Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Asiatique is Bangkok's newest landmark.
Located at the docks of former East Asiatic Company with
converted shops and restaurants from warehouses.
The outstanding landmark are the Ferris wheel and the the open-air
Chang Beer drinking booth.
Going there is easy, disembark at Taksin Bridge BTS Station-walk
to the ferry pier-there is a free shuttle ferry to Asiatique, from 4pm
A great place to relax, watch the sunset, drink, eat, see shows and
some last minute shopping.
We had our dinner of steamboat with side dishes of fried rice and roast
duck and BBQ pork at MK Restaurant before heading back to the city.
Location: Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem,
Monday, December 15, 2014
From our hotel, Roast @Thong lor 13 is just three stations away by BTS sky train.
Locating the place by using our mobile phone, Roast seem so near.
After asking some locals, Thong lor 13 is a 20 minutes walk from the station.
We really did a good walk out to whet up our appetite.
Roast is located on a first floor of a lifestyle mall amid some shops, restaurants and a Muay Thai center.
The place was packed to the brim and we waited in queue.
It is high ceiling with lots of glass-marble tables, retro cafe chairs and a corner
for roasting your perfect coffee.
An American style cafe- artisanal coffee making and excellent brunch/dinner offerings.
A nice place to enjoy comfort food with friends and families.
|Crab cake Benedict - crabmeat patties, poached eggs, grilled asparagus, tomato, potato rosti, onion, jam and Hollandaise sauce.|
|Pulled Pork Burger - grilled then pulled barbequed pork, red cabbage, coleslaw with sour cream dressing.|
|Pan baked Huevos Rancheros - baked egg with slightly squashed potato, grilled asparagus, Spanish chorizo, smoked paprika and tomato.|
|Cassoulet - South west French white bean stew with bacon, duck confit, garlic and sausage topped with parsley, bread crumbs.|
|Cranberry, cream cheese French toast- brioche bread, cinnamon, vanilla, cream cheese, cranberry sauce, corn flakes and maple syrup.|
|Velvet Express - mango, pineapple, guava, beetroot and lime juice.|
|Liquid Love- pineapple, carrot, passion fruit juice.|
Location: 2/F, Seenspace,
Thong lor 13, Bangkok,
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Chatuchak@Bangkok is a partially enclosed open air market.
One of the biggest weekends market in the world covering an area
of about 35 acres.
Easily accessible by road and the BTS skytrain, stopped at Mo Chit
Station and walked there.
A truly amazing place or "maze"with over 15000 stalls, selling made in Thailand
products, food and anything you can find under the sun !
Make sure to get hold of a map (as it's divided in 27 sections) be in your walking shoes,
shorts and the skimpiest clothes as you will dehydrate faster and drinks lots of water.
Bargaining is a must to get a good deal.
We spent almost 1/2 day there, bought some souvenirs and clothes at bargain prices,
walked until our knees and legs were sore, stopped for lunch and snacks but we missed
the Spanish chef with his funny antics when he cooks paella.
A must visit place when in Bangkok.
Monday, December 1, 2014
On arrival in Bangkok at about 11 am, after leaving our baggage
at the hotel, the first thing we did was to search for food.
We took the BTS sky train from Silom to Victory Monument station.
Took a short walk to this place by the riverside ,where there were a
few boat noodle shops.
We opted for the end shop (besides the Bangkok Institute of Beauty)
where most of the patrons are locals.
The place were packed to the brim as it was lunchtime.
We ordered 25 bowls of noodles thicken with pork, 5 bowls of noodles
thicken with beef (no chicken on the menu) while drinks are place on the
table with dessert, fried pig's skin, dumpling skin, chillies flakes,sugar,
That was a helluva of a meal, we tried to break our "record" but there was no place in our tummy,
maybe because of the cold and lousy sandwich we had on the plane.
A cheap and good eats with coconut layered sweet dessert to end the meal.
Location: near to Victory Monument,
Thursday, November 27, 2014
KarmaKamet Diner - Brunch is located together with KarmaKamet World,
in an exclusive and what should I say "a secret enclave within the city of
With the newly renovated Emporium shopping center in front and the Benjasiri Park
by it's side and easily accessed by the BTS train at Phrom Phong station.
As we were early, we spent our times taking photos of the place ( a mansion artistically
and beautifully restored with recycled things and converted into a place to sell their
products like scents,souvenirs, wardrobe, flowers....etc and with a place for diner and brunch.
The smell and aroma of scented fragrances that emanates in the room around the main entrance, gives us a calming effect.
Menu for beverages and food.
I ordered a Full Breakfast Set to share with my wife with add-on of a French butter croissant with butter and jam.
The set consists of sunny side up eggs, ham, bacon, sausages, greens, sauteed mushroom, frilled cherry tomato, potato flake, 2 slices of bread with butter and jam,English Breakfast tea, apple juice and a muesli with mixed fruits.
The other orders were Classic Egg Benedict (house smoked Salmon, 2 poached eggs, spinach and florentine saffron hollandaise), Egg En Cocotte Pascal (soft baked egg with cream, aromatic tarrogan, parsley, chives and shrimps served with min baguette) and drinks of Caffe Latte,
Cappucino and Singha water to finish off the meal.
Overall a cozy, nice and homely place to indulge in some comfort food after all the tom yum koong, tom sum, pad thai and street foods of Thailand.