Ama Bakery in Silom
Ama Bakery has been in business for about 50 years, so they definitely know what they’re doing. Based in Silom, their signature pastry is the pandan – a plant extract with a flavour commonly described as “grassy vanilla” – Custard Bread.
Many locals flock to Ama Bakery for a taste of their pandan-filled buns, so we highly recommend visitors head over in the morning or as early as possible to avoid the heartbreak of sold-out pastries. Their pastries are only available for glub baan or take away.
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Pandan custard bread in Bangkok
Ama Bakery’s signature pastry is freshly baked daily. We ordered the big pandan custard bread 10-piece set that cost ฿110 (~USD3.69); the set came in a large paper box reminiscent of a 2- pound birthday cake.
For those who are looking for a smaller sweet fix, Ama Bakery also offers their pandan buns in a 5-piece set at ฿55 (~USD1.84).
The pastry is just like a custard bun, but instead of vanilla custard, it is filled with grassy pandan that has strong coconut notes.
We were pleasantly surprised when we took a bite of the bread and realised it also had traces of coconut milk which reminded me of vanilla with milk. For its tiny size, the bread was impressively filled to the brim with pandan custard that was just the right amount of sweet.
For those who aren’t as enthusiastic about desserts but want something to go with your morning coffee, we’d highly recommend this pandan custard – its sweetness perfectly complements the stronger coffee tastes.
Stuff your faces with their buns
Their buns are like pastry and dessert together, which you can compare to an avo toast and honey toast. However, you could kind of know that they can be eaten for breakfast as well even though they’re sweet enough to be dessert.
If you happen to be around the corner, it’s only a 3-minute walk away from BTS Surasak.
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Address: 745 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok, 10500
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat : 9AM – 3PM (Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Train Station: BTS Surasak
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