HELLO KITTY HOUSE HAS LANDED IN BANGKOK!
Few things in life are as pleasurable than dining at a pink Hello Kitty-themed house, with the cutest desserts and sweetest drinks. That is why Hello Kitty Cafes are ever popular – not just with girls, because we’ve seen many men go crazy too.
The fictional character is a Japanese white bobtail cat with a red bow, or better known as the “cat with no mouth”. She is five apples tall, and weighs three apples. But more importantly, she is a bright and kind-hearted girl that is well-loved by the world.
You may have heard about the Hello Kitty Cafes in Asia, but do you know about the new one at Bangkok? It’s huge, and it’s cute; you should go some time soon. Sitting within Siam Square One, Hello Kitty House Bangkok is a multi-story unit that not only comes with a Hello Kitty Cafe, but you can also find a Hello Kitty Shop and Spa. Pink and prominently, you will definitely not miss it from the main road.
On Lok Yun is a 80-year-old institution in Bangkok which specialises in serving traditional breakfast. It reminds us of Yut Kee in Kuala Lumpur, as well as Heap Seng Leong and Chin Mee Chin Confectionary in Singapore—places that are as old-fashioned as they can get.
The shelves have rusted badly; the colours chip with every tick of the clock. Discoloured ceiling fans and faded milo tins, deity figurines and flowers, faded photos and an old photo of the Thai king.
A perennial favourite in Bangkok is Inter Restaurant at Siam Square Soi 9. Whenever we are at the Land of Smiles, we will find ourselves returning to this humble eatery for a meal or two. Or more.
Well, don’t expect a lavish interior nor impeccable service. Inter is completely opposite. It is unpretentious, the space is simple and sufficient but nothing fancy to boast, the staff are not the friendliest. But we love it oh-so-deeply because the kitchen whips up terrific Thai dishes at super affordable prices that range from THB 65 to THB 120.
Bangkok is one of the cities that Melody and I go to regularly. The combination of lip-smacking good Thai food, awesome and cheap massages, and crazy shopping makes it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway from Singapore.
Our usual neighbourhood when in Bangkok is the Pratunam area – where everything we need is readily available without having to travel far out. However, during a trip earlier this year, we decided to stay at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G in Silom.
This guide to Bangkok’s top 10 favourite restaurants was last updated on 30 Mar 2015.
The dining scene in Bangkok is constantly changing. Every time we visit the city, besides revisiting our favourite places, there are always new restaurants and cafes to check out. With an impressive choice of eateries and the endless offerings, it is little wonder why Bangkok is a destination for those who anticipate a culinary adventure. So if you want to have a taste of the enthralling options that Bangkok has to offer, this is a list of our Top 10 Favourite Restaurants in Bangkok.
Isao Sushi Bar, known for its fusion sushi creations, is probably one of the hottest Japanese restaurants in Bangkok. It is the kind of place where you will go crazy and want to order everything from the menu. It is the kind of place which you hope nobody will discover because it is really that good.
Roots Coffee Roaster is opened by Varatt Vichit-Vadakan (or Tae) who is also behind Roast Restaurant – one of my favourite brunch spots in Bangkok. It is a boutique coffee roastery on the quieter side of Soi Ekamai, which is just one street away from the popular Thonglor.
Besides supplying coffee to its sister restaurant and other cafes in town, it also conducts coffee appreciation classes and barista training courses during the week. As such, the cafe only opens to the public on weekends.
Thai massage is well-loved by the world, and among all the different massages, it is our favourite because it focuses on every part of the body, firm and strong at the core parts, and our bodies always feels a lot lighter after each session.
There are many cheap massage parlours in Bangkok – you can almost find one on every street and every corner – but not all of them are good. Here is a list of our favourite cheap massage places in Bangkok.