As it turns out, wearing gold doesn’t seem to be enough to flaunt a luxury lifestyle.

For foodies and bon vivants, edible gold is what you need to be after. A few bakeries and eateries have started to offer their products bejewelled with edible gold leaf, upping the ante on what would otherwise already be considered an excellent, heart-warming treat. Nevertheless, it’s a transformation that takes you from swanky to swankiest.

For those who are looking for the next best luxury bites to enjoy, be sure to indulge in these three gold-adorned foods you can get in Bangkok. Scroll down to see and add to your must-try list.

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KARRAT

The KARRAT Choux Donut has an undeniable appeal to it, considering that it’s covered and cloaked in a glorious blanket of 24K gold.

Claiming to be the most expensive doughnut in town (THB 3,900 per box), the KARRAT Choux Donut is a choux à la crème (cream puff or profiterole) filled with Madagascar vanilla-spiked sweet cream. For show-stopping touches, the doughnut gets a luxe coating of Cristal Champagne glaze made with Cristal Champagne (2012) and is bejewelled with edible 24K gold leaf throughout.

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Mido 365 Bar

It’s time to say goodbye to your typical croissant. A bar-turned-temporary-bakery, Mido 365 Bar offers up a deluxe version of this butter-packed pastry. Their selection of 24K Gold Mini Croissants comes in three different flavours, spanning 24K Gold (entirely covered in gold leaves), White Malt, or Milk Chocolate – all garnished with edible gold sheets. One box contains five mini croissants and is priced at THB 399. It is only available for delivery.

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The District Grill Room & Bar

For a rare luxury, The District Grill Room & Bar within the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit never fails to treat the city with the best eats in town. During special occasions and holidays, keep an eye out for their exclusive menu of Australian Wagyu Stockyard Chuck Roll and Tomahawk covered in 24K gold leaf. It will make everyone at the dining table go ooh and ahh. Not only do the two items look highly Instagrammable, they are also extremely delicious to devour thereafter.

The District Grill Room & Bar, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Soi Sukhumvit 57, Bangkok, +662 797 0130; Open: Wed-Sun, 5 pm-10:30 pm.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.