If for any reason you’re looking for neon coloured fruit, salted squid, scorpions, peacock feathers, pig heads or a fake Rolex all on the same street then Bangkok is the place for you.
Dad, this was a Chinese musical instrument store, very cool. Shame this guy didn’t think so…
Bangkok is a culinary delight. Mouth watering treats are created around the clock on any spare patch of pavement, some vendors just have a wok hovering over an open fire outside their house or shop front. You could easily spend 2 weeks eating your way around this city, it’s a foody’s paradise.
Shanghai? Nope, Chinatown, Bangkok. I am a bit of a Chinatown fiend and tend to find them whichever city I’m in. This one was particularly impressive. At times it was hard to believe we were still in Thailand, especially with the Chinese New Year preparations underway.
As well as street food, Bangkok is known for its extensive food courts so we decided to go to one savoury and one sweet. The sweet hall was like being in Charlie and the chocolate factory, traditional Thai sweets and desserts were being made there and then so we tried a bit of everything.
This was my favourite, fried coconut milk with sesame seeds.
This city has also introduced me to two new beautiful beverages, iced lemon and honey tea (yum) and Iced chocolate Ovaltine (super yum). The recipe for the latter goes a little something like this:
– 3 scoops of chocolate Ovaltine
– 1/2 cup of boiling water
– 3 scoops of condensed milk
– 2 scoops of powdered milk
– a cup of evaporated milk
(I know it’s milk overload but you have to try it, it’s so good!)
Mix together and pour over ice adding more evaporated milk if necessary (always).
A friend for Hobbs 🙂
Chatuchak market is ginormous and amazing. I have become slightly obsessed with home made soap since being away, and they had it in abundance. My favourite area though was the second hand clothes and vintage sneaker section where I snapped up some super cute dungarees and dresses.
Karl Lagerfeld earrings anyone?
We also met up with these two lovelies that we met in Jaipur 🙂