Saturday, June 25, 2016
Memorable Moments In Bangkok 难忘曼谷之旅
Whenever I travel to Bangkok with my hubby, the first and last place he would visit is the Erawan Shrine. Occasionally he would hire a troupe of traditional Thai dancers to perform in front of the shrine. Always packed with devotees from all over the world, many tour guides like to bring busloads of tourists here too.
Early every morning, we would see a row of monks sitting by the side of pavements and many Thais would respectfully kneel before each monk and offer them food. Some street hawkers sell ready packed food for the monks, the locals just buy the amount they required and offer them to the monks.
I couldn't resist entering this sweet Hello Kitty restaurant hahaha..... Actually we spent some money for refreshments just to take a few photos, but it seems my hubby enjoyed himself more than I do.
Pretty and cute decor, food is so so..... we had fun and enjoyed the silly photo shoots.
Chanced upon this authentic Thai dessert shop at Chatcuchak weekend market. Fascinated, we watched them make the pretty desserts. Bought some to try but they were too sweet for us.
At Chatcuchak weekend market, I would always seek out his guy. I have always enjoyed the tea pulling performance by this handsome guy. My hubby would tell you I would be gawking at the handsome guy every time. Look at the guy, which normal woman wouldn't!? (Ahhh, fortunately hubby didn't notice my saliva dripping..... )
His iced tea tastes better than the other stalls. Trust me :D
Probably because we were on vacation, food in Thailand (even fast food) tastes great. At times, we would try new offerings on the menu of a certain fast food restaurant.
We have a to-eat list before going to Bangkok. When in Bangkok, before retiring to bed every night, we plan what to eat the following day. We pounced on every delicious food wherever we went. We were awed by a huge selection of yummy food everywhere, at any time in Bangkok.
Regrettably we would come back with a few kilos heavier. Resistance is futile. hahaha.....
We also had some memorable adventures looking for delicious food on the streets of Bangkok.
Late one night, looking for Thai Teochew kway teow soup (flat rice noodles) brought us to Mr Tan, a 2nd generation migrant from Chaozhou, China. All of us were glad to converse in Teochew, especially Mr Tan because his children only speak Thai.
A hardworking man who spends his life hawking noodles on the streets of Bangkok, he was very keen to learn about our life in Singapore and in Chaozhou. He has never travelled out of Thailand.
My hubby and I had a satisfying meal of Thai Teochew flat rice noodles. We also tried his recommendation of roast pork belly. Because we speak the same dialect, I think my bowl of noodles were laden with more ingredients. Kakinang mah.
每年我先生去曼谷拜四面佛时, 我会陪他去。他一下飞机就去拜四面佛, 要回国之前又去拜多一次。偶尔他会请传统泰国舞蹈员在四面佛前表演, 答谢佛恩。
我一直很喜欢这个帅哥拉茶。我先生会告诉你，我每次都目不转睛地盯着帅哥看。正常的女人都爱看帅哥嘛! 幸好老公没看到我流口水。。。 哈哈哈! 他的拉茶比其他摊位的好喝。我说的。
在寻找泰潮粿条汤时, 遇到摊主陈先生。我们用潮州话交谈。陈兄难得有人跟他讲潮州话, 乐得请我们喝茶因为他的孩子只会说泰语。