It’s good to be back in Bangkok after four years. Oh! How time flies quickly.
I know this is not the most extravagant place but there is something I like about visiting Bangkok. It is because of their authentic and delicious food. I bet you will never get hungry while you are here unless you don’t have money. Just walking along the Silom road, the place where we stayed, you can always spot a street vendor selling varieties of street food and small restaurants.
I liked one particular café and restaurant near our hotel it is called Siam Café house. It is located in 90 Silom Rd. Silom Soi 20 Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500. It is a small café restaurant run by the family owner. They served the best Thai tom yum soup and chicken curry I have ever tasted. The prices are affordable and worth it. During the night many small sidewalk restaurants open up to serve the hungry travelers along the Siam house cafe. I particularly liked the fried and grilled sea bass and snapper served with their homemade dipping sauce. Mango sticky rice and sweet coconut juice are best snacks on a hot sweaty day. Oh how I wish to take them all with me but my luggage is full.
In the morning we visited the open market. It is also along siam Siam house café where tons of fruit were available for you to choose from.
The best way to experience the city is through their local transportation. I tried the Thai Thai express train from the airport to our hotel. You can easily buy the ticket in one of the machines or from a teller. I would say they’ve got a new train and it’s a convenient way to travel but changing from train to metro requires a lot of walking. It’s alright, I managed to find my way.
Hopping in one of their old busses makes me feel nostalgic. And I can certainly say that the Thai ladies were helpful. Even though they can’t speak English, but they always find a way to help us. Thanks to them we never get lost in the big city.
I would recommend also to try the boat going to the temples. It’s one of the best ways to explore them. At the ferry and boat station, they will always try to sell you a tour package but I would suggest you buy a one day pass ticket and just hop on the boat. They cost less than joining the tours.
And it feels like home, maybe because there are some similarities to my home country. I wonder – is it because of the street vendors? Oh well, I just love Bangkok.