This is our second trip to Bangkok this year, and indeed there are still so many new places to check out other than the usual shopping places!
The main reason for my trip is to tailor shirts and pants for my work. Paul’s Fashion, whose clientele is 90% Singaporeans, is located at Amari Watergate Hotel, 2nd floor. It costs about $40 per piece for the basic shirt or pants, and it takes about 4 days to fit, try, and collect. Make sure you go and try it on, because when I did their measurements were pretty off. For example, one leg was way tighter than the other…
From their FB page, I realized that they are actually coming to Singapore soon!
We stayed at Grand Diamond Suites Hotel this time, conveniently located just next to Platinum Fashion Mall, and opposite Amari Watergate Hotel. It was affordable for the suite that we were given! There is a room for the King-sized bed, and another room for the television, sofa and mini kitchenette. The other best thing is that there is a Starbucks just below the hotel, hence I got my Thailand Elephant Starbucks card the morning that it got released.
This rest of this post is probably going to all about food because shopping wise –> Platinum/Chaktuchak Weekend Market/Terminal 21 everyone knows and goes there already~
There is an awesome pig’s intestine and wanton mee stall opposite Grand Diamond Suites Hotel, and on the lane beside the Shibuya 109 mall. It was about 40baht per bowl but it tastes so good we came back here AGAIN for more.
We heard decent reviews about the restaurant Cabbages & Condoms, and it sounded pretty interesting so we gave it a try! It was quite disappointing though. The concept was cool promoting safe sex, but the food was mediocre and overpriced.
There were some models on display, almost entirely made out of condoms… got to go see it to believe it.
One cafe that I HAVE to blog about is Roast!
The ambience there is good, and their coffee is up to standard as well.
Try and go on a weekday because the crowd is insane during the weekends. They’ve won many awards and is voted one of the best restaurants in Bangkok!
We dropped by Mr Jone’s Orphanage because they are just opposite each other at SeenSpace Thong Lo, and their cakes and decorations look really interesting. Perhaps we were too full from our brunch at Roast, so the desserts there were “nice to see only”.
We also went to Kuppa cafe. I thought it was quite a famous restaurant, but it was really really quiet. Their coffee was so-so, but their bread pudding saved the day! Their menu is a bit pricey, and I would prefer Roast over this place unless you want peace and solitude.
I took an Instagram video of us pouring the vanilla on the bread pudding~
The last cafe that I’m going to include here is Cafe Tartine! It’s a french cafe that serves huge portions of choose-your-own salad, and croissant sandwiches!
I liked this place, but I guess it’s a little pricey for Bangkok food and we only saw ang moh tai-tais or ang moh businessmen eating here.
We re-visited Som Tam Nua, the famous Thai restaurant at Siam Square that serves a mean plate of papaya salad and chicken wings! We remembered the last time we ate here, it was way too spicy, so we informed them “less spicy” and it was perfect this time.
I especially loved the crunchy “I don’t know what it is” bits they put into the salad. This restaurant is just next to Mango Tango, which I blogged about in the January post
Siam Square also has another local restaurant called Inter that has yummy fried rice! The crowd here is 90% local and the place is rather full, so I suppose they have pretty authentic Thai food.
One FINAL recommendation – this time it’s a drink that I had THREE times while I’m there. It’s Kamu Iced Latte with 25% sugar. It’s really good and it gives me the caffeine high that I never ever had before with other coffee. You can actually see them pouring the 2 shots of fresh espresso from the coffee machine into the milk, something you don’t get at Singapore’s bubble tea shops. They have a stall at Terminal 21 and another at Siam Square Digital Gateway, amongst other places.
That’s about all regarding my Bangkok trip this July, I didn’t buy as many clothes because I’m probably not going to wear them as much once I start working.
I’ll be saving the starting-to-work post for another day~