Travelogue: Bangkok Part 2 (Chatuchak, Som Tam Nua, Mango Tango, After You)

Spent the morning at Chatuchak market! Well, it’s like a must-go in Bangkok for all the cheap shopping especially if you are there over the weekend. And I finally get to try the famous Chatuchak coconut icecream! ๐Ÿ™‚ There are so many coconut icecream stalls I actually don’t know which one to buy from. In the end I chose one that gives a flag simply cos it looks good in picture. ha

Choose your own toppings! Just THB35 each


I can finally die in peace ๐Ÿ˜€

We had lots of other food at the food section, and even hunt down aroimakmak’s grilled honey pork at Area 22, Soi 4. But sad to say, they were not worth the calories. Boo

Grilled Pork

This is good. Please try. You can probably find this at the street stalls in random Bangkok places, so don’t really need to come all the way to Chatuchak to have this

Fresh Pomegranate Juice

It tasted sweet, and well just sweet =/

Tom Yum Pork Noodles

I was actually damn excited to try this, in the end the broth tasted like mee siam -.- The noodles were quite bad I have to say, though for SGD2 it’s super cheap

You will see 2 ‘zichar’ stalls side by side. Their menu is pretty much similar, and limited

Thai Tom Yum Soup

I asked for ‘spicy spicy’ and it came back not spicy at all. I think Nakhon kitchen served better tom yum soup, anytime

Pad Thai

Oh my, this was just bad

Thai Iced Milk Tea

Probably the best thing that happened during the meal

And so this was the grilled honey pork that was recommended. Well, the friend and I preferred the grilled pork (on stick). I didn’t like the meat nor the marinate here. It felt like nothing lost even if you give it a miss

Dinner was at Som Tam Nua @ Siam Square. It’s a place you probably have heard many people going, especially for their chicken wings. And you will probably meet many Singaporeans there as well. It’s like you can hear them everywhere in the shop

Thai Papaya Salad w Dried Shrimps

Spicy Pork Soup

Fried Fish in Spicy Sauce

Fried Chicken Wings

Honestly, I think it was just okay. I had expected the dishes to be very spicy according to the reviews I read. Surprisingly, they were not spicy at all. Even the friend who ate here before mentioned the spiciness isn’t there. The chicken wings were good, but nowhere special. I think this place is just a hype. In a few years’ time, you will probably hear someone else mention ‘omg you have to try this xxx place’ and by then, Som Tam Nua will probably be another place that is soon to be forgotten

Som Tam Nua

392/14 Siam Square Soi 5

Just cos there’s always space for dessert and the friend wanted to have Mango Tango. It’s famous for their commercialised version of mango sticky rice and also sells different varieties of mango desserts. There is a policy where you have to order a dessert each, which eek, I don’t like this kind of policy. I mean if your food is good, people will naturally order more than enough but oh wells.

Mango Aloha

Signature Mango Tango w Sticky Rice

I think this place is over rated. Just stick to After You, or any other dessert places that you want to try in Bangkok

Mango Tango

Siam Square Soi 3

And then, we hopped over to After You which was nearby. It’s like I’ve heard so many people asking me to try this place when I’m here in Bangkok so I was really excited to try it. The place was relatively empty for a weekend but the food still takes forever to come.

Matcha Honey Toast

We chose the Matcha Honey Toast cos the friends wanted something not so sweet. I like the toasts. It has the right texture, crispiness and sweetness though Matcha don’t really go quite well with it. I’m just sad that I didn’t have the chance to go back again before I left. They should totally open one outlet at Bangkok airport. haha

After You

Siam Square One

Ended the night at Asiatique The Riverfront. Most of the stuffs at Asiatique, I believe you can find similar stuffs at Siam or Chatuchak. I don’t think it’s a must-come, unless you wanna take the ferris wheel or just cos you have never been here before. So thats it for part 2! ๐Ÿ™‚

Read here for part 1, and stay close for part 3!

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