Semla, So Good it Even Killed a Swedish King

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 26, 2015 – Be seduced by Semla, the delicious Swedish pastry, a wheat bun lightly cardamom-spiced and partially filled with smooth almond paste. The bun is crowned with fresh fluffy whipped cream and almost floating on top of the creation is the cut-off bun lid, sprinkled seductively with fine powdery icing sugar. Try it at The Lobby bar at Rembrandt Hotel. Coffee or tea and a semla for only 199 THB net, daily from 1st February to 31th March.

The killer sweet
It’s dinner time at the royal castle in Sweden, February 12th, 1771. King Adolf Frederick of Sweden had just indulged in a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, smoked herring, boiled meat, sauerkraut and turnip. For dessert he had no less than 14 servings of semla. A few hours later he died of a stroke. Semla was the King’s favorite dessert so he died happy, or so the story goes.

It’s Fettisdagen!
Fettisdagen, which literally means Fat Tuesday, is the last Tuesday before the Easter fasting. Historically in Sweden, the Swedes would indulge in as much rich food as possible on this day as fasting could last as long as 40 days and nights. The semla was originally eaten as a dessert at the last festive meal before the Easter fasting.

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Rembrandt Hotel offers luxury, outstanding services, and facilities to satisfy all travelers to Bangkok, Thailand. The property is conveniently located in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit district, near the central business district as well as shopping attractions, city landmarks and vibrant nightlife. Rembrandt has been a landmark on Sukhumvit since its construction by a Nishimatsu Construction Company to Japanese earthquake resistance standards over a decade ago. This quality Bangkok Hotel is just a short 5 minute walk to the Asoke skytrain (BTS) and Sukhumvit metro (MRT) system. It is a great location for both tourists and business travellers, who will find easy access to all of Sukhumvit and Bangkok. Visit our website at

The Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok
19 Sukhumvit Soi 18
Sukhumvit Road, Klong Toei
Bangkok 10110, Thailand

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