Thursday, August 3, 2017

Day 3 - Dinner at Myeong Ga

Before dinner, we went to explore the soi opposite soi 15.

When we arrived at Korean Plaza, We were so disappointed to find our favourite restaurant Airang closed down - so sad. No other restaurant could beat the food standards and service of this restaurant.

Spent a while looking and choosing a restaurant to dine. Finally settled for Myeong Ga.

Acceptable food and service. The beef was not so good as Airang. Ambience lost to Airang.

Soi 15 near Grand Swiss

Day 3 - High tea at Oriental Hotel

The highlight of the day was high tea at Author's Lounge at Oriental Hotel. Took the complimentary boat to the hotel and it was a very short ride to the hotel. Reservation was required. We took a light lunch so that we could stomach the high tea items.

Service was great, deco was very beautiful, ambience was very warm and comfortable. The food items were prepared delicately and presented very beautifully. We ordered one Oriential style high tea set to share and added 1 earl grey tea since the set only served 1 tea. The cost was about $45/person.

Menu showing the different food items.

The beautifully decorated stairways but it was a little hot in this room. The room behind the stairways was much cooler.

Then the high tea began ...

with many selection of tea.

Then sobert was served

Followed by the high tea items

English Tea presentation

Live guitar performance


After tea, strolled in the hotel compound before boarding the boat back to Tarksin Station.

Well landscaped Garden beautifully done

En route

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Day 2 - Dinner at Saengchai potchana 发进來

Dinner was at saengchai potchana 发进來. It is a zhichar eatery with aircon about 500m from Thonglor station, towards Asoke. There were many photos of celebraties in the shop. Service was ok. Foodwise acceptable. The menu has pictures with translation in English and consists mainly of Chinese-Thai seafood dishes. Only accept cash. Address is 762/5-6 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 32, Bangkok.

Shop Front

Alfresco Dining

We ordered too much food and could not finish. Below are the dishes recommended by most people.
Tom moo kiem chai (minced pork soup with pickled mustard greens)

Crab Egg with generous chunks of crab meat.

Pla gao tod gratiem prik Thai (deep fried grouper garnished with lots of garlic). The most expensive item.

Morning Glory

Day 2 - Dusit -> Chinatown -> Lunch at Nam Sing Chinatown, Ah Baoling Desert at Hua Seng Hong restaurant -> Shopping

After breakfast, we travelled to Dusit area via orange flag river boat.

Boats on Chaophraya

Enroute along the chao Phraya river
Shangrila Hotel

Inside the boat

Oriental Hotel Jetty

Continuing our river journey

Finally we arrived at Thewes Pier.

Enroute to Dusit area

St Gabriel College

King Rama V Monument

Chitralada Royal Villa is a royal villa located within Dusit Palace. This villa was the unofficial permanent-residence of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit.

There was no access to Vimanmek Palace or Amphom Sathan Residential Hall since all were hidden from public sigght within the palace high walls and thick tall trees.
Borommangalanusarani pavilion in the same compound.

Spotted a coppersmith barbet

Next, went to Chinatown for lunch. En route. This way to Chinatown is more pleasant and cooler with many shops along the way.

Once again, wihtout fail, we stopped to take the delicious Hua Seng Fong ah baoling before hitting Nam Sing for crab meat fried rice and birdnest. The prices had gone up steadily over the years. Total bill :$41.33.

Out of Chinatown, en route to subway.

After lunch, we took the BTS and stopped at National Stadium. Went to buy FBT shorts at a lane north of MBK.

Day 2 - Breakfast at Hotel

Full breakfast at the hotel the next morning with many varieties and wide range of food items. Very well presented spread.
Noodles, eggs, bakes beans, meat, chicken, vegetables

Assortments of breads and rolls and crossiants with jams and spreads

Soup and porridge

Salads, cold cuts and cereals

Fruit station

Our platter

Deco at table

Dining table