Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ping's Restaurant (Bangkok)

And finally, for our last dinner in bkk, we are back to Ping's! 



We semi regret not staying at Pathuwan Princess this time round where Ping's (amongst other things) is just so accessible. 

There's this thing about Chinese restaurants in Thailand, their music box still revolves around the Theresa Teng era! Haha... very old school and really brings one into the retro sphere!

I ordered my favourite goose web noodles (small $400 baht)



Not sure how a simple looking noodle can taste SO GOOD! As good as how I remembered it to be! The noodle is just so flavoursome! Every mouthful got me wanting for more!


Bunny was looking forward to Ping's fish maw dishes. She's on a fish maw overload task today! Haha

The braised fish maw with crabmeat in cray pot (medium $500 baht)...






Looks good doesn't it?

Tastes really good. You can tell its quality fish maw - thick pieces! The broth is also thick and flavourful. Very yummy!


The last dish is the fried fish maw with prawns (small $500 baht)...



Omg! Also so tasty! I'm not a fish maw lover but I love this too! Again, quality fish maw and the flavour is just amazing. So is the texture! Ping's is a must visit if you come to Thailand!

Roast (Bangkok)






There was a short queue of about 30 minutes but it's good that they gave out numbers so we could utilize the time to shop around Emquartier. 

I also really like their menu. Each item comes with a matching picture on the side! 



Bunny ordered a flat white ($100 baht) while I ordered a iced chocolate ($120 baht). 



Bunny commented that the coffee is a 8/10 because she likes the texture. 

My iced chocolate is decent.

The crab cake Benedict ($360 baht) was good! 



Very puny portions thou. In fact check out that Rosti. They might as well not add it in. Haha but it's good also Coz it leaves us stomach space for more food! 

The crab cake was done right. Right texture (way better than karmakamet yesterday) and I could taste the crab meat.


And check out the flowing poached egg...




Awesome! 

We also ordered the ham hock & croquette ($320 baht)...





The bottom part is a pea purée, also a delight. The side of the croquette is crusted with almond flakes, yummy! But it also has a faint cheese taste. A strong tasting one which may get gerlard after awhile. 

We also ordered the croque Monsieur ($320 baht)




It was awesome! I won't say it has a great punch but it's definitely more than decent. It's pretty good! 

At the end, bunny also ordered a iced espresso latte ($120 baht)...




It's a very interesting drink! Espresso comes in the form of ice cubes and you add milk in ....









Beautiful display!

With such good quality food at such a price, whole meal was only $1600 baht. We are definitely coming back!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Karmakamet Diner (Bangkok)

I started seeing a lot of the rainbow cotton candy item from here on social media and it felt like we have to check it out.


We actually booked the place for brunch but I had an episode of food poisoning this afternoon so we end up changing it to dinner.

Heard lots of reviews of how it's quite hard to locate the place so we read a few blogs and checked with a couple of our friends who have been here. Basically, from the exterior of Emporium, walk towards Emporium Suites...


Continue walking down and in about 2-3 mins u will be able to see the signboard. 



Walk towards the signboard and turn in, you are there in another 2-3 mins!


The entrance of the place...






And the interior, it's beautiful. Very rustic and looks like some old English scientist lab at some points...











We were informed the brunch menu is not all day. So we ordered from the dinner menu. Pretty expensive menu btw.

A French onion soup is about $490 baht (almost S$20!).

We had wanted to order more but held back due to the pricing. The ambience and all was excellent thou! Beautiful place and service was good too.

The complimentary butter with warm bread...



We ordered a crab cake, a foie gras pasta and a beef cheek.

The crab cake was meh. The texture was very flour-y and couldn't very much taste the crab meat. 




In fact, the texture felt very Nua.


The foie gras pasta ($890 baht) came next.



It looks simple but it's so good! The shell shaped paste was nicely done, not over cooked. The flavour was amazing. There was foie gras, truffle and cheese. Good for those who like strong flavours. It was awesome! We loved it.


Next up was the slow braised beef cheeks ($1390 baht)...



Quite pricey but the portion was huge. Taste was excellent! Texture was also very bouncy and soft. Very yummy!


And of course, we had to also order the cotton candy thingy. It's called strawberry in the clouds ($390 baht) and it was as pretty as what I saw on social media!





But really that was it. Haha Instagram worthy and all but doesn't taste good at all. 

Inside all the fluff was some strawberry, strawberry ice cream, cookie, none of which taste good at all. Haha 



Overall the place is definitely worth a visit for its ambience and all. The food was also really good but damn pricey for bkk standards. Not sure if I will revisit thou.





After You (Bangkok)

A visit to bkk is incomplete if we don't visit After You - ok, I say this about Greyhound, Ping's, Chinatown and Sabx2 too. Haha

But yes, After You is the mother of all toast! They do it SO WELL!

Even when I compare it to Dazzling Cafe, there is zero fight! The toast, the buttery toast and the ice cream is just on point!




And this time round, bowl introduced us this seasonal drink...





It's called some Marian plum, looks like mango but smaller. Doesn't exactly taste like mango but so good. Very refreshing!

Hopefully, we get enough meals to come back again before we head back!



Friday, April 22, 2016

Sabx2 Pratunam Wanton Mee (Bangkok)

It is imperative to visit this wanton Mee stall each time we are here! Especially when there is a day of shopping to do at Platinum Mall.

This stall is forever filled with locals and the prices have rocketed over the years. A bowl of wanton Mee is now $100 baht. There's no longer big or small size. U want extra, u order another bowl. But it's still super good and I willingly will pay for it!



Of Coz, the pork leg rice too!


Super good!

T&K Seafood (Bangkok)

We couldn't resist ordering 8 of the bbq prawns. Smells so damn good!



Bunny said this is the prawning prawns and we should go prawning in Sg soon!

This stall is located at Chinatown of bangkok!

A&W (Bangkok)

a&w is another must visit on my list to bkk. The star is the nuggets!


They are so very tender!

Haven't been able to find any nuggets as tender in Sg (closest is probably mos burger).

McDonald's one is simply Turing harder and harder and dry!

We also ordered a few other items...


The fried chicken wasn't good. The Batam A&W is amazing but the one here isn't as nice. Particularly the batter.

And a few other stuff...