Vietnam is famous as a tourist destination as a vibrant, dynamic south-east Asian country. I have traveled from Ho Chi Min city to Tri Tôn in the southern part of Vietnam. Starting my trip with delicious and full of flavor Beef Pho near my hotel.
Ciao hotel is convenient and close to the airport since I have to catch an early flight in the morning.
Arrived in Rag Gia and had my breakfast at Boulevard cafe. Bánh mì with Pate and sauce on hot plate with outside crispy and soft inside Baguette is such an enjoying way to start my morning.
Hồ đá đồi Tà Pạ is one of the most scenery tourist attraction in Tri Tôn. The landscape were shaped by dynamite explosion in order to extract gravel. I have observed that this place mostly consist of local tourist in Vietnam.
Tri Tôn are located in southern part and not far away from the sea. Therefore, local seafood are relatively easy to find. We have stop at street vendor with variety of seafood to choose your preference of cooking method.
It’s a new year season which means celebration and party festival are just around the corner. My memory of new year always filled with lots of memorable conversation with good cuisine and beverages. I went to a premium Yakiniku restaurant with a groups of friends from my high school. I would like to give my appreciation for all followers of my blog and hope you have a wonderful and healthy year in 2019 🙂
Pricing are ranges from 599, 1199 and 1499 THB for buffet style and that doesn’t include drinks, Vat and service charge. We went for 1499 THB since we would like to know what luxurious items the place has to offer.
Preparing for the meal with Thai style Yakiniku sauce by adding lime, chili and crunched garlic.
Starting off with premium Premium Beef Tongue. Came in shape similar to famous Sendai Beef Tongue and taste insanely good with salt and little pinch of lime. Make sure you don’t overcook it.
Seasonal Japanese Scallops – Impressive size of scallops. Not the fresh like from the sea but still a good and satisfying quality for the price.
Wagyu Rib Loin – Balance amount of Wagyu goodness with a decent softness.
Taraba Crab – Since Thailand doesn’t have a cool sea environment, Taraba are surely rare and often frozen. The texture are still sweet and good though just don’t expect crazy fresh quality like from a fish market.
Wagyu Karubi – Karubi are often seen as special menu in wide variety of Yakiniku place due to its softness texture. Good Karubi texture but, still some piece are too slim.
Premium Wagyu Loin – Beautiful marble texture. The texture are moderately soft and enjoyable.
Seasonal Japanese fresh Oyster – I haven’t tried this menu. My friends like it so much they go for 2nd round though.
Ended this satisfying meal with Matcha ice cream. Personally, I think this is one of a top place to enjoy good Wagyu/Seafood with controlled budget. Good and fast service and perfect for when Wagyu craving kick in.
Spanish food holds a special style of Tapas by serving variety of mouth-watering cuisine in small portion thus giving me a chance to try more types of food. Let’s explore Catalan cuisine at Barcelona Gaudi located in Asoke area near Terminal 21 which is the heart of one of Bangkok business area.
Sala Rattanakosin is a hotel with a majestic view of Arun Temple which translates to Temple of Dawn in Thai language. The view are just amazing. My group has tried simple Thai food from Laab Ped (Spicy minced duck meat salad), fried spring rolls, Tom Kah Kai (White curry with chicken) and french fries just to add the crunchiness.
The food came out as spicy enough for local and not too spicy for tourist.
Just traveled to Chanthaburi for a vacation. My group stayed in Cabin Creek Home stay with a convenient location next to a creek as the name suggest. I would recommend this place for a lazy vacation day in nature surroundings.
Watkhaobanchob are located close to Cabin creek and the place is close to Pratoosawan which translates literally to “Heaven’s Gate” The place is just amazing for a slow and relaxing walk in nature.
Ended my trip with Buffet style seafood. Shrimp, Crab and Fried Sea bass are just fresh and taste amazing.
Bangkok Phra Nakorn area consists of numerous hidden gems of interesting places. As above photos suggest, I’ve just visited National museum next to Thammasat University. I would personally recommend 2-3 hours for a visit for an enjoyable strolling.
Then my group went to a recently opened chocolate specialist place called “Paradai”. The name are originated from a supplier of Cocoa in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in southern part of Thailand. The word means family and harmony in Thai language and it also rhyme with Paradise in English as the staff informed me.
Paradai open from 9:00-18:00 and close on Tuesday. Three months old as the day I visited. Some system are still balancing however, I’m certain that the quality of Cocoa is worth waiting.
Variety of Bon bons, chocolate truffles pricing from 35 THB – 50 THB. Chocolate bar with 58% Milk Chocolate and 75% Dark chocolate with 250 THB price.
I have ordered nearly all Bon Bons they could provide that day with a cup of Marshmallow Hot Chocolate and a guest star “Jin-Kun” from Hokkaido >_< Hot chocolate with generous amount of cocoa is one of the best way to start my exciting day. The taste are not too bitter or too sweet.
Sainumpueng orange cream cheese – Sweet & Sour Sainumpueng orange with creamy cheese flavor just to kick start my appetite.
Chompooparn (Raspberry & Roselle) – Moderate amount of acidity and sourness with decent amount of cocoa.
(Nilratt) Matcha & Sencha – Not insanely sweet like majority of matcha products in Thailand with decent of of Tea aroma.
Surakarni (Thai milk tea) – Perfect combination of Thai milk tea with balance sweetness and aroma of milk tea with enjoyable cocoa.
Wiroon Hok (Galangal & Yuzu) – My friends clearly doesn’t like this one since Yuzu and Galagal are not a familiar choice for sweet in Thailand. I personally like Yuzu in sweet recipe since it could brings out insane amount of goodness from boring sweet aspect by adding fresh acidic aroma. Personally recommend this for more adventurous flavor. Galangal also have some warm aspect and I would love to see more of these colorful flavor in the future.
Hanuman (Hazelnut & Malibu) – Alcohol aroma with bitterness from cocoa and crunchy texture from Hazelnut.
Sahassadejd (Salted caramel) – Sweet and salty with melty chocolate texture. This one does rise as one of my friends favorite.
Recently stumbled upon an interesting organic cafe with distinct Glasshouse structure in a garden in Sukhumvit area. With some curiosity, I’ve entered the place to further explore the cafe.
The main cafe located in the glasshouse consists of organic bakery, Thai dessert, Thai food in Pinto(little food container with distinct silver color) and organic products which percentages of sales are donated in developing provinces in Nakhonpatom area.
I’ve went for a Kanomthuay 10THB/piece (consisted of coconut milk, loaf sugar and flour). Having quality dessert with greenery scenery is one of the best way to energize and relax myself in weekend.
The cafe also consisted of outdoor garden to enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea or cocoa. Gotta say that the outdoor garden are one of the most impressive place I’ve visited.
First time I’ve seen a colorful cactus, so beautiful.