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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.