a taste of Canada in BANGKOK

A famous Canadian-themed donut and coffee shop. If you’d like to try out Canada’s most famous coffee, then order up a ‘Double Double’ and enjoy. Be sure to check it out, eh!

Video Transcript

Oh hello there folks uh my name is Canadian Chris and I’m outside here outside the Samyan meter town shopping mall and and my friends over at Teenee well well they asked me if I could if I could help him out by by making a little video and giving a suggestion here of a place to go here in Bangkok so let me just tell you what they said was you know please pick something that’s really cultural you know something that’ll really allow people to experience this country of Bangkok there so so I said well sure well sure I’ll help you out so so just before I tell you where I am here let me just uh run inside real quick and get a beverage. Okay then so I got myself a double double and the the place that I want to recommend to you is right here well it’s a place called “Tim Hortons” and and lo and behold I mean you might not have thought that they had the Timmy’s here in Bangkok but but they got a couple and this one’s right here at the Samyan meter town um it’s a big space in there they got double doubles they got donuts they got croissants and grilled cheeses and and I’ll tell you they got ice caps and iced lattes of course like every good Timmy’s wood and uh they got the Tim bits if you’re looking for the Tim bits they’re gonna be able to set You up but but as you can see I got a double double and and it’s nice to know that here in Thailand they’ve learned what a double double is and they’re able to take an order when I simply say can I get a double double they say okay sir a double double is coming your way so there you have it there uh Teenee uh a little culture for you here in Bangkok uh I hope you guys appreciate it now indeed look you just never know where else uh me Canadian Chris is gonna pop up here in this app recommending you more deep cultural places to go now in the meantime if you just let me just go and finish this double double thanks very much everyone!


Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.