Travelogue: Bangkok Part 1 (Sabx2, Sukhumvit 38, J.Boroski, Spring & Summer)

This trip is probably one of the most impromptu ever. The conversation with the friends went something like that:

A: Lets go on a trip together

B: Okay, when? Next month? C, you okay?

C: Okay, lets go

And the next thing you know, tickets and hotel booked. I was really quite excited about the trip since I had not taken a break from work since March #sobloodytired And I’m glad this trip helped me unwind, a little. And since being Bangkok, we shopped and ate so much we ran out of cash at the end of day 2. hahaha The accommodation we stayed at was The Lit Bangkok Residence, located 2 mins walk away from National Stadium BTS. It’s in the same property as The Lit Bangkok Hotel just that they had just built the residence and there was an opening special so yay, good for us.

The Lit Hotel Bangkok

Lobby where you do your check in

The hotel had their own tuk-tuk which takes you to… National Stadium BTS -.- Seriously it’s so near, it would be awesome if they could take us to Siam instead #justsaying

Some of the facilities

And our room, the 1 bedroom apartment. I have to say it looked big from far but far from big, though for the 3 of us, it’s probably more than enough. As long there’s a place to sleep, the toilet’s clean and there’s a hairdryer, I’m happy already. haha #easilysatisfied

After dropping our stuffs, we took a taxi to Shibuya opposite Platinum Fashion Mall so that we could have Sab Sab! The street is just next to Shibuya 19 so it makes more sense to just alight there, than to alight at Platinum and cross over. None of us had been there before so this makes us very excited. You will recognise the shop, just from the insane queue and I think 80% of the people are Singaporeans. It’s so funny that in the queue, the people infront of us and behind us are all Singaporeans. #justhowpopularthisstallis

The sight of the pig trotters was enough to keep us excited

The wanton noodles stall which was just opposite

It was packed. We were concerned about ordering and then the service staffs came to us and asked 你叫了吗? Okayy, and we just ordered in mandarin. ha

The small portion of wanton noodles

The best part of this bowl had to be the noodles. It was infused in pork lard. It was really delicious

And an order of Pig Trotters

The meat was awesome, but skip the intestines. I can have one whole plate to myself right now

In all honesty, we didn’t have much expectations for this wanton noodles but it clearly surpassed our expectations, so much that the friends wanted to go back there for breakfast the next day. Give it a try when you are in Bangkok, since you can shop at Pratunam & Platinum after that

Sab Sab Wanton Noodles
4/32-33 Soi Petchburi 19, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

Shopping at Platinum took us 3 hours flat since the clothes were not particularly nice or to our style. But what makes our day was this crepe we found when we walk over to the old Platinum mall. The nutella & banana crepe was so good, besides the fact that the amount of nutella they gave was insane. We could finish another crepe if not for our stomach that couldn’t take any more food at that moment. I don’t think there is a specific stall to try this, just buy one at whichever stall you find along the streets. I believe they taste as good

Cabbing back on a tuk-tuk cos the friend had not taken one before. From Platinum Fashion Mall to National Stadium BTS is at most 100THB so for those who were charged more than that, you are probably being ripped off

We went to Thong Lo for dinner to have street food at Sukhumvit 38 just cos we wanted to have street food. It’s very near Thong Lo BTS so it’s easily accessible. You can sit anywhere along the street as long as you order something from the stall. I would actually recommend to sit at the Pad Thai area so you can order zichar! 🙂

Ordered wanton noodles cos the friend was still craving from the one in the morning.

The wanton noodles here are less flavourful than the one from Sab Sab. Noodles are springy and you can taste the egg flavours and the light fragrance of the pork lard. The difference here is they added some crab meat and fried wanton which makes the meal heartier

Chicken rice

Whoever said this chicken rice is good has clearly never eaten chicken rice in Singapore. I didn’t like it cos the meat was a little too dry and the rice was not as fragrant

Pork w Rice Noodles in Clear Broth

I think this looks like kway chap

I think you can give the pork noodles a miss. In my opinion, they are pretty forgettable

Satay

It was dry and not very good. Please skip this

And the supposedly famous Pad Thai stall

And the zichar stall which was just beside it

I like the Phad Thai. It has the wok hei taste and taste as good as it looks. It was a pity I didn’t get to try the zichar dishes cos by the time this came, it was already towards the end of our meal

Papaya Salad w Raw Blue Crab

This was one of the most popular salad, according to the stall owner. I thought the crab was quite nice though I wouldn’t say so for the salad

This grilled squid is SUPER love. I can finish this all by myself. haha What makes this so good was the spicy clear sauce they drizzled all over the squid. The stall is just at the entrance to the Pad Thai. You cannot miss it

And the supposedly best Mango Sticky Rice

I think this was pretty decent, or at least I think it was better than Mango Tango. Is this the best? Well, it’s subjective right?

I thought Sukhumvit 38 is worth going, just for all the street food you get in one place. Though not all the food there is good, but just find the delicious ones and you can have a pretty decent meal in there

Street Food @ Sukhumvit 38

Thong Lo BTS Exit 4

We went bar hopping after dinner. Our Thai friend brought us to J.Boroski Mixolgy which is located at a very dark alley. The place has no signage. Just a dark greyish black exterior and the location is as secret as can be. I have no idea how can one find the place if they haven’t been there before. There is no menu. Drinks are concocted based on patron’s mood. It is very similar to Bitters & Love in Singapore though I must say, the drinks at J.Boroski are really, really good. I mean for the price tag, it better be.

A mixture of traditional scotch, refreshing and light cocktails and so on

Gin w Promegranate

Fruity-based Cocktail

This place is pretty cool and they speak English. So for those who are looking for a bar to chill in Bangkok, try finding this place. It’s one I don’t mind going back

J.Boroski Mixology

Thong Lo Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok

Next up, Spring Summer at Upper Sukhumvit. The restaurant is divided into two buildings with ‘Spring’ serving lunch and dinner and ‘Summer’ serving cakes and desserts. The place is a good one to chill even at night where you can just lie on the beanbags w a glass in hand. We ordered 2 bottles of red and 2 desserts to share even though we were full. #bestdecisionever

Greek Yoghurt Panna Cotta

The panna cotta was beautiful. And I think what’s so special was the use of greek yoghurt which you don’t get to see frequently

Better Than Sex

The name of the dessert is really called Better Than Sex. The chocolate molten lava cake was their signature and along with the chocolate pastry cream, it was really good

I can have this again.

I love the ambience of the place and if I have the chance, I will definitely go back to try their food menu at Spring. It’s a place you can consider to celebrate special occasions as well for the exterior of white villa is just as beautiful as the interior of the restaurant.

Spring Summer

199 Sukhumvit Soi 39 Bangkok, Thailand