Lost? Here’s another chapter from the Bangkok 2009 Saga – from previous chapter; Chinatown of Bangkok …..
Lively, colourful, vibrant and jammed?! – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market @ Ratchaburi, approximately 110km south of Bangkok,Thailand.
Since this was supposed to be a purely gluttons’/shopaholics’ trip, sight-seeing was never a mainstay in our itinerary. Except for the Floating Market, as Min has never been there before. Read the rest of this entry »
#Disclaimer : Beware the insanity that follows ….. everything’s completely fictional, and Motormouth has NOT gone bonkers. Take it with a pinch of salt. Right until the very end. #
“After too many Slippery Nipples the night before, I woke up with a massive hangover and was extremely late for an important meeting. In my haste, I found myself clad in nothing but a pair of daisy-print boxers in front of a board of CEOs.”
Da Much Feared, Much Worshipped Board of CEO‘s … Coconut jElly of Orgasmic proportion.
Cumming Coming to da office at an EXTREMELY late hour had me shaken (not stirred) in my boots, pants and all. Moreso when facin’ the almighty, “sacred lords” codenamed CEO’s, all 11 of them at one go. They probably don’t have nothing better to do than holding meetings day in day out, at an alarming frequency.
Complete with neon lights, gaudy architectures, cabs plying the route non-stop, and tuk-tuk terrorizing the streets …. Bangkok’s Chinatown lights up come sundown.
Chinatown (or Yaowarat Road) is a part of Bangkok that’s rather famous come sundown, aside from the perennial favourite of many (hehe); Patpong. But of course, for all the RIGHT reasons, as opposed to the RED light district aforementioned.
T&K Seafood Restaurant @ Chinatown – With the cheerful workers all decked in GREEN. Such nature lovers these Thais are ….. Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t piss your pants. Yet. For this time around, I’ve decided to show mercy upon all, and shorten my ramblings as much as possible, thus omitting the day by day posts. Saintly, am I?
Unless, of course, you wanted them. Oooh …. sadistic, aren’t we?
Frying up a storm! Whipping up plates after plates of delectable, addictive Pad Thai.
Thipsamai (www) is a household name, widely acknowledged in guidebooks and on the web, as THE restaurant that serves the BEST Pad Thai in Bangkok. No joke, this one. To imagine even the locals are willing to pay 60Baht/RM6 for a plate of the undoubtedly Thailand’s most famous noodle dish. Put it simply, it’s Thailand’s answer to Vietnam’s Pho Bo, or Malaysian’s Char Kuey Teow. Or Laksa. Or Prawn Mee. (Why am I indecisive on this one?!) Read the rest of this entry »
Pardon the hiatus, as I was in Bangkok for the whole of last week, chomping my way through all the delicious Thai fares, from the spicy to the sweets, and the dirt-cheap to the not-so-budgeted choices at restaurants and malls. Gratitude’s in line for sc‘s assistance, for she’s a fanatic (almost enviable frequencies!) traveller to the city of sins, shoppers’ paradise, and foodies’ wet dreams come true.
But all in all, a rather fulfilling holiday, for it’s been 3 years since I’ve been to Bangkok, and back then we were on extra tight budget (being students and all – back then, I spent merely RM1.2k for a 10 days trip to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya, inclusive of airfare. Imagine that!).
This time around, we skipped most of the sight-seeings and tourist traps … wait, I meant ATTRACTIONS. Lol. But not without a few, to avoid over-shopping/bingeing and came back poorer/fatter than ever.
Some of the saliva-inducing food from Bangkok ……. The array of sumptuous food at every nook and corner of the streets, malls, and even the ‘invisible’ joints was just mind-boggling!
Phew …. After the initial shock that we got on a Sunday morning, with roads all jammed up, all of the dim sum outlets in the vicinity crowded to the max (even coffee shops also jumped in the fray and business was booming!) and us running away with tails between our legs, FINALLY redemption came on a weekday’s morning.
Don’t get overwhelmed. Keyword is : DON’T EVER GIVE UP. Practise your steely glance (or puppy-eyed blinks) and stay adamant at one spot. (Or more, if you’re in a gang of ‘vultures’)
Weekends are definite no-no’s, unless you come REALLY early, or VERY late. They serve dim sum from about 6.30am onwards, until the day’s supplies finish up, or until about 2pm. No dim sum for dinner, sadly. Which is kind of a bummer, really. I wouldn’t mind digging into my Char Siew Pau and Siew Mai for dinner, or better yet, supper!
Remember – Don’t push your luck, and come prancing and whistling on a Tuesday morning. And sharing a table is a norm at Foh San. Especially if you’re in a small group.
Currently Motormouth’s on a roll here !!! Given the situation (rather dire now, with about merely half a month more to go), I dragged FCOE for a run all around Ipoh town today, covering as much eateries as possible before the inevitable.
How tragic you say? Nah …. none of those soapy, pathetic & dramatic endings.
Tucked in the middle of a row of almost-forgotten shoplots, a few doors away from the ever-expanding Yee Hup, Ching Han Guan certainly did not catch my attention before this …..
Tummythoz really had some fun making us bewildered with speculations, wild (and some idiotic) guesses! (Refer to her post HERE). But seriously, born and bred in Ipoh throughout the decades of my life, I’ve never known there was this confectionery here, aside from the ever-prominent Yee Hup. Read the rest of this entry »