February 23, 2014

A morning in Chatuchak

Venturing out to Chatuchak happens to be of the one activity in Bangkok which we haven’t got round to doing with two young kids in tow. Not that we haven’t thought about it, and to be really honest, the main reason we haven’t is because we did not have the courage to do so.

If you have been to Chatuchak, you would know that it is a massive, massive place filled with crowds on every single weekend. And for us, the place just feels a little too intimidating and far too stressful for shopping around with little kids in tow.  We haven’t quite stepped foot in there for more than 3 years since Spud was born.

We have, however, gotten a little (just a little!) bolder to venture out there once again by tagging along with Silver Bullet’s parents when they were in town. We lasted no more than 1.5 hours and just enough time to discover that not much has changed.

There seemed to be a new gig where an Italian guy set-up of freshly-made paella in a huge pot and he did his cooking with so much gusto and exaggerated demonstration that it becoming an attraction to the surrounding crowd. I have to admit that his plate of paella really looked good, but it wasn’t ready for consumption just yet.

I am also very glad to know that our favourite chicken rice haunt is still there. It still is the best chicken rice in Thailand.Its business is booming, and the area seems to have expanded. We bought some chicken rice home and they still tasted awfully good.

I don’t think we can be bothered to do any mindless shopping over there, but rest assured that we would try to haul our asses back there just for their fabulous chicken rice.


The Paella King
Our favourite Chicken Rice stall

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