09.05.2014: First Day High
Hello, dolls! 🙂 Happy Friday!! Aaah only 3 more (or maybe 4) Fridays like this and I will be embracing the joys of being a full time bride-to- be!!! For my last post for February, I am going to share with you the second installment of our Bangkok trip.
One of my goals for my second time in Bangkok was to “go hard”. A and I were teasing my sister about all the food that she has to try, being a picky eater, she would always give us this weird gross look whenever we mention a kind of street food and how spicy and funky smelling it could be. Go big or go home, became our official motto lol. Every time we are in doubt of something, even when it’s not extreme such as buying a skirt,we would say “go big or go home” haha
So anyway, it has been about 4 years since my last trip to Thailand. 4 years is a long time, but I was surprised that mostly everything that I saw during my first trip remained the same.
We stayed at the same hotel, so it was easier for me to remember most of the things that I did and saw before, especially how to get around.
The location of our hotel is really convenient for all shopaholics like us. We are right in front of Central Mall, they set up night markets outside the hotel and the mall, food carts are always there early in the morning until late night.
We arrived in Bangkok at noon. So after checking in to our hotel we decided to go to the mall and have our first meal in the city of smiles.
We did not go hard for our first meal. HAHA we were pretty exhausted and we just wanted food that is not too foreign for us. Also, I wanted to warm up my family’s taste buds. I did not want to put them off or anything…we have a long day and long weekend ahead of us.
So we went to Kobune a Japanese restaurant and sat at the sushi bar (for the experience lol).
Sushi, noodles, and tonkatsu… sorry Thailand but the Japanese kind of won us over for lunch
Daddy and A got this black pepper short rib noodle soup
It was realllly spicy! They both had a hard time finishing it because of th spiciness. But overall flavor was good.
My yakisoba!!Yes ❤
Malls in Asia are awesome!! I could literally live in the mall
So I had places and activities lined up for our 4 day trip to Bangkok. And of course shopping was in between everything…or pretty much the main purpose of each day lol
Portraits of the King/Queen are everywhere
one of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of a city is to go to places through public transportation. immerse yourself.
…and you know cause traffic is pretty bad in Bangkok
first BKK-ish activity: Bangrak Bazaar!!!
Cause we were so ready and excited to shop..and haggle!
shopping and eating goes perfectly together.
octopus in super spicy dipping sauce
Thank you, Bangarak! It was VERY nice to meet you.
So the thing that A and I loves the most when we travel is to list down all the restaurants that we want to go to and then try to go to all of them. Our inspiration of course, is Anthony Bourdain. We watch all the episodes and list down all the restaurants.
first on our list was Jok Prince…..and it was friggin’ close when we went!!!!!!!!!!! We walked for about 30 minutes and asked locals who did not seem to understand us just to find this place. and when we did, aaaah to our disappointment it was closed! This made A and I feel that we SHOULD definitely go back to Bangkok so we can try their super delicious porridge.
Hey Anthony Bourdain, we were there!!! We tried!!!!
What better way to forget about our disappointment? Ice cold milk tea and iced tea break.
still feel bad that I did nut push A to go in. If only I knew how much he loved this store when he went to London!!
Oh well…there’s always a next time.
a BKK trip is not complete without going to Patpong.
I remember being approached by “friendly” locals for a night of entertainment during my first trip….and HA! it happened again.
cause my brother Remo loves takoyaki and I was on a misson…and that is for them to try every food that is appealing to them.
takoyaki for our dinner appetizer.
so we couldn’t figure out where to go for dinner.and really, we weren’t that hungry.
and since we were already on the streets..we decided to go for street food. BEST. IDEA. EVER!
SUPER DELICIOUS chicken barbecue sticks!!! Only 10 baht each stick…about 30 US CENTS!
liver,intestine,gizzards. Are we in the Philippines?
The street food in Thailand is almost similar to what we have in the Philippines, that’s why I think it wasn’t hard for us to adjust to the food.
cause Daddy knows I need my veggies
bacon wrapped hotdog
my brother ate about 10 sticks of this, with 4 hotdogs each stick haha
first tuktuk experience with the fam
it was thrilling and scary as they say. but the look on their faces while the drivers were showing off was priceless
cause when in Thailand..you wear prints! 😉