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Showing posts with label Bangkok. Show all posts

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES: Meals on Manila to Bangkok Roundtrip Flights

January 13, 2020

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES: Meals on Manila to Bangkok Roundtrip Flights

Sharing with you photos of our meals for the Manila to Bangkok flights. Meals are included in the fare, aside from 25kg free baggage allowance. So I'm posting photos of the meals to help you decide if it's worth purchasing the Philippine airlines flight with meals included.


Chicken pasta with steamed vegetables
Bread and butter
Dried pineapple
Auro chocolate
Water, white wine

Beef with rice and steamed vegetables
Bread and butter
Dried pineapple
Auro chocolate
Water, red wine


Pork with rice and vegetables
Corn, peas and carrots
Bread and butter
Water, white wine

Ice cream for dessert

Included with the meals are unlimited drinks such as softdrinks, beer, red wine, white wine, juice, tea, coffee.

THAI SMILE: Meals on Bangkok to Luang Prabang Roundtrip Flights

Thai Smile plane at Luang Prabang airport

THAI SMILE: Meals on Bangkok to Luang Prabang Roundtrip Flights

Sharing with you photos of our meals for the Bangkok to Luang Prabang flights. Meals are included in the fare, aside from 30kg free baggage allowance. I love the meals on these flights. They are healthy, delicious and very filling.


Quinoa sticky rice with Savoury Grilled Chicken
Assorted Fruits


Salmon and Spinach Cheese
Whole Wheat Pizza Wrap

My Best Food Souvenir or "Pasalubong" from Bangkok

October 19, 2012

My Best Food Souvenir or "Pasalubong" from Bangkok

This is just to share with you my favorite food to take home from Bangkok. This is by no means the only thing that's good to bring home. But if I were given the choice of bringing home food gifts to relatives and friends back home as pasalubong, this is it.

These are dates with cashews inside.
Oops. It's half full coz I ate most of it already.

This is how it really looks like straight from the store.

The seedless dates.... 

... with a cashew inside.

In case you have problems finding it at
the Gourmet Market of Siam Paragon,
show this label in Thai to the saleslady.

Where to find it

At the Gourmet Market of Siam Paragon Mall

Where to Eat Bangkok Street Food

October 5, 2011

Where to Eat Bangkok Street Food

There are a lot of places you can eat authentic Thai street food in Bangkok. But unlike in Singapore where hawker or street food centers are carefully regulated, Thai street food stalls are not. With this in mind, the only measure we had of gauging which street food to patronize is to observe where a lot of the locals eat. We decided that if the locals patronize it regularly then it must be safe. On my end, I can recommend these  stalls because for the 5 days we were in Bangkok, we ate at these stalls and never experienced stomach problems. 

Where to find safe Bangkok street food
Since we were staying at Tarntawan Place, we tried the street food at Surawong Road where Tarntawan is located.

There are 2 places near Tarntawan Place, Surawong Road where we ate Thai street food:
1. The first one where we ate most meals is beside the Pink Panther club (shown below with the pink logo), underneath the green sign. It is at the corner of Surawong and Patpong Road.

Meals cost 30 baht. This includes 2 viands and a cup of rice.
For the same price, you can choose just 1 viand but they will double the amount.
We usually order food to be taken away. They pack it in styrofoam containers.

As you can see, there's a great variety to choose from so we ate most of our meals here.
2. The other place where we ate is a noodle stall beside Kasikorn bank. Kasikorn bank is located along Surawong Road across Patpong Road. 

The noodle stall where we bought our food

This dish costs 50 baht.

You can add your own condiments:
vinegar with pepper, sugar, hot sauce or dried chili pepper

Why do I recommend trying Bangkok street food?

1. It is authentic
The spices and herbs, and the menu are what the local Thai residents eat so it's authentic.
2. It is cheap. 
We discovered that Thai food in food courts like the one at Siam Paragon are double the price of Thai street food.

Food Tasting at Chatuchak Weekend Market

September 18, 2011

Food Tasting at Chatuchak Weekend Market

I'm not really the kind of person who's into shopping. I shop all the time for the kids, buy necessities for the home, and do a lot of grocery shopping. So shopping has always been associated with errands so I don't normally like to do that while on vacation. My idea of fun and relaxation is not to go shopping.

So what am I doing at Chatuchak Market on a long weekend trip in Bangkok? Aside from accompanying my husband who's curious about what Chatuchak looks like, I decided it will be fun to discover what unusual food they have to offer. And I wasn't disappointed!

