Lately I've also been trying out KLOOK services to determine they are worth the convenience and price before sharing with my friends and of course blog readers. While the prices may sometimes be slightly more than KKDAY, I feel that KLOOK does offer a wider selection of activities in the various countries I've searched for. Also, in terms of the airport transfer services of both providers, KLOOK has my thumbs up in terms of professionalism and punctuality.
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My Top 3 Fave Eats in BangkokStarting off the list is Ping’s Thai Teochew Seafood, a recent favorite that I spotted from an ex-colleague's Facebook sharing. It's conveniently located within Pathuwan Princess Hotel Level 2 - you would have to cut across MBK Centre (BTS National Stadium station), and you can connect to the hotel via Level 2 or Level 1 of the MBK Centre.
Some of the must-try include the Braised Fish Maw and Coconut Jelly - two of my fave menu items. If you're travelling in a bigger group, you may want to try the Fried Tanghoon served in crab (which I didn't managed to try).
You can also refer to this blogger aroimakmak's review which he shared the promo code “PingsAroiMakMak” for 10% off all ala-carte items (valid till 31 December 2018).
Hokkaido Robata Genshiyaki is my second fave stop in Bangkok. It's a bit inconvenient to get unless you have strong legs after all that Bangkok shopping. Located along Sukhumvit Road Soi 31, it's about 6 mins walk from BTS Phong Phrom station, o 15 mins walk from BTS Asok station.
You may want to try the Grilled Crab Legs, Grilled Salmon Belly, Grilled Mackerel and Grilled Scallops. They may also have seasonal promotions - in my most recent August 2018 trip, they had a Hokkaido Uni promotion and Wagyu Beef (which you grill on a hot stone yourself - can control the 'done-ness' to your liking). Unfortunately they ran out of Grilled Salmon Belly.. sobs..
You can refer to my previous blog post for more photos. And yes, do note that they open only in the evenings from 5pm.
|Grilled scallop in garlic-butter sauce and the other in soy sauce|
So far I've been to three of Audrey's outlets and they don't disappoint. Other than the beautiful ambiance for lots of selfies and Instagram updates, I enjoy going to Audrey’s for their Crispy Pork Cubes, Thai Tea Crepe Cake and Milo Crepe Cake. They offer both western and Thai cuisine - have also tried their boat noodles / beef noodles. Oh yah, they have this flowerpot cake that's perfect for phototaking - but Hubs and I don't really like as there's simply too much buttercream.
My fave outlet would have to be Audrey Cafe des Fleurs at Emquartier Level 8 (BTS Phrom Phong) - but of course' I haven't been to their flag ship store (Thong Lo Soi 11, rather far from BTS Thong Lo) so my fave outlet may change. You can also find Audrey at Siam Centre Level 4 (BTS Siam station), Central Embassy Level 5 (BTS Ploenchit Station) and Esplanade Level 1 (MRT Thailand Cultural Centre, the shopping mall in front of Ratchada Train Night Market).
|Crispy Pork Cubes and some apple-strawberry jelly drink - Siam Centre Level 4|
Day Time Markets and Night MarketsThe famous day market is of course Chatuchak Weekend Market (BTS Mo Chit or MRT Kamphaeng Phet) - where you can enjoy treats such as coconut ice-cream, savory garlic bread, and duck noodles served in herbal broth - while shopping of course.
You can also score quite a few bargains in Pratunam day market, which is opposite Platinum Malls - but very out-of-breath squeezy!
Ratchada Train Night Market remain my fave night market as it's very convenient to get to (MRT Thailand Cultural Centre, right behind Esplanade Shopping Centre) and prices are a tad cheaper than mainstream shopping malls in Siam area. The downside is that, like most night markets, it's open towards the end of the week on Thursdays to Sundays. While food stalls are usually open from 5pm+, the shopping area is usually fully open by 7pm. Do bring a rain coat and a torch light if you're there in rainy seasons - I've encountered blackouts twice (umbrella would be too cumbersome when you need to walk through the narrow lanes with other people around)
We were staying rather near Talad Neon Night Market (next to Berkeley Hotel Pratunam) and it was a pleasant well-lit surprise when we decided to go there after a big rainstorm. Most of the shops and eateries are open - the food stalls are on the right and back of the market. Similar to Ratchada, it's open from Thursday to Sunday from 5pm. I did read somewhere that some of the eateries are open on other weekdays too - not sure how true this is.
Chang Chui Creative Park is the famous IG spot with the huge airplane-restaurant in the middle. However we seem to have went during an off-period, not forgetting the heavy downpours and long commute due to traffic jams. The market was rather quiet, with a handful of shops open. Did some 'window shopping' and managed to comb the premises rather fast. Do note it's closed on Wednesdays, and with some parts of the market only open in late afternoon to evenings. Website
For more night markets, do check out my older posts