Overview: So here’s a quick rundown. A friend of mine (Chris from WTF) told me about this place awhile back, and with a solid recommendation to check out their burger … I was sold. Sweet Pista is located on Sukhumvit Soi 31 (just around the corner from where Mystique used to be for those that are long-time bangkok residents). It’s a bit hard to see; unless you’re looking for it, you’ll most likely pass it. Best to look for a little bike shop, and this place is right next to it. If you’re driving, I’m told there isparking in a small lot about 20 meters past it. The interior is nice and clean. There’s not a lot of seating, a few small tables … but it’s clean and comfortable … which is good. They have a pretty hardy list of burgers – ranging in price from THB 180 – 350. They have booth beef and pork … as well as a fish option. I kept it simple and went with a plain cheese burger.
Cheeseburger: THB 220.- (Apx. USD 7.33)
“180g beef patty, provolone cheese, lettuce and mayo on a toasted homemade bun.”
At 180g, this burger should do a good job a filling the belly of a hungry burger hunter. It comes with small side salad rather than fries … so be warned if you’re a fry lover, you’ll need to place an additional order. The bun is made fresh, by the owner’s sister, and while I know I’m supposed to stay neutral in what I say from this point on … I must give her credit, or at the very least say “good job.” It’s not easy to bake things (consistently) in Thailand – the humidity is a challenge. They use Thai beef and lightly season the meat. There was a definite taste of fresh-ground black pepper. The buns I believe were buttered and toasted, which resulted, in this case, in quite a greasy bottom bun. Not saying this is good or bad … in fact, for some diners in the U.S. the amount of grease is directly correlated with the flavor factor. Aside from burgers, Sweet Pista has a pretty eclectic menu. I’m told that the Pista Fries (shaken with anchovies and parmesan cheese) and the Pista salad are solid go-to selections … to pair with a burger or not is up to you. Also, not pictured, they have a nice selection of freshly baked cakes … which looked pretty good. The Verdict: Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Serving time: Apx. 10 min.
Parking: yes – next door
Hours: Tues-Sun: 11 am – 10 pm