[ Travelogue : 4 Happy Souls in BKK'16 ]

Hello guys! How's everyone doing so far? 

I can't remember when was the last time since I last blogged. Probably like 6 months ago? *cries* 
A warm welcome back to everyone who is reading this right now and apologies for leaving this place empty for the past 6 months. Just came back from Bangkok with my favourite people. We had really good times there which I can't wait to share with you guys! Not only go for shopping but we also went for cafe hopping to spent some quality time together because the very last time four of us sit down and chit chat together was actually one year ago. Keep scrolling to find out more!

(1) Som Tam Nua 

I was cracking my head to think where should I bring them for lunch. Always wanted to bring them to try out authentic Thai dishes and this restaurant actually came across my mind cause I myself love this restaurant. I will actually visit here everytime when I'm back in BKK. Famous for their papaya salad (Som Tam) and chicken wings and highly raved among locals and tourists.

My girlfriend and shopping partner for this amazing trip!

What have we ordered: 

Somtam with dry shrimp and peanut, Northwest style spicy soup with pork bone, lemongrass pork and fried chicken.  I love how sticky rice goes well with all of the dishes. Big thumb up for their fried chicken!

Find out more:

Address: 392 Siam Square 11 Alley, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Contact no:+66 2 251 4880
Opening hours: 9.45AM-9.30PM

We took a stroll around Siam square after our scrumptious lunch. 

(2) Bonca Cookie Ice-cream

Happened to come across these cute macaron ice-cream via some Instagram feeds which I couldn't resist at all at my first sight. Try to imagine your favourite macaron and ice-cream can finally became a perfect combo served with different type of toppings.

We were spoilt for choice because all of them are too cute to resist. After a mere 5 minutes discussion, we ended up with one Elmo and Minion macaron. 

Find out more: 

Address: Siam Square Soi 4, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Contact no:  +66 95 505 5818

(3) Demi Concept 

We spotted a gem right opposite Plantinum Fashion Mall, which was a food truck selling gorgeous japanese soft serve cones. They offer matcha and charcoal flavours. 

Look at the pretty swirl!

(4) Bangkok Street Food

25 baht for this omelette bento is definately worth for a try.

Getting our cha yen crave fixed in the early morning. 


(5) Wat Arun - The temple of dawn

The most beautiful temple I've ever visited given the beautiful architecture and the fine craftsmanship. I was truly amazed by every tiny details. Unfortunately we couldn't make to the top of Wat Arun as there were some renovations going on. 

Who says Bangkok is only a shopping paradise when there are some many beautiful temples for you to visit?

Find out more: 

Address: Located on the west side of Chao Praya River (opposite Tha Thien Pier)
Opening hours: 08.30AM-05.30PM
How to get there: Take skytrain to Saphan Taksin (Exit 2) followed by express boat ride to Tien Pier.

(6) The Rome Restaurant

One of our must-go places - The Rome Restaurant that just opened back in Dec 2015. The whole restaurant was designed in Rome themed. One of the most special feature of this restaurant is that some of the seats were located in the middle of the pool and some beanie bag seating area around the pool. FYI seats that located in the middle of the pool are reserved from 8 pax and above so remember to make advance booking just in case they ran out of seats. If you're looking to dine in open air restaurant, make sure you give this amazing restaurant a try. They served western and local cuisines at affordable prices too.

Just chilling with my drink. 

Find out more: 

Address: Petchkasem Road by Phet Kasem Road 77/2 Alley, Nongkhangphoo, Nongkham, Bangkok.
Contact: +66 2 444 1088
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Rome-restaurant-168629316803077/photos
How to get there: Hire a taxi or private car as this place is 1 hour car ride from the city. 

(7) Khao San Road 

Always wanted to visit this place to experience how lively this street is packed with swanky bars and clubs.  Did I mentioned to you that this street generally known as "the centre of the backpacking universe" too where there are countless of budget guesthouses and mid-range hotels for travellers to gather here to exchange tales and prepare for their next stint on the backpacker trail. 

Getting my tattoo done lol.. 

(8) Chatuchak Weekend Market

Who goes home without having a coconut ice-cream in Chatuchak market?

Find out more: 

How to get there: Take BTS and alight at Mo Chit station.
Opening hours: 0900AM-0600PM

(9) Elmar Offwhite Cafe

Passed by this humble Korean inspired cafe located just a stone away from our hotel and we decided to give it a go without any further hesitation. I mean who doesn't want to have a bowl of soft yet pillowy bingsu especially in such heaty weather. Not forget to mention that the interior was so cozy as well. 
Hey bingsu lovers out there! Make sure you don't miss this out.

Smokey Melon bingsu - 395 bath

Bingsu served with several toppings such as cornflakes, red bean paste and some residual melon. 

Find out more: 

Address: Ekkamai Rd, Phra Khanong Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Nearest BTS: Ekkamai Station
Contact no: +66 99 194 6169
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elmarcoffee/
Opening hours: 1200PM-1000PM

(10) True Love Cafe
Dog lovers or anyone of of you that want to take a break from shopping and would like to spend a good 1 hour to play with adorable huskies, this place is specially for you. 

Look at how adorable are they!

You are required to pay an admission fee of 350 baht and you are entitled for a complimentary drink and slice of cake based on your preference. Also, there is also designated timing where you can actually step into the play pen to play with. Make sure you check their official website before you head there to avoid disappointment. 

There were many adorable huskies/alaskan malamutes roaming around the play area. 

Handsome boy!

Moscow's expression be like: Human! Are you done? Please leave me alone please.. .. 

Find out more: 

Address: 153 Soi Ari Samphan 2, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand 
Nearest BTS: Ari BTS station
Additional info: You are required to take a tuk-tuk/hire a cab to get there as the location of this cafe is located quite far away from the BTS station. Prolly around 25-30 mins walking distance. 
Contact no: +66 85 908 2777
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Truelove-Cafe/715038381867984

(11) The Best of the Boat Noodles

We made a special trip down to Victory Monument just to try the best boat noodle (Kuay Tiau Rua). There are several stalls selling boat noodles at the area so make sure you go for the right one. Look for waiters in orange shirt. 

12 baht per bow so I guess you can imagine how the portion be like. It's extremely small. 
Thus, we just ordered 8 bowls straight away. I can finally try the original and authentic boat noodle in Thailand!

Find out more:

Nearest BTS: Victory Monument 
Opening hours: 11AM-0900PM

I've been to Bangkok more than 8 times now and each time I find myself exploring new places. Bangkok has nothing short of amazing. This also explains why I treat BKK as my second home and I can't wait to be back again soon to explore more!

Thanks for reading guys. Have a good rest and let's shoo away monday blue together.

Also, read more at Penang foodie for foods that won our hearts throughout the trip!

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