Monday, June 30, 2014

Bangkok 13-18May'14, Day 4

We really didn't like the previous room (Read here) and requested for a change in the room.
The hotel staff kindly obliged to our request reason being the water from the showerhead was uneven and trickling (it's true)

This time we got a larger room (corner room), which has a much more sensible layout, cleaner toilet, and also more space. We were much happier in this room than the previous (:

As breakfast wasn't provided by the hotel, we settled our breakfast at Chabuton.
There were many raves about this restaurant, and being the Top 10 best restaurants in Bangkok. But sadly we didn't find it that impressive. Perhaps its because we have very picky tastebuds, as there are still many good reviews out there for this Japanese restaurant.

426-427, Siam Paragon Shopping Center, 
991 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

After hearing so many raves about the legendary shibuya toast from this cafe, I knew I had to try it this time!
And i know, we have been eating, eating and eating.

But, this is not to be missed!

Look at the layers of fragrant butter soaked toast! The boy and I are very picky eaters, but this is worth every single calorie, rave and sensation that has swept through it's fans.


I can so have another portion of it right now <3 <3

You can visit any of the After you outlets as below(:

Aww, so cute, I didn't know my boy loves cuddly bears :p

Live band by the roadside as we captured this shot from the overhead bridge to MBS.
Don't belittle this metals tins, as this guy is really good! I was still wondering where the awesome beating came from and absolutely fascinated that it was created by this chap near the roadside. Many curious onlookers whipped out their cameras and phones to capture this.

After shopping at MBS, we headed to the next destination for MOOKATA! Yay, it's kinda one of my favourite eats and we were so glad to be able to eat it in Bangkok. Located a stone throw away from Victory Monument BTS, this Pla Thong buffet seems to be really popular among the locals, and among all ages.

Prices are very very affordable at 149baht per person if you come with at least 2.
Which makes it to approx only 6SGD each! Is it like the cheapest buffet ever? Or as much as I know and can recommend of :p 

This place has a hugeeee housing capacity but it is easily filled up during the peak hours

Select form your variety of meats, vegs and noodles

We ordered ice cold coke which was not included in the buffet package. The ice has to be purchased too, but only at a nominal price (:

The place got really packed during dinner time, but turnover seems pretty fast as we didn't spot a long queue despite the place being very crowded. Perhaps a 6.45-7pm timing will be appropriate. Too early and there could be many flies buzzing around you. Reach at the above timing and they will be fed well enough to not bug you. Didn't spot much flies around by that time.

Temperature wise, This place is really quite warm despite of all the fans and stuff, due to the overwhelming crowd and heating up mookatas. But well, it is the same too in Singapore(:

They even have a cooked food counter to serve some dishes like bacon wrapped mushroom. We didn't get that as we were too stuffed from dinner

You can even enjoy complimentary ice cream after dinner

Below is a brief snapshot of the directions on how to get to the above buffet place(:

1. Take a BTS and alight at Victory Monument Station. Look out for signs pointing towards Century Movie Plaza exit and follow accordingly. You should find this plaza on your left.

2. Walk down the bridge and walk straight along the street( with Century Movie Plaza on your left)

3. You will spot this eatery , Eat Am Are, across the street junction (look out for the green signboard)
  Eat Am Are seems to be a very popular western/steak hangout among the locals too.

4. Pla Thong Buffet is just behind Eat Am Are.

5. And there you are! Enjoy(:

Scored myself a pair of lace jeans shorts on the way back to the hotel at 100baht (4 SGD), from the little night market outside Centara Watergate *Claps hands with glee*

Review on Centara Watergate Hotel here and here

And it's Chatuchak and Rhod Thai market for the next day(:
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