Recently, I found myself going back to Bangkok Old Town, or the Rattanakosin Island, a lot. I think this is because I have come full circle, and my accumulative readings brought new lights to things I grew up with. So, here I am, trying to get things nice and easy for fellow travellers who are visiting Bangkok, Thailand. Hope you have fun and get the most out of your days here in town. :D
Nai Lert Park Heritage Home was built in 1915 as an out-of-town retreat for Nai Lert Sresthaputra or Phraya Bhakdinorasresth and his family. A lot of stories can be learnt from this house. After all, Nai Lert was bestowed the royal title of Phraya Bhakdinorasresth by King Rama VI for his and his wife's generosity and public services. The title means the 'Beloved Millionaire.'
I'd say curiosity moves the world. It makes everything more interesting, fun, and worth exploring. I grew up eating all kinds of noodle, Hakka noodle or ก๋วยเตี๋ยวแคะ included. But then, what exactly is Hakka Noodle? The triangle tofu? The broth? Or the person who prepares it?
A too-long stretch in hometown spurred us to look further to something exotic and beyond. Case in point is these colourful Indian sweets - and their unique cultures and traditions that have been a part of Thailand for centuries.
1823 Tea Lounge by Ronnefeldt at Gaysorn - for the first time ever - is featuring purebred Thai teas on their special, limited-time menu. But, these four specially selected teas are far from ordinary, they are parts of the ancient tea trails that draw from southern China down to northern Thailand. Some leaves are picked from tea plants as old as 800 years old.
For almost a year since its debut of creative and delicious Thai-inspired Nordic Cuisine, Front Room at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has just released its new seasonal menu. The seven-and-ten-course degustation takes us deep into the woodland with earthy and somewhat wild things that appear on the plates. A must-try, a very creative and delicious cuisine in Bangkok.
This sweet, cold noodle is a secret recipe of a family of Talad Noi - a residential cluster south of Yaowarat. And it happens to be vegan, hence a specialty exclusively available during the Chinese Vegan Festival. But now, the descendants are bringing back this comforting and cooling bowl to the visitors of the area. Yumm.
Gaysorn Urban Resort - a contemporary and fully-equipped co-sharing space on 19-20 Floors of Gaysorn Tower on Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok - showcases its well-manned organizing, catering and culinary services with a night of Chef's Table of French classics and Thai contemporary arts. A great space for those looking for a private function unlike others.
What's better than stumbling onto something as great as a real artisanal goodie. Case in point is this delicious deep-fried dough locally known as 'Pa-Tong-Go.' While many places depend on the quick recipe using baking powder, this one still relies fresh yeast made and taken care of overnight. The kneading and deep-frying techniques - passed along from father to son - also add to the extra crunchiness. Yummmmm!!!