I still can’t believe I actually took up the courage and walked into After You Durian, especially I never liked it as a kid. I even cried whenever my relatives bought them since I knew my mom was gonna force me to eat them just because they were “good for health”. And that smell, goshhhh!! I really bei tahan (cannot stand)!! Trust me, I still gave it a try a few years ago to see if I’d actually change my mind about the King of fruits, but I still didn’t. Those who love durian must be questioning what I don’t like about it. OK you see, the pungent aroma is not something I appreciate. It makes me uncomfortable and gives me a headache (did you think I was just exaggerating?!). Then the mushy texture that looks like cream filling/ whipped cream. Those that I would scrape off my cake before eating them because I absolutely dislike it. Hence, I would avoid by any chance and if I could smell it from meters away.
So how did I end up in After You Durian? We didn’t know what’s good for lunch and we know it’ll never go wrong at Siam Paragon. It’s a food heaven! After our heavy lunch, we went dessert searching and saw a massive queue at After You Dessert Café. In fact, I’ve even seen quite a bit of photo on my social media feed of this place, so I would believe it must be really good. It’s probably the only eatery in this entire mall that’s so crowded.
As if I was patient enough to jump in line. We walked away, but Mr Gadget asked if I was interested in Durian Room next door instead, since we’re probably not coming back here anytime soon. There was no queue then and they still served all the After You signature items, except they were all durian related 😰. Mr Gadget doesn’t like the fruit either but thought the ice cream wasn’t too bad. Thankfully, the smell inside the “room” wasn’t that extreme. Despite so, I moved outside as the smell caused me a slight discomfort. I know it’s probably all in my head, but still!!
After You Durian was a cozy little place though, probably good enough to fit about 20 people. I’m not going to comment much about their dessert since we only ordered one Durian Nutella Toast (THB305.00), so I’ll only feedback about this toast.
The toast was very good actually, and the ice cream was better than I thought it would be. Nutella + durian ice cream was a good combination, especially for non-durian eaters like me. The durian flavour wasn’t at all heavy. Very bearable. I guess the only cream I can never say no to is ICE CREAMMMM. Teeeheee.
I’m not sure if I’m going to try anything else beyond this toast but I believe all you durian lovers would definitely enjoy their durian flavoured desserts. They are not any less insta-worthy than the regular desserts at After You. I see our tables next door had a good time taking photos of the Durian Crumbstick and Durian Sticky Rice Kakigori.
MISSGETABOUT SCORE: 7/10
After You Durian’s Details:
Website: After You Dessert Café
Facebook: After You Durian
Address: G Floor, Siam Paragon, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
Tel: +66 2318 4488