Bangkok is an awesome place to get fat in because the grub is cheap and decent. Their serving sizes are smaller than what we’re used to in the Philippines though so maybe you wouldn’t get *that* fat, tamang taba lang. Plus, they like veggies so it’s healthy right?
Dinners in Khaosan Road and countless trips to 7-Eleven are not included in this post since I forgot to take photos a.k.a. I forgot what we ate as well.
First stop: Tom Yum Kung Restaurant. This was right next to our hotel, the food was a keri but the servers were a bit hot-tempered and inattentive so this was how I ordered in my head, “Kuya, kung di nakakahiya baka pwedeng mag-order, kung okay lang naman. Sorry kung naaabala ka namin.”
Second stop: Street food beside the Grand Palace. We thought that what we saw was shrimp, Ate assured us that it was shrimp but it was not shrimp, it’s not even a relative of the shrimp a.k.a. don’t you dare smile at us Ate.
Third stop: Milk tea beside the Grand Palace, in Chinatown, and in the Chatuchak Market. The rule regarding milk teas in Thailand is, “You’re already in Thailand, Thai milk tea would taste good anywhere.” That being said, get Thai milk tea on the streets where it will only cost you 15 THB (about Php20). In Chinatown, having your milk tea in a cup instead of in a plastic bag will cost you 5 THB more.
Thai milk tea beside the Grand Palace.
Thai milk tea in Chinatown.
Thai milk tea in the Chatuchak Market. The stall looks a bit better than the ones beside the Grand Palace and in Chinatown so the price of the milk tea doubles.
Fourth stop: Hong Kong Noodle in Chinatown. For 370 THB (about Php 505) each of the five of us had our own set meal plus we got four orders of shrimp dumpling, pork dumpling and hargow. What is sulit. Plus, they have the friendliest staff in all of Bangkok who are fans of Manny Pacquiao.
Fifth stop: Street food in Chinatown. I was craving for buchi or hopia and it was frustrating that I can’t find buchi or hopia in Chinatown. I spotted these and they were cheap and the vendor doesn’t speak a word of English so who knows what these are called?
Sixth stop: MBK Food Center.
You don’t use money to purchase food. You purchase coupons with your money which you’ll use to purchase food. I blabber, forgive me.
I’m in love with Thai sweet pancakes a.k.a. when tacos meet marshmallows and had awesome babies.
I forgot what this was called but it has chicken in it and that’s what’s important. Chicken is the food that fuels my soul. I char you not.
The Thai version of a halo-halo which gets more expensive with each additional ingredient (so we just got two).
Seventh stop: Street food in Chatuchak Market. Because my buchi / hopia craving was still not satisfied. This is still not buchi nor hopia though. I cry.
Eight stop: Toh-Plue Restaurant in Chatuchak Market. We ended up here because it was air-conditioned and because they have cool ceilings (but mostly because it was air-conditioned).
Ninth stop: Though not technically a stop I would like to include the moistest banana chocolate cupcakes on the planet that came free with our bus ticket to the border.