Monday, August 24, 2015

4D3N Bangkok Trip 2015 - Part 2

So if you have missed the Part 1 of this series, you can click here to read.

As mentioned previously, I will be introducing this Night Market we have explored for the first time based on a friend’s recommendation who has been staying in Bangkok for more than 10 years.

Train Night Market Ratchada aka Talad Nud Rod Fai, located behind Esplanade Cineplex (easily assessable by MRT – Thailand Cultural Centre Station). Don’t be mistaken by the main Rod Fai Market which is located at Srinakarin Soi 51, behind Seacon Square Shopping Mall. Train Night Market Ratchada was opened earlier this year but already it is bustling with market goers, as it guarantees great food and a variety of night market shopping.


Just chill with friends while waiting for the sun to set which promises a different kind of fun.

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The Train Night Market Ratchada runs from 5pm to 1am every Thursday through Sunday.



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If you are looking for a denim jeans or berms, this is the right place.


Night falls and we see more people arriving at the market, where the food stalls are quickly being filled and businesses thrives.





As tired legs brought us nearer to the section for drinks, we were easily drawn by the music and ambience around the area.



Just look at the crowd.


This is a place I will surely come back again when I visit Bangkok.


In all our traveling log, we have never done a sponsored food review overseas before. So for the first time, all thanks to my fellow Daddy Blogger friend Eddie, we were introduced to Jacqueline and her unique Ping’s Thai Teochew Seafood Restaurant.

The main shop is located at Asoke and the new outlet is at Pathumwan Princess Hotel (level 2).

Led by the renowned Chef Saetia Hung Ping, who has more than half a century’s culinary skills to perfect Ping’s superior and naturally flavorful chicken broth as well as many unique dishes.


For an hour or so, we were treated to the best meal on this trip, in fact in all our Bangkok trip.

Ping’s Braised Superior Special Shark’s Fin & Fish Maw

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Stir Fried Fish Maw with Tiger Prawn

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Braised Goose Web & Noodle in Clay Pot

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Succulent Jumbo River Prawn

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Fried Oyster Omelette on Sizzlling Hot Plate


Thai Style Shrimp Cake


Curry Crab in Thai Style


Even the Ice Blended Coconut Drink and Coconut Jelly Dessert are superb!

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End of the meal, I was left dumbfounded. Where can I find such good food in Bangkok? =)

Thanks to Jacqueline and Ping’s for the amazing experience and treat!

For more information, check out the menu at Ping’s Restaurant Group.


Time passes quickly when everything is enjoyable. Kless and I had one of the most relaxing trip by far to Bangkok. Damaged done for all the shopping. Had our fill of massages and great food.

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Topped with the best traveling companions, the GUos, I could not have asked for a better trip.


Next trip to Korea!

Monday, August 17, 2015

4D3N Bangkok Trip 2015 - Part 1

Bangkok is fast becoming our pilgrimage journey for shopping and massages. Three years in a row (2013-2015), I have travelled to this land of smiles for a short getaway. But this trip is slightly different. Firstly, Kless and me travelled without the girls. Secondly, we travelled the first time with the Guo Family, Kelvin & Joyce. So technically it was duo couple trip.

The KUans & the GUos. Specs vs No-specs.


This year, we were blessed to be hosted by Hotel Intercontinental Bangkok. Right from the Airport, we were treated like a VIP, with special airport transfer directly to the airport. Due to our early flight, we reached Bangkok around 7am and the hotel around 8am. But the front desk was so nice to accommodate us and prepared the room ready for us in less than 15mins. We were able to check-in and refresh before going out for our breakfast.

Here are some photos of the hotel.


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You can check out Kless’s blog for the full review on Hotel Intercontinental Bangkok.

Though we have visited Bangkok so many times, this is the first time we tried the super famous Wanton Noodle and Pig’s Trotters Rice. What have we missed!!





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The Wanton Noodle’s bowl may look big but the portion is really quite small. An adult can easily eat 2-3 bowls.


But my recommendation is to eat just one bowl (unless you are super hungry), so that you can truly enjoy the best – Pig’s Trotters Rice! This is so good, I would highly recommend (force you if I can), to eat at least 2 plates, or better still, order one plate of the rice and another plate just the pig’s trotters. Must have the sauce! I jokingly took my companions the sauce must have been cooking for 5 years non-stop.

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Surprisingly, we didn’t eat much of the street food in Bangkok this time round. Instead, we tried out some different restaurants which were really good too.

Like this one near MBK, it sells authentic Thai food – Som Tam.


The must try dishes includes, BBQ Charcoal Broiled Pork Neck.


Papaya Salad


And the dish every table orders – Fried Chicken.


Just round the same corner, you will find nice dessert shop – Mango Tango. You can find almost all types of mango dessert you want. Mango Sticky Rice (left) with mango ice cream and fresh mango. Mango Pudding (right) with mango sauce and fresh mango.

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Me and Mr. Mango, doing the tourist shot.


If you are shopping at Union Mall, which I think is better than Platinum Mall, then you can also try the Shabushi restaurant, a type of conveyor steamboat buffet. It’s about 360 Baht per person, but a time limit of 1.5 hours eating time.


They serve a wide array of raw food for steamboat as well as cooked food like Sushi.

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Come back for Part 2 of my Bangkok trip. I will be introducing the best Night Market in BKK and also a special review I have done in Bangkok.