10 October, 2006

Bangkok II Day Three (II)

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After a long day walking around shopping centre and picking up cheap Adidas and Nike’s tee, we headed back to the hotel room, dropped our bits and pieces and headed straight for the skytrain once again. We alighted at the last stop of Hua Lamphong (Bangkok Railway Station) and decided to be adventurous and boarded the ubiquitous Tuk-Tuk to Yaowarat (Chinatown).

So named because of the sound of their engine, these are motorised rickshaws and are popular amongst tourists for their novelty value. Because of that reason, it’s essential to bargain the price with Tuk-Tuks before getting in or you would end up being ripped off. We headed for Nam Sing Restaurant straight away...

(YES!! It the place where I had my Gingko Nuts the 1st time round) with the intention to burn holes in our pockets and started off the night with their famous Braised Shark’s Fin soup.

The soup was rich and flavourful, and the fin was soft yet chewy. The next dish that followed was the Fried Oyster Egg.

Unlike the one we tried in Suan Lum Night Bazaar, this one was more similar to those found in Singapore. It came with the flour that gave it the sticky and chewy goo that my friend simply loved! Next up was the Steamed Scallops with Garlic & Glass Noodles.

The aroma of the steamed garlic plus the freshness of the huge scallops was simply the perfect combination. The art of eating this dish is simply to gulp down the whole scallop into the mouth. Subsequently, the Prawns with Glass Noodles in Claypot was up.

The big prawns were juicy and the roe from the prawn’s head was sinfully great, but the glass noodles were abit too much for the both of us though and we didn't finish it. After a chat over some tea, we decided to unleash ourselves for the last item of the night – Bird’s Nest!!!

We ordered the 2 different types that were available, the red and the white. The former claims to help smoothen the throat and cleanse the lungs while the latter mainly helps the ladies who wish to have soft & youthful looking skin. Total damage for the trip – 3kg worth of fats……

Food: 4.5/5

Service: 4/5

Ambience: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Total: 16/20
39-47 Soi Texas,
Th Phadung Dao,
off Yaowarat Road,
Bangkok, Thailand

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