Beer Garden at Suan Lum Night Bazaar

Bangkok Travel Blog

 › entry 3 of 25 › view all entries
An example of Kratong Tong (next time I have it I'll take my own picture)

Today, it rained for the first time of what I am sure will be many since it is the rainy season.  There was an extreme downpour for a couple hours, but other than that not too bad.  If the rainy season means that it only rains a couple hours everyday, it won't be too bad.  I doubt this will be the case though.

This afternoon I met up with John and Miles who are interning at different firms here in Thailand at Siam Center.   We went and walked around MBK mall for a while and had dinner at the food court on the top floor, which was interesting because first you have to buy coupons to use at the various food stalls around the court.  After you have chosen from the many food stalls, you can sit and eat before redeeming your unused coupons for a refund.

Sathorn City Tower from the skytrain bridge
  I had an delicious Thai noodle dish with vegetables and bean curd and washed it down with some Singha beer, which is made in Thailand.  The beer was very similar to Miller. 

After the food court we went to Miles's tailor because he had another fitting.  Miles got here several days before John and I, so he already has begun to have some suits made.  John and I looked around a little and made some notes about possibly coming back to get a couple suits ourselves.  I have a few other places I want to look at before I decide.  I do know that I will have at least one suit made since for the price it is too good to pass up and I am sure I will have the need for suits in the future. 

Once Miles was finished with his fitting, we took the subway to the nearby Suan Lum Night Bazaar which we had heard had a nice beer garden.
View from below Sathorn City Tower, my office is on the 18th floor
  We have an early morning tomorrow for orientation so we only wanted a place where we could enjoy a beer for while before heading home to bed.  The market was clearly geared towards tourists as the products on sale were all cheap souvenirs, clothing, and jewelry.  We found our way to a German style pub and enjoyed a beer before heading home.  Somewhat subdued since it was a Monday night, the market was still huge.  On the weekend nights I am sure it is more lively than it was tonight.  Overall, it was a good second day in Bangkok.

mom0104 says:
Wish I could go shopping with you at MBK or the Siam Paragon Mall!
Posted on: Jul 08, 2007
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Koi Pond inside Siam Paragon Mall. This is a ridiculously fancy mall.

Around 11 this morning I met B from the office that I will be working at.  We took the subway and skytrain to the office so that I would know how to get there on Thursday.  B pointed out where some good shopping places were on my commute route in case I need to pick up anything on my way to or from work.  Along the way she treated me to lunch at a restaurant called the Little Home Bakery, which believe it or not is of Thai and Philippine origin.   I tried several Thai dishes which were all pretty good. My favorite was a traditional Thai appetizer called Kratong Tong, which consisted of little fried pastry shells with a seasoned mix of corn, carrot, and other vegetables, topped with a slice of red Thai chili. The corn was very sweet which countered the spiciness of the chili well, though I had to take the chili off a few of them since my eyes were starting to water. I also tried a pork and noodle soup, a chicken dish that was prepared by wrapping the chicken in banana leaves and grilling it and part of B's curry rice dish.

Entrance to the Suan Lum Night Bazaar
 


After Lunch, we went to the office and I met one or two of the partners including an Australian name Paul Connelly that B says I will be working with and saw where my cubicle is located. The office is on the 18th floor of the Sathorn City Tower.  Its a nice building located in the heart of Bangkok.  It looks like my commute in the morning will be about 20-30 minutes from my apartment. 

 

Now I am killing some time at the Siam Paragon before meeting two of the guys from UW next door at the Siam Center.  Maybe we'll try and figure out where we have to go tomorrow.  If not, I'm sure we'll find something interesting to do.  

An example of Kratong Tong (next t…
An example of Kratong Tong (next …
Sathorn City Tower from the skytra…
Sathorn City Tower from the skytr…
View from below Sathorn City Tower…
View from below Sathorn City Towe…
Koi Pond inside Siam Paragon Mall.…
Koi Pond inside Siam Paragon Mall…
Entrance to the Suan Lum Night Baz…
Entrance to the Suan Lum Night Ba…
Bangkok
photo by: Deats