as when they first started. And French wouldn’t eat there. In France, there are amazing French bakeries everywhere – on almost any corner, so most French think that Paul is an overrated chain bakery. Mediocre food, at an expensive price tag.
Perhaps only desserts and breads at Paul; no more meals for me.