Wednesday, 25 January 2017

5D4N Trip to Bangkok - Day 5

Day 5 being the last day, I brought The Dowager to Rung Reung for some Tom Yum noodles.
Both of us had the soup version. We ordered the same thing, just different noodles.
We were given 1 x Tom Yum soup and 1 x clear soup. Wrong order!
Not complaining since it taste good.
Portions were small as expected. I ordered the dry version to try and in conclusion, I preferred the dry version whereas The Dowager preferred the soup version.
Please add in lime juice and dry chilli according to your taste.
Add a little dry chilli at a time. They are potent! Trust me on this.

Walked a little to Phrom Phong BTS and also ate a little along the way...
Ate Mee Jiang Kueh only that the filling is shredded coconut, corn with a little bit of sugar.
Hmmm... real nice! 15 Baht nia... which is around 60 cents?

Went back to the hotel and chill.
Checked out and took the Mercedes cab which was arranged by the hotel.
600 Baht is a little steep but hey! Anything for comfort on the way back...

I will DEFINITELY be back Bangkok! Wait for me...

Dreamy C

5D4N Trip to Bangkok - Day 4

I was unhappy with how Day 3 ended.
I told Mom I'm going to bring her to Yaowarat at night but she slept the night away.
Oh well... an excuse to visit BKK again!

We had breakfast at the magazine lane.
I had the same thing i.e. pork rice and Cha Yen.
Mommy a.k.a. The Dowager had roast pork rice this time.

We went to Pratunam Day Market where The Dowager unleashed her powers!
This woman bought till she almost went broke! Kept saying she's got to stop but kept on buying!

Went back to the hotel to put our stuff which was mostly Mommy's & brought her to Central World.
There, I bought 3 x workout capri pants from G.A.P. and a black sheer top from Mango.

We headed to Big C next where we bought titbits and pomelo.
Fruits are aplenty in BKK and they are sweet! Once we came out of the supermarket, we saw many people trying to seal up their carton boxes with packing tape. Frankly, that was quite a scene...
Secretly, I'm glad The Dowager isn't a snacks hoarder.

We devoured the pomelo back in the hotel.
Dinner was at a Gyoza place within the food court area.
We also ate some Fried cuttlefish which was really huge.
Lastly, I brought Mommy to After You since she didn't join me and it would be such a waste to step into BKK and not have a taste of their Honey Shibuya Toast. It would be a sin in my opinion. Lol...
We packed some food back to the hotel. Just some little bites like 2 x small Mochi, 1 x Ikura Onigiri and Khanom Bueang (I love these little crunchy fellas).

Mommy went for 1 hour foot reflexology at Lek Massage while I went back to the hotel to pack.

Dreamy C

5D4N Trip to Bangkok - Day 3

Brought Mom to ROAST at Thong Lo for some Brunch.
Ang Mo food. Not bad. I had rosti and it was good!
Mom had ROAST breakfast and it was good and filling.
I suggest just getting one dish here and share as there's lots to eat in BKK.
Then again, it's really hard to choose just one so make more trips to BKK then! Ha ha...

After a big meal at ROAST, we went to Audrey's which is just a short walk from ROAST.
We had their Milo Crepe Cake and it was light and lovely. I downed it all with Fruit Punch.
Mommy didn't take any as she was still full from brunch. This woman has limited capacity and a small one at that!
The deco was nice but somehow, I preferred the one in a shopping mall. Was it Siam Paragon?

From Audrey, we took a cab down to Terminal 21.
Late lunch was at Tim Ho Wan.
Thereafter, back to the hotel we go! Mom was still tired from the effects of her medicine.
This woman has been sick since Day 1!
She bought some pineapple after her smoke break near our hotel.
Again, pale looking but oh-so-sweet.

Night was uneventful since Mommy slept through the night.
My tummy started to rumble at 7 plus, local time.
I went to Nuer Koo at Siam Paragon, level 4 and had some yummylicious Kobe beef noodles!
The Cha Yen sucks here. Not as thick as the one at the magazine lane.

There was a charity going on and I bought a leather coin purse along with a Pink Amethyst ring.

I ended the day with Honey Shibuya Toast at After You.

Dreamy C

5D4N Trip to Bangkok - Day 2

We had breakfast near the magazine lane which I talked about in Day 1.
I had really good pork rice and Cha Yen here.

After that, we went to Siam Paragon and Siam Center.
Tried cheese tart at Pablo which was really delicious! Preferred the original to their Matcha.

Late Lunch at Siam Paragon where we had Mango Sticky Rice and really delicious Beef Noodles!
Remember to buy a card at the counter before you go and order your food at the food court of Siam Paragon.

Went to Chatuchak Night Market where Mommy went crazy with shopping again.
We had some yummy Coconut Ice Cream, Banana Prata which Mom finds it overly sweet but good for me (I have a sweet tooth) and Moo Ping.

Ended the day at Ban Khun Mae where we had some really lovely Papaya Salad, Lime fish (huge fish!), Tom Yum Goong (boy was this yummy!) and not fantastic tapioca and water chestnut as dessert.

During the day, we went to Lek Massage where we had 2 hours body massage with oil.
Good in my opinion. In The Dowager's opinion was so-so.
So good, I gave 400 Baht to the lady attending to me.

Dreamy C

5D4N Trip to Bangkok - Day 1

When in Bangkok, Shop and Eat!

I went with a Pacsafe Carry On Bag and a foldable bag from Timberland.
I also brought along another Pacsafe sling bag which I've grown to LOVE after this trip.
Mommy went with a huge luggage and a foldable bag.

Bought air tickets from Jetstar Asia and the Hotel that we're going to stay is Novotel Siam Square because of its convenient location. It's conveniently located near Siam BTS.
From Siam BTS, you want to exit at the one opposite Siam Paragon.
There's Siam Center, Siam Paragon and Siam Square nearby.
Walk for about 10 - 15 mins, you'll get to Central World, Platinum Mall, Big C.
Lek Massage, Chang Massage & Smile are just across the hotel's side entrance.
Exit from the side entrance, turn left and walk straight and you'll reach Siam BTS.
Along the way, you'll see a little shop selling magazines and newspapers.
Inside that stretch holds quite a number of food and drink stalls. I shall call this the magazine lane going forward.
I had really good pork rice (better than the one at Soi 9 with that 'famous' wanton noodles) and Cha Yen. Photos can be found on my Instagram.

From Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can take the Airport Transfer to Phaya Thai Station where you can switch to BTS. I didn't take that as it's really inconvenient travelling with Mom's HUGE luggage.
We ended up taking the cab. Right outside, you can stop the taxi queue. One must get a taxi ticket from the many automated machines and they'll just tell you which lane to go.

Having reached at an odd hour in the afternoon, we went to Som Tam Nua to grab some grub.
We were slightly disappointed to know that a few of their salads were no longer available.
We also ordered their noodles which weren't delicious and their fried chicken. Now for the chicken, where it lacks in crispiness, the flavour of it makes up for it. So flavourful, I ate more than 1/2!

We walked around for a bit and bought some fruits back to the hotel.
I've come to realise that their fruits though pale looking, were in fact sweet and yummy!

Later that night, we took a boat ride to Asiatique where we shopped more.
I really enjoyed Asiatique as it's where I bought 2 lovely pairs of leather flats!

We ended the day with an hour foot reflexology at Chang Massage which turned out to be a really BAD idea. We left with bruises come the next morning.
Bad experience! NEVER going back there EVER!

Dreamy C