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Address:145, Soi Tonglor 10, Sukhumvit 55 Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Tel:+6623814711

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 10:00-22:00

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Munch is another well-loved Bangkok brunch-centric eatery that celebrated its first anniversary a few weeks ago.

The 60-seater, set in the two-storey Mugendai Honten premises (formerly Delicatezza Italian restaurant) in the middle of Thong Lor 10, is an offshoot by Mugendai restaurant group and offers international all-day breakfast cuisine.

The warm and cheery venue, flocked by residents in the Sukhumvit area and stylishly-clad brunch-hunters, boasts a cosmopolitan minimalist interior setting inspired by an American café in Japan. Popcorn makers and a candyfloss machine add an inviting vibe of whimsy to the ambience.

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Munch beef burger with melted cheddar.

 

Munch is another well-loved Bangkok brunch-centric eatery that celebrated its first anniversary a few weeks ago.

The 60-seater, set in the two-storey Mugendai Honten premises (formerly Delicatezza Italian restaurant) in the middle of Thong Lor 10, is an offshoot by Mugendai restaurant group and offers international all-day breakfast cuisine.

The warm and cheery venue, flocked by residents in the Sukhumvit area and stylishly-clad brunch-hunters, boasts a cosmopolitan minimalist interior setting inspired by an American café in Japan. Popcorn makers and a candyfloss machine add an inviting vibe of whimsy to the ambience.

Its menu, too, seems to take cues from a modern Tokyo café, comprising the likes of glazed baby pork ribs, sea bass steak, blue mussels in a white wine garlic sauce, grilled lamb chops and seafood paella. Ingredients are from the world's best sources -- imported and local.

Among the most popular appetisers is the Munch chicken salad (180 baht). Pan-grilled skinless chicken fillets are served with a mixed lettuce salad laced with house-concocted peanut curry sauce, which proved awesome as a local take on Japanese sesame dressing. The pungently nutty sauce nicely crusted the chicken, making the lean poultry more addictive.

 This one-year-old offshoot by Mugendai restaurant group serves up international all-day breakfast cuisine.

Great culinary work is also found in the café's clam chowder (160 baht). I was pleasingly surprised to find that the chowder didn't look typically white nor was overpowered by a starchy feel.

Instead, the yellow-hued chowder, prepared with carrot, potatoes, onions, celery and clams, reminded me of a Scandinavian counterpart. The soup, served with sourdough toast on the side, was light yet soothingly rich in taste.

Chilled salmon angle hair pasta (280 baht) is another best-seller. The photogenic dish, a sumptuous and scrumptious rendition of zaru soba (chilled Japanese buckwheat noodles), features two small servings of the fine pasta brushed with truffle oil and garnished with slices of smoked Norwegian salmon and ikura (salmon roe).

In the main entrée category, the Munch beef burger (420 baht) proved a delightful choice if you're looking for a hefty tower of wagyu with melted cheddar, bacon, fried egg, lettuce and onion on a housemade bun.

The pan roasted pork tenderloin steak (280 baht), featuring thick slices of the soft and succulent loin drenched in prune sauce on a bed of mashed potatoes and accompanied by sautéed zucchini spaghetti, fulfilled my taste buds as it did my stomach.

Fans of eggs Benedict can't miss the cafe's signature Egg in the Cloud (200 baht). It showcases grilled mozzarella and slices of ham on toast almost completely covered by an extraordinarily light, cloudlike poached egg, the yolk of which was runny but not too eggy. In terms of appearance and mouthfeel, this breakfast egg dish was a wow! But taste-wise, the dish was ordinary.

For sweet endings, the fluffy souffle pancake (280 baht) is the all-time best-seller. The light and wobbly soft pancake comes with caramelised banana, maple cream cheese, caramel sauce and Hokkaido soft cream. If you like your dessert with a salty tang, go for the salted egg toast (280 baht) -- salted egg custard sauce, hazelnut chocolate spread and cookie crumbs on a baked brioche.

Selection of beverages are plentiful from Italian soda to milkshakes and DIY coffee lattes. My best recommendation is the fizzy and fruity strawberry mint iced sencha green tea (140 baht).

The chilled angel hair pasta with salmon.

Below  The grilled chicken salad with satay dressing.

Clam chowder with sourdough toast.

The signature Egg in the Cloud.

Pan-roasted pork tenderloin steak with zucchini strings.

The extraordinarily soft and wobbly souffle pancake.

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145, Soi Tonglor 10, Sukhumvit 55 Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

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