College made me a total brunch lover. At Thammasat, getting breakfast in the morning wouldn’t always be the most efficient, especially on days where we would wake up later and didn’t have enough time to get food at the canteen. On those days, our go-to option for us was usually chocolate chip bread or taro bread from 7 Eleven.
For our last weekend in Rangsit, we decided to ball out for a fancy brunch in Bangkok and chose a brunch spot from this list of Bangkok’s top cafes and restaurants to have breakfast. We decided on Toby’s, which is one of the newer cafes and has Australian breakfast items and specialty coffees, located on Sukhumvit Soi 38.
For drinks, Marisa ordered a berry yogurt milkshake topped with some chia seeds. SO refreshing.
Marisa and Jess both ordered the “Smashed Avocado” which was avocado sourdough toast, which came with a poached egg, some corn salsa, and a small mix of spinach on the side.
Angie and I both ordered the roasted pumpkin egg scramble, which was mixed with some pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, bacon and goat cheese served with toast, and served with some cured salmon, roasted tomato and spinach mix on the side.
Got ourselves a cute little spot in the corner of the cafe that looked like the most perfect napping/area area, with a well lit space and a really comfy mattress pad.
After an amazing brunch, we took the BTS to Siam to explore for the rest of the afternoon and topped off our brunch with an even more indulgent dessert spot, quite popular in Thailand called After You Cafe.
One of their seasonal dessert options was the mango sticky rice kakigori, which is mango shaved snow topped with some coconut milk cream, fresh mango chunks and mango puree. There’s sticky rice on the bottom of the bowl and it’s basically like scooping up all the magical goodness that makes THE perfect pair with your mango snow.
Oh and in case you haven’t already figured it out, we love ourselves some good dessert. As if that mango sticky rice wasn’t good enough, we got ourselves our daily boba fix at Siam Paragon, which is a huge mall in Siam and the entire bottom floor is called Dessert Plaza. How amazing is that?! Ice cream, boba, macarons, and tons of other savory food for meat-lovers like Angie. Coco is one of my favorite Taiwanese boba spots and they had this “panda” drink with white tapioca pearls and regular boba balls in a green tea drink.
…AAAANNNNDD then we walked around some more and went to a body art/tattoo shop where we got ourselves some new additions, including a new belly piercing for Jess…sorry Mom! Totally an impulse decision but made for some memorable adventures. Oops.
Did we also get ice cream at night? Quite possibly yes.
For our very last night in Bangkok, Jess and I wanted to spend some time together exploring Bangkok/Siam so we headed back to Siam Paragon again to have some dinner together, watch a movie, and see the nightlife of the city.
As if an entire floor devoted to desserts isn’t enough, the 4th floor of Siam Paragon also has a section called “Food Plaza” with just a whole street of Japanese restaurants and more upscale restaurants. Us being cheap college students, we stopped at a Thai restaurant with some more affordable prices so we could save money for the rest of the night (and also because I’ve had to withdraw money from my bank account way too many times and my account is being drained…)
Thank you for always splitting food with me 🙂
Jess and I ordered Khao Soi, an amazing dish we discovered while we were in Chiang Rai, and also ordered another plate of pineapple fried rice and shared both. The Khao Soi was SOOOO good, and waay better than the one we tried at Chiang Rai. The chicken was slow cooked for a good amount of time, and the meat fell right off the bone. The chicken curry soup was a lot creamier and the coconut milk flavor was a lot thicker (which I love).
Afterwards, we went to watch The Purge and it was fun observing traditional Thai culture in the theater, in which the entire audience stands up for a couple of minutes during the trailer while they play a national Thai song out of respect for the king. I also remembered during the movie why watching scary movies in theaters is actually the worst-the screen is way too big and the sounds are way too loud and it’s actually quite terrifying with things popping up left and right on the screen and me needing to grab onto Jess and hiding every couple of minutes.
I’m currently posting this in the guesthouse from Mae Sot (which I’ll get around to blogging), but these pictures make me miss being in school with everyone else and coming home to Jess everyday because roommate withdrawals. Anyways, I’m sure all of the other teams are having an incredible time working with the communities, because I know we are for sure, and I can’t wait to hear more about all the stories and experiences people get during the next couple of days. Okay, that’s it for now! Love you Thailand ♥