Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:50 AM
Have also had a fairly decent seafood lunch. I think we're driving to the coast on Sunday to eat the real thing.
Donations are always gratefully accepted.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:39 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:45 AM
I know one doesn't think of having Indian food in BKK (unless one actually knows something about Thailand and its history), but BKK has some excellent Indian restaurants. If you happen to be in the area (it's near Nana Stn), Dosa King is my favourite, for their dosa and malai kofta. And you can visit my uncle's almost-hotel that's shaped like a ship.
One place I didn't get to in BKK on my last visit was called Gaggan -- it came highly recommended. Sort of modern Indian I think.
Posted 01 May 2016 - 06:23 PM
NY Times has an article entitled River of Kings, in which the writer re-visits the sojourns of Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward in the ante-bellum days. The Venice of the East.
To me, the river also made Bangkok seem manageable. Over years of travel in Asia, I had somehow failed to venture outside its airport, in part because I was daunted by the prospect of navigating a megalopolis of over 8.5 million people that can seem like an alternate set from “Blade Runner.” But the idea of exploring by water made Bangkok more human-scale. I decided to spend my time entirely on the river to reimagine its golden age.
My inspiration would be less the jaundiced Maugham than Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski, a Polish sailor soon to be renowned as the author Joseph Conrad, who found himself in 1888 frequenting the Oriental Hotel saloon for a little over two weeks, chatting with the barflies, as was his wont, “of wrecks, of short rations, and of heroism.”
Conrad had taken over command of an Australian ship, the Otago, but was stuck in Bangkok waiting for his crew to recover from tropical illnesses — an experience that is reworked in his novel “Lord Jim” and the shorter works “The Shadow-Line,” “Falk” and “The Secret Sharer.”
Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:29 PM
My point is, if you are in bkk, try to have Peking duck at least once. I know all that cheap delicious Thai food is tempting, but if you're a Peking duck fan, is worth the sacrifice of skipping Thai.