More than a fry up at Chaophraya

More than a fry up at Chaophraya

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Amy Falconer tries breakfast with an eastern flavour at Chaophraya (scroll down to enjoy 25% off)...

With so many restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offering breakfast and brunch, a new breakfast menu from an upmarket Thai restaurant took us off the beaten track and above ground level to Chaophraya.  Breakfasting with a panoramic view of Edinburgh castle is not to be sniffed at, especially on a clear, crisp and sunny winter’s day. So, when we step into the glass conservatory, sunglasses on, it’s a sight to behold.

More than a fry up at Chaophraya

I’d describe the menu as ‘East meets West’, with options from traditional breakfast rice soup; Khao Tom, £8 and Thai honey yoghurt, £6.50, to Pan eggs, £8.50, and smashed avocado on sourdough bread, £8.50. I chose the filled Thai roti, £4.50, with two fillings from a selection; eggs your way, Asian sausage, streaky bacon, black pudding or fresh spinach and cherry tomato. I opted for streaky bacon with fresh spinach and tomato. It is a lovely concept but there wasn’t much filling so it lacked the big bacon-y hit that I so crave in the morning. The chilli sauce on the side, however, was a very welcome addition.

More than a fry up at Chaophraya

My breakfast buddy ordered the smashed avocado on sourdough bread which comes with two poached eggs and vine tomatoes. He also added some Asian sausage for good measure. The portion size was great with lots of creamy, fresh avocado but for a man of substantial size, the verdict on his first try of an Asian sausage was ‘small, tasty but not very plentiful’. Fortunate for him then we had also ordered an extra breakfast to share (yes, we’re a bit greedy in the morning) and devoured a plate of light, fluffy and sweet coconut pancakes, topped with fresh mango and blueberries and a berry syrup.

All in all, it was a very different start to our usual weekend haunt for brekkie with some spectacular views of Auld Reekie to boot.

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