Hey kids, it was only my second day here and I already feel so exhausted by the heat, humidity, bargaining and endless food and shopping possibilities. This city is insane !
After a really good sleep (best one in weeks), I really wanted to try Din Tai Fung here. I haven't had it since.... Shanghai two years ago ? And I remembered it as superrr delicious. (I remember that one time in Taipei, when I was alone and ordered enough for 6 people and was so sad that I couldn't finish it because I was so full.) i had to visit !!! When we reached the top floor food court it was sooo impressive, because it is hugeee ! And all the restaurants and food stalls looked nice. I wanted to eat everywhere !!! Thanks to prior research I narrowed down the choice to Din Tai Fung & Nara (fancy modern thai food), which happened to be opposite each other. Nara definitely looked cooler but I really craved for some nice xiao long bao !!!
After lunch we went to Platinum wholesale market where you can buy things at a wholesale price. Lol. Nothing compared to Guangzhou but surely impressive for tourists ! And because there were so many of those, it was kind of tiring to go through the mall. It was really crowded. Some side note, you better get a cab or Tuk Tuk to Platinum. But since the streets are always packed and there is traffic jam at every possible hour in Bangkok, you are better off by cab during midday. It's hot as fuck sitting on the Tuk Tuk during traffic jam. Taxi is probably cheaper and it has air conditioning. Back to Platinum, it's not really my style and I couldn't really find anything nice. A lot of printed shirts, bohemian stuff and girly clothes. There was one cute rose coloured top from Korea, but even the wholesale price at 25pcs was hilarious. I don't think I'll come back next time for anything. And the worst about it, no BTS station in good walking distance. So you have to take either cab or Tuk Tuk, and most of them will bargain with you and it's just fucking annoying when you are exhausted already.
After that we went back to the hotel, showered and went to check out this famous night food market at Sukhumvit soi 38. Why do ppl have to hype things that are not that amazing ? There weren't that many food options, even though they looked good. We had that famous sticky rice with Mango for 60 Baht, which was cheap but not the best I've ever had. Oh on the way there we already ate at a crap streetfood place, so we couldn't try anything else. That soup with roasted pork belly looked amazing though !
Since I'm not too keen to drink and get wasted these days (too tiring), we went to Siam afterwards, strolled around, discovered some nice leather purses, and took the last train home to the hotel. And everytime I come back I'm glad i picked this hotel. Cos it's clean. And nice looking. Seriously I respect all backpackers and budget travellers on this planet, but I simply wouldn't want to get back to a dorm bed after a fucking long and exhausting day. And I know BKK has insanely cheap and stunning looking hostels !
tomorrow it's finally Saturday and I can check out JJ market, yaaay. Heard so much about it, can't wait : D