As usual, it all started with food cravings. I was really hungry and was thinking of what to eat. The first thing that came to mind was… khao kha mu! Gosh I really miss eating that, I could have it all the time in Thailand.
Which reminded me of my last trip to Bangkok in 2011 with my sister and brother-in-law. They were there to watch Yanni in the flesh and generously decided to bring me along. =) <3
Got to blog this, got to blog this else I'd never... and I might forget :(
We didn’t take any photos during the show because it was dark and would have been rude. Also Yanni always has fantastic stage set-up and the concert was amazing! After playing his Yanni Live! The Concert Event DVD on repeat, it was a thrill to be able to see him perform in the flesh.
One of my favourite moments in my life so far :)
While waiting for our lunch, I saw these big plump live cockles. Not sure if I adequately showcased their sizes, but there you go.
Necessary food condiments on every table.
KHAO KHA MU!!!! <3 Traditional stewed pork leg with pickled mustard greens and boiled egg, served with a sweet spicy sauce. So amazingly simple, so mind-blowingly delicious, so it gets stuck in my mind all the time. I want to eat it every day! So if you know where I can a good one in Klang Valley (if any), please let me know.
October 2011 was when the Thailand floods reached critical level. There was a tense feeling in the air, not eased by sandbag barriers constructed everywhere in the city. One day after we left, the water reached some parts of Bangkok city.
On a lighter note, love this warning sign in a Bangkok taxi!
More food: sis and bro-in-law took me to Another Hound Cafe by Greyhound, a home brand in Siam Paragon.
Fashionable, cosy, serves delightful Thai fusion food such Complicated Noodles (make your own wrap, so good!), light Tom Yum with river prawns and ravioli, and spaghetti cha cha cha.
Spaghetti Cha Cha Cha is ink spaghetti with prawns and scallops, stir-fried with Italian basil leaves, green peppercorns and chilies. Yours for RM27 (price in 2011). Loved the food here, you should check it out when you’re in Bangkok.
Unrelated to Greyhound Cafe: I laughed at the food item name for a good 15 minutes.
More street food: beef ball noodle soup. Really tender, smooth kuey teow in a light broth.
Don’t know what it is but it’s popular. Crispy shell with your choice of filling. This was meringue and coconut. They have the savoury options as well, but my sister prefers the sweet ones.
What a happy shop!
On our last day in Bangkok, I was flipping through The Bangkok Post when I saw this article by Onsiri Pravattiyagul. Enjoyed reading it, am glad it was archived so you can read it too: 30+, single. A license to be neurotic?