Wednesday, July 27, 2005

On Location!!! - Bangkok, Thailand - Episode 4

After Lunch at Foodloft, we headed down to another shopping center. It is called Emporium and located in Sukhumvit Rd. We took the MRT to Emporium from Central Chitlom, the station is called Phrom Phong, it is four station away from Chitlom. Emporium is a very upscale complex with international brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes and a range of other speciality store. We like the complex very much. After a few hours of window shopping (can't afford to buy anything here, hehe), yes, we are hungry again. We wanted to look for some delicious food in this complex for our tea time. We pass by a very special cafe, the enviroment is nice and looks high-class. It is sort of a designer cafe. We decided to give it a try since we are here. The cafe is called Greyhound Cafe.

We did not order much, cos is a tea time meal and later at night we are going for Bangkok famous seafood restaurant (will be post in next episode).

Picture above is the Greyhound Cafe sign. The text says "We love fashion, we love watching people, we love sitting at a cafe and watch The World goes by, we love good food, we love art, we love good living, we love to travel and try new tastes..... That's why in this menu you will find the delectable array of Thai as well as international dishes that we love. Like what the cover says, Life is a journey, full of stories, places and good recipes. We discovered many of these dishes and recipes on the journeys we made in our lives, many of them we grew up with, they are our favourite treats cooked by our moms, and even our grandmothers. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do, or as they say in Thailand "Tan hai aroi na" Bon Appetite"

Iced Lemon Tea, It was really nice, not too sweet or too sour, just nice to drink after a long walk in the complex. One thing special about this iced lemon tea is that the ice used was also made from lemon tea.So when the ice melt, it doesnt effect the original taste of the iced lemon tea. Good Idea, we like it.

Strawberry smoothie, fresh strawberry blended with ice and other juice (not sure what they mix). A very refreshing drinks, suitable for tea time. Can really taste the strawberry.

This is their in house speciality, cant really remember what is the name. The dish is suitable for 2 person sharing as it is served in a big portion. In the picture you can see that there are several different things. On the top, in a bowl is mince pork cooked in soya sauce. On the left, is blended chili padi with garlic, spicy. On the right, is fresh cabbage and on the bottom is Hor Fan (bigger piece of kuey Teow). First of all, u will need to take a cabbage, then place a slice of Hor fan on top, then add some mince pork, then add the chili and garlic. After that, wrap the whole thing and finally put into your mouth and chew!!It tasted really really nice. We rate this dish 9/10. Is a must try dish if you happent to go greyhound.

For dessert, we ordered a mocha cake and ruby water chestnut with coconut slice. The cake had a soft texture so it is very nice, not too creamy and not too sweet. The water chestnut definitely is the best, you can feel the crispy, refreshing and the fragrant of the water chestnut. the water chestnut is cut into small cube and wrap with a layer of red jelly like texture. Very nice.

Makan Kings ratings = 8 out of 10

Sa Waa Dee Kap!
-Makan Kings-


Anonymous S-Kay said...

Did you guys makan at seafood market or not next to davis hotel?

2:13 PM, July 27, 2005  
Anonymous Penang Kia said...

I like the cabbage dish that u introduce. looks nice, not too heavy or oily for afternoon tea. The water chestnut is also my favorite, everytime when i go coca restaurant, i wont leave without ordering a water chestnut. I am waiting for ur next post ..... seafood.

4:02 PM, July 27, 2005  
Blogger boo_licious said...

They did try to imitate the Greyhound Cafe in KL (bangsar I think) but it failed miserably.

The last time I went Emporium, I remember upstairs they were selling these Thai desserts that were yummy.

Seafood restaurant - must be the famous place near Emporium where you pick out your own food and they cook it for you.

4:07 PM, July 27, 2005  
Blogger babe_kl said...

the greyhound in bangsar is from bangkok, is it still there?

4:26 PM, July 27, 2005  
Blogger Reid said...

Hi Makan Kings,

You're just all over the place huh? Food looks good!

4:40 PM, July 27, 2005  
Anonymous Penang Kia said...

Is there a Greyhound cafe in Bangsar ? I didnt know that.... can some in KL check for us?? I would like to know. Thanks .

4:57 PM, July 27, 2005  
Anonymous soowm said...

In Bangkok now...tried foodloft come u didn't post a warning on the bloody expensive broadband here...(THB150 for 5 mins).

6:40 PM, July 27, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

s-kay - We makaned at the Soomboon seafood restaurant. Its a famous seafood restaurant in Bangkok. Even the Thai king eats there. You will read about it in the next episode.

penang kia - Yea, its a nice dish to have for afternoon tea. You wont be feeling too full during dinner. If not mistaken in coca its called red ruby desert right? The one in coca is quite good but you really need to visit Thailand. The food there is totally in a different level.

boo - Cant think of why it would fail. Its a nice place. The seafood place, all will be reveiled in the next post!

babe - according to boo, it isnt. We tried googling for it but we found notthing.

reid - Yeah. We're all over the place. Trying out the food of our neighbours!

penang kia - Unfortunately it would seem that the one in KL has closed down.

soowm - What did you think of foodloft? We didnt use the broadband there so werent paying attention to the price. Sorry!

-Makan Kings-

12:46 AM, July 28, 2005  
Blogger babe_kl said...

makan kings, it is cos i read about it during their big bang opening few years ago but it din went down well here in bangsar. i think it's closed down about less than 2 years down the road

10:43 AM, July 28, 2005  
Blogger Clare Eats said...

I am going to freeze some tea for my ice tea right away!

9:18 PM, July 29, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

babe - Its a shame. Maybe the quality of the branch here not as good la.

clare - Yea. Its a good idea. You dont end up with a tasteless drink when the ice melts.

-Makan Kings-

12:36 AM, July 30, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find that Malaysians have a poor command of English. They tend to overuse the word "very" very much! Irritating!!!

7:03 PM, October 23, 2005  

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