Thursday, April 26, 2018

China Town Restaurant at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Normally it's a challenge to eat well at an airport where you have no lounge access. The food is either not good, or expensive, or both, or you need to settle for the usual fast food like McDonald's, Burger King and Starbucks.

I like Chinatown Restaurant at Suvarnabhumi Airport. It's a no frills dimsum, noodles and congee place and the price is reasonable.

Salted Egg topped Pork Siomai. Quite Good.

I'm a loyal customer now. just saying.

China Town Restaurant
Departure Terminal 
After Immigration before the Boarding Gates

Friday, April 20, 2018

Angus and Foie Gras Donburi by Tanuki Raw

If you're looking for a good lunch, what won't break the bank, head over to Tanuki Raw.

They have lunch set meals where you can score an Angus Short Rib Yakiniku with Foie Gras and an Onsen Egg for SGD19.90.

Egg Porn

They also had a Matcha Salted Egg Cake that you could
add on to a meal for a discounted price.

Of course I couldn't resist, so I ate all the salted egg bits
and some cake. Quite good.

I also saw rave reviews about their rolls, so note to self, the next time I come back, I need to bring someone to share my food with. Thank you Jackie for the reco! Please join me next time. just saying.

Tanuki Raw
181 Orchard Road, 
04-01 Orchard Central, 
Singapore 238896

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Museum of Me at Emporium in Bangkok


If you're vain or bored or both, the Museum of Me at Emporium Department Store in Bangkok, is worth a visit. Located at the lowest floor (I think), entrance is free with any purchase from Emporium or emQuartier.

Before you enter, they take your photo (one by one), and a QR code is then attached to your ticket.

To enjoy the attractions, which will all star yourself, all you need to do is insert the QR code in the slots provided and Voila! Selfie Galore!!!

There are five frames to choose from in the first area, though one was out of order during our visit.

Haunted by Ninong Tim's ghost.

Then you scan your ticket before entering a second room where you are given 1 minute to enjoy the artwork of yourself.

So this is what happens when you run out of time... (blooper video)

The Museum of Me only runs until tomorrow (oopsie!), so hurry and visit quickly if you're interested. just saying.

Emporium Bangkok
622 Sukhumvit Rd, 
Khwaeng Khlong Tan, 
Khet Khlong Toei, 
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Our first Songkran in Bangkok (kid friendly edition)


We just moved to Bangkok, and the timing is absolutely perfect, because we arrived just in time to welcome the Thai New Year... and celebrate Songkran!

Songkran is also known as the water festival, coming from the practice of pouring water on Buddha as a sign of purification, washing away your sins and bad luck.  During Songkran, people wear bright colored shirts and pour water on each other. It's three days of one big water fight party, especially in the areas where Songkran is celebrated. Both local and foreigners a like walk around with huge water guns. There is sort of a code where people with water guns only shoot the other people with water guns, but you still may get wet in the cross fire. 

There are also a lot of Songkran parties at night that go on until early morning and we were lucky (or unlucky, depending on how much we love our sleep) enough to have 2 happening clubs under our balcony... so we fully enjoyed 4 long nights of Songkran parties.

It was very stressful for my OC daughter to walk around town, with the threat of getting drenched (there are some areas where locals and foreigners alike stand around to wet the passersby).

If given a choice, she would opt to stay home and play in the pool, which she did every day before we stepped out.

I prefer waiting in the shade.

There are Songkran events for kids, so we went to the Songkran Splash at K-Village Shopping Mall. They have an open area with a bouncy castle, and they provide water refilling stations, so all you need to do is come with your water guns.

I had to line up for Sof and I got extremely drenched.

Sof says the security guard was shooting
with Ice Cold Water.

The good thing about K Village is you don't really get shot at if you're not at the designated Songkran Splash area, so when you're done with water play, you just change into dry clothes and go your merry way.

The next day, Sof opted to stay indoors and do the dry "Pearl Pool" at EmQuartier instead.
All you need to do is register by scanning the QR code, and you can play at the pearl pool for free. 

We were very happy to have Ninong Tim visit us for Songkran. For more information on kid friendly activities for Songkran you can visit this website. You can start planning for next year. just saying.