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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bangkok Trip - Day 1

My plate of mixed rice RM6

The boy & daddy had KFC for lunch

After checking-in our luggage, we took a brief stroll to Food Garden at LCCT for lunch.  We had more than 2 hours to kill there before catching our flight to Bangkok.  Compared to the eateries within LCCT premise which are always packed with people, Food Garden which adopts food court style, is spacious with plenty of seats for patrons. 

Pre-booked 3-pc pancakes for the boy.  One went into the boy's tummy when this pic was taken.
The meal comes with a cup of 100ml water when pre-book online

My loyal companion

About to land at Suvarnabumi Airport..
Were those paddy fields submerged in flood water or mere fishing pond?

A shuttle bus waiting to transport us to the airport arrival hall

My boy so happy to get a seat

Too bad.. all of you gotta wait for the next bus
Students from Alice Smith Int. School KL, occupied almost half of the plane were there for a holiday..

Who says tourists shun Bangkok? Look at the sardine packed shuttle bus!

We walked down to 1st Floor of the airport to buy taxi coupon from the public taxi booth.  We never had any unpleasant experience with any airport taxi drivers in Bangkok after our many visits to Bangkok.  Not this time though!  Should have gotten on the train located on the basement floor.  We managed to do just that on our trip back home and I will blog about it soon.  It's so so so CONVENIENT, PUNCTUAL, HASSLE FREE & ECONOMICAL!

Walking to the public taxi stand

By the time we checked-into our hotel room, it was already 6.30pm Bangkok local time (Malaysian time 7.30pm).  I wrote a review here about this hotel during my trip there with my dad and sister last year.  We rested and refreshed ourselves in the room before going out for dinner.  Since I stayed in this hotel before, I was quite familiar with the hotel surrounding. 

We took a 5 minutes stroll to Tesco Lotus, Rama 1 Road and decided to have dinner at this Chinese Restaurant called Mr Chow.  I am game for Thai Food, Tom Yum Goong in particular anytime, but with the boy tagged along, we played safe and had our usual Chinese meal for our first meal in Bangkok.

Crysanthemum Tea with lotsa crushed ice. free refillable with jasmine tea.  Guess this's the norm there as everywhere we go, we have more ice than the beverage itself.

A tray with sauce, chilli, pepper etc and not forgetting tissue box too.. a norm there too..
very service oriented.

Chinese Fried Rice

Pork Noodles

Fishball Noodles

Fried Wanton

On our way back after dinner.  Can you spot the plant trimmed into the shape of an elephant in the background?

On our way back to the hotel, we saw this pad thai roadside stall located next to Siam@Siam Hotel.  We ordered 2 plates of pad thai before we wrapped up our first day in Bangkok and retiring to bed.  40 baht each.  Taste wise, nothing to shout about, a bit too sweet to our liking... not a single piece of meat or prawns detected, only some taugeh, eggs and dried bean curd.  We'll give this stall a miss the next time we pass by.. 

More updates on our Bangkok trip coming up soon.. :)

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Blogger Small Kucing said...

Food looks great but the portion of the fried rice like a bit only lah.

December 17, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Hayley said...

The food looks pretty good eh?

Fast fast show us your shopping loots! :P

December 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Pepper said...

I love noodles! They can make me happy any day :)

Oh yes, I love that elephant-shaped plant.

December 19, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Mommy to Chumsy said...

oh i didn't know airasia provides a shuttle bus from the plane to the terminal in BKK. gotta check with hubs cos he's a frequent visitor there :) now i know where to get chinese food in bkk. thanks for sharing. btw, don't you find the LCCT full of flies?

December 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Agnes said...

a very convenient & reasonable price hotel to consider when travelling to Bangkok next time.

December 19, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Kathy: The portion was indeed very small.

Hayley: Taste not bad. :)

Pepper: You too, a noodle lover? :)

Barb: Yup, we don't have to walk like what we have to do here at LCCT. :).. You mean flies at Food Garden.. We like to frequent the place, so far so good, no unpleasant experience like diarrhea after dining there. :)

Agnes: Ya, very convenient if you don't mind the no frill and basic facilities. By the way, there are a new hotel/hostel just next to Kritthai Mansion and Ibis Hotel, still under construction when we were there, so I might want to try out these new hotels around the neighbourhood on our next trip there. :)

December 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Mummy Moon said...

I find Thai Chow kuai Thew aka Pad Thai is way too sweet compare to Malaysia version. Got kacang some more hor :)

December 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM  

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