Eating/Drinking  •  Food Porn

More Than Just Fluff Stuff

Some desserts are meant to complement a meal, but Townhouse’s Vanilla Souffle is so much more than that.

May 25, 2017
If there’s a time to wish for a camera that could capture scents, it’s right here at Townhouse Bangkok. As the famed Vanilla Souffle makes its way out of the oven, mouthwatering buttery aroma fills the air, hypnotizing you into thinking, “To hell with calories.”

Townhouse, a new hangout spot from Hong Kong that first opened in Thailand at Siam Paragon in March 2017, might be best known for its fusion-style savory food, but once you’re at the restaurant, you’ll see this beautiful, bouncy beauty sitting at every table. Every. Single. Table.

The Vanilla Souffle (250 THB) comes in a generous portion, easily satiating 3-4 dessert fans. Although it’s meant to be eaten, you will be tempted to poke, shake, and play with it. Imagine a minature, edible bouncy house. Be warned that it comes with a 30-minute wait time because each souffle is baked fresh when it’s ordered.

Once this baby has been placed on your table, take a moment to appreciate how it dances for you, jiggling and wobbling like no one’s watching, before your spoon dives into its steamy, creamy center. “Melt in the mouth” is often an exaggeration, but not in this case. If anything, it’s an understatement—it’s so soft and delicate, it simply feels like it evaporates as soon as it touches your tongue.

But soon—early June to be precise—the Vanilla Souffle is going to have some competition, as Townhouse is introducing Chocolate Souffle as its rival. Physically, the Chocolate Souffle might look less decadent—the chocolate weighs down the souffle so it appears a bit flat—but the flavor is heavenly. Who doesn’t love chocolate, anyway?

So, vanilla -vs- chocolate, who’s gonna emerge the winner, or will it be a tie? You be the judge of that when this brown, bouncy baby comes out in a few weeks’ time.

Townhouse is located at The Gourmet Garden on G floor, Siam Paragon. It is open from 11am to 11pm from Sunday to Thursday, and 11am to midnight on Friday and Saturday.