[Bangkok's Best] Posh shopping at Central World Plaza
Welcome to the largest shopping mall in Southeast Asia. Located along the Rachadamri Road in Bangkok, Thailand, Central World Plaza houses more than 500 food and retail establishments such as Starbucks Coffee, Muji, Pepper Lunch, Swensens, MNG, Zara and a lot more!
This is definitely a shopping haven for all fashionistas out there. As each store occupies a big space giving more room for a wide array of choices and attractive displays as well.
The mall is divided into three main areas: the Zen department store, the Isetann department store and the Central World main area. While the Zen department store has a more varied product line-up from the US and countries all over Asia, the Isetann department store focuses more on items made in Japan catering majorly to the Japanese community. Nonetheless, it was a wonderful experience shopping on both department stores especially when availing their price-off promotions.
Foodies will also have a blast here at Central World Plaza. Here you'll be able to indulge in delectable treats from Red Mango, Swensens, Haagen Daz, and Auntie Anne's to name a few. We also had a hard time choosing where to have lunch as the choices are endless! Will it be at Pepper Lunch? How about Mos Burger? Perhaps we should go local and try one of the authentic Thai restaurants? Finally we ended up at Heiroku Sushi located at the 7th floor to satisfy our sushi and sashimi cravings.
Inside Heiroku Sushi, we were led to a booth beside a rotating line that showcases the different sushi and sashimis available for us to take. It was so hard to choose as everything looked so good!
Finally I got my first pick -- a Seafood Chawanmushi (savory egg custard), excited to start eating, my sister and I slowly savored the flavor of the Chawanmushi. Mmmm...yummy!
Our next choices came in faster this time. Before we know it, our empty plates were starting to pile up. We got an array of sashimis dipped in our own mixture of wasabi soy sauce. My top favorite was the Sake (salmon) Sushi. I love how fresh the fish was and the rice beneath it has the perfect sticky-ness. I enjoyed it so much that I got two plates for my own personal consumption. :P
My sister, on the other hand, was in pure sushi haven when we got the cold baby octopus. This is her ultimate favorite since she first tried it in Hong Kong and was so happy seeing this again in Bangkok.
Service at Heiroku Sushi was superb too as our server was very attentive to our needs! The price was also something to rave about! Imagine, for a total of 9 plates our total bill was only 580baht (approximately Php. 783 / $17.40) inclusive of VAT.
After our satisfying meal, we met up with Paul and Achie M who have just arrived from Manila.
We love the cute displays scattered all over the mall that we couldn't resist but do some pose with these thanks to the very nice guards who gamely took the photo for us.
I'm missing Bangkok so much and for sure Central World Plaza will still be part of my list on my next visit.