Day 2 in Bangkok, Thailand! For those who saw my first holiday post, I recently visited Bangkok with my mother for 4 nights and 5 days! We spent our entire time eating, eating, shopping, shopping and walking around a lot! On day 2 after a simple noodle breakfast and a stick of BBQ chicken hearts we took the train into town where I visited Beauty Buffet (which I planned to visit) and then the supermarket for pet snacks and the pharmacy!
Those interested in seeing my post on Day 1 & part of Day 2 in Bangkok see here!
Continue below for the photos!
|Holiday Special: Day 2 In Bangkok, Thailand! (Jan 2015)|
|The lobby of our hotel! The Asia Hotel! It's one of the oldest hotels in Bangkok celebrating 48 years this year! We booked through Agoda.com and got an awesome deal. It's in a great location but the hotel itself could use some improvements in room.|
|Lunch at the famous and popular steamboat MK restaurant! We however choose not to eat steamboat! Here is a platter of roast pork belly and duck! Both meats were tender and the skin sooo crisp and delicious!|
|Deep fried taro dumplings! So airy and crispy on the outside and the taro and meat filling was so tasty, savory, sweet and fragrant! One of the best I've had and I've eaten a lot of fried taro dumplings!|
|Shark's fin dumplings! It's unlikely it's actually shark's fin but more like a mix of shrimp, fish and other seafood meats! These were just nice, not over steamed and so tasty! Wish there was at least 3 pieces!|
|My mother ordered a simple bowl of char sui, roast duck and shrimp wantons!|
|After our delicious chinese lunch we saw this frozen yogurt outlet called 'yoo moo' and I had to try their 'tropical moo' which was plain yogurt with mango and passion fruit! Unfortunately it only came in a medium or large so we couldn't finish!|
|Look at how colorful the seating area is! Love how every shop and cafe no matter how small in the malls in Bangkok are have such great interior designs!|
|Here was our 'tropical moo' yogurt! So refreshing and yummy, I wish there was more mango pieces! Thai mango is the best! Love the super sweet light flavor!|
|Pet clothes!! Just look at the array of designs and sizes at the huge pet section at the Gourmet Market Supermarket inside Siam Paragon! All the clothes range from $8-$40 SGD! Such an affordable price range!|
|There are sizes from everything from a tiny chiwawa to a large german shepard! There's cute formal outfits to simple sweaters to santa outfits for ALL sizes!|
|The huge aisle of nothing but asian sauces/seasonings! So many brands of fish sauce, oyster sauce, fermented soy bean paste, chilli sauces and more! A paradise for cooks! I totally will buy some next time I visit!|
|The instant noodle aisle! Of course! Here's the huge range of packet noodles! It's a haven for those who love spicy, strong flavored noodles! From various types of tom yum, meat flavors, rice noodles and more!|
|The cup noodles!! Just like the packets they are sooo many flavors you cannot find in Singapore! So many thai curry flavors and more! Love how tasty, fragrant and strong the flavors are!|
|The glorious section of dried, roasted and deep fried fruits, nuts, meats and spices in the supermarket! Packed in bags, boxes and plastic containers!|
|Fried rice crackers! This type is where each grain of rice is still intact and they're toppings range from sweet like nuts and honey to savory like pork floss and anchovies!|
|These beautiful mini vegetable and fruits are made of sweeten mung bean paste. They are hand painted and then sealed under a gelatine coating! I never pass these up!|
|These goodies are all made of egg yolk and sugar! The round and long shaped ones are chewy and the shredded one has a lovely dedicated coconut type texture!|
|A truck food shop that opens at night for dinner all night long! They sell three dishes! Egg noodle pad thai, seafood pad thai and fried mussel omelet!|
|The tables and chairs which are all set up by the vendor every evening! This shop's sitting area was right in front of a 7-11 near our hotel! Yes, that's my mom on the left behind the guy eating!|
|Seafood pad thai! I really liked this but found the gravy on the side a bit too much tasting of sweet chilli sauce instead of that palm sugar flavor in classic pad thai sauce.|
|After mixing everything up with the sauce, bean sprouts and fresh chives! The hot noodles cook the fresh vegetables just enough! This was so fresh and yummy!|
|Fried mussel omelet! This was amazing! Exactly like the oyster version you find in singapore it's filled of crispy bits of potato starch pancake that are chewy in parts. Fried with egg, bean sprouts, chives and mussels!|
|A vendor selling a bread exactly like the indian prata bread! Choose your fillings from egg and banana or plain and then sauces from chocolate, condense milk and jams!|
|Flipping that deliciously stuffed fried prata!|
|The prata bread perfectly golden brown and crisp!|
|Cut up into small square bites before our choice of sauces are drizzled over!|
|Chocolate sauce and condensed milk! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, moist hot egg and bananas with the sweet sauces! Omg, this is my kind of perfection!|
|Later after dinner we walked around and passed this street restaurant! It had so many tables all the way down the side walk even across the break of the side walk. They serve an array of BBQ fish, meats, stewed meats, stir fried thai dishes and more!|
|Hot pots keeping stewed meat dishes warm in the shop front!|
|An open BBQ pit with whole fishes being roasted!|
|And of course we stopped by 7-11 before heading back! Check that out! You'd never find so many types of face masks, skincare and small sample sizes of products in a convenience store like 7-11 anywhere else!|
|Purchases! Tom yum and mince pork instant noodles, Crispy sugar buttered bread strips, instant pork flavored porridge, soybean and black sesame milk, chocolate banana milk and sago bean coconut cream dessert!|
Day 2 in Bangkok basically was a day into Siam area...! Mostly for hitting the supermarket, pharmacy and some beauty shops! Of course all the shopping was sandwiched between snacks and our meals! For those new to Bangkok the Siam area is a must visit as although it's full of mostly high end type shops Siam square is a funky area full of individual shop holders and sometimes pop up booths and lots of local eateries!
What do you think of Bangkok's huge supermarket range?
Have you heard of beauty buffet before?
Let me know!
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