I’ve always been a fan of Thai food, but I think I’ve become an even bigger fan of it since I came back from Bangkok. I think if I ever decide to stay in Bangkok permanently, I will become severely obese. It is really food heaven. I mean, just check these photos out:
This plate of spicy seafood noodles was my first meal in Bangkok, at Platinum Mall’s food court. Between me and FP, our lunch amounted to a total of SGD3.50. Amazing. And these noodles were delicious and true to its word – it’s incredibly spicy.
We were really curious when we saw these and asked what they are. They are, sweetened (to the max) egg white in a crispy pancake topped with coconut flakes. Of course we tried it. And while it was so very yummy, it was also very, very sweet. So one is enough.
Been craving for coconut ice cream since I last had it in Phuket last October, so I was so excited when I saw a stall in Chatuchak selling it. This time, the ice cream is served in a coconut shell and had toppings! This was mine with pineapples on it. FP’s coconut ice cream had glutinous rice and atap seeds. Freaking glorious, if I should say so myself.
I’ve never had these before till this trip. So obviously, the sight of these colourful lovelies that look like toy miniatures brightened up my day. I am attracted to bright and colourful things you see. Got like 10 of them and snacked on them while shopping, yummy! Oh they are called “Royal Fruit” by the way.
This is a heart attack waiting to happen. Just because they are mini sized doesn’t mean they have lesser cholesterol. One quail egg has the same cholesterol of a normal sized egg. But hey you only live once (YOLO ya’ll!), lol.
We had these eggs together with this plate of sticky mango rice:
Precisely why I cannot live in Bangkok if I want to stay petite.
So somewhere in the middle of Chatuchak, we came across this small eatery that sells extremely yummy pad thai. So we ordered one each, not knowing that they are huge servings (they are served on trays, not plates – 2 people can share one plate!). The photo below does not do justice to the size of the plate (tray), but it looks so yummy doesn’t it?
Each of us also ordered our usual of thai milk tea. Again, we didn’t know it was going to be a gigantic serving of milk tea. Get this – it came in FISHBOWL. So each of us had to finish a FISHBOWL worth of milk tea. Never had that much milk tea in a single seating in my life. Goodness.
While we are on the subject of milk tea, I was told (prior to the trip) to look out for this bubble tea chain called Dakasi. Spotted it on our first day in Bangkok, and of course tried it. It was so delicious.
We also tried a strawberry pudding drink, that tasted like strawberry pocky. What’s not to like?!
At one of the malls we were at (I think it was Siam Paragon), we chanced upon these drinks that had herbal jelly in them.
We had the milk tea, and the ovaltine ones respectively. Of course it was good, but just one complaint about drinks in Bangkok – there’s always too much ice in them.
Speaking of desserts, we also had Ice Monster on one of the days because our legs were begging for mercy from all the shopping. It’s just fruits of your choice with shaved ice and condensed milk. Very nice on warm day (and Bangkok is very, very warm). But I also like how pretty it is in this photo:
One more dessert photo before I end this. These ice lollys were spotted at Chatuchak market. There were other flavours but we chose lime, because it was the most thirst quenching – I guess (or we just needed something cold because it was so hot). It was very refreshing but melted too fast. But given the heat on that day, I don’t blame the lolly.
Okay, that’s it for now. This post is getting too long! Tonight I’ll post part 2 of it – all about street food!