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Bangkok Shopping Trip – Part VI

Terminal 21 shopping mall opened in year 2011, but I only get to go there during this trip because I have more time. This 9 storey mall is pretty interesting because it has a different city theme for each storey.
LG Floor – Caribbean
G Floor – Rome
M Floor – Paris
1st Floor – Tokyo
2nd Floor – London
3rd Floor – Istanbul
4th Floor – San Francisco (City)
5th Floor – San Francisco (Pier)
6th Floor – Hollywood

Terminal 21

Terminal 21 c

Terminal 21 a

Terminal 21 b

On each level, you will see the departure and arrival signages (similar to the airport). It kinda makes you feel that you have just alighted from a plane and arrived at a new city. Every level is also decorated to suit the city theme.

snacks

chicken stick

Do check out the LG floor where the gourmet market is. I bought a stick of grilled chicken at only 10 baht there, and it’s so so so yummy! Super tender meat and very well marinated!

lemongrass

Do try this lemongrass drink from the supermarket. It’s very refreshing!

After shopping, we went to level 5 where the food court is located. Despite the atas looking mall, the food in this food court is one of the cheapest I have seen.

pier 21

Similar to other food courts, we need to purchase the card with stored value (unused value will be refund upon returning the card at the counter).

mango sticky rice

See this big plate of mango sticky rice? It’s only 70 baht!

noodles

This fishball and char siew noodles at only 40-50 baht. The bowl is super big (like the ramen bowl) so it makes the portion look small.

tomyum

This bowl of tom yum soup with 2 river prawns at only around 70 baht!

There are other food like congee for 30 baht, pig intestine soup with rice roll at 50 baht, etc. I was too amazed by the price that I walk round the food court 3 times but couldn’t decide on what to eat.

omelette

Feeling that we unspent on lunch, I went to get another plate of oyster omelette.

coconut

The young coconut is very refreshing. It’s a must-try if you dine there.

To get to Terminal 21 shopping mall, take BTS to Asok station and go to exit 1. Alternatively, take MRT to Sukhumvit station and go to exit 3.

 

 

 

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Bangkok Shopping Trip – Part IV

Curious about the new shopping area, Asiatique, we went to check it out on a weekday evening. There is a free shuttle boat from BTS Saphan Taksin station which starts from 4pm daily and ends around 11pm.

Asiatique

After alighting at the BTS Saphan Taksin station, walk towards the pier and you will see the signage for the free shuttle boat.

Asiatique 1

If you want to avoid long queue at the pier, I would suggest going there before 5.30pm.

The boat ride is about 15 minutes.

Asiatique 2

Asiatique 3

This place used to be a pier belonging to the East Asiatic Company owned by a Danish national, for exportation of teak wood. Now the warehouses have been converted into shops selling clothes, accessories, furniture, home furnishings, as well as restaurants and bars.

Asiatique 4

Asiatique 5

Asiatique 6

This place is great for photo taking. Shops generally start opening after 5pm, so come early and grab the opportunity to take as much photos before the crowd pours in.

We did a bit of shopping before going for dinner.

Asiatique 7

Food is generally pricier at Asiatique. We found this less pricey zi char stall with super long queue. As the stall is super crowded, don’t expect a comfortable dining experience. We had eat at a very small table, seat very close to the customer at the next table, and the staff moved around the tiny space serving food. Definitely not a place to impress a date.

thai milk tea

The Thai milk tea is pretty good.

fried vermicelli

We had the vermicelli with seafood. Notice how the ingredients are placed separately on the plate? Yep, they are cooked separately and we have to mix them up before eating. I don’t know if they do this to speed up cooking time or is this the way it should be. I didn’t ask because the staff were too busy.

omelette

The omelette is pretty good. It has the kind of wok hei and good ratio of oil to eggs. Anyway, to make this kind of omelette, you just need more oil than egg and a very hot wok.

veggies

Kang kong with roasted pork. Not bad~
We didn’t order many dishes because our table couldn’t contain them, and my head was going to explode from the noise and crowd. *SK is claustrophobic* 

Overall the food is decent, nothing to rave about.

Bangkok Shopping Trip – Part III

Having read several reviews of Mr. Jones’ Orphanage cafe, we went to try it during this trip. Pakcik is a big fan of cakes and coffee so I knew he would like this place. A pat on my shoulder for the good recommendation~

There are several outlets in Bangkok, and the one we went is at level 3 Siam Center.

Mr. Jones Orphanage

We avoided the crowd by going before lunch time.

Mr. Jones Orphanage 2

We were welcomed by these droolicious cakes upon entering the cafe.

Mr. Jones Orphanage 1

Mr. Jones Orphanage 6

The cafe is train and teddy bear themed. The tables and seats are like those from the olden days train.

Note: The seats are quite compact and non-movable. So people with long legs or are too big sized, they may not be comfortable with the limited space.

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Even Pakcik finds the seat small.

Mr. Jones Orphanage 3

Mr. Jones Orphanage 4

Mr. Jones Orphanage 5

See the cute teddy bears hanging all over the cafe~~

Mr. Jones Orphanage Cafe

There are many staff and service is very prompt.

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Red Velvet cake

Since it’s near Halloween, my red velvet cake is Halloween themed. The cake is moist and fluff but the icing is too sweet for my liking.

Molten chocolate

This is the must-try item. The warm chocolate lava cake with the vanilla ice cream is so yummy~

hot chocolate

The hot chocolate is very rich. I don’t know why they still serve it with sugar. Any sweeter, I think I will become diabetic. LOL~ kidding…

Pricing wise, it’s slightly cheaper than cafe in sg. Cakes are from 100++ baht and drinks from 70++ baht.

Addicted to the cakes, Pakcik requested for another visit to the cafe before we leave Bangkok.

coffee

This time I tried the mocha, and I was given a cute bear coffee art~

coffee2

Pakcik’s Americano. See the cute reminder on the cup?

carrot cake

The carrot cake is very moist and dense. You can see the generous amount of carrots and fat raisins in the cake.

waffles 1

waffles

For those who like crispy waffles, you will enjoy this strawberry waffles with vanilla ice cream. It’s crispy on the surface and fluffy inside. Minus the too-much-cream, this is yummy too~

So do try the cakes from Mr Jones’ Orphanage when you are in Bangkok~