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Sawadee ka! 10 things to eat and drink in Bangkok

1. Visit Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market; open only on weekends, it has over 15,000 stalls! Ranked consistently as one of the world’s greatest markets, Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market is more affectioned called the ‘JJ Market’ by locals. From street foods to colorful silk shirts, Chatuchak Market is a dream come true for those that want to get a taste of Thailand’s street foods, products, and culture. Part of Bangkok’s weekend culture is a shopping in Chatuchak with an estimated 200,000 other visitors everyday! Imagine pushing your way through all these stalls in Thailand’s hot humid summers. It’s definitely a fun experience not to be missed! Mizuha and I rushed to Chatuchak Market right after we landed in Thailand–it was our only shot at the weekend market after all! In no particular order, we tried: Mango Sticky Rice, Spicy Fried Squid, Fried Fish Cakes, Coconut Ice Cream with sticky rice and corn (my absolute favorite!) and Green Mangos with chili sugar. In particular, don’t miss the coconut ice cream with your choice of up to two toppings–served in a young coconut shell of …

Siamese Charm: Author’s Lounge in Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Stepping into Author’s Lounge at Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental will transport you back to a time when afternoon tea was first and foremost, an indulgence. Visited by notable literary authors such as Joseph Conrad, this Bangkok establishment is a celebrity favorite in Asia. Plus, if you’ve never tried a Traditional “Thai” Tea Set (I certainly didn’t until then!), there’s no place quite like Author’s Lounge. First, the House Blend Black Tea at Author’s Lounge deserves a special mention. If you’re a coffee person like me, you’ll know why it requires a great cup of tea to truly impress! Tea aside, the Pandan scone with touches of ginger was just amazing. Still warm and fresh from the oven, the scone incorporates traditional Thai ingredients wonderfully. Don’t forget to smother on a thick layer of clotted cream and jam for an extra touch of creaminess! The traditional afternoon tea set was definitely delicious, but for first-timers, I’d highly recommend the Thai Tea Set. It incorporates a lot of fun and traditional Thai desserts such as Tong Yip (an egg yolk tart), Khanom Duang (sticky tapioca and coconut milk+shreds), and …