Tasty dinner at Sukkho Thai

July 26, 2014

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After walking around Commercial St and taking in the sights of the Bathtub Days street fair, Sukkho Thai caught our eye for dinner.

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The restaurant was pretty busy but we were seated within minutes and had open air dining 🙂

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After a bit of menu perusing, we decided to get Fish Cakes to start – Red snapper blended with red curry paste and green beans served with cucumber vinaigrette $8.00. The vinaigrette was sweet but complemented the fish well. A different texture than the Vietnamese fish cakes (which are quite chewy) but fragrant and nice.

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My pretty sister!

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My sister had never heard of Thai Iced Tea or Thai Iced Coffee before so decided to give the coffee a try. I’ve loved Thai iced tea since Mike and I visited Bangkok. This one wasn’t as nice as what I’ve had in Thailand, but still tasty!

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For our mains, I already knew what I wanted before walking in because they had signs outside advertising a special of sticky rice, BBQ’d chicken and papaya salad for $10. I love sticky rice and have been craving papaya salad for a while, the choice was too easy! My sticky rice was a little too dry and I thought the chicken might be dry but it was perfect – succulent and seared with the taste of charcoal. Papaya salad was generous and dressed nicely – I really liked it!

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My sister ordered a Chicken Pad Thai $12.50 – Sautéed thin rice noodles and egg with tamarind sauce with peanuts. We had never seen pad thai with so much liquid before, but it tasted great. The serving was enormous so we got to take home leftovers and enjoyed it some more.

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Nice ambiance and decor. Delicious food and great service from the staff who checked in on us throughout the entire meal to make sure everything was okay. Extremely reasonable prices as well, definitely recommend a visit if you’re in the area!

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Chocolate mints for dessert with the bill 😉

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When we went to go pay, we saw that they sold sweets at the counter, including a bag of 5 ‘Crispy Lotus Bottoms’ for $5. They looked awfully similar to a Vietnamese cookie that my mum used to make and sell called, ‘Banh Nhun.” Out of curiosity, we bought a pack to see if there was any resemblance.

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There was! Very similar in texture and taste, although these ones were much oilier than the ones our mum makes. The sesame seeds in the batter really added a nice flavour to the cookies as well. Try them out if you get the chance!

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Day 02: Bangkok – We made it, hi Laura!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Arrived safely in Bangkok around 7pm. The airport is huge… almost too big! Luckily, despite the vastness of the airport, we eventually found Laura! For those who don’t know, Laura is a friend of Mike’s from Halifax. She’s an infectious diseases doctor currently working in Bangkok doing research. Very kind of her to not only offer to come meet us but arrange our accommodation as well!

We took the Airport Link train for ฿45 ($1 CAD = 30 thai baht) to Phaya Thai station where we transferred to the BTS Skytrain and took it to our stop: Sanam Pao.

Our accommodation, Abloom Exclusive Serviced Apartments, was just a couple minutes walk from the station. We were taken on a quick tour of the facilities (restaurant, gym, pool) before being shown to our apartment.

The apartment was enormous, with a living room, dining area, kitchen, bedroom, etc. Way more space than we could use, especially when we would be out most of the day!

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Mike sitting and watching TV… I mean watching nothing.

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It was already getting late and we were all hungry 🙂 Laura took us to a Thai restaurant close to her place (one train stop away) for some tasty food. We had some spicy curry, stir fried Morning Glory (water spinach/rau muong), chicken with cashews, and a popular tasty Thai drink – Cha Yen.

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Cha Yen is also known as Thai Iced Tea. It is supposed to be made from strongly-brewed ceylon tea. However, due to price, black tea is often with food colouring added to give the distinctive rusty-orange colour. The tea is sweetened with sugar and condensed milk and topped with evaporated milk for creaminess. It is delicious and something we enjoyed often in Bangkok… it is not very healthy though… good thing we can’t get it back in Australia!

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By the time we finished dinner, it was time to call it a night.

Excited to wake up in Bangkok!

End of Day 02 🙂