Chinatown, Bangkok style – Day 1

Hello ~ I’ve poof-ed to Bangkok from 6/June to 9/June recently. When I got there, we took a big taxi (for 4 people) to the hotel. It was 700 baht (including toll fee). With drivers whizzing in and out of cars, tuk-tuk and motorcycles, the entire driving system there is chaotic at best. Traffic jams are horrendous (e.g: a 10 mins journey can become 1 hr) though the people there are quite courteous drivers. We stayed at Glow Pratunum hotel (opposite Platinum mall). I thought the room was quite big and the toilet was pretty though the so-called pretty view from our window was nothing more than a collection of small buildings. Nothing fancy.

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Headed to Platinum Mall food court for some light-bites before heading to Chinatown for dinner. While walking along the roads, one can catch a glimpse of the hardworking Thai making leather bags, painting, designing etc. goods for sale.

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Once we were at Chinatown,

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we headed over to a seafood restaurant for dinner. With so many seafood restaurants in the area, we went to this one, where the uniform of the workers were red.

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Here’s some Tom Yum soup,

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a kind of herb fish (mainly pandan leaves and other herbs) that was very fragrant and

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crab with vermicelli ^^

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While the food was nice, the bird nest with gingko we had for dessert was bleh! It tasted like a mixture of plain water with fake plastic-y bird nest. Definitely not the best thing to order. After dinner, we strolled the streets of Chinatown, taking in the interesting sights in the area. Some shark fin,

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ēƒ§č‚‰ and

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freshly squeezed pomegranate juice. The red pomegranate is super sweet while the white pomegranate (unique to Thailand) with lemon was super sour. Lol. But both are equally delicious to drink…drool.

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The different eateries along the road were compacted together.

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And here’s a little piggy hanging on a stall selling pork meat to end off my first day there šŸ™‚

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