Alas, after 5 days of non-stop feasting and shopping, i'm finally back from my Bangkok Trip! I dread to think how much weight i've gained over the high consumption of pork, lard, sugar and more pork. My luggage bag did gain 4 kg though.
Anyway, here's a quick update of the trip, starting with Day One of course. =)
Touched down BangKok Airport at 1-ish BangKok time, 2-ish Singapore time. Airplane food was terrible.
We had a personal van, the aircon was shiok, the journey was pretty smooth, 30 minutes was all it took to get us to the hotel.
In fact, we got inter-connecting rooms again! 4 queen sized beds and 1 single bed, sweet.
The family was craving for suckling PIGS. They've been craving for it ever since their last trip in BK last year. Hence, our dinner location was a no-brainer.
Ahhh, just look at the porky sticks.
Ordered Papaya Salad, Veggies, Suckling Pig, Oyster Omelette, Tom Yam Soup, and Stir-Fried noodles.
Tom Yam soup's really YUMMY! It has the right balance of spice and tangyness. The papaya salad was extremely appetizing, its a silent killer though. The suckling pig skin was crackling with oil and flavour. A no-no for the health conscious. The noodles were kind of a let down. Bland and Boring. We ta-baoed the remainder and gave it to a beggar.
After eating up all the pig skin, this is what they do with the naked pig.
It was so-so for me. There was more bones than meat.
The countless mosquito bites made dinner quite unpleasant for me.
Oh, we had A&W for tea-break. Shared waffles and root beer! Its a pity they closed down in Singapore.
Look! They have donuts in Thailand too! Quite a number of different outlets in fact, with Munchy Donuts being the dominant player.
Cabbed down to Siam Paragon after dinner. We visited their Gourmet Supermarket. There's so much stuff and FOOD in there. Lots to sample too. Haha! Got some kick-ass coconut juices from there.
It was full of natural sweetness. The gula-melaka one should appeal to those with a sweet tooth. Too much of it can get quite nauseating after a while though.
Some random shots. Just take a look at the traffic. What's a jam at PIE compared to this?
And that kinda sums it all for Day One, in BangKok. Stay tuned for Day 2,3, & 4.
...to be continued