Previously in Bangkok Day 2 …
Ah, we do enjoyed the spa at Sukhumvit Soi 3, though we have to pay a little bit extra but it was concluded a 2 hours of muscle relaxation, no doubt. But of course, incomparable to Bali’s if given a second chance.
Day 3, it’s getting warmer as compared to the first 2 days, just cool breeze though. We took our breakfast as usual and head for Chak-Tu-Chak weekend market as early as possible to avoid the jams, just a few km’s away from our apartment. Shop owner’s were seen preparing goods for display while I bought my short pants, souvenirs, crafts, even CHOPSTICKS without hesitate. I have no idea why, I collect chopsticks as hobby albeit arts were my first priority. Perhaps one day you’ll see my future home with oriental interiors & decorations How arty I sense!
Chak-Tu-Chak at 10.30AM
I just love the weekend market here as there are much variety to choose on, from apparels to small decos’ on your shelf, even a 7 feet statue if you’re able to fit them into your loft. Also, I’ve seen those oriental teapots, GOSH! I should have bough them but sigh, too much of it.
Ah, flower pot for your garden! Fancy ones.
A man inspecting Ku Ku Bird
Lamps for your home? ^_^
Ah fruits!~ Fake ones! For decoration purpose.
Some chopsticks for you? Yeah, I love wooden chopsticks. Did bought a number of them here without the chopstick rest. Love the wood quality as well. Weird hobby eh?
Chinese new year decos’
So we had lunch at Chak-Tu-Chak as well, Toh-Plue Restaurant.
This is Thai style Popiah (spring roll) similar to those we’ve eaten. Filling was minced pork. But that color of the chilli sauce was kinda light, not spicy at all.
Thai style Hor Fun (何粉), rice noodle with fried egg and vegetables. Not bad! It’s plain unlike our region’s.
My favorite Thai appetizer, KUN CHAN NAN PA, marinated raw prawns with vegetables with spicy sauce, OWWWWwwwwWWWW! Yes, it’s raw and we had a few of them. It’s pretty much a ‘hidden’ dish if you didn’t notice.
As usual, TOM YAM KUNG with lavish prawns.
Prawn & Crab fritters with sweet & sour sauce.
My fresh mango juice
Thai Pineapple Rice with raisins and chicken cubes.
This meal I give it a 5.5. Aroi Mak!
After Chak-Tu-Chak, we moved on to Chinatown (re-visit). Yeah, I know what’s it like to visit the same place over and over again but we’re here to buy PORK FLOSS (in stick). It was about 3pm and took 40 minutes to reach, thanks to the hour jams. Can you imagine if it’s 6pm? :S We’ll go nuts then!
I wonder why it’s not called ‘Tang Ren Jie’ (唐人街) instead of ‘Zhong Guo Cheng’ (中国城). I use to tease my friend that Singapore’s chinatown was named ‘Zhong Guo Cheng’ instead of ‘Tang Ren Jie’. haha! Guess each country has their unique way of denominating tourist spots.
There you go. We’re here again for this! Muahahah!
This time I bought 15 packets @ 150 Baht per pack & some miscellaneous items.
Good thing was shop owner knew how to converse in mandarin which made our purchase an ease, can see that he’s a happy man there collecting cash.
Chinatown in Black & White…
Miniature ‘krabby’ crabs Never tried that…
Police busy directing traffic.
Bought some ‘Siew Mai’ to fill up. My gastro’s happy with the taste though it’s a bit different from our region’s. Served with light soy sauce & ginger slice
There you go. The Thai Kolo Mee Stall is here! Did came across this stall last year but never got the chance to try the dish. It’s time!
See what they’ve got!
Wonder if they put glutamate for extra seasoning, it was damn salty but overall, it really taste good compared with our Kuching’s Kolo mee, way better with crab meat, chicken chunks, char siew (pork meat), mini dumpling and vegetables for toppings.
Of course with it’s dry noodle (干捞面) with perfection. I think the portion ain’t lavish enough. $50 Baht per bowl. Dirt Cheap!
With a glass of chilled lemon tea.
Hawkers selling food by the road side.
Business busy as usual.
Late evening, we head over Lumpinee Night Bazaar via MRT
Yes, stall foods’ everywhere; snacks mostly.
This looks alike temple~ not sure of it.
Also, similar to Chak-Tu-Chak but much smaller scale. It’s a mini market with tons of things to buy as well, range from house decorations to apparels – just too much to variety, be dazzled.
I left this place earlier and went solo instead, to meet up my Thai friend. I took MRT back to my apartment, settled all shopping bags before I head for Waterside Restaurant @ Ramintra Road (their friend’s restaurant). Almost outside the city as according to my friend. I took a cab with ease and cabbie’s able to converse simple english, reached destination 20 minutes after; and a $165 Baht ride! I sense a temperature drop and pretty delighted with the cool breeze. ^_^ You know, it’s so rare that Bangkok got such cozy weather yet, the entire day was hot enough.
LED lights there!
This is Waterside Restaurant. At first, I thought it was somewhere near river or creek but not, it’s a man made garden pond. Ample space and as according to my friend agian, their friend purchased this place for over a few million baht. Oo…
There’s karaoke rooms, indoor dining and outdoor dining.
Christmas raindeers in LED.
We ordered a few dish, this is green pepper chicken. Not bad!
Thai’s favorite, Tom Yam Kung.
Minced meat in a cup
Rice cracker with Indian curry sauce.
Well, actually there are more but I’m too lazy to shoot under low light environment as you need high ISO and aperture.
Shampoo & Free. Thanks for the dinner
Now this is serious one. In love~ oh, they’re married!
Mingling aside while shampoo had a drink.
Thai beers are cheap!! CHON!!!!!
Gulp Gulp Gulp Gulp Gulp!
End of Day 3.
Happy Labour’s Day 2009!