23 Apr 2016

Bangkok by findingmomo

12/13

Star 0

Comment0

My first taste of kanom krok bai toey at a night market in Ayutthaya a few months back was unforgettable. After snoozing long enough this morning to feel grossed out by myself, I decided this kaya sweetmeat pastry was worth travelling to the Siam area for. Well it's not that long a commute from Nana, where I'm putting up at this trip, but the heat makes each step ten times more painful.

I'm glad I did it anyway, because the kaya kueh they sell at Siam Pandan is SO, GOOD. EACH LITTLE KUEH IS INCREDIBLY CHEWY AND KAYA-INFUSED. MY EXCITEMENT CAN ONLY BE EXPRESSED IN CAPS. But I died and went to pandan heaven after biting into one of them fresh off the grill. Please please you have to try these.

Star 0

Comment0

Was a question that flashed briefly across my mind as I sat at Som Tam Nua, just round the corner from Siam Pandan. Oh well, it's not always that I'm in the neighborhood.

Som Tam Nua is a place I'd covered in my previous entries, but to recap - it's a place specializing in different kinds of som tam (raw papaya salad), but I'm really here for their chicken wings, coated in some kind of bewitching garlicky batter.

Star 0

Comment0

The branch at Sukhumvit Soi 24 only had slots for foot massages so we got them to help book massages at their Thong Lo (Soi 55) branch, and then took a cab there.

All this might seem like a lot of hassle to go through for a massage when you can just walk into any of the hundreds of parlors lining Sukhumvit, but trust me when I say nothing beats the experience you'll get at Asia Herb Association. I walked out after my herbal ball massage feeling both relaxed and energized.

Star 0

Comment0

Since we were in the area we popped by One Ounce for Onion (more for the a/c than anything, really) and then went to Vanilla Garden. We chose Vanilla Bakeshop to settle down at because I'd already tried the cafe, and there we ordered a fancy cronut dessert to share. The cronut was okay, and I enjoyed the burnt sugar layer on it but failed to appreciate the combination of vanilla ice cream and vanilla sauce.

Their drinks were hugeee as well, though I wish I'd finished less of my tea - should've known the Uber we were taking out of here was going to be stuck in a jam.

Star 0

Comment0

We got an Uber to the Rod Fai night market, and the traffic crawled painfully on the last leg of the journey. We both really needed the toilet so we asked the driver to let us off at nearby Seacon Square, and after we left the mall we ended up taking a really circuitous detour to the market, which only has ONE entrance oh tragedy of tragedies. I'm usually very okay with walking but you must understand that it was 36 degrees (C of course) out ughhhh Bangkok I love you but why is your weather like so??