Let me say this again: don't underestimate restaurants in shopping plazas. Over the past few weeks, my profound gastronomic gratification has often involved a meal in a mall. And if you ask me which Thai restaurant is my favourite at the moment, I'd say Vanilla Home Cafe, a lovely-looking joint on the basement floor of Silom Complex.
Though located in a shopping plaza, Vanilla Home Cafe, the first-ever Thai cuisine outlet of the Vanilla brand, stylishly mimics a comfortable home in the 70s.
Excuse my frank remark, but I have to say Vanilla used to be, for me, an inspiring young restaurant brand only in terms of visual design and ingenuity. Hence I expected less when a friend asked me to join her for lunch at Vanilla's first-ever Thai cuisine outlet, which opened five months ago.
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