For those wondering what Chatuchak looks like, and is familiar with Divisoria in the Philippines, it actually looks like a more organized Divisoria. Items are grouped together into sections. The sections are numbered so it will not be hard to look for the items you want to buy. Check out the website for more information.

Just to give you an idea how big it is and in what sections it is organized, here is the map taken from 

Food we tried at Chatuchak

1. Turkish ice cream: 40 baht

Thanks to for this photo.
I wasn't able to take a picture. I was to busy tasting it that I forget to take a photo.

I tried the mango ice cream in cone. You can have it dipped in chocolate and nuts but I preferred to taste the ice cream itself so I requested only a small amount of these add-ons. Other flavors are chocolate and vanilla. 

One thing different I noticed about this ice cream is that it is thick and sticky. I wouldn't say it's creamier than the others but it's more sticky. But it tastes great!

2. Squid Eggs: 40 baht

This is the squid eggs stall.
Squid eggs are actually octopus eggs. They are deep-fried.
The vendor asks you if you want it with spicy vinegar poured on it.  

3. Nan Rolled with Beef Kheema: 30 baht

The nan bread is very good: soft, light and fluffy.
The beef kheema has a slight curry taste to it.

4. Maekang Paklad: 10 baht

The vendor gets a leaf, folds it into a cone.
Then she places peanuts, onion and lemon inside the cone....

... then adds melted sugar (the brown liquid you see),
closes the cone and skewers it into a bamboo stick.
The finished product: maekang paklad.
It tastes sweet and sour with crunchy bits of peanuts.

My tip: If you'd like to try it in another place, it is also available in the Gourmet Section of Siam Paragon.

How to go to Chatuchak

1. Go to any BTS skytrain station.
From Tarntawan place, the Sala Daeng station is just around 5-10min walk. So we went to the Sala Daeng station.
2.  Find the ticketing machine at the station.

This is what the ticketing machine looks like
How to use the ticketing machine:

1. Find how much fare you need to pay to go to Mochit. Look at the fare information.

This is the fare chart at Sala Daeng Station.
The fare chart indicates that fare to Mo Chit from this station is 40 baht
2. Buy the ticket at the ticketing machine.

Just follow the instructions on the machine.
If you don't have coins, you can change it in one of the
manned ticketing counters in the station.

3. Ride the train going to the National Stadium.

4. Get off at Siam, then ride the train going to Mochit station.

5. Get off at Mochit. Go to exit 1 and follow the crowds. 

Other photos of food stalls:

Food court

Assorted cakes at 12 baht each

Complimentary Breakfast at Tarntawan Place, Bangkok

September 7, 2011

Complimentary Breakfast at Tarntawan Place, Bangkok

I discovered lately that a wonderful feature to look for in a hotel when you're traveling with kids or with a big group is whether the hotel offers free breakfast. I remember the time when we went to Hong Kong with the kids for the very first time, with some extended family, which included my mom and my sister-in-law. I had to stock each hotel room with breakfast items because no one wanted to leave the hotel so early in the morning just to eat. It's very expensive to call for room service so the first thing my husband and I did when we arrived was to go to the nearest grocery to buy water and breakfast items.

When one of the hotels we went to included free breakfast, we realized what a wonderful convenience it is to be able to eat breakfast in the hotel without breaking our budget. A lot of budget hotels already offer free breakfast, which does not necessarily  mean just continental breakfast. So I suggest you look for one with this wonderful feature. In Tarntawan Place, Bangkok, we found their free breakfast one of the reasons to keep on staying at this hotel.

Great features about the free breakfast at Tarntawan Place:

1. It is served 24 hours.

One of the things I love about this hotel, aside from its location and reasonable room rates, is its 24 hour breakfast. At this hotel, the room rates include free breakfast that you can avail of any time of the day or night. If you arrive on a red eye flight from Manila, the earliest you will arrive at the hotel is around 1am. If you're hungry upon arrival at the hotel at 1 am, you can request and be served next day's free breakfast. Very convenient. This arrangement makes you feel very much at home in this hotel. 

2. The free breakfast menu has a wide selection to choose from.

Other hotels only offer free continental breakfast. But at Tarntawan place, you choose  from a wide variety which includes a Thai breakfast, a Japanese breakfast, an American breakfast, a Continental breakfast and a Natural breakfast. Details of what is included is shown in the menu below:

Photos of the breakfast we tried are shown  below:

American Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast

Thai Breakfast

My favorite of all is Thai breakfast. I usually put some of the spicy fish sauce shown above on the chicken pieces underneath all the rice. Yummy! I miss it already!