22 Apr 2016

Bangkok by findingmomo

11/13

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Back in one of my favorite cities.

My flight landed to coincide with the evening rush hour, so I decided taking the Airport Rail Link into town would be a better idea than being stuck in a cab for three hours.

Caught a glimpse of the dying embers of sunset as I walked from Makkasan station to Phetchaburi station. I also stopped on the bridge to watch commuters catch their train home.

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Took a long walk down Sukhumvit Road before randomly turning into Soi 31. Tried to get a massage slot at Asia Herb Association but they were booked out till 10.30pm.

So I retraced my steps to Isao, a place I remember hearing serves the best maki rolls in Bangkok. I ordered their signature Jackie rice roll, which is stuffed with tobiko (flying fish roe), tempura, avocado and wrapped with sliced prawns. Once you get past the fact that your maki roll is smiling at you, you'll realize Jackie really is worth all the hype - it's delicious.

I also had the sushi sandwich (spicy minced salmon and tuna on the inside!) encrusted with tenkasu aka tempura bits, as well as six gyozas, which were fried to crispy and juicy perfection.

Ended up with a distended belly and zero regrets.

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After Jan was done with his work dinner we headed to Thong Lo to check out this place called The Iron Fairies. It's a bar modelled after an ironsmith's workshop, with little bottles of glitter they call fairy dust placed in nooks and crannies. Be careful not to hit your head against one of the many wrought iron staircases or pipes all around the place. I visit cool places and then wreck my own street cred by sounding so uncool.

Cocktails were good! I had a watermelon daiquiri with "fairy dust" burnt marshmallow. Cute name.