We finally went to the Supertree at night! Magnificent trees. A lot of people lay on the floor to enjoy the view. We also tried Hill Street Coffee Shop @ Supertree Dining…very nice local food. This would be one of the spot we can take our visitors. Very well done salted fish fried rice Laksa was good. Satay portion very generous. I asked for less sugar and they were so kind to serve condensed milk and evaporated milk separately.
Getting to Asiatique from Anantara is just a 10-min boat ride. This turned out to be very convenient for our stay. Lots of restaurant options and numerous small shops selling every kind of products.
Top in my Bangkok agenda was to give Asia’s No. 1 restaurant a try.
I had checked with the restaurant to make sure children are welcomed and there are non-spicy dishes that we could order for them. The restaurant has an elegant ambience but not intimidating…I didn’t have to worry about my kids disturbing other guests though they have their gadgets.
We ordered canapes, salad, soup, curry and other mains to share. Although I have read reviews about their dishes, I was not expecting such level of spiciness, and majority of their dishes are spicy. Unfortunately for me, I wondered if I was able to truly appreciate the meal.
Appetizer on the house
Blue swimmer crab, peanuts, garlic on rice crackers – turned out that the leaves on top are very hot.
Lobster and mangosteen salad
Grilled pork cheek – ordered for the kids
Stir-fried wagyu beef – for kids
Soft shell crab
This is for durian lovers…
We booked a half day local tour that includes transport to Damnoen Saduak floating market and nearby attractions, the boat ride and private tour guide.
Our first stop was this local market which is literally on the train tracks which according to our tour guide, when the train comes, the stalls will make way. Unfortunately due to bad road conditions in the area that day, the train didn’t run.
Despite that, we got the chance to sample some local food in the area.
The Damnoen Saduak floating market is pretty much a tourist affair. Interesting to see how so many boats wiggled its way through the narrow river.
As this trip was with kids and was their first time in Bangkok, we opted for a resort instead of a city hotel such that we could do both sightseeing and chill out at the resort. Hotel was dated but rooms were clean. It was a few days before Christmas but it did not feel crowded in the resort. The free shuttle boat was very convenient. Asiatique is just on the other side of the river and we went there for dinners and shopping instead of going into the city. Buffet breakfast was good, a lot to choose from and wide selection. We also tried the coffee shop which did very good pastries; the Italian restaurant, Brio and the Japanese restaurant, Benihana.