David is back!! *nuff said*
So excited to taste these lovelies again from Chef David Okamoto, formerly of the famous David's Bakery, which I think made the best soft cookies in Bangkok. Things happened (covered extensively in one of my blogposts) but he has officially made his comeback with his name intact. What's more important is that with 1 year of RnD his cookies have become even better than before, and he's offering them for both retail and b2b. Contact him at @davidsoftcookies if you are interested. #followthechef #softcookies #davidscookies #davidsoftcookies #dessertporn #bestcookies #wahlauehstampofapproval #strangerinbangkok #comeback
However, his first job out of college was not in the food industry. He joined Rolex, who thankfully sent him to Thailand for work, and the rest, as they often say it, is history. Like myself, he fell in love with Thailand and decided to stay for good. He started off with a shaved-ice dessert bar named Snow Factory in 2011, which was probably a little too early for a premium Kakigori to take off in Thailand, considering how After You made a success out of theirs only in the last couple of years. His first venture had to end in 2012, but through the experience, he noticed his brownies selling out everyday and confirmed that baked goods would be his next step.
Through a trial and error process exhausting nearly 100 iterations of his soft-baked cookie recipe, David unleashed David's Bakery in 2014 and quickly achieved success, as his cookies are simply excellent. Personally, David's cookies are the only ones I have eaten that can be on par with the world-famous Ben's Cookies from the UK. They are awfully sweet though, and David agrees with me on this. His hands are somewhat tied, as locals really love their desserts and drinks ridiculously-sweet.
|David's cookies not only taste but look world class. Photo Credit: David Okamoto|
I always feel that if you focus on what you do with unwavering passion, it is impossible to keep you down for long. David is certainly on his way back up with a vengeance, as he's sticking to what he does best. For the moment, if you would like to know what he's up to, do follow his new IG account where he plans to not only post his updates but also share cooking tips and recipes (great for home-cooks like myself).
I do make the best cookies in the word. Trial and error which took about 50-100 times remaking a recipe. Other desserts and recipes to come soon. My new page will consist of videos, pictures, and how to make/recipes. Please follow and support as this is my new page. DM me for features, tags, and questions/inquires. #chefdavidokamoto CR:@davidokamoto_ #cookies #softbakedcookies #nutella #desserts #yummy #potd #photooftheday #food
I will also make it a point to keep you guys updated on his latest milestones on this very space. Since we are on milestones, I would like to congratulate David for his promotion from chef/baker to Daddy! Welcome to the club! Enjoy the ride man, life will never be the same again.
Chuffed to finally see soft cookie king David Okamoto. Wrote his story more than a year ago and so far he's still the only person whom I wrote about before even meeting face to face (we chatted through video call). Much has changed since that. He has managed to get his name back for his rejuvenated cookie business and of course his products are better than ever. Always good to see the people I root for do well, and of course get their priorities right. We are first and foremost, a meeting of hands-on dads. Looking forward to catching up again. #followthechef #chefdavidokamoto #strangerinbangkok #thecommons #gussdamngoodshake
PS. David's Bakery has been renamed as Time Bakery, hooray! David's got his name back!