When I posted a check-in status in FB that I was at the International Airport, my friends asked me where I was going and what I was going to do. Ms. Ann: Lia, are you going on a culinary tour? I replied....
"I am going on an Eating Tour!"
I was with PD, her agenda was shopping.
I was so impressed with her. How can she go around the shopping centers from the time the mall opens at 10 until it closes at 9?!?! Then.... She still had the energy to go to the night market AFTER the mall closed down for the night?!?! That was incredible!
My agenda was food, food, food and more food.
Let me take you on my eating tour by themes.
A visit to Bangkok is not complete without eating at Somboon Seafood Restaurant at their Surawong Branch.
Their specialty is Fried Curry Crab.
The crab was sweet and meaty!
I loved their pan-fried oysters!
My memory served me correctly. The first time I tried it a few years ago, the oyster burst in my mouth! So plump and juicy. This time... The experience was the same.
We also ordered Eggplant with Salted Fish Hot Pot.
Fai Sor Kam - Northern Thai Cuisine
I had the Green Chicken Curry with Shrimp Cakes
I did not want to leave Bangkok without trying their Phad Thai so I ordered from the hotel's Room Service.
The presentation was so pretty! I thought the serving was so small but when I unwrapped the banana leaf, the serving was quite huge. I was not able to finish it.
Ping's Thai Teochew Seafood Restaurant
Oyster Omelette Hot Plate
Fried Prawns with Chili and Garlic
Fried Rice with Crabmeat
We had lunch at Shangrila Restaurant in Chinatown. We just ordered 1 whole Peking Duck served two ways!
Ohhh what can I say! I loved it! I only ate one piece with wrapper.... The rest...
I unwrapped because of the wheat content. So it was just pure crispy duck skin dipped in Hoisin Sauce!
The second way was cooked with pork sausage and minced duck meat over fried rice noodles and served with lettuce.
It was not greasy at all!!!
Just for the duck, I would be willing to go back to Bangkok. I am not a duck eater... I prefer suckling pig but ... Shangrila's duck? It turned me into a convert.
Of course I had to try their Pork and Shrimp Sio Mai.
BBQ Plaza - grilled meat and seafood
Din Tai Fung
Pork and Crab Dumpling
We just had a late buffet breakfast but I wanted to try the dumplings! Din Tai Fung has won many awards of excellence, one of which was Bangkok's Restaurant of the year for 2013. It has many branches all over the world.
The wrapper did not break at all!
I met with Tita Chit and Ryan.
Hahaha Showing off her new IPhone 5s.
Tita Chit is Jing's very close relative and she always gives me some kind of seasoning or cooking ingredient from Bangkok whenever she visits the Philippines.
They treated me for a late lunch at Fuji Japanese Restaurant. Thank you!!!
Tempura Bento Box
I wanted to spend more time with Tita Jit and tour Bangkok but I did not have enough time.
Grilled Pork Chop
Grilled Pork Loin
From the salad bar....
An order of Iced Tea at TWG.
We were billeted at Pathumwan Princess Hotel.
The views from our two floor to ceiling windows....
Buying clothes in Bangkok is not an option for me. The sizes are really so minuscule and if you see the women, they are so slim!!!!! Their bodies are like that of a mannequin's! So I just bought several bags and.....
Lots of snacks! I had a carry on and half a suitcase full of snacks!
My potato chips collection.....
Cheese curls collection....
I also bought ingredients for cooking.
I wanted to buy more but grocery items are quite heavy. As it was, the baggage allowance went over by 2 kilograms.
Tita Jit asked me what I wanted from Bangkok! I said I wanted Palm Sugar.
I cannot wait to go back to Bangkok to enjoy the local scenery and learn how to cook! I have a standing invitation from Tita Jit!
I hope you enjoyed my "Eating Tour" of Bangkok as much as I did.
The Wriggly Chronicles
Of course, I had to buy pasalubong for my baby boy!