Thai Airways joins the street food scene 

The financial status of Thailand’s national airline Thai Airways has been a conversation topic ever since COVID-19 hit out shores, and the airline is now undergoing a reconstruction plan to help its finances. 

In order to adapt to the economy, the company first launched a cabin cafe to target cafe hoppers in the country, and is now offering all street food fans patonggo made with their special recipe. 

Selling like hot cakes 

Thai Airways Patonggo

Image credit: Spring News 

Thai Airways has been selling patonggo since 2019 in Chiang Mai under Puff & Pie, but the focused group of customers are the company’s staff and event organizers who order snack boxes. 

This new branch at Silom is taking things to the next level and is the airline’s first ever street food stall, making it more accessible for regular customers.

Thai Airways Patonggo

Image credit: Pailin Chitprasertsuk

The store at Silom started operating on 16th September 2020, and it is open everyday from 6.30am, attracting big queues from as early as 5am. 

The patonggo here is said to be made with a special secret recipe, and they gave a hint that what makes their fried dough different is the cake flour that they use.  

Thai Airways Patonggo

Image credit: Thai Airways

Their fluffy patonggo is served with a purple sweet potato dipping sauce which represents Thai Airways’ signature logo colour. 

One set comes with 3 pairs of patonggo and one cup of dipping sauce at ฿50.

Thai Airways Patonggo

Image credit: Thairath

With a good response from their cabin cafe, this Silom branch also offers another “cabin dining” area together with a selection of dishes starting from ฿65.

Thai Airways Patonggo

Image credit: THAI Catering

Thai Airways Patonggo

Image credit: THAI Catering

There are tons of Thai foodies visiting the shop to try Thai Airways patonggo – they even sold over 350 sets and were sold out before 8am. 

You might need to wake up a bit early to win your chances here!

Patonggo from Thai Airways at Silom 
Address: 485 Silom Rd., Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500.
Opening Hours: 6.30AM-2PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Chong Nonsi BTS
Telephone: +66 90 980 3808

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Featured image adapted from: Spring News and Thairath

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