• Serena Tan

A brief Rant on our last trip in Krung Thep.

Bangkok- full name

Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตน์ราชธานีบุรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยะวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์.

 

January this year, just the 4 of us this time, we didnt expect much shopping since it was only a few months ago that we were here. But we definately had our WanTan Mee everyday this round which we didnt had the last round.

Because it was easier to co-ordinate, the Parents AK and I had most of our branches or “tea-breaks” at the Wan Tan Store, during the breaks in shopping. And like most of the US that ate there, with the small portion serving, we had an average of 2 bowls each, every meal we had there.

I remembered years back this 1 bowl costs 30bath. Amazingly, today it is still relatively cheap but the most important element, it was so tasty TASTY!

For a person, like me, who doesn’t take much pork, but i love that store’s wantan somehow and i can actually makan 2 bowls. How is that possible? i dont know. It happened. And it happened for a long time.


Bangkok Wan Tan Mee


We had our usual dinner seafood at the usual alley “Seafood house” that served my favourite soon hock.


@ the "Seafood Place"


We didnt stay the usual Grand Diamond any more, after 2 bad experience with the in-experience staff and the overwheming lobby that was swarmp by shops. And the frustration of hailing cabs at the Grand Diamond was torturing actually, (sometimes, I wonder the price we were paying is exact that of a hotel but the services we get is just in the confinement of the room stay. Once you reached the lobby, you are just another of the passer by- shopper. The breakfast is good though, however, in Bangkok, you could always do away with breakfast when all you see along the street is good authetic food.

Amari Watergate we stayed in was a little dearer, definitely, but you get a total of FULL service. I guess, what you pay is what you get. The higher class hotel would definitely provide so much better service. Is really depends on what you are fussy about.

We didn’t have much fuss over any hotel matters, or going to places with the concierge. They were in fact so informative and always ready to advice you on places.  We had complimentaries on food and drinks. There’s a lobby to rest and chat with at the end of a shopping day with your family. Nobody seems to be in a hurry to chase you away. It’s the place to relax yet do your shopping in, for me personally.


Having our Supper Chicken Wings in the Hotel Room

AK’s ALL TIME favourite road side  Chicken Wings and beef slices. He would always patronise that road side store every time he went for supper.

Gun shot games. Who is the most accurate. The parents, AK and I had a go at it.

Probably time to update my pictures. Wonder where is the rest.  


Gun shot games at the Bangkok "Pasar Malam"!


And the lots more….

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