Thursday, May 13th
We have a simple breakfast at the Guesthouse, consisting of homemade peanut butter, cereal, toast and jam. With enough fuel, we head to Jim Thompson's House, a must-see for every visitor to Bangkok. While the rest partake in the 30 minute tour, I luxuriate in the Bar upstairs, sinking myself into Jim Thompson sofas and having a cup of Earl Grey tea. It was definitely bliss, a cool respite from the heat and I would have fallen asleep if I wasn't so busy admiring the architecture of the house and if not for the sounds of the occasional sampan (boat) passing by the khlong (canal).

Lunch was at Siam Square Soi 5. We decided to have fried chicken and papaya pok pok. Incidentally, papaya pok pok is just another name for som tum. We went to Katak, a favourite of mine which serves a variety of Northeastern cuisine. This means various types of salads including larb (cooked salad thing). We order liver and pork larb, roast pork, papaya pok pok, fried chicken and to accompany this, khaw neaw (glutinous rice)

After visiting the nearby Bearary (it's a bakery where all the buns are in shapes of bears - *sigh* only in Thailand!!) we went over to Soi 4 to Mango Tango for dessert.

Being quite full, we ordered only three varieties of dessert;
1) Fresh mango with mango pudding and mango ice cream
2) Fresh mango with sticky rice and mango ice cream
3) Yin Yang tau foo fah - which had half white tau foo fah and half black sesame tau foo fah

After dessert, a little more shopping around the area and we caught the BTS back to Saladaeng station. Before going back to the Guesthouse, we decided to have some tea at Black Canyon Coffee house at Silom Complex (it connects from the BTS).

I had the yummy ice coffee with Kahlua and we ordered some sandwiches to share and also had the nothern fermented sausage salad.

That night, for supper we went to Noodi on Silom Road with some of our friends from the Bangkok Opera's production of Turandot (one of the reason we went to Bangkok was to watch it!). A great place for a variety of noodles. A safe place to try all types of noodles that you would see on the street but afraid to try. This place is opened till quite late.

Siam Square Soi 5
Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok

Mango Tango
Siam Square Soi 4
Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok

Black Canyon
Various branches all over Bangkok

Noodi Noodle house
Branch 1) Silom Road, near the Saladaeng BTS, Bangkok
Open: Till late

Branch 2) 229/1-2 Siam Square Soi 4, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok
Tel: 658-44841-2O
Open: 10.30am-9pm
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