Friday, January 09, 2015

Lost in Bangkok 2014 - Part 4 - Ancient City Samut Prakarn

For this post. I'll be taking a little wandering of the road. Taking a break from all of those mouthwatering foodpic :)


One of the highlight of my Bangkok Trip was this place, Ancient City. The concept is pretty much the same as our Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. It is a huge miniature of Thailand. The place showcases miniature buildings, palaces, statues, temples, all sort of cultural buildings in smaller size.

To get there, we got a cab, cost us around 300 baht + toll. Not that expensive actually since it is quite far from city centre. Make sure u prepare the map since not all taxi driver knows the location.

Once we got there, we purchased entrance ticket. It cost us 350 baht per person, including a free bicycle ride. Yes people, bicycle. As I mentioned, the place is huge... I choose to rent the buggy but Nenek Lampir and Dr. Cakra was really excited to get on a bicycle. Curse them! This decision lead to a painfull body due to enermous exercise and severe dehydration.

IMO, it's beautiful! Thailand has some beautiful palaces and the reconstructed them beautifully. The park was manicured and carefully maintained. Of course the weather was super hot and I curse like every 5 seconds because my crotch is aching but as Nenek Lampir said, "namanya juga liburan gendooottttttt"

Dr Cakra - Nenek Lampir - Dr. B

For more info: http://www.ancientcitygroup.net/ancientsiam/en/home/

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Lost in Bangkok 2014 - Part 3 - Dean and Deluca

Happy new year everybody!!!! Wishing you all have a great year ahead :)

Just a quick post now since my sister is forcing me to leave the computer alone *sob*. This post is still about my last trip to Bangkok. Bear with me patients...

Dr. Cakra is a HUGE fans of western style breakfast (with the pastries, the coffee, the coffeeshop. etc) So every morning we get our daily dose of cafein from a cafe around Bangkok. Finding good coffee shop in Bangkok is not that hard compared to Jakarta. Maybe because all the expats there? In terms of coffee quality, not bad. BUT the recently opened artisan coffee shops in Jakarta have equally good coffee. Some of them are actually better :)

Dean and Deluca is a coffee chain from the United States. I heard the names from movies but this is my first time. There are a few branches of Dean and Deluca across Bangkok, I visited two of them. I forgot the addres of the first one but the second visit is in Sathorn, near the BTS/crossroad.

The place is chic and modern, very big city/urban feel. For me, somehow it's cooler than Starbucks (which has a very homey ambience). The coffee and drinks was good, not great. There's this drink which in an ice blended mango sticky rice and it was... AWESOME.


Now the food... Pardon me for forgeting the names and prices. I remember the food is around 100-250 baht depends on the size and the type of food. The ham is around 220 baht, the sandwiches are around 150 baht.


 Honey Glazed Pork Ham with mashed potato. 

Seriously, top 3 food in my trip. Yummyfuckinglicious! The ham is the epitome of porky goodness and the mashed potato melted beautifully in my mouth.

Ham and Cheese Croissant
 
 This was also gooddd. Melted cheese and pork in flaky pastries = heaven

I think it'sa burrito. All I can say is this dish needs to be shared, a little bit overwhelming to be taken down by one person. Again, YUMMY!


 Nenek Lampir and Dr. Cakra



Rating: 7.5/10
Location: Around Bangkok