Piri Piri Portuguese

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A friend of a friend recommends the chicken dishes at Piri Piri. Several times I pass by the restaurant in Siam Paragon but refrain from getting in because I read "flaming hot" and I'm no fan of hot, spicy food. But one weekend after church I wandered around looking for something to eat. There's an advantage when you're not that hungry while restaurant-hunting. You get to vary the restaurants you go to. I was curious and didn't want to miss what Piri-piri is famous for: flaming hot chicken.

No smoke came off my ears and nostrils - a discovery that tells me it's OK to go back. I love how fresh the lettuce and capsicum strips are. The menu presentation is charming, and that's great in my books. There's a little story in it which makes up for leisure reading while waiting for your order. So I learned Piri Piri is Portuguese / Mediterranean cuisine. There are small pictures of ancient sea vessels around the menu which remind me of the Portuguese explorer Magellan. And yes, this was a yummy brunch experience.

There are two Piri-Piri restaurants in Thailand, both are in Bangkok:

Emporium, 5th Floor
622, Soi 24 Sukhumvit Rd, Klong Toei Nua, Wattana 10110

Piri Piri Siam Paragon, Ground Floor
991/1 Rama 1 Rd Pathumwan 10330

Business Hours: 10.00 - 21.00 every day
Price Range: 200 - 1,000 Bht / 6 - 33 USD


  1. not familiar with this, but I'd try it!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I'm always cautious about hot, spicy foods!

    abcw team

  3. i've seen this restaurant at the malls but haven't tried them yet. i love spicy food so i'd better check them out.:p

    P is for...

  4. I'm always excited to try new restaurants and new cuisines.

  5. How brave of you to experiment and to be met with a pleasant surprise and new food ~ Great post ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  6. Before and after my gall bladder surgery... I stay away from all spicy food!!! However, it looks and smells good!

  7. As long as no smoke came from your ears and nose it must be ok. Good for you for trying it.

  8. Looks very nice !
    ABC Team


